By: Ma. Theresa Angelika Dalmacio
Selflessness, love, and maybe divine intervention—the special powers you need in the art of hunting the perfect house and lot of your dreams. It does not matter whether you are an agent trying to hit your target or an individual finding new beginnings. Before we know it, the love month is already over. With that, the countdown to another stay-at-home season of self-reflection starts too. If you are having a rough time right now looking for better properties for sale, let's take this time to step back and remember what matters most, especially this coming Lenten season.
So, let's wrap our official duties, prep our couches. It's time to reflect and learn together. These are our carefully picked, top 10 list of season-inspired films worth bingeing with your loved ones this Lenten season:
1.The Star (2017
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This animated film is one way to tell the kids the story of Christ. A donkey named Bo goes on a journey using the brightest star as his navigation. This then leads him to the newborn King and the friends he met along the way as they guided Joseph and Mary safely to Bethlehem.
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Vegetables present a retelling of a Bible story, Jonah. This film is a fun and clever way to introduce to your kids the teaching of this Bible story. Jonah is chosen by God to go forth to Nineveh to prophesy its destruction. However, he avoided such duty and sailed to Tarshish instead. This led him to devastation and repentance as he was thrown away, swallowed by a whale for three days and three nights. The vegetable characters portraying the events have just made the telling adorable.
3. Henry Poole Is Here (2008)
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A man given up on his faith has decided to live in solitude in his old hometown. However, nosy neighbors have found a divine apparition in one of his house walls, which then becomes an attraction, rapturing his space and eventually restoring his faith.
4. Bruce Almighty 1 & 2 (2003 & 2007)
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This old Classic Comedy will get you laughing hard to the ground but will also hit you hard on the heart and mind. Bruce Almighty 1 & 2 roots in the existence of a higher power and that are given temporarily on the hands of a mere human. What could possibly go wrong? And also, what could possibly go right? The second sequel, Evan Almighty, is heavily themed on the teachings of Noah's Ark, just as its first film, both emphasizes selflessness, family values, faith, and belief.
5. Charlie St. Cloud (2010)
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A tragedy has tied Charlie (Zac Efron) into the memories of his little brother, Sam (Charlie Tahan). It makes a special bond with his ghost after the car crash that killed the little boy. With overdue mourning, he works as a graveyard keeper, at the same time, fulfilling his promise that he'd teach Sam baseball until Stanford at the cemetery. Everything winds up when he meets a female sailor around his age who then, later on, went missing by the sea, which then leaves him choosing between 2 souls—his brother's ghost by the graveyard or that girl's spirit by the sea.
6. Miracles From Heaven (2016)
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Based on a true story, Jennifer Garner plays a heartwarming role as a mother who struggles to find a cure for her daughter, played by Kylie Rogers. As the light of the Beam Family, mother to three, she asks God how He could put her child into such suffering. Annabelle Beam caught an incurable digestive disorder, causing her severe pain that any child cannot bear. The family receives acts of kindness from strangers as they go through the journey and almost lost hope along the way. But when Annabelle fell from a 30-foot tall tree without a single scratch and woke up completely healed from her illness, the family concludes the happening was a pure miracle.
7. Heaven is for Real (2014)
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A Novel adaptation of the same title, A young boy, tells his journey to Heaven after waking from a near-death experience. Their family's lives were shaken upside down as the news spread, and a number of skeptics challenged to confirm the tales of the boy. Later on, they were dismissed at the point when his stories detailed how he saw the people in Heaven he had never met in life ever, including his deceased grandfather and sister who died in utero.
8. Hintayan Ng Langit (2018)
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This Filipino film is quirky and classic. Lisang, dead for two years, stays in a place between Heaven and earth, waiting for her turn to be called up. While she stands by, her ex-boyfriend appears and finally reconnects. Astound by the past she just discovered, will she be able to let go?
9. Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2013)
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Directed by Lee Hwan-Kyung, this Korean film tells the story of the inmates of cell no 7 determined to help the soon to be death sentenced mentally-ill Father and her seven-year-old lovable daughter, who both seem to be inseparable.
10. Always / Your Eyes Tell. (2011 /2020)
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Another Korean film, warm enough to melt hearts during this season. "Always" is basically a romance film, emphasizing "love" in such a different definition. This critically acclaimed film tells a simple story of an ex-boxer who turned his back from the world and a free-spirited maiden remaining hopeful despite losing her sense of sight. As good as their relationship becomes, the more promising their fate proceeds. Not until fate tangles itself as they discover their heart-breaking past.
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Your Eyes Tell is the Japanese remake of the movie recently released in October 2020.
Get a time well spent with these top 10 movie recommendations for this Lenten season. Surely, you'll pick yourself right back up at the property hunting game with a new perspective after binge-watching these films. Whenever you're ready, take a walk through our master planned communities and find the perfect house and lot for sale.
Come home to the Nation's favorite, come home to Camella.
By: Celleste Mae Dejarme
It’s late in the afternoon, but the sun is still up. The orange shade of the clouds in the sky makes you wonder what to do for the party tonight. Summer has come, and the year has changed, from outdoor parties and numbers of invitees to simple gatherings with your warm and loving family. From the food to prepare for the people you care about, you cannot digest all of the changes you got to ingest.
Parties and gatherings might not be the same as how it was before. The impact of the pandemic has caused a massive difference in every individual’s lifestyle. Even the casual occasions that were usually celebrated in typical ways had been altered to ensure that everyone’s safety is the top priority.
When the world suddenly came to an unusual stop, a home was everyone’s most preferred place for assured security to protect their own family. Now you thought to yourself, on days where celebrations are a must. Still, you have to make sure that being safe is never to be lost. A simple yet homey celebration is the one to trust. So, on certain occasions, we give you a few of the most helpful ideas to make it lovely and precious to everybody’s memory:
1. Choose a fun theme
Staying at home has been the new normal, and it’s been a challenge for the young ones to keep up. Going out and spending most of their time with friends was what they were used to. So, making sure that the theme is fun, not just for one but for everyone, will make the party merry and beautifully done.
2. Get your gifts online
Since most occasions are for giving gifts and sweet treats, the safest way to obtain it is through the online platform with that “add to cart” button. Upon receiving a parcel, always make sure to provide a place at your home for disinfection to assure your family’s utmost protection. Check out these top online shopping sites to get you started!
3. Serve the Family’s Favourite Meal
The look on their faces whenever they smell their favorite dishes is such a sight to see. Showered with all your efforts and love, everything you cook is all they will ever look for.
4. Virtually invite family and friends over
Since actual gatherings at home cannot be done. The most practical way to have fun with them is to use social media sites and have a good time with video calls online.
Though restrictions are still up, there are still plenty of ways to get a celebration worthwhile at the comfort of your own homes. At Camella, we wanted to ensure that everyone is safe while having the best of what they deserve. We know the value of a family member’s happiness, and we treasure your wellness. No matter how simple a celebration might be, remember that it will always be the people you are with and the efforts you put into preparing it that will make it memorable.
Camella knows by heart that the most satisfying thing to see is the smile on your beloved ones’ eyes even during these trying times. We hope that you and your family get the most fun and happy memories that will be remembered by everyone. Learn more by visiting www.camella.com.ph.