the year 2002. The year of twogetherness. A wise Englishwoman once
said, "Always remember that two points determine a line and when
you add another point, it becomes a triangle."
The book, Editing Techniques with Final Cut Pro, has arrived
through the mail. It's one of the best books written for Apple's Final
Cut Pro. With the power of the Powermac G4 with Velocity Engine, I can
churn out edited scenes for a final video production. I have edited the
raw footage of our Christmas party on iMovie 2. It's not as powerful as
Final Cut Pro. I've read in the book Final Cut Pro was originally from
Macromedia and they sold it to Apple.
Who's signing up to my first feature length
movie? Any takers?
During the period when the wanderer was practicing Zen meditation,
his master, one day went to one corner of the dojo (the site where his
disciples congregated), and returned with a bamboo switch. Some of his
students -- those who had not been able to concentrate well -- raised
their hand. The master approached each of them and delivered three blows
with the switch on each shoulder.
When he saw this for the first time, the
wanderer regarded it as medieval and absurd. Later, he understood that
it is often necessary to transfer spiritual pain to the physical plane
in order to perceive the evil that it creates. On the road to Santiago,
he had learned an exercise that involved the digging of the nail of his
index finger into the skin of his thumb whenever he had thoughts that
were critical of himself.
The terrible consequences of negative thoughts
are perceived only much later. But by allowing such thoughts to manifest
themselves as physical pain, we are able to understand the damage they
cause. And then we are able to banish them. - Paulo Coelho, Maktub
Happy birthday to you. I wish for you that you reach your destined
path. You have dreams to fulfill. I could hear your voice in gladness.
Let's enjoy the day.
I have watched the Lord
of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring today. It's an adaptation
in film of the literary work of J.R.R. Tolkien. I could say that this
movie is one of the best I've seen. It opens our understanding of our
own destiny. Why things must happen. I recommend this movie for you to
watch. Better yet, read the book. There are two more movies to come because
the movie did not end yet.
I bought the book Lord of the Rings, all three books in one volume.
I haven't cracked the book. I'll be reading it in maybe several months
Happy birthday Mom. You're simply the best! I want to thank you for
bringing me into this world to experience life and enrich it.
The master says: "My dear fellow, I have to tell you something
that you perhaps don't know. I have been thinking about how to make this
news less difficult to hear -- how to paint it in brighter colors, add
to it promises of Paradise, visions of the Absolute, provide esoteric
explanations -- but they do not apply. "Take a deep breath, and prepare
yourself. I have to be blunt, and I assure you, I am absolutely certain
of what I'm telling you. It is an infallible prediction, without any doubt
whatsoever. "It's the following: you are going to die.
"It may be tomorrow or fifty years
from now, but -- sooner or later --you are going to die. Even if you would
rather not. Even if you have other plans. "Think carefully about
what you are going to do today. And tomorrow. And with the rest of your
life. - Paulo Coelho, Maktub
Deep in his heart and soul is his concern over his nation. Too much
strife and confusion.
Sometimes I wonder how we move on with our lives as each day passes
by. Others say they are bored with life. What is that essential ingredient
of life that makes us live?
After his father's demise, he has finally arrived to the place where
he was born. Starting to live a new life and learn again. Today is where
everything shall start the realisation of his dreams. He should be aware
of the constant distractions that hampers him from getting there. There
are other people who looks up to him, he bears the light and guide them
through darkness. Look back? Don't because that was yesterday-look forth
and you'll see the rising of the sun upon the horizon. Be inspired young
Do you know what inspires me? It's life.
We didn't happen as a result of an accident but we happened for a
purpose. I sometimes think of this while I lie down in bed. In
this existence, we are bound by the divine rules and man's rule as permitted
by the Divine.
The colour of expression, of speaking our truth, of communicating both
with the Spirit and all other beings throughout the Universe. Blue is
the colour of the sky and the saying " The sky's the limit"
meaning nothing is impossible for us to achieve when we believe in ourselves
and the Love of the Universe. Who has not felt uplifted on a bright sunny
morning, the sky a brilliant blue or fallen in love with a deep pool of
water, it's rich blue colour making us feel at peace and at one with the
Universe? Blue soothes and releases stress. It empowers us to make clearer
decisions and to gain clarity on our next step in life. What we speak
of creates our reality for the very action of our words travelling out
through space and time impacts in a very physical way all matter that
forms the Universe. As a colour essence, Blue helps us to remember to
only speak of that which we desire to experience and to release any spoken
negativity that may keep our goals from coming to fruition. It also clears
the throat chakra and helps to dispel fear. We feel more empowered to
speak our truth and to stand tall in it. -
Morning Star, The Magic of Colour
your birthday day 6 of the month?
You are generous with people in need, sometimes to an extreme that people
find you nosey. Your hidden courage and dedication often surprise others.
Your imagination is extremely unique.
Your love life is on the smooth track because it grows from friendship.
Although you may not make a sweet lover but your sincerity bring happiness
to your couple.
I'm not feeling well. Thank you for wishing me well.
Still, I'm not feeling well but I'm recovering already. Thanks to
"...And if we obey God, we must disobey ourselves; and it is
in this disobeying ourselves, wherein the hardness of obeying God consists."
