Archive for March 2nd, 2017

You might have noticed that I haven’t posted photos of my own lately. I miss my digital camera.  The screen got darker at the edges and I haven’t used it since then. Although I have my phone’s cam and my tab too, it is kind of different even if they also take great photos.  It is  easier to use a digital camera. I miss taking pictures. I have several blooms in my garden  right now that need to be documented. That’s right, I try to document everything once they bloom. I just harvested the turmeric and ginger I planted earlier in pots.  The leaves have finally dried up and it was time to harvest.  I have yet to find some pots for the Aster and Celosia seedlings I bought last year.  They are from Ramgo, a local brand. I hope  they’ll do well with the soil we have here.

My two nieces are coming over to deliver the key chains one of my nieces bought on her trip to Paris last year. The latter is based in Riyadh, a teacher and she goes on a yearly trip abroad. I am really looking forward to meeting my nieces again.  I wonder what to prepare for our lunch though.  Since Lent has started,every Friday is supposedly Abstinence days for us Catholics. Though you can make sacrifices in some other days, I think it is better to observe such at the start of Lent.  My nieces are not Catholics. One is a pastor at some born-again church.It is not an issue for us though, it’s just kind of awkward sometimes.  As long as we believe I guess it does not matter much if we don’t have the same faith.

I’ve been catching up on Lucy Torres’ articles at Philippine Star. She goes online every Sunday but for a while I could not find her articles. She is one of my favorite writers. I love how she describes her relationship with her husband and her only child. I have blogged about her so many times here actually.

I have all these little scribbles,  some quotes  I wrote in my notebook which I took from the books I’ve been reading lately. I have also transferred several recipes previously written in small scratch pads.

-In the little orchestra we call life, you have an instrument and a song; and you owe it to God to play the both sublimely

But there is a canyon of difference between doing your best to glorify God and doing whatever it takes to glorify yourself. The quest for excellence is a mark of maturity, the quest for power is childish.

Both quotes were taken from the book The Applause of Heaven by Max Lucado. There are many more that I’ve written from several authors. They are also inspirational.  By the way, I have just finished my 42nd read this year. I hope I’ll be able to finish those 150 books I committed to read.





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This is my 3rd blog post for this month. Hopefully I would be able to  make one every day. Wishful thinking so to speak.

For the past month and the past few days, my blog post Another Year To Be Thankful For has been on my most read blog, I don’t know why. Maybe it got stuck there for a time but it earned the usual number of visits. It was my birthday post more than three years ago.  Just a simple thank you to all those who made my birthday a lovely one.

a-man-called-oveI am about to finish the book A Man Called Ove.  It is the story of a retired man who is disgruntled about life in general. He could be your typical grandfather or your neighbor.Deep within with his close friends and loved ones, he is a softie.I found out that it was adapted into a movie  but I am not sure if it is as good as the book.  I think this is one of my favorite books for this challenge, so far that is. I may encounter more along the way but this book is so good. What an excellent writing  a different kind of reading altogether. The author is Fredrik Backman from Stockholm, Sweden. The book is  one of Sweden’s most popular literary exports.  Find out for yourself, if you haven’t read it yet.

Yesterday, we celebrated Ash Wednesday. Went to mass early for the imposition of the ashes. It was a day of fasting and abstinence for those reaching 14 to 59 and a day of abstinence  beyond that.  Ash  Wednesday is the beginning of Lent in the Catholic church’s liturgical calendar.  My co-admins and I are busy at the Catholic page which we maintain at Facebook. These are those times that we could share lots of reflections, news and anything about Catholicism.

Thank you WordPress for the nice numbers. Thank you blogger friends for always commenting and liking my posts.  Love you all.

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