Saturday, February 28, 2009

Going to church can cause you to sin?

Yesterday, we attended the anticipated mass in the church near our house. I always want to go to church early... and early we were that there were still few people who are inside.

My kids and I finally settled on one of the long chairs... and quietly waited for the mass to start. While waiting, I can't help but notice a lot of things.

Some people were talking inside, as if they were seated in a park bench... unmindful that they are in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.

On the opposite side, I noticed two men attending the mass in shorts! No matter that they were long ones, six-pockets, signature and all, they're still short pants are definitely not the proper attire to wear in attendance to the Holy Eucharist.

A little farther, and almost near the window, what I saw even bothered me... two lovebirds whispering to each other and giggling... with occasional PDA, and yes, they were a young a couple.

Finally, the priest approached the altar and the celebration started. As if on cue, while we were singing the opening hymn, people started coming inside the church, and I said to myself "Why do these people want to be late for the mass?"

The celebration proceeded, although thoughts of the things I've seen never really left my consciousness... not that I believe what they were doing was wrong, but that I felt I have committed a sin by going to church... I judged people.

Does that mean that I should stop going to mass altogether to avoid committing these sins? That only proves the devil have won.

I would definitely continue going to church... and pray even harder that I would avoid judging people and remember that the celebration is a communion of people who gather together to praise, worship and thanks God.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Pure imagination... my escape...

This is how I escape...

my sanctuary...

maybe it's just a world of make believe...

my own creation...

but this is how I keep myself safe... sane...

and alive...

to exit...


in a world of my own creation...

where I am free...

where I have no anxities...

a world everything around me is happy...

a world of colorful rainbows... of fun things...

a world I can call my own...

a world of pure imagination....

and then I'll return... to reality...

Monday, February 23, 2009


I am not much of a talker, I really cannot express myself vocally. Maybe that's why I resorted to writing, because in writing I have time to collect my thoughts... and weave them into threads of words that would best express my feelings and sentiments for the moment.

That's why I developed a passion for writing.

I started with poems... verses that rhymed... with syllables that seem to have a uniform count like they were following a beat... I was fulfilled.

Albeit, these were confined in my notebooks, where nobody can read them.

I discovered blogging... and those verses started to form into pharagraphs as I found more ways to express my thoughts better... and I am fulfilled.

I thought I was a good writer.

Some say, I make them cry... some say I inspire them... while some even say I make them laugh... I guess, that makes me writer.

This made me even wanting to write more... to share more... that's why I have so many blogs.

I have no problem putting all those words together... I felt it was my destiny... to write.

And write I did.

I never knew I will get tired...

but I did...


but that is just for people who work! I'm not working! I'm just writing!

but what why do I feel tired?

why are words hard to come by lately?

where is the fire that burns inside?

is it going to die?

No! I don't want to... I want to keep on writing... even if I have to force myself...

it's the only thing that I can do... it's the only thing I do.

but why do I feel tired?

Monday, February 09, 2009

A hope to see better with Zenni

I have always said in my other blogs that my eyesight isn't as sharp as they used to be. Well, I'm partly to blame because I have been in front of the computer, blogging for almost 20 hours per day. It may not be easy to accept, but I know I may need prescription eyeglasses soon.

But I also know that prescription eyeglasses are not cheap, especially for non-earner like me. That's why I am glad to find the article Seeing Straight Without Breaking Bank in my web browsing. And I was even surprised to see one of the featured stores in the article - Zenni Optical

Zenni Optical in the New York Times?!

I always hear about Zenni being the source of Prescription eyeglasses for only $8! To be featured in the New York Times, I guess it adds credibility to them. I am keen on checking them out before it is too late for me.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009


Like what I said in a previous post stating how REFLECTION started, there are already three notebooks that I have already filled-up with my poems.

I haven't written for quite some time.

One of my plans for this year is to start my fourth REFLECTION notebook.

I hope to get back to the original medium where I express my thoughts, sentiments, dreams and frustrations... writing poems.

After all, I am a self-proclaimed poet.

I used to dream that someday I might be able to publish my poems in a book which I would call, you're right, REFLECTION... "personal expressions reflected in lines"

But while that still remain to be a dream, I would just be satisfied with seeing my poems in my notebooks.

Hopefully, that dream will become a reality someday...

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