Thursday, February 04, 2016

1 Corinthians 16:14 "Do Everything in Love" - The Man Who Dumped Dead Chickens

The man who owned the dead chickens that got dumped in our perimeter - his grandson was a 10-15 year old boy, who was accused of raping a 2 year old inside a pig sty. 

The boy was not jailed because he was a minor. More importantly, because of the broken human Philippine justice system.

First, I'm answering my life's stresses through this calendar. Not every day is easy. But these simple words, put some perspective. In my search for answers, they brought me a moment of peace.

Just this morning I spoke with the man who owned the dead chickens. He said "Kukunin ko sana ang manok kaya lang parati nakasusi ang gate niyo e. Hindi ako makapasok." Nakangisi pa. (I would have gotten the dead chicken but your gate was locked. I can't go in. - he was smirking)

Tumango na lamang ako. Sa isip isip ko, "Pwede ka namang kumatok at magpaalam. Yun naman ang gawain ng mga disenteng tao."

I simply nodded. In my mind I was thinking, "You could have just knocked and I would have opened it. That's what normal people do."

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

At ang inalay kong gumamela...



Natatandaan mo pa ba?
Inukit kong puso sa punong mangga
at ang inalay kong gumamela?
...
...
Kami ngayo'y naglilinis ng kapaligiran, at nakita namin na maraming mga halaman. Namimigay po kami ng mga pulang gumamela cuttings, es-sayantipik name, hibiscus. Wala pong singil basta't inyong kukunin dito sa Virginia's Garden. 
Nakakapanghinayang po kasi, pag ang mga ito'y aming susunugin o itatambak lamang. Mabuti pa'y ipagmigay ng ang  iba' makapagtanim din. 

FREE RED GUMAMELA CUTTINGS as of February 2, 2016. For pickup only at Virginia's Garden, Barangay Tangway, Lipa City, Batangas. Phone number 0917-3..88..8-227. Look for Danny

 
 

1 Corinthians 13:13

Image by Danielle McInnes
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13

Scripture: NIV and Biblehub (Back to the Bible Calender Given to me by +Jie Garcia)
Photoshop Edit: Me

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Win $100 in Blog Naming Competition


Goodblogs.com, the guys I have been working with for the last 5 to 7 years, is holding a blog naming contest. Find a name for their blog, get it upvoted, and if your entry is chosen - YOU WIN $100!

Here's a copy of the email that I got.

Are you creative? Want to score 100 bucks?
View this email in your browser

Greetings,

We are launching a blog all about alpacas and need your help with a name for the site.

In return, we want to give away $100 to the person who comes up with the winning site name. Here's how it works:
To submit your domain name, click the "SUBMIT" button below.

Once we select the finalists, you will have the opportunity to vote for your favorites by signing up here.

Best wishes,
The GoodBlogs Crew
SUBMIT IDEA

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Matters of Great Import



Yesterday ruminated
Of the great war contemplated
Dread filled the firmament
Fueled by the fury of the malcontent
With raised arm a salute was outstretched
The outcomes truly were wretched
For they saw them who were ill
Didn’t even have graves - they kept still
Horrors unspeakable
The quest for justice unshakable
Liberation led to vindication
Ending the world’s second great conflagration
And now we are
With our mind ajar
New horrors emerged
In desert skies long submerged
Through disjointed emotions
Twisted notions
Transformed into actions
Bringing new conflagrations
Default is constance in distraction
Most minds in liquefaction
They have not assimilated
Dissimilar paradigms resisted
The future’s unchanged
Revelations estranged
With broadcast improvement
Thus was cemented the discontentment
Pandora’s box unclosed
Reality’s failure juxtaposed
To twisted demons
Unfurled after eons
But after all the dire
There will be a shire
A tiny enclave of hope
A shimmer unseen in scope
There is good report
In matters of great import