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

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I woke up with a stomach ache today and in a second I  was worried as this was a big day for me. I had a schedule later in the afternoon and that I needed to project and do my best for it.  I managed to get out, it was pretty hot today I was sweating I could feel my back was soak. I went to Union Mall for lunch and took the time to relax.

It's kinda amazing seems the people I met awhile back were all nice. It's rare to see strangers smiling at you here in Thailand but I got lots of them today. I noticed though that they aren't Thai. Anyway, I headed to my appointment and I was fascinated on the kindness the people shared. Seems the people in the place are happy and contented with what they are doing. I could feel the warmth and the joy deep inside their hearts.

I did my work well, I was satisfied how  I delivered my task despite my stomach ache. I went to Central Lat Phrao after to reward myself for a job well done. Sets of earrings from Forever 21. :) I had Krispy Kreme sprinkles by the evening and it  caused my migraine attack tonight I suspect. Nonetheless, this has been a great day, just pleasing. ;)

Friday, February 24, 2012


Thanks God I'm feeling better now, the past two weeks have been very hard for me being sick, last Thursday was my first experience to be totally ill and this week's Monday was the first ever as well of me not being able to say anything. I got laryngitis as the effect of the FLU I got last week, my voice was lost and it was worse having a hard cough at the same time. Oh, well at least I am a bit better now though still struggling with cough.

Today is a no-meat-Friday for Catholics. I started this day with pineapple juice, fresh brewed coffee and wheat toasts. I might have that meal only for today I don't have plans yet to go out of my room. I haven't fully recovered yet.

My laptop is my best friend as despite the situation I can deal with it without worrying at all, and  the sickness doesn't stop me from reading, interacting and learning things from time to time. I've had had a few discoveries in the past days. I have learnt enough and I realized better things so to speak. For now, I still have a lot of questions in my head why some things happen and why do some people are far  worse than one could imagine. I looked into myself and suddenly  I felt there is this something that I want to accomplish.

There is a feeling of inadequacy and I am getting another ambition. Why do I desire to get an MBA? I love teaching, I'm good at it. I fantasize  exquisite cooking, baking, gardening and some other stuff working on my senses at the same time there is this longing of me of getting back to school.

What has been  happening with my life isn't really favorable, I cannot deny the frustration. I plan well, I know I do unfortunately some things didn't get well as I designed not as the result of my actions but of the people around who made some of them a failure. I'm not passing blame it is just is. Believing is a good thing and I have just proven that sometimes we tend to believe the wrong persons. We commit mistakes due to believing, having a bad judgment despite having good reasons, intentions and motivations do not guarantee good results or even the fulfillment  of one's goal. It's like investing and being happy about it only to find out that the one you've been invested in has been nothing else but FRAUD from the very beginning.

I still have to reclaim my goals, make another plans, for now I want to move forward, get better education if this means going back home to start fresh I should be ready and willing to take a step soonest. Yes, MBA. I mean it.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

ASH Wednesday

Today is the first day of Lent which is called ASH WEDNESDAY. Christians, primarily Catholics go to Church and have our forehead marked cross with ashes. This reminds us that we are from dust and so we end up being one.  Humility as we say. This is not a ritual neither a  made-up activity for the believers. This is based on the old testament that reminds Christians of the values instilled by  faith. 

So what do we do in the season of Lent? We do FASTING  as abstaining from eating meat on Fridays though some have other sacrifices being pledged for the season. And not just that, this is the time to focus  on PRAYING  and ALMSGIVING. We believe in sacrifices, selfless actions and so helping the needy. These are the basic values we learn as well as praying for our heart's desires. Though of course we do pray and share our blessings every time, we  made this season of Lent recognizing the three practices.  More info on the video below.  

Here are also some worthwhile  articles on Ash Wednesday. Please feel free to read. :)

The Art of Giving, Share Ash Wednesday with Friends, Fasting and much more.

Ash Wednesday, Fasting, Abstaining, and You.

Monday, February 13, 2012

RIP Whitney Houston

I've  always admired good music and good voices. Since I was a kid I've been into singing and for me it's my soul and passion, there is something within that forms each time I sing the notes and even just listening to them. I got this  singing talent from my father and I'm thankful my parents exposed me the earliest to music and even let me sang in events when I was very little. As I can remember, my first major performance was singing in our graduation ceremony in Kindergarten. I was just six years old then. And it went on to different programs and any other singing engagements  either alone or with choir.  I just stopped singing since I moved here, abroad.

As a music lover or just crazy about melodies, I definitely  have many singers that I look up to,  local or  foreign, group or soloist. Whitney Houston  has been one of my idols since in elementary days, her song "the greatest love of all" was a favorite. There was even a time my aunt invited me to their Christmas party  to sing the song. Oh such memories and then her "one moment in time" and the rest.

I have personal favorite vids of Whitney admiring her talent and skills. She is indeed a legend, no matter what had happened to her before her death, it never affects the beauty and what she had contributed to the music industry. Should I mention the lives she touched with her songs and voice? She will always be remembered and her voice along with her songs will always be touching  hearts. Rest in peace, Whitney...your 48 years on earth was good enough.