Monette Adeva Maglaya

Monette Adeva Maglaya If you want to read more articles on aspects of immigrant living, go to, search using my name and two entries will pop up, with the titles, “The Complete Success Guide for the Immigrant Life: How to Survive, How to Thrive, How to be Fully Alive,” and the portable, handy, “The Immigrant’s Little Quote Book for Success.”

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Something to ponder: The story of Micah, the good samaritan

“… He opened his swollen eyes slightly seemingly  regaining consciousness. The man moaned asking where he was. Then he drifted out once more. …” Joshua hurried outside the inn to the courtyard. A stranger summoned him for help. He had … Continue reading

April 19, 2017

Love as the center of gravity

 “All you need is love.” - Lenoon-McCartney This Lenten season, it is a good idea to ponder the life of Saint Paul. Paul, aka Saul of Tarsus,  lived more than two thousand years ago. He had something to say about what … Continue reading

April 05, 2017

Tweaking the lessons learned from the garden

Second of 2 parts “My garden is my most  beautiful masterpiece” Claude Monet, speaking of his garden At Giverny (Continued from last week…) I have discovered gardening to be a quiet, solitary pursuit somewhat fit for hermits and loners — unglamorous, unexciting, … Continue reading

March 08, 2017

Hail to the ordinary

“… but some sage once pointed out quite rightly that absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.” THE world we live in is conditioned to emulate extremes. We delight in the most beautiful, the tallest, the largest, the richest, the brightest, … Continue reading

February 23, 2017

That thing called love and what to make of romcoms

“The past is prologue.” — Shakespeare IF you’re a woman who believes in secret in such things as love-at-first sight and happily-ever-afters, TAKE HEART.  Even during this cynical, jaded age of information when nothing seems sacred or mysterious any more, there … Continue reading

February 08, 2017

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