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JAM LAZARO GLOWED IN ELEGANCE AND CHARM AS A DEBUTANTE

Jam Lazaro debut. Photo: Li ERON When one belongs to a particular group, it will be unfair when you put comparison between them. Jam Lazaro, as a member of Clique, a singing group who has a concert scheduled for November 14, 2015 at Korean Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto need no comparison at all. Each one of them shines on their own light at their respective moments. But last September 25, 2015, Jam Lazaro passed through the tunnel of life in order to become a full pledge Debutante, presented in such a manner where elegance is the phrase best suited for her. She sparkled on her evening gown and was full of life. I've known her simply as a member of Clique where they came and perform for a noble cause- the Annual Leonard Arp Memorial Fundraiser in Oshawa last October 2014. Clique by then was still starting but they were already made by  JDL  with various appearances. I've met them once at their studio in Scarborough. Jam is someone who dealt people, in my p

DFCS PRESIDENT LETICIA APOSTOL HANGS NURSING CAP FOR GOOD

I arrived in Ontario in 2002 and settled in Oshawa in Durham Region from Alberta. As a newbie in the area, I normally took a stroll and sat in the food court of Oshawa's only bustling mall. I guess without this mall, this area is like a ghost town except for the sprawling GM plant. Along those months and years, I heard many conversations as I sat in the midst of many various people of my own colour talking and stabbing others. But what I don't forget is when they talked about organizations and events. Sometimes they vent their discomfort at the classy attitudes of so called 'community leaders' who doesn't even say hi to newbies in the community or the ordinary members, specifically 'Nannies(?)'. I heard them that this and that are snobs, arrogant and unfriendly. Occasionally, the name Letty Apostol popped up as one of those leaders who 'doesn't even smile....'  to anyone. As a writer embedded among unsuspecting people, I loved hearing stori

PARENTS FLOCKED TO ST. CHRISTOPHER C.S. FOR TAGALOG LESSONS

There were several tables for registrations inside St. Christopher C.S. in Oshawa. I was ushered into where the Registration for Tagalog Lessons was and I was surprised it was quite busy. The other tables were registering for Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Tamil. I went there to lend my support to the community and the people who spearheaded this project for young Canadian Filipinos to learn the language in which their parents and ancestors speak- Tagalog. The response was overwhelmingly successful. Kudos to the parents who understood the importance of keeping the Filipino heritage and passing it on to the future generations of Canadian Filipinos. I browsed through the info given to me and this is the first of Tagalog Lessons right here in Oshawa for a long while. The turn out was amazing as it recorded approximately 30 kids registering! The parents were enthusiastic about this being held in Oshawa. Very commendable for the Filipino parents who worked hard to make thi