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Emmie Z. Joaquin, Editor-in-Chief     Ring in the love

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow;
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson, ca.1850

The New Year has arrived. Welcome 2011!

All I can say is I am glad 2010 is gone. It was a very challenging year. As trite as it may seem, I have always looked forward to the coming of the New Year because it is my cue to take time from my busy schedule and concentrate on planning some resolutions that I intend to keep in order to make my life a little better in the coming year.

Experience is the best teacher. There were experiences in 2010 that taught me to be patient and humble. Life lessons were learned that I know will help me become a better person. Personally, some friendships were tested. I had to make choices. I have met new friends and I plan to know them better. But in meeting new ones, I also came to realize that some people whom I regarded as friends before were not really sincere in their friendship. It is regretful but nonetheless, I still wish them all the best.

This year, my major resolution is very doable. I am going to focus only on positive relationships and the beautiful lessons that life still has to teach me.

Here’s a toast to friendships that last and the choices we’ll make in 2011!

We welcome the New Year with great excitement. We know that we will still be facing many challenges but we also know that with your help, these challenges will only make us stronger and even better.

We, Pilipino Express, would like to wish you, our readers, the very best in this New Year. We thank you for letting us know that you wait for our issues every 1st and 16th of the month; taking us home with you, visiting our website and providing us with very valuable feedback that we use to improve our craft.

We also would like to express our sincere appreciation to all our writers, photographers and volunteers who unselfishly devote their time and talent to bring to our readers meaningful and significant editorial content that makes Pilipino Express stand out from the rest.

Of course, we are also very grateful to our advertisers who have stood by us and showed their support and trust through these many years. On behalf of my colleagues in the Pilipino Express – Rey-ar Reyes and Paul Morrow – Happy New Year!

Sa pagpasok ng Bagong Taon, kami sa Pilipino Express ay lubos na nagpapasalamat sa inyong pagtitiwala. Sana ay magpatuloy ang inyong pagtangkilik sa ating munting pahayagan sa taong ito at sa mga darating pang taon. Sa ngalan ng  aking mga kasama sa Pilipino Express – si Rey-ar Reyes at si Paul Morrow, binabati naming kayong lahat ng isang manigong Bagong Taon!

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