Wish you feel the joy, He has come! To all my online friends at WordPress, MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Archive for December, 2015
Yes, our very own Pia Wurtzbach got the crown after a controversial mix-up by Steve Harvey proclaiming Ms. Colombia as Miss Universe 2015. The cue card was big enough for everyone to read but then what happened declaring someone else instead of the real winner was just so disappointing. Miss Australia confirmed that the teleprompter declared Pia as the real winner. It might have been an honest mistake (maybe he needs a new pair of eyeglasses) and Pia was deprived the actual moment of glory but still, she is someone to be proud of – articulate, intelligent, elegant, graceful and has shown from the start that she deserves to win.
Yes, we got the crown, the third Miss Universe win for the Philippines. It’s been 42 years since Margie Moran took home the crown. What a lovely year-ender news for the Philippines.
So proud of you Pia 🙂
Posted in Christmas 2015, Faith, journeys, life, silence speaks, thoughts, tagged blogging, Christmas 2015, Faith, journeys, life, reflections, silence speaks, thoughts, thoughts and ramblings on December 10, 2015| 10 Comments »
It looks like I have a lot of catching up to do, not only to get updated with what some of my online friends have posted but I think it is also time to update my blog. I haven’t posted anything since the start of December but thank you just the same for those visits. I noticed that some even read my earlier posts years ago.
I recently read a comment posted by one of my readers. He was searching for the name of his father’s urologist and found my earlier blog post on the latter. He was glad and inspired that the same doctor did my kidney bypass five years ago. You know that feeling of confidence that you have because of some people’s affirmation that he is good and his patients have faith in him. Years ago, I was also surprised when this same urologist learned that my surgical oncologist in another hospital was his mentor when he was in college. You’d think they are coincidences but deep within you know that the connection maybe ways in which it makes you feel that you’re not alone. There are people who are traveling the same road with you and traversing life’s journeys the same way that you do.
Some people may find it uncomfortable reading about illness, believe me though, when you are the one in that predicament, you’d rather share your woes and fears even if no one empathize, even if some people don’t really understand how you feel. Reaching out, trying to accept everything the best way you know how. Maybe that’s the reason why my older posts about being a cancer survivor still make it the most read entries in my blog. I am still of the belief that if I could reach someone out there who needs a bit of inspiration, my efforts of maintaining this blog is not in vain.
These are actually busy days for me, trimming our carabao grass, changing curtains for the Christmas season, hanging Christmas decor here and there, planning on what recipes to prepare for our noche buena, wrapping gifts and catching up on my reading when I can. Having an unreliable (and moody) PC does not help though and boy, the slow internet connection is such that I rather read than visit my blogs. I finally found a lovely book on the life of my favorite saint, Padre Pio and discovered new authors too.
Here’s something for you to ponder on.
“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” – Charles Dickens
Posted in blogging, family life, guilty pleasures, journeys, silence speaks, tagged Awaiting Christmas 2015, blogging, Christmas 2015, family life, reflections, silence speaks, thoughts, thoughts and ramblings on December 1, 2015| 12 Comments »
Gosh, where have I been the past few days?
I don’t want to whine since it is the beginning of the Christmas season but apart from the endless shocking news in our part of the world, our internet connection has become oh so slow, slower than an aging turtle on the move. I could not even see those photos attached to several blogs that I follow and to think that is not enough, my old PC is acting up again.I am grateful though that I haven’t lost all those people who visit my blog. I have now reached a total of 375,260 hits as of this writing. I know, for some bloggers, this would not matter much but it’s okay, at least I know that even if most of them are not my followers, they visit my blog and read what I write. For a blogger, that means you’re not alone in cyberspace ranting or sharing your dreams. I treasure so many online friends here who also share their thoughts with me, they are the reason why this blog still exists.
Life has become such that a day won’t be complete without visiting at least one social media or reading news online. It makes me a little sad that for some people, texting is more acceptable than actual conversation and updating your wall on Facebook about the daily happenings in your life is more the “in” thing to do than calling or conversing with your loved ones. I know, I know, you would say, it can’t be helped because getting in touch with them through this medium is faster and easier too. We are enslaved by time and that’s a fact. We worry that a day won’t be enough to do all the things we want to do. I know, sometimes I am guilty of this.
Josef and I usually linger at the dining table updating each other about anything under the sun. We talk about politics and he keeps asking me why I don’t blog about it. I told him I might not be able to control myself and say things I’ll regret later. We talk about sports, basketball especially since we are both excited for the championship win between our alma mater, University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern University. We talk about his training at JP Morgan Chase and how different it is from his previous work. Oh yes, we talk about Christmas past and how we will celebrate it this year. With Nate around, it would surely be a blast no matter how simple it is.
I welcome December with so much anticipation and hope for better days ahead. My little sparrows are back, greeting me each morning with their lovely songs. What more could I ask for?