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It seems like I no longer want to go outside from my comfort zone. Yesterday was only the second time I had my hair trim since the pandemic began. I have to wait for almost an hour before it was my turn at the parlor shop. The hair stylist asked me if I want to have my hair colored back to black. I told her I am waiting for it to turn all white. She smiled and I told her to remove the curls. My hair has that natural curl when it grows a little longer.

Overjoyed to see several fruits. I bought two kilos of mangoes. They are in season now because it is already summer. I haven’t tasted star apple the past three years so I also bought a kilo. It might take sometime again before I could go out. I am not that eager anyway, there are now so many alternatives in buying what one needs. Even medical prsecriptions are filled online. One of these days, I need to go back to my doctor though before my medical insurance expires on my 66th birthday six months from now.

It is Holy Wednesday and everything is quiet. Gone are those so noisy cars of candidates in the coming election. They’ll probably be back after Easter Sunday. A few more days to go before the much awaited election day.

Would you believe? I harvest two or three guavas everyday and eat them in the garden while I am watering the plants. One good thing about having a guava tree. Our lone papaya is still bearing fruit and every two or three months, I get to harvest one or two. Such is a world of a gardener. There is always something to look forward to. I harvested jackfruit three days ago and cooked it in coconut cream yesterday. Since we try to avoid eating meat during this Semana Santa, it is perfect with fried fish.

Have I told you that Nissa has Nate vaccinated too? He had his second dose last month. Next schoolyear, face to face classes would be implemented. They could not move yet to their new house because they have decided to add two more rooms and a balcony plus cabinets and bedroom dividers which were not included in their original plan. It is better to fix everything first before they transfer. Construction would probably take six months.

Something happened to my cellphone last night. I was trying to charge it but it didn’t and “reboot” appeared. I lost all the photos in my gallery, good thing I have several albums saved on Facebook and the photos I have on my tab. That was more than 700 photos I lost. I need to register again to our Cainta app so I could show it when I go to the mall.

Have a blessed HOLY WEDNESDAY🙏🙏🙏👏👏👏

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Today is Ash Wednesday.

I unconsciously donned a red shirt early this morning to get ready for the early morning mass. When I switched on the TV, everyone in the morning show were wearing red. Oh gosh, I forgot. today is Valentine’s Day too. Haha, as  I don’t want to wear red, I have to change.  We don’t celebrate  the latter.

The church is full.  What a lovely homily reminding the faithful that Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent, a season of fasting and prayer.  The ashes symbolize the dust from which God made us.  Ashes also symbolize grief, grief that we have sinned. The wearing of ashes on our forehead  is a sign of penance.

Seeing those fake roses, teddy bears galore and stems of single roses wrapped in cellophane and tied with a red ribbon, I just smiled.  Will they be able to sell all those in a day? I wonder. Just like the celebration of Christmas, Valentine’s Day has been much commercialized.

Let’s celebrate love every day, not just on hearts’ day.

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