Thoughts Flying On The Wings of Words

November 29, 2017

Knowing

Filed under: Dreamy Musings,Thoughts — seeking heart @ 6:50 pm

Someday you will meet someone who will know everything about you.

How you bawled your eyes out when Mufasa died.
How you hid in the basement closet with your imaginary friend.
How you waved at planes that flew over your backyard and imagined you were riding one all the way to Themyscira.
How your dreams would play out like a sci-fi movie.

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October 26, 2017

Christmas!

Filed under: Life,Thoughts — seeking heart @ 10:21 pm

It’s been five years since I celebrated Christmas in The Philippines with the entire family. And I miss it. Sorely.

My childhood memories of this season included a tree with all the trimmings and the requisite gifts underneath, writing letters to Santa, hanging stockings on the shelf,

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October 24, 2017

Black and Blue Love

Filed under: Life,Somber Musings,Thoughts — seeking heart @ 9:46 pm
On repeat: Make You Feel My Love (Lea Michele’s version)


When Lea Michele sang this on Glee after hearing the news of Cory Monteith’s passing, I bawled my eyes out together with all the cast members. Not because Finn (Cory’s character) was my favorite but because the grief that Lea felt at the death of her onscreen and offscreen love was so palpable. She sang this song with such heart that everytime I hear it, I cry.


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A Commuter’s Tale

Filed under: Life,Moments,People,Thoughts — seeking heart @ 8:33 pm

Taking the train to the city is such a treat these days. I don’t get to do it often anymore. On my first few years in NY, I worked at an outpatient clinic on 3rd Avenue so I got to excitedly race with the commuting crowd daily. But since I started my independent practice (in addition to regular employment), driving has become a necessity and the time I spent sitting in a subway car reading a book, people watching, and gawking at various odds and ends has dwindled.

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October 23, 2017

Giants, They Die!

Filed under: Between God and I,Life,Thoughts — seeking heart @ 3:30 am

The message preached in Church this morning couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. The Pastor talked about how the concept of giants is as real today as it was in the time of King David, although not in the literal sense. And, as in the time of the old testament, these giants are anything but undefeatable.

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October 18, 2017

How Far I’ll Go

Filed under: Dreamy Musings,Life,Thoughts — seeking heart @ 6:21 pm

On Repeat: Moana’s How Far I’ll Go. Don’t judge me but I went through a Moana phase in 2016. And when I heard this song again a few days ago, it captivated me in a much different sense. Like I’m hearing it with fresh ears.

This song has always reminded me of my childhood. As a kid, I was known for my dreamy musings.

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October 11, 2017

What Job Would You Do For Free?

Filed under: Career,Life,People,Thoughts — seeking heart @ 6:57 pm
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Burn out is real, especially when you’re doing something you don’t love. I work with children and around other professionals who work with the same. I have been doing this for over 7 years now that it has become easy to spot which of these people are going to quit in 5 years. It’s not easy to be spit on, slapped, pinched, bitten, and punched on an almost daily basis. It requires more than just patience. It demands nothing short of love. Patience could only get you so far. Yes, it could last you 5 years. Maybe 10, but that’s a stretch.

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October 9, 2017

Ride With Me!

I love sports! Growing up, I fancied myself an olympian. I was the girl with eyes glued to the TV set cheering for the Lakers as they won championships in the 80s, at the tail end of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s storied career. I sat mesmerized while watching a documentary of Nadia Comaneci scoring a perfect 10. With the exception of baseball, most sports excite me such that if I had been born with the strength, balance, coordination, agility, grace, and precision that athletes possess, I would be one. But, alas!

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August 6, 2013

Jesus Is The Answer!

Filed under: Thoughts,Uncategorized — seeking heart @ 11:18 pm
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Disclaimer: I am a sinful person who needs a Savior and I have no right to judge anyone. So when you read the following article please be reminded that it’s not my intention to condemn.

Homosexuality is a sin. The Bible doesn’t mince words when it comes to this. Leviticus 18:22 says, “Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin.” Many homosexuals in this generation claim that it’s not a matter of choice that they’re gay but that they were made by God that way. Yes, you may have been born that way, but God certainly did not make you that way. We were all beautifully and wonderfully made. If you read on, you will understand why.

