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Filipino New Year's Eve Traditions

  Happy New Year! Here are a few Filipino New Year's Eve traditions , folk beliefs or superstitions: For Good Fortune: Round things or shapes are a symbol of luck and good fortune. 1) Wear polka dots or clothing with circles or round shapes.  2) Put coins in the corners of your house 3) Fill your pockets with coins and money 4) Serve a variety of food and fruits that are round-shaped For Good Vibes 1) Clean/dust your home before ringing in the New Year 2) Open doors and windows and turn on the lights 3) Make a lot of noise to welcome the New Year: (You can bang on the pans and pots, or ring the bells) For Fun ( to grow taller and stronger) Jump as high as you can when the clock strikes 12. Enjoy your Media Noche ( New Year's Eve midnight dinner) with your loved one. Wishing you all peace, laughter, good health, joy and love in the New Year!

Sometimes we have to do nothing to do something

  Our mind and body have a way of informing us when we need a lazy weekend to do absolutely nothing, and it’s surprising to realize that:  Laziness and doing nothing regenerate your interest in doing something . The past couple of years, we have been reminded to Live your best life , Stop dreaming about your bucket list and start living it   and to Live your life like it’s your last .  The last one usually hits close to the heart, especially when you are at an age when your peers and loved ones face their own mortality. “Living your life like it’s your last ” paves the way for us to fill our short term goals with a list of activities that include our road to healthy living, travel adventures to instagram-worthy places , the many books to read, new skills to explore, and plethora of steps we take to experience the joys and challenges of life. However, what we seem to forget is to allot time to hit the brakes and do nothing. And I don't mean to travel miles to do nothing. I'm ta