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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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

Angels among us

“All God’s angels come to us disguised.”– James Russell Lowell (Last of 4 Installments) AN angel is an invisible presence that must be acknowledged to become ever stronger. God sends angels to keep watch over human beings and help them … Continue reading

January 25, 2017

Angels among us

“I think we all do have a guardian angel. I believe they work through us all the time, and kind to each other.” — Roma Downey (Continued from last week) TRUST your own instincts. Your own personal experience will color the lens with … Continue reading

January 18, 2017

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