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The name Ardythe:good war (Anglo-saxon); flowering field (Hebrew); spiritual prosperity (Swedish); Norwegian goddess.

Friday, March 11, 2022

Do Not Be Angry, Be Reconciled

 

From https www.dailyscripture.net

Eusebius, a 3rd century church father, offered the following prayer as instruction for his fellow Christians:

"May I be no man's enemy, and may I be the friend of that which is eternal and abides. May I never quarrel with those nearest me: and if I do, may I be reconciled quickly. May I love, seek, and attain only that which is good. May I wish for all men's happiness and envy none. May I never rejoice in the ill-fortune of one who has wronged me. When I have done or said what is wrong, may I never wait for the rebuke of others, but always rebuke myself until I make amends. May I win no victory that harms either me or my opponent. May I reconcile friends who are angry with one another. May I never fail a friend who is in danger. When visiting those in grief may I be able by gentle and healing words to soften their pain. May I respect myself. May I always keep tame that which rages within me. May I accustom myself to be gentle, and never be angry with people because of circumstances. May I never discuss who is wicked and what wicked things he has done, but know good men and follow in their footsteps."

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

A Formation Seminary in the City

 Nestled in the bustling area of the metropolis, Our Lady of Guadalupe Minor Seminary (OLGMS) thrives. Educating grades 7-10 (Junior highschool)  it upholds the 5 pillars of formation.

Based from its Facebook page:

- To foster the growth of seminarians into the fullness of Christ life through an integrated program that takes into account his physical affective, intellectual, socio-cultural and spiritual development.

- To help the seminarian discern the state of life befitting his character and charism as a child of God.

- To create an atmosphere conducive to the assimilation and deepening of values necessary for the formation of genuine servant leaders.

- To expose the seminarian to the ideals and demands of priesthood through a process confirming to his age and development.

- To assist the seminarian in recognizing and responding to the initial signs of priestly vocation.

- To prepare the seminarian for major seminary formation.

Here are some of my shots. Classrooms are empty as there are no physical classes for school year 2020-2021. These photos are from my camera roll in 2020.
















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Friday, July 10, 2020

SSL

There may be times that one ought to be quiet but if there are questions that need to be raised, then asking is needed. Somewhere along the way, a simple and innocent question gets twisted and other ingredients are added.

I remember a friend's photo. She was holdimg a placard that says: 
Kaya ligtas ang mga  tahimik 
Ay dahil sa mga sumisigaw.

Thursday, November 01, 2018

The Wooden Puppets of Jakarta Indonesia

I went to Jakarta, Indonesia last year to attend the wedding of my best friend. I got there several days before to check the city.

I happened to come across this and I would like you to check it out. The puppets are handcrafted and made with passion.

Some of the photos are uploaded in my facebook account and facebook has a problem as of now but I will share them soon.

Visit this workshop and enjoy the puppet show. I purchased some puppets too.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Weighing Love

The first person that you loved may not be the one you loved the most.

The person you love  the most may not be the one who loves you the most.

The person that loved you first may be the person who loves you the most.

"Be an Abigail. Remember how each decision can turn your life around, for good or bad. Be wise." - adapted

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Spam comments

There has been several comments on my posts which I consider SPAM.

There are still some real comments though.

I do not post a lot these days, but I keep track of my blog.

Monday, June 27, 2016

I was reading about thank yous and this one came up:
emotionally-abusive relationship

7. If Your Partner Always Holds you Accountable if Anything Goes Wrong

6. If Your Partner Puts you Down when Other People are Around

5. If Your Partner is Exceedingly Jealous

4. If Your Partner Expects you to do Everything

3. When Your Partner Manipulates you

2. When Your Partner tends to Isolate you from Others

1. When the Partner is being Verbally Abusive


It is painful for both of you, but more on the person being abused, as he/she has become more dependent on the other  one, that he/she forgets to love himself/herself.

One has to fill up the love tank and it cannot be nourished back if it is not refilled. The first person do that is the abused one, and it starts by loving yourself.

Friday, June 21, 2013

"Free Accommodation"

I went to Manila Food and Beverage Expo (MAFBEX) last Friday, 15 June 2013. I was there for:
1. Curiosity
2. I like food expo
3. Food products
4. Utensils and equipment
5. Free food and drinks!

There was a booth that offered raffle coupons. I filled up around 4 of them, if I remember right.

Saturday.
I got a text that I was selected to stay in Puerto del Sol. I have to claim my gift certificate in their office in Renaissance Tower, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Since I am familiar with the place, I thought this could be true. But I had to bring my husband and stay for 90 minutes of AVP presentation so that we could choose from their chains of hotels and resorts. I thought 90 minutes is too long. I did not go and they continued texting me for a few days.

Sunday.
I got a call that I (and my husband) won a free stay at Canyon Woods and we have to claim it at their office in ACT Tower in Buendia Ave., Makati City. Again I am familiar with the building. There would be a 4-hour presentation so that they could offer/present all their hotels and resorts to us. But there was no follow-up and I also know that is not the actual office of Canyon Woods. Just a promoter of their resort, perhaps?

Sunday night.
I googled about those two and found them to be a hoax. The "winners" would have to pay a booking fee. Also, they are not affiliated with the said resorts.

Monday.
I got a call from Club Ultima and she said that I was referred by someone who stayed in Crown Regency Cebu. Hmmm, I don't know anyone who did stay there or refer me. The club's office is at West Ave., Quezon City. Also, there is a 90-minute presentation. This Club Ultima called me several times. They have a Yesterday, I asked if I could come with a friend instead of my husband, she said no. I asked why not, when I was the one who filled up the form, she said that's how it works. Remember, I was supposed to be referred here

Common denominator:
- attend as a couple, bring valid IDs
- no money involved
- long presentation
- free food

But I did not go to any. At least not my time nor money was wasted for these hoaxes.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

A Review of Rama Hari

Rama Hari is adapted from the Indian epic Ramayana. Since I would be talking about the performance, I will focus on that.

The show just ran for more than a week at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, from November 30 to December 9, 2012. Singers were the voices of the lead characters. The performance is more about the ballet dance. The music was done by Ryan Cayabyab. I apologize I forgot the conductor. The chorale was Concert Chorus.

The dance, music and songs were good. Though there were some problems regarding the sound system, i.e. the lapel mike of the one singing for Hanuman was not working. but when he was off-stage, it was replaced. The lapel mike of the one singing for Rama was choppy. The stage set was very simple. Since there was a translation of the song which was projected at the stage top, I would say that the translation is not accurate. Moreover, when the verses/lines of the songs were repeated, there were no more projections. Yes, there were foreigners among the audience.

Though I did  not give it a standing ovation, I hope this dance will open doors to local performances that the Filipinos would appreciate.

For more information, read http://www.clickthecity.com/events/details.php?id=16504

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Monday, April 02, 2012

A Weekend at Acuatico

Having been away from my family, and because we enjoy swimming, I decided that for my vacation, we would go swimming at Acuatico. It is a beach resort located 4 hours from Manila, but the long trip was worth it. This resort in Laiya, San Juan, Batangas, caters to client needs and everyone who goes in never leaves unsatisfied. They have great food, courteous staff, nice accommodations and clean facilities. They also have other recreation such as play room for toddlers, dart boards, table tennis, basketball and badminton courts and even spa.

We stayed here overnight so that we can also relax from the drive and from the busy life.



Selected some photos for posting here but more are available at my multiply site.

The "floating bar"

The infinity pool

Jacuzzi