01 april 2005
A love that is dependent on something - when the thing ceases,
the love also ceases. But a love that is not dependent on anything never
ceases. Which is a love that is dependent on something? The love of Amnon
for Tamar. And one that is not dependent on anything? The love of David
and Jonathan. - Ethics of the Fathers 5:16
I attended Rex Navarrete's standup comedy jam at the Baldwin High School
Auditorium with the other staffers of TFS. I needed an ounce of laughter
today and laughter is a medicine. I also support the Filipino artists
in America and of course thank you for introducing me to him in the first
place. This evening was filled with laughter despite of a heavy load in
my being. I have learned that laughter lightens up this load. I hope there
will be more Pinoy performing artists come to Maui and show their talents
to their kababayans.
02 april 2005
However, I regard these things as blunders to my life irrespective
of the consequences that it may bring.
04 april 2005
I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the
intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful
to these teachers. -Kahlil Gibran
08 april 2005
"Through joy and through sorrow, I wrote. Through hunger
and through thirst, I wrote. Through good report and through ill report,
I wrote. Through sunshine and through moonshine, I wrote. What I wrote
it is unnecessary to say." – Edgar Allan Poe
13 april 2005
Pamamaalam ng Hangin
Ang siphayo ng kanyang tinig namaalam. O hanging amihan sana'y
14 april 2005
"The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation
of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the
people who must use the words." – Phillip K. Dick
23 april 2005
A Strong Woman
A petroglyph etched on a river stone.
24 april 2005
Leaving on a Jet Plane
You promised me you will never change when you get to America.
I will hold on to your word. We sang Leaving On A Jet Plane this evening.
The moment you hang up the phone, I felt that I will never 'see ' you
again. All I have left is hope. I love you. When you come to America,
your outlook in life will change and may vow not to look back. It is my
strong desire that you will value your Filipino heritage. I, being born
in America, I have valued my culture as a Filipino. You are an individual
and subject to change without notice. Good luck and God bless you! When
you learn how to look back, you will see me behind you. You are welcome
to America and live the American dream. I wish you well, my beloved.
Liberating the Mind
The mind's greatest enemy are the negativity that surrounds the
person. It is funny to think that people succumb to the games other people
play. Maybe I have been a willing victim. In today's high tech world,
there are so many mind games out there. Be careful. This world works in
a manner that the mind can't comprehend. With God's guidance, the mind
is liberated for the heart acts as the catalyst to discern what is best.
Don't succumb to people with ulterior motives. God bless you all. It is
in my best interest that you cast your cares about the world and reflect
your energy on what is good for the soul. For nothing that is standing
on this earth will be left when the King of Kings come to reclaim His
kingdom on earth from the god of this world.