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Monthly Archive for July, 2010


Only in quiet waters do thing mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. – Hans Margolius What would it feel like being 86 years old, and the world around you in total silence? Our Lolo Pedring turned 86 yesterday, the 28th of July. He lost his sense of […]

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empty cup

A university professor went to visit a famous Zen master. While the master quietly served tea, the professor talked about Zen. The master poured the visitor’s cup to the brim, and then kept pouring. The professor watched the overflowing cup until he could no longer restrain himself. “It’s overfull! No more will go in!” the […]

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As soon as it was confirmed that June 30, 2010 would be a non-working holiday because of the inauguration of President-elect Noynoy Aquino, I made plans for a movie date with my mom-in-law, my sis-in-law Vivien and cousin Coleen on the opening day of Eclipse. I promised I would purchase our tickets the day before […]

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The Philippines was all abuzz last week, Wednesday, the 30th of June, and it was not just because the third installment of the Twilight saga movies was opening. It was the inauguration of the 15th President of the Philippine Republic, in the person of the only son of a couple regarded as modern-day Philippine heroes, […]

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What is frustration? I am tempted to look it up – “google” it as what most of us have the luxury of doing these days. Have you noticed how internet technology has made us both physically and mentally idle? We no longer get to lift those heavy dictionaries, thesaurus or encyclopedia. When we need to […]

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