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Darren Espanto wants us to “Believe In Christmas”

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The isolating nature of the pandemic has left us yearning for human connection, disrupting our daily lives on an unprecedented scale and forever changing the way we interact with one another. Its uncertainty has not only instilled fear and anxiety, but also forced us to participate in a game of risk roulette, where everyone tries to survive a global health crisis that knows no end or time, and outwit an invisible enemy through strategic measures that align with the new normal. But Darren Espanto wants us to believe that love will always be our guiding light even in the most difficult of times. The accomplished recording star is optimistic about using his voice as a catalyst to spark hope and inspire others to make a positive difference—all in the spirit of Christmas. He wants to keep the Holiday tradition alive by spreading kindness and joy this festive season, but also wants to see it with a renewed perspective: that the cherished holiday traditions are more than just about sumptuous

Home-Made Pastillas (Milk Bars)

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I always make it a point that I am the one who prepare for my daughter's snack for school. Its either sandwiches or sliced hotdogs or some biscuits. I don't allow her to bring money to school, not unless she have to pay for something. But these past few days, my Nanay started giving her coins of small denominations, 1 peso and 5 peso coins. Little girl is always happy every time her grandma gave her coins. She gets to buy a piece of pastillas. Her latest favorite.  Pastillas de Leche are sweet milk candies that are usually served for dessert. An authentic recipe will require the use of Carabao's milk (water buffalo) and cooking is also necessary. But what I have here is a no-cook recipe. I found this easy-to-make-no-cook pastillas recipe online.  INGREDIENTS: 2 cups powdered milk 1 can, 14 oz condensed milk  white sugar for coating HOW TO PREPARE PASTILLAS:   Combine powdered milk and condensed milk. Mix and blend even