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: Marc Felomino Barber
The cold rainy days are here, longer nights and shorter days, foggy mornings, the cold sea breeze from the coast, and Jose Mari Chan on the radio. That is right, Christmas is here! This is the time to enjoy this festive season with our families, friends, and loved ones. And now that Christmas is just right along the corner while the world is still alarmed of the current turmoil. We will show you how we can bide our time to find joy and fulfillment in this season.
Buying a new home is a promising investment or gift when trying for an upgraded lifestyle, especially during the Christmas season. The bonding of a family grows strong as Christmas Eve is getting nearer. We Filipinos are quite the enthusiast when it comes to decorating our houses. Most likely, we are gradually buying the things we need for our Noche Buenas. Also, make sure your gifts are starting to pile up under your Christmas tree for your nephews and nieces. Of course, Filipino Christmas would not be complete without the lanterns, Christmas lights, and other decorations hanging to make our Christmas even more festive.
Now don out those red, green, and white decors as you decorate your yuletide Homes. We Filipinos are so eager that we began decorating our homes and establishments as early as September. Playing Christmas songs from our favorite meme of Jose Mari Chan is being played everywhere, be it online or offline. Better yet, take the festivities outside with your wide range of outdoor lights with whole trees and flashy lights.
If you have not installed your Christmas decorations and adornments yet and you are short on a budget, that is not a problem. We Filipinos are quite the creative and crafty tinkers as there are many budget-friendly Christmas decorations available in markets, shops, malls, and even on the streets. Do-it-yourself (DIY) decorations are also options if you would rather spend your money on the Noche Buena more than the decorations. And there is no need to buy expensive and fancy decorations to do this. Not only can you make your home more beautiful, but you can also make it a family activity. Your home is the canvass, the decors are the paint, and you are the brush and the artist.
This Christmas season will give the real estate industry a push to the edge as homes developers are providing homes with Yuletide spirits to our fellow Filipinos. A great home should have that cozy, endearing, nostalgic, and serene lifestyle. Here in Camella, we will provide that leisure to you on this Yuletide season. Buy one and surprise your family on moving one of our fit homes and be part of the Camella family.
Find your favorite township, where you can feel safe and bloom. Visit www.camella.com.ph or contact Camella at (0917) 563 9617.