To understand reality is not the same as to know about outward events. It is to perceive the essential nature of things. The best-informed man is not necessarily the wisest. Indeed there is a danger that precisely in the multiplicity of his knowledge he will lose sight of what is essential. But on the other hand, knowledge of an apparently trivial detail quite often makes it possible to see into the depth of things. And so the wise man will seek to acquire the best possible knowledge about events, but always without becoming dependent upon this knowledge. To recognize the significant in the factual is wisdom. Dietrich Bonhoeffer:


Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.---RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.---ABRAHAM LINCOLN
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.---ALEXANDRE DUMAS
“It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones" --- Alexander Solzhenitsyn quotes (Russian novelist, Nobel Prize for Literature (1970), b.1918)
“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” ---Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, October 14, 2010

My BIRTHDAY at Waterside Resort Restaurant

(Written September 21, 2010)

I love dining and good ambiance is one of the things I'm attracted to, most especially on special days and ocassions. I've celebrated my birthdays in quite a few places in here but yes, with lesser invites. I did the same thing, checking the place on google and then ask recommendations and feedback, visit... and finally decide.

Waterside Resort Restaurant is an ideal place in what I picture what my birthday  this year should be. It's of private rooms and of course with karaoke. It is fun to sing and just experience music. Plus, the food is fine and I just so love the place, it's elegant and  fascinating.

I've invited some of my coworkers and some Filipino friends. Many of my coworkers finish work after 8:30p.m. so I expected that many would be delayed. Like it will be of two groups, the early birds and those that will come later.

It was so funny, since the map is a bit confusing my guests had a hard time going to the venue.  I  even got confused myself  how to get there as I just told the cab driver to send me to the place. The thing was, they too find it hard to locate! hahaha!

Anyway, I was glad many of my Filipino friends came and some of my coworkers. Some didn't make it but I appreciated of them letting me know that they couldn't  make it that night through SMS.  Made me say, I was right getting a smaller room anticipating the attendance.

That was also memorable having overseas calls for greetings from loved ones. It was a night I wanted to and it happened that way. It was all fun and if I had to choose to extend the time surely I would.  My birthday indeed was a happy birthday, at least for me. :)

Finally, I thank the Lord for the blessings, the gift of family, friends, work and yes, LIFE. :)

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