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

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My first 2010 Christmas Party

While the rest of the Thai people celebrated H.M. the King's birthday and father's day, some Filipinos in Bangkok added another event to that day and that was our Christmas Party last December 5.

Had it with other Pinoys I met in siampinoy online community and it was good to meet people for real. The highlight was the tasty lechon and gift-giving/exchanging gift. I have to add, the videoke was also one of the best parts. We had fun especially that we love taking photos and being photograph, too. It does happen wherever we are and with Fils. around posing and smiling are always amusing. Here are two of  the photos! :)


  1. Thanks for posting, MC nice pictures! It was fun specially the pictorial @ 2nd floor hehehe

  2. Thanks Elekz, ay naku napakasipag mong mag comment! Merry Christmas. :D

  3. ur welcome! nagbabasa din ako minsan pag wla magawa at tamad magblog hehehe pagtamad magbasa nman tumitingin lng ng pics d2.. but I am not ur stalker, promise! bwahahahaha

    Merry Christmas, too! ;)