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Monday, July 20, 2009

Scent of a woman

There's that strong perfume again!!!
Suddenly made me remember Al Pacino's movie...
However, in that movie he liked the smell of the woman he danced with. He savored her smell!
But there I was again in our office
My table so far away from the other girls
Yet near 6:00 pm the strong odor from one of the girls' perfume reached me once more!
The past days the smell have been reaching my place and when i'd come to my boss' table I could also smell her lotion....
Ahhh... Probably why my headaches never go away!
Isn't it possible that when they spray it, only the people who likes their perfume smell them?
My Badger's ointment is running low and I couldn't find my Vick's and Katinko.
They are my remedies to counter to smell...
And it seems my ammunitions are not enough...
I've asked them to minimize their perfume but I guess they can't help it.
They do want to smell nice
Arghhh I wish their nice is my nice!
Their scent is winning over!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Geocities site

I have been getting emails informing that Yahoo Geocities will close soon so that I have to save my files or it will be gone forever!

I haven’t visited my old sites but it is there that I stored some of the gif files I use in my blog including my flying butterfly. Oh the title of my blog would not seem complete without it so I have to find another place I could store and access my animated gif files.

Long before I used blogger, I used Geocities as a storehouse for my kaleidosthoughts and other sites I worked on, I did not call them blogs then (I did not even know the word) but they pretty much serve the same. It is there where I also got to experiment on things on the internet like designing my own website… well not really from scratch for some since I went to a site that gave you free templates (although Geocities also have their own templates) and I modified them making it my own using a booklet on Html commands that I have. I did not only add contents but even changed the graphics and I was quite pleased with the outcome…. Ahhh I am easily pleased and I like amusing myself with little accomplishments… I even ventured into cyberbegging in one site (it was the “in” thing at some point then) and actually got donations (money and kind)… did not get enough though for the intended purpose for my cyberbegging but still felt happy that I actually got a donation (Can$35.00) and won ($3.00 or was that $2.00 from guessing game) which were credited to a Paypal account. I also got postcards I requested which I sent a friend.

It was good but updating it was difficult so that free blogsites like blogger are really neat since you are not burdened with updates and don’t need to know anything about designing sites and could just concentrate on your entries. I know there are a lot of free blog sites most of them are now incorporated in social networks like Facebook, MySpace, Multiply, Friendster. In fact I get a lot of invites from family and friends… and even my grandniece who is only 5 has her own Friendster account of course being modified and updated by her mom, but my other nieces and nephews who are 7 to 10 years old also have their own Friendster accounts and actually update them putting in a lot of things in them. They are also volunteering to create an account for me. I don’t know but I never seem to be interested to create one in any of those. Somehow I am just content with my present site.

I was happy with my Geocities account then but now I’m content with my blogspot. Of course I would never really have ventured into blogging or writing without starting on my old site and somehow I’m still thankful for having done that. Geocities says that I should back it up. I am still thinking it over. But I realize that I don’t really have to make a back up since all my entries are stored in a bigger site… my memory… they are after all a part of me… no matter how varied the thoughts and how fleeting they may be… they are part of me.

Now my only problem is will my memory hold…
Ahh I don’t really know…
But even if it goes away in time, the joy of having written them will be there :-)

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Heal the world

The world has been mourning Michael Jackson’s death for the past days but I have not really been affected that much. I would read the news including the different opinions of different people…view some sites that pay tribute…I get to listen to his music being played everywhere…Glance at the videos showing him while I walk along my route. But everything was just in passing…

Then when I got out of the building at noon today I heard his song playing once again “Heal the world…make it a better place…” and it was actually the first time that it touched me. He was singing from the heart!

As I walked to church his song kept echoing in my mind…
He’s gone but he did care for the living in his own way.
Despite all the controversies that came his way
He is going to leave a legacy to us living
As his beautiful music lingers on in our hearts…

And yes... there's also something that Michael will carry in his next life...
The love of people who loves him...
His children's love...

That's for you MJ. Rest in Peace!

Friday, July 03, 2009

Prayer for Priests

I’d like to share a poem I got from the email today. It is a poem of a young boy who entered the seminary but left disappointed with the church.


Childhood fled me too soon,
Chased away by pious men in black cassocks.
A young life
regimented by clanging bell.
Throat with homesick lump
trying to sing Gregorian Chant;
The sweet loneliness of the Kyria,
Tear brimmed eyes of belief in the Credo,
Looking for my father in the Pater Noster.
Devout visits to the quiet chapel,
Soft talks with God.
Mentors edging me along the evangelical road,
then THAT priest said,
'You've played with yourself and come.'
And all I knew then
was that coming was the opposite of going.
So I went.
~~~Aidan Sharkey

The poem reminded me that Pope Benedict XVI declared June 19, 2009 up to June 19, 2010 as the year of the Priest. A call for all to pray for the priests especially for their spiritual perfection.

The church has experienced a lot of scandals lately and it has drawn so many people away from her which is a sad thing. But I guess that is precisely why the Pope declared the year of the Priest. They sure need our prayer. And I like to post here a prayer that is tacked in the pews of the adoration chapel in Binondo. I always pray it when I go there and I find it a very appropriate prayer especially the last part:

Prayer for priest, religious and vocation

Lord Jesus, Our Good Shepherd, strengthen all our priests in their vocation and bless their efforts and labors. Let them always be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Give them wisdom, patience and strength so that they may promote Your glory, spread Your kingdom in the hearts of men and lead the souls entrusted to them to eternal life.

Make all our religious brothers and sisters strong to resist all temptations and victorious over the attacks of their enemies and stretch over them Your hand so that they may still be enriched and become more worthy of Your love

Raise up in Your Church many holy priests and religious brothers and sisters. Grant that all whom You have chosen from eternity for your service may follow Your call and that nobody may enter into our sanctuary without being called. Amen.

And I really say Amen to that.