Monthly Archives: January 2018

The Super Blueblood Moon.

Early this morning, many were agog over the once in a lifetime event of the super blue blood moon. Since time immemorial, men have looked up in the skies and have always been intrigues by two questions: Where did we … Continue reading

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Encountering God

History is often written about and around great personages and great events. It would be interesting to re-read history from the perspective of the ‘small people’ in a story or event: a great battle from the POV of a foot … Continue reading

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Celebrate Life!

I love babies so does everybody I know. All babies are beautiful. There is nothing sweeter than a baby’s smell, nothing fresher than a baby’s breathe, nothing smoother or softer than a baby’s skin and nothing more melodious than a … Continue reading

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Larawan as Great Art

We finally watched the movie version of Larawan The Musical last night and it did not disappoint. There is something in common to all great art. And I would consider the movie, and the Nick Joaquin play on which it … Continue reading

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Children And The Santo Niño

The month of January is special for many (people and places) in the Philippines, for the many celebrations of the Santo Niño (Holy Infant): Ati-atihan in Kalibo, Sinulog in Cebu, Dinagyang in Iloilo, Fiestas in Pandacan and Tondo. Some people … Continue reading

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Life For The Taking

It is all so easy to fall into set ways and be comfortable with the routine and then complain about how boring life can be. Change is a challenge to move ahead and become better. Water that is not stirred … Continue reading

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Aging And Dying

Science tells me that matter is indestructible. Therefore, it is enduring, undying. It is never destroyed but merely transformed into another state or form. Ice melts and becomes water. Water evaporates and becomes clouds. Clouds condense and fall as snow. … Continue reading

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What A Terrible Episode!

A day after I wrote about the travails of aging, I literally descended into the hell of senescence. Old age has both its good side and bad. One of the blessings of old age is that the elderly have seen … Continue reading

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Growing Old and The Last Jedi

I have always been a Star Wars fan. Not a fan-atic one though. A lot has been said, written and posted about the latest episode, “The Last Jedi”. Real fans called it the best Star Wars film so far. Critics … Continue reading

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Nature And The Gospels

Nature also teaches us spiritual truths if we just are open to her wisdom. We are hiking and we chance upon this cluster of berries among the trees, along the trail. And by just looking, I realize that life will … Continue reading

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