Genesis 1:27 says, “So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.” However, God also created mankind with free will. He gave humans the freedom to choose between right and wrong, good and evil. Adam and Eve, the first man and woman, chose to disobey God and do that which they were commanded not to do. And because of that, sin came into the world and we as Adam and Eve’s descendants are still reaping the consequences of that sin. Because of their disobedience, the moment we are norn we have in each one of us a sinful nature. What that means is we are all predisposed to lie, steal, cheat, kill, etc. It also means that all of us are predisposed to being homosexuals. And as some individuals are more prone to stealing, others to killing, so others are to being homosexuals. But we each have a choice not to indulge this sinful nature. Just because you as a man are attracted to another man, doesn’t mean that you have to act on that attraction and have sexual relations with him. It’s no different from a married man who’s attracted to another woman, just because the desires are there, and they are natural desires too, doesn’t mean he can go ahead and satisfy those cravings. We were all born with carnal desires because of our sinful nature. That’s not our fault. Blame it on Adam and Eve. But just because we have it in us, doesn’t mean we have to manifest it.

Jesus said in John 10:10, “The thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy. I come that you may have life and have it to the full.” When Adam and Eve chose to sin on that fateful day in the Garden of Eden, they unwittingly gave Satan (the enemy) the impression that he has power over them. But that’s a lie. God never relinquished the power to the enemy even when it appeared that way and He has proven that when He sent Jesus, His only Son, to die on the cross to redeem us from our sinful nature. Trust me, God did not create anyone to be homosexuals. Just as he did not create adulteres, thieves, or murderers. God created us in His image and likeness and He has a wonderful plan for each of us. But until we get rid of our sinful nature, we will never be able to walk in that wonderful plan. Jesus is our only hope.

Some of you who are reading this may be skeptical about Jesus. But I dare you to call to Him in prayer and ask Him to save you from your sinful nature and I can guarantee that He will answer you and free you from all the shackles that are holding you captive. But don’t take my word for it, read the Bible and find out for yourself who this Jesus is and what He can do for you. I suggest you start with the Gospel of John.

God loves you and He wants you to live a victorious life. One that’s not encumbered by the consequences of bad choices, doubt, deceit, or by a sense of hopelessness.

June 24, 2010

No Green Jokes Please

Filed under: People,Thoughts — seeking heart @ 9:31 pm
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I absolutely hate it when men discuss women in graphic ways in front of me.

This afternoon, a colleague of mine sauntered into the room sharing his encounter with the new girl. When we asked him how she looked he said, “She’s perfect. Big boobs. Doesn’t talk. Perfect!” Had he left it at that, I wouldn’t be writing this blog entry. But he went on and on and on until every woman in that room felt so uncomfortable we all found excuses to be somewhere else.

Men who view women as a piece of meat shouldn’t be given any place in a respectable society. I understand that’s the rule instead of the exception but why are some men so insensitive as to not consider the fact that it may not be a suitable topic of discussion over lunch with 5 women in attendance. We keep girl’s talk among ourselves. Shouldn’t men do the same?

I have no objection to having fun and sharing funny stories. If I was the only one who thought that discussion to be offensive, I would’ve sucked it all in, stayed put, and tried my hardest to tolerate the atrocity in the name of camaraderie attributing my reaction to the fact that I was raised differently and therefore have to learn to adjust in order not to become a social pariah. But since that’s not the case, I would say this is not an overreaction.

Garbage in, garbage out. That’s what I believed in growing up. As much as possible, I try to not to converse with people who couldn’t seem to help themselves from blurting out green jokes every few seconds. I am not one of those really strict ones who reprimand people and tell them to stop. I politely smile and leave. And if I can’t then pray for a divine intervention (which might involve someone being swallowed by the earth, hopefully not me). I believe in living and let live. If that’s his/her idea of fun, then who am I to judge him/her and ruin the party. However, let them find somebody else who will sit, listen, and laugh because I won’t. Good thing the people in my circle are “prudes” like me. HAHAHA.

A little sensitivity is all I’m asking for, I guess. I can’t always walk around with a sign on my forehead saying “No green jokes please”. Is that asking too much?

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