30 April, 2011

Hotter Summer 2011

Do you believe global warming is happening besides all the recent abnormal weather conditions in different places of the world? Uh oh.. I should never start a conversation with that word..

Anyway, these past few days, a higher temperature above normal has been recorded in Metro Manila. These times compared than several decades before, is really very much different that sometimes PAG-ASA, the weather bureau itself, cannot predict accurately the weather pattern that experts used to describe it now being "unpredictable" or "erratic".

On Easter Sunday, we spent our day in a spring resort in a Barrio in Bacacay, Albay. Once you plunge into the water, you wouldn't want to go out of it. The cold water offered comfort against the extreme heat of the sun.

Well, we ended the day having fun despite the painful red skin and sunburn. Summer 2011 is really hotter compared to the past years. As the weather bureau predicts, the temperature will continue to rise until next month.

No more outdoor activities for me and my family.

26 April, 2011

Good Friday at Kawakawa Nature Park

On Good Friday, my family and I were climbing this hill in Ligao City in Albay. The climb was steep and tiring. With shaky legs, catching my breath, I paved my way to the top (511 feet). The place was solemn for reflection.

Here are the photos of the 14 stations I've taken during the climb.

The First Station: The Last Supper

Second Station: The Agony in Gethsemani

Third Station: Jesus Before the Sanhedrin
Fourth Station: The Scourging and Crowning with Thorns

Fifth Station: Jesus Receives the Cross
Sixth Station: Jesus Falls Under the Weight of the Cross

Seventh Station: Simon of Cyrene Carries the Cross of Jesus
Eight Station: Jesus Meets the Pious Women of Jerusalem

Ninth Station: Jesus is Nailed to the Cross
Tenth Station: The Repentant Thief

Eleventh Station: Mary and John at the Foot of the Cross
Twelfth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross

Thirteenth Station: Jesus is Laid in the Tomb
Fourteenth Station: Jesus Rises from Death

15 April, 2011

Fool Me Once, Shame On You; Fool Me Twice, Shame On Me

If you have fooled somebody in a hurtful, harmful way, don't fool yourself in return. Pretending as if it was all the person's fault for being naive and foolish, is only a way of you avoiding responsibility for your own destructive and foolish behaviors.

What about if you feel like someone has fooled you? How do you overcome the anger, feeling of betrayal, and hurt? Be willing to own up the fool inside you. Accept the fact that you were naive. Be compassionate with yourself for any hurt you sustained. Then resolve to be less foolish next time around.

Keep your heart open to others, but let your head guide you as well.

(photo copied from another website)

08 April, 2011

This Might Interest You

               An interesting email landed my inbox. A good stuff to share to the readers. Here's the content. You may be needing a calculator. =)

This year we experienced and are going to experience four unusual dates:
 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/11;
that's not all...
take the last two digits of the year in which you were born;
now add the age you will be this year, and the result will be 111 for everyone!  

For example - If I was born in 1976, and 76 + 35 = 111

This is the year of Money!!!


This year October will have 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays and 5 Saturdays.
This happens only every 823 years.


These particular years are known as 'Moneybags' 
- the proverb goes that if you send this to eight good friends,
money will appear in the next four days as is explained in Chinese feng-shui.
It’s a
mystery, but worth a try, so good luck!