Go watch Big Hero 6. That's the first thing that came into my mind, after seeing their super cute main character, Baymax. I think the same thing applies to my friends, considering how many of them posing with Baymax's installation flooded my news feed, weeks before the release.
Dana, a good friend of mine, tagged me on this 5-day Black and White Photo Challenge.
After accepting, I tagged our friend, Gab, who also said yes. This post will compile the photos from the said activity.
Day 1 of 5
Photo taken at the Shrine of St. Therese of the Child Jesus last November 2, Sunday
Sometimes, I think that this place was built for the living than for the dead.
I miss you, grandpa. I know you're happier now.
Day 2 of 5
Photo taken at our home last October 2010
A photography plate expressing that Christmas is all about hope.
Day 3 of 5
Photo taken at the Ocean Park in Hong Kong last June 2014
Since I'm already halfway done with the challenge, isn't it nice to break a leg?
My literal take on the challenge.
Day 4 of 5
Photo taken at Disneyland Hong Kong last June 2014
The place is so magical, you just wish you could keep coming back.
Day 5 of 5
Photo taken at the University of Santo Tomas, 2006
For my last entry, I'm paying tribute to my dream school, where my first digital photo was taken.
November 2 or All Souls' Day is a day of prayer for those who have passed away. It also marks the end of The Day of the Dead, which is a similar celebration in Latin America (Día De Muertos in Spanish), particularly in Mexico.
Internationally, there are three things that makes this day special.
1. We remember our dead loved ones. We are thankful for all the memories and blessings that came into our lives through our family and friends. We are firm in the idea that as long as we think of them, they remain with us.
2. We celebrate our faith. For Christians, we believe that the Lord has risen after making the ultimate sacrifice for mankind. This day allows us to commemorate the promise that was fulfilled after Christ's resurrection.
3. We are encouraged to pray. In the Apostles' Creed, we mention that we believe in the communion of saints. This means that we are all united in prayer for the salvation of souls, both the living and the dead. We remain hopeful that just like Jesus, we will rise again and partake in the eternal banquet with the Father.
Today, my family went to the Shrine of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus. We visited and prayed at the columbarium where the ashes of our grandparents, father's side, lie. It's a nice place because the feeling is very peaceful, quite accessible, the facilities are well maintained and masses are held in the chapel at the centre of the columbarium. In addition, this is only beneath the earlier mentioned shrine.
So how did you celebrate All Souls' Day? I hope you had a meaningful one. Later days.
Niguel is an experienced creative and marketing professional pursuing his dreams while growing with infinite possibilities.