- from the pages of the great classic Moby Dick
This house needs attention for it to be a home.
you ever experienced what it's like under the sea? Maui Ocean Center shows
off Hawaii's endemic flora and fauna in its huge aquarium. The sights
and sounds are astonishing. There you can see various species of the so-called
paoican and the pagui. Have you seen the pating in
its deep lair? Hindi po lahat ng pating ay mapanganib sa tao. Nakakatakot
ang magswimming baka sabihin mo. Pero, pag napag-aralan mo ang ocean ecosystem
mauunawaan mo ang role mo bilang tagapag-alaga ng ating karagatan. Meron
ka ring makikitang mga bangus at porong. Ang wala doon ay
mga live dolphins at whales pero well represented naman sila doon. Kasi
dito sa Maui matatagpuan mo sila pag nagboating ka sa dagat. Kaya pag
may panahon kayo, iniimbita ko kayo sa Maui para maranasan niyo ang kakaibang
pananaw ng buhay isla.
Alam mo ba? Ahh hindi mo pa alam. Hehehehe. Anyway, Kasalukuyan akong
nagsisiyasat ng maaari nating pagkakaabalahan ng panahon para mabigyan
natin ng saysay ang panahon ng mga ibang tao. Di ko nga alam kung ano
ito kaya nga nagsisiyasat ako. Gets mo ba?
Let me think. It has been a year since Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has
been installed as President of the Republic of the Philippines. Any changes?
Ba't ako kasali dito sa pagmamatyag? Kaya lang ang ating tinutugon ay
ang sambayanang Pilipino. Natupad ba ang mga pangako ng Pangulo para sa
masa? May pagbabago naman kasi noon pag dumadating ako ng Manila binabayaran
ko ang pushcart sa NAIA ng isang doliar at nang naupo na siya'y libre
na ang pushcart sa NAIA. Salamat Ate Glo sa libreng pushcart. Sana malinis
po ninyo ang sistema. Please do your work exceedingly and look at the
interest of the nation. Congratulations and happy anniversary.
My hobbit name is Olo Bolger. Discover
The best way of escaping reality is making reality unreal.
I'm in Honolulu today working sa Corporate HQ namin sa Waikiki. Iilan
lang ang turista dulot ng 911. Yeah I know, the airport security is tough.
Shoes are now going through X-ray machines. Tinitingnan yata kung may
alipunga ang paa ng mga tao. Anyway, naenjoy ko ang stay ko doon. I talked
to my uncle to meet with him after my work. Nagkita nga kami at ipinakilala
sa akin ang kanyang sinta. We had our dinner sa Ala Moana Shopping Center.
Tapos nagstroll na kami sa mall and then we went to Circuit City at tumingin-tingin
ng pwedeng bilhin. Tapos nagdrop-by kami sa apartment niya, where I relaxed
a bit. A friend of mine came to say hello. Pagkatapos ay nagpahatid na
ako sa Sheraton to meet my old friends online to join them at the bar.
I was glad to see them again. May nag-asawa na sa kanila. I'm happy for
them. Nagpahatid na lang ako sa hotel ko pagkatapos. Enjoy na enjoy ko
ang time ko sa Honolulu. Namimiss kita.
I came home from Honolulu. Glad to be back na. My friend picked me
up from the airport. Naglunch kami at nagkakwentuhan. Excited na kami
para sa activity namin bukas sa Computer Swapmeet. Sigurong marami kaming
makukulimbat na mga computer parts at mga equipment para magamit at maipadala
sa Pilipinas. Kailangan ko ng floppy drive para sa isang computer ko.
Alas dies y media. Sama-sama na kaming lumuwas para sa Computer Swapmeet.
Wow, dami talagang mga computer equipment. Nakakuha ako ng maraming equipment
para sa studio ko. May fax machine, Mac SE, Epson Stylus at iba pa. Sana
buwan-buwan ito para marami akong marerefurbish na mga computers para
maidonar sa Pilipinas lalo na sa elementary school namin. Ginoong Bill
Gates kailangan ko ng MS DOS version 3.1. Meron ka ba?
pala kami ng kapatid ko ng cel fon. Salamat at ang GSM ay nakarating na
rin sa U.S. Makakapagtext na rin kami sa aming mga textmates sa Pilipinas
at iba pang sulok ng mundo.
I drove the car to work and the vibe is bad. What is this energy that
is enveloping it? I can't explain. My truck was used by my brother to
accompany our mother to buy some tiles for a home improvement project.
You're leaving today to go to a land outside your own. I know you'll
have your peace over there and we can talk. Keep the faith and be strong.
I love you.
was a record rain for Kahului, Maui since 1963. A motorist was on its
way home after dropping off colleages when work was suspended due to the
inclement weather. Visibility was a safety issue, as the vehicle turned
left into a less busy portion of the highway suddenly heard a loud bang,
the airbags deployed and saved a life. Accidents happen no matter how
careful you are. Suffering is allowed in order for us to focus on the
meaning of life. Sometimes these are signs that we change our direction
and focus on the other cares in life. Changes...it's the greatest constant.
our loving Creator, we give thanks for saving the lives of the people
involved in this accident. God saved my mother.
In the moments of silence. Looking at the mirror. A morning calm.
A mother in pain. Battling with the bitterness and gain the strength of
faith and the power of prayer--a constant communication with the Creator.
In moments like these, faith in God's glory banishes the inner workings
of being weak.
He's looking for work to give the essence of a father to a child,
of a husband to a wife. The soul provider to the family to become a pillar
of strength. He is empowered to lead and shelter his family in times of
foul weather. The raging storm abates and comes the glory of a morning