Sunday, September 30, 2007
Then, that evening I was watching Prof. Monsod. Then she shared: "You know what I tell my students, if you go abroad to study is Ok, but if you go abroad and live there permanently, ayyyy naku when I die, I will go back from the grave and haunt you". Then she added: "It is funny, but (pointing a finger in her head) they remember."
I was just fascinated by the life of this woman. I also believe that there is no coincidence. The things that you need to hear comes to you in many forms. It manifest in many ways. It is only up to us to recognize these messages.
Friday, September 28, 2007
This September 21st this blog turned 3 years old. There were alot of things happening at the same time that I didn't have time to blog on the exact anniversary. I am really happy to have kept this blog. This free space became a venue to share some of my thoughts and images. I could have written more, posted more pictures but for now, I like it the way it is. Sometimes indeed "less is more".
Nothing can contain the multitude of images and thoughts. Also time seems to be moving fast forward at a rate that is faster than I can type qwerty.
In celebration, I am posting this colorful vanda from Davao. Happy Birthday blog!
Monday, September 24, 2007
In the tarpaulin hanging in one of the holding pens, it says that these crocodiles were found in restricted range areas in Mindoro (thus the scientific name), Negros, Jolo and parts of Mindanao. But due to land being converted to agricultural areas, they have died and slowly disappeared and became critically endangered...
I observed that they really do not move. They keep their mouths open like that. They are the true master of surprises to their preys.
Friday, September 21, 2007
One of my most favorite fruits mangosteens. When we arrived in Davao last Sunday, I went to hear mass at 11:00 am at Assumption Church. Afterwards I got these mouth watering fresh fruit for only P20 pesos. It has been a long week and I will be blogging about adventures and misadventures along the way.
I've been to Davao a few times. I am always excited to visit again places down south specially if they have my favorite fruits in season.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
What follows is, according to Benjamin Rossen, a copy of the earliest verifiable publication of this material. It can be found in the Reader's Digest, October 1953 issue, where it was attributed to Don Herold (1889-1966), author and humorist.
If I had my life to live over
By Nadine Stair
If I had my life to live over, I'd dare to make more mistakes next time. I'd relax, I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and less beans. I would perhaps have more actual troubles, but I'd have fewer imaginary ones.
You see, I'm one of those people who lived sensibly and sanely, hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I've had my moments, and if I had to do it over again, I'd have more of them. In fact, I'd try to have nothing else. Just moments, one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day. I've been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat and a parachute. If I had to do it again, I would travel lighter than I have.
If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Thursday, September 06, 2007
I am a graduate of this university UPLB more than a decade ago and it seems that little has changed over the years. I love the mountains and trees of my old college. Mt. Makiling and the ever green fields sooths my tired soul even after a long day of studying.
Would you believe I cannot remember the last time I bought milk from DTRI Dairy Bar? I even forgot where it was actually located at the AnSci compound. So nice to have this fresh supply of milk and cheese just a stone throw's away from my old VetMed dorm. I miss LB.
The different flavors of yoghurt: blueberry, mango, pineapple, strawberry. The small cups are sold at P13 and the big cups sold at 32. Sulit! these are freshly made and stocks are almost sold out everyday. Thanks to Paul for driving us there.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
The view of Balicasag Island and Pamilacan Island is visible in this rock cliff side. Bamboo wind chimes helps relax and complete the experience.
I love the details in this small nook at Bohol Bee farm. We didnt really have time for "hilot".
Hilot or traditional massage for less than $9 US. At the Bohol Bee Farm, Panglao Bohol.
Monday, September 03, 2007
No spoilers ahead.
Reading the book, which took me the whole weekend as I am admittedly am a slow reader. I tend to chew almost every minute detail. I do enjoy slow reading. Then now, after reading the book the first thought that came to mind: "I want to live in Scotland" hahhahaa. Live there and write! One of my dreams is to write a book. Honestly, I have to learn more about how to write well. I don't know if I can stand the cold there though.
Anyway, these are random thoughts. It just seems that death and dying brings perspective to things. The death anniversary of Princess Diana. The recent happenings in UP. These things seems to highlight the value of living. The value of life.
I will be sharing more of my insights about Harry in future post.