Sunday Reflection: How a water drum inspired me


Introduction: This is the first time I will post a Lectio Divina (Diving Reading) Reflection. As a Marist young Brother, I don’t give sermons. But like a teacher (or a future teacher), I can give my personal experiences. I’ll do it the WordPress way. Just pardon my English. Continue reading


We’re heading to Baguio


In my last post, I mentioned about my heart’s palpitations.
I think I just need some rest.
So this coming Friday, we’re heading north to the high altitude place of Baguio!

Hope that I’ll find some good night sleep for a few nights.
This vacation will relieve me of responsibilities like locking the community’s computer room every 10:30 p.m. Continue reading

How I got a heartache


My heart is aching since yesterday.
It’s not that painful; it’s annoying.
It’s not that often; it’s irregular.
I just noticed I’m on motion when I feel these pangs.
I feel like it’s a spasm of the heart. Continue reading

Addiction and the Jesuit’s influence to the 12-Steps of Alcoholic Anonymous


Just an update: this week, we are in a one-week module tackling addiction. This Monday morning, we talked about it in general: substances (e.g. drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes), and processes (e.g. gambling). Contextualized to our situation, we will talk about what contemporary young religious (I mean consecrated sisters and brothers) are being hooked into aside from smoking and drinking: the internet and, believe it or not, pornography. Continue reading

You are not supposed to read this post about reading books


I tried to update my Goodreads profile. There, I have time to update what books I’ve read and add what I’m currently reading in my book shelf. Actually, There’s a lot of books in my to-read list that I won’t or I am not yet reading. There’s just some books that can easily hook me and let me finish it within days or even a week regardless how long are they. I’m thinking of books written by Murakami, Gaiman, Orwell, Gladwell. Continue reading

Losing a Found Treasure (Final Part)


I thought losing a found treasure is hard. But for me, I lost it effortlessly.

I retired playing competitive chess when I graduated in high school. In truth, it was not a conscious decision. Funny things happened when I was a freshman in college. Before I entered college, I was trying out in different chess varsity teams. My coach offered me a not really known college telling me that I’m guaranteed to receive full scholarship there. I turned it down because I don’t like the school. I heard they specialize in nursing but I am never interested in that field. So that’s why I was the one looking for a school to give me an athletic scholarship. Colleges also accommodate mental athletes like me, right? Continue reading

Is rock for rebels?


Warning: I’m just playing here so nothing really is worth reading here unless you insist.

Prompt: Think about an event you’ve attended and loved. Your hometown’s annual fair. That life-changing music festival. A conference that shifted your worldview. Imagine you’re told it will be cancelled forever or taken over by an evil corporate force. How does that make you feel?

Twist: Write in your own voice.

Me: I feel nothing. Nada. Zero. Wala. How do I feel when I cannot even think of any event that I’m attached to. Continue reading