Archive for June 15th, 2011

I greet the new day with a smile and a prayer

A hope for good things to come

A loving remembrance of the past

A new lift of the heart.


I welcome with fondness the new dawn stirring

A new day unfolding…

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I am utilizing another post suggestion by WordPress because I could relate to it. Recurring dreams  or dreams that keep on repeating every few months  and years even. Sometimes, I wonder what’s the meaning of all these.  A week ago, there was this suggestion of an idea box where one could jot down passing thoughts while doing other tasks. You can also use it to record what’s behind every dream you had. It is quite frustrating though when you had something nice that you dreamed about the night before but you could not clearly remember when you wake up.

Do we dream every night?

I searched about this and Dream Moods.com has this to say about dreaming.

The average person has about 3 to 5 dreams per night, but some may have up to 7 dreams in one night. The dreams tend to last longer as the night progresses. During a full 8-hour night sleep, two hours of it is spent dreaming.

It’s perfectly normal to dream several  dreams every night but what is important is to remember what we dreamed about. Dreams often reflect our personal preferences and the daily happenings in our lives.  Sometimes, we dream about something that we have seen last while watching TV  or someone who we have talked to the day before. Dreams are as varied as the events that happen in our lives.

Why do we dream of the same event or the same person over and over again?

At sometime in our lives, we dream about the same person repeatedly. This happens to me now and then. A friend told me that there is an “unfinished business”  that needs ironing out or something that needs to be aired in the open. I had a close friend during my college days and we haven’t seen each other since I left university. Every time I dream of the guy, it is always during those times when we were together in UST. Strange, you might say, because in those dreams that occur at least once or twice a year, we were around the ages when we’ve known each other.

We used to have this old, big house of my  maternal grandparents where my cousins and I grew up together. The house was demolished when I was in college but as early as thirty years ago, I kept dreaming of that place. It had a wide garden and most of the furnitures were the antique type you’ll only find in old homes. I remember that even some of the table linens were done in crochet. There were lots of hanging plants on almost every window sill. That was where I’ve seen lots of Hoya orchids. We used the flowers as earrings because the stems were sturdy. The thing is , I also kept dreaming of this house now and then. Sometimes, it is located here in our place but with the same facade that I used to know. Sometimes, my university is next to it, a mere walking distance. I wonder what this house holds but one thing I know, I spent some of my happiest days there when I was growing up.

It’s nice to think back and relive events that has meanings in one’s life.  And Eric Fromm, a psychologist  has this to say about dreams: A dream is a microscope through which we look at the hidden occurrences in our soul.


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June 14, 2011

My daughter and I met at the grocery store this evening to buy our monthly grocery needs and to look for something we could prepare for my son’s birthday next week. I bought marble potatoes, I will use them for potato salad. Nissa found capers in a small bottle. All we need is what kind of pasta to cook. My son loves pasta but he does not like them cooked with herbs. He prefers the Filipino way of cooking, a little sweet on the side with not much ingredients except ground beef or ground pork and lots of sliced hotdogs.  He has never outgrown the love of sweet spaghetti. He is turning 27 on June 21 and yet he still reads Manga, loves to watch cartoons on TV and laughs out loud even if he is watching a cooking show. One of our family bonding is through cooking not so elaborate meals  and experimenting on what is at hand. He is not a whiz in the kitchen but he always volunteers to prepare a meal when he is in the mood.

Gosh, I haven’t been out of the house for so many days now except for attending Sunday masses. I am sometimes so afraid to commute when the hubby is not around to take me because of the pollution, talk about the disadvantage of not knowing how to drive.  I have to wear a mask when I am in places where there are lots of people around.

Do you know that even grocery-shopping is therapeutic for me? I love to read labels and compare goods with other brands. I love how the grocery items are cleverly arranged in areas where you could be enticed to buy.  Nestle Philippines is celebrating its 100 years and they have a nice nook of Nestle products with lots of freebies on the side.  I bought a kilo of Milo though I am the only one in the house who does not drink chocolate. It’s because it comes free with this lovely green chocomaltee mug that I like. The mug is like a thermos with cover, perfect for sipping that favorite tea or a decaffeinated coffee when I am gardening or updating my blogs. I love checking out new products in the market.

Simple me who finds delights in simple things like grocery-shopping 🙂

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