Dear Pope Francis,
I just want to say thank you for taking the time, for the break that was caused by your arrival. It is a break quite different from any other as we not only get physical rest from work but also a pause to reflect on our life and Christ’s life, among other things. And perhaps for me personally, this too has become an opportunity to take a breather before I face the things that are about to come. There will be changes and I knew I needed this too. So thank you.
May you continuously inspire people to live a simple life and to love others and Jesus Christ. Thank you.
Please stay cute, humble, and lovely. I am praying for you.
You are singing and then suddenly, out it comes – not lyrics, but vomit. Pitch Perfect. You are all dressed up, looking cool and feeling cool as you walk the hallways of your school with your new frenemies and then you fall into a trash bin, head first. Mean Girls. Just some scenes you would never want to find yourself in. And then it happens – for real. What would you do then?
Coz it happened to me and I cannot believe that it did. But it did anyway. After all, it didn’t need my permission to happen.
I was accompanying my grandma to a party of her friend. With that, it can already be surmised that I do not know anyone and I was really there for my grandma. Things were okay at the beginning. She was chatting with her elderly friends and I was sitting quietly, tweeting. Then dinner came. After getting my food, I returned to our table and was about to sit. Suddenly… red iced tea hit my head and soaked me all the way up until my butt. And I just stood there. Glasses broke. There was a puddle on the floor. Some people went to me and started wiping the red iced tea off my arms.
It’s true that when these kinds of things happen, they happen so fast. And I wasn’t just watching it in a movie. I was the unlucky star of the show. On the brighter side, nobody really knew me there. Haha!
We did go home shortly after that since I was already shivering and I needed to take a warm shower. Later on, as I was sharing the story to my mom, she did ask me what I would do if it happened to me during one of our events at work. It would still be embarrassing, no matter where or who I am with but I will live through it. And probably tell this story later on, laughing at myself.
January 1, 2015
Sometimes the most random yet interesting of thoughts come to you during the most unexpected of times. It could be while you are taking your bath, upon waking up in the morning, or even while washing the dishes. It occurs most often when you are not busy with thinking about your problems or about your goals and dreams in life. And I realized all that today as an interesting set of things entered my mind, jumbled ruminations one after the other and all while I was washing the dishes that were left the night before.
It is after all a new year and the new year often marks the time for new resolutions. I would like to say that I resolve to do or not do the following things but they, more often than not, do not always happen according to that great idea we once had. I would like to say that I would like to write here everyday, or if not, every week, if not still, every two weeks or every month. So I will not. What I will simply, is that I will write, and whenever I write, I will do it for fun, for anger, for love, for reflection, for all the things that push me to write. And for all the things that pull me from it.
2014 has come to a close and a new year begins. This post is to remind me to keep going while having fun along the way.
Here’s to a happy 2015!
PS. Thank you to the WordPress.com stats helper monkeys who prepared the 2014 annual report for this blog. You guys are awesome.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,000 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 17 trips to carry that many people.