TAMONTAKA, MAGUINDANAO, May 24, 2014—Last night, I had a problem where to put my journals. With only three bags for my luggage, I thought of a solution: give away some of my clothes and valuables for more space. Today, I am moving back to Marikina not for a home vacation but for the next stage of my religious formation. It seems surreal. Two years here in the novitiate felt like a very long time yet it seems like it was just a month ago when I first stepped on this monastery-like place. As a novice, I was formed to become a consecrated person. Now, I will start my new ministry of being a student Brother. Yes, that’s right, you may now call me Brother Allen.
Chastity, poverty, and obedience –these are the vows I publicly professed just to follow the footsteps of our brother Jesus Christ. I don’t really have much much to write about now. About my journal, I’ll try to buy the small and light ones since I have an old blog to continue. I will try to write my life as a Brother in my blog.
It’s one o’clock in the morning here and it’s past by bedtime now so I’m a bit sleepy. I’m on a free-blogging mode now so read at your own risk.
Today is the first day of April. I’ve read somewhere from twitter (via @HecklerForever of professionalheckler.wordpress.com) that every month that starts with a Sunday has a Friday the 13th. And that means a special treat from my favorite Graphic Novel/Comic Series, Trese. You can read the first two books free on their blog (http://tresekomix.blogspot.com).
I just checked My Stats and I got some surprising results. March 2012 has been my best month in terms of visitors/readers/blogwalkers. And from this month alone, the number of blog visits matched one-third of my combined blog visits last 2011. It’s an all-time high for me this March 2012 in terms of readership.
To All Friday Fictioneers
I know there’s one good reason why I achieved this feat: Friday Fiction.
I would like to say thanks to all the Friday Fictioneers out there, especially to Madison Woods. I appreciate all the likes and comments. More power to Friday Fictioneers!