All posts tagged: Sunday night musings

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 7: Books, music, and more

reading Jodi Piccoult’s Lone Wolf. This book has intrigued me ever since I saw it on Book Sale. I’m glad I had a chance to go back to the same bookstore outlet earlier this week and it’s still there. writing a mental note of all the things that I need to do this week. As usual. Later, I’ll jot them down on paper, too (i.e., if I don’t fall asleep first). listening to the songs Madonna sang at her recent Rebel Heart Concert in Manila. Come to think of it, I used to be a huge Madonna fan. I grew up listening to her songs and knew most of them by heart. She’s a great singer, entertainer, but I made a choice to stop idolizing when I finally understood the meanings behind her songs, etc. thinking about all the answered prayers we had this past week, including reconciliation between my parents-in-law and sister-in-law. smelling the lasagna we had earlier at Almon Marina, Alabang Town Center. It smells heavenly despite its appalling appearance. It’s a far …

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 6: Getting back on track

It’s been a while since I have updated this part of my blog. This is supposedly the easiest way for me to ensure that I write at least once a week, but it has started to feel like I wasn’t writing at all. I have considered deleting this section altogether, but I thought it would also be nice to cap off Sunday evenings with this. So, I guess I’m back to writing Sunday Currently posts, and I just hope that I’ll be able to do it more consistently this time. Anyway, here it goes… reading articles and comments in response to the controversial post by Manny Pacquiao concerning LGBTs. Seriously, people, he simply quoted the Bible; those were not his words. He was not condemning anyone at all, but spreading the Word of God. It’s a good thing, however, that the community is reacting. (Reminds me of what Mark Twain once said about reading the Bible.) Obviously, the Word of God had stirred something in them. The only question is what they would do about …

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 5: First weekend in Laos

reading the titles and headlines of local magazines and newspapers in Vientiane, Laos. It’s a good thing many of them are in English (unlike in Bangkok, Thailand). writing key words down to help me remember some of the interesting things I’ve learned while traveling. listening for Filipino words that may be spoken around me. It’s interesting that although the people around me look vaguely Filipino, they speak a foreign language that are not even remotely familiar. thinking about what it’s like to stay here in Vientiane for at least a year or two, or maybe raise the girls here. It’s peaceful and quiet here, after all, and there are so many institutions where I can practice my profession either as an ESL teacher or PR professional. smelling the scent of wood every time I open the closet in our room wishing we’re experiencing the same weather back home, i.e., 19–24º C hoping to find a battery pack for my Nikon D5100 very soon. I have packed the whole thing, complete with charger and an SD …

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 4: A week after my birthday

reading Wonderstruck by Christian author Margaret Feinberg. I’ve been meaning to read this book, but because it wasn’t free on Amazon Kindle, it took a while before I finally had the chance to do so. I had to wait for months for its price to go down! It makes me want to finish reading it in one sitting, but I couldn’t. I had to put it down several times to reflect on what she’s saying in her book. For example, when I came across this page saying, “If God spoke creation into existence, should we be surprised when creation speaks back to us about God?” That single line reminded me of all the beautiful places I’ve been to, how wonderstruck I was each time I watched the changing colors of the sky as the sun set, etc. I’m not done reading it yet, but I promise you I will in no time. And, if you’re feeling down, lethargic, or restless, I urge you to get a copy of this book and read it! writing responses …

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 2: My birthday week

I recently received a birthday greeting card from my church family at CCF-Alabang, signed by no less than Pator Joby Soriano himself. I suppose every member/attendee receives such on his/her birthday. Nevertheless, it’s always a pleasure to receive one, especially to read the same Bible verse (Numbers 6:24–26) printed on its front, the same one I send to my dear friends when they celebrate their birthdays. Well, now it’s my turn! I’ve never felt this excited as when I was a child anticipating my birthday. However, now that I’m a grown-up and have many responsibilities, there are, of course, things that also hold me back from being that excited. Things that keep my feet on the ground, reminding me of reality, such as the following: reading articles online on anger and forgiveness at http://www.intouch.org. (Because I want to be free of negative emotions as I start another year here on earth.) writing things to bring for my upcoming birthday/weekend getaway with hubby. listening to the playlist on http://www.aldenrichardsofficial.com. Again, I’m a fan of AlDub, though honestly, I think Alden could still …

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 1: Blogging for good

It’s the first day of my favorite month and it’s a Sunday! Meaning, I couldn’t just let the day pass by without writing anything, even if the entry’s as short and simple as this one. On the other hand, this also signifies my desire to take up blogging seriously… reading blogs, especially by people I know, including Maine Mendoza’s latest “The Sunday Currently” blog post. It’s actually where I got this idea to follow the same pattern for a blog post and join The Sunday Currently link-up by siddathornton! Thanks so much, Maine (a.k.a. Yaya Dub); you inspire me! I have to add praying though at the end of this list. writing itineraries for my upcoming birthday/weekend getaway with my husband in Singapore, and my to-do list for this week. listening to the sounds of both the AC and the wall electric fan in my daughters’ bedroom being drowned in the dogs’ barking. thinking of starting a challenge for myself to complete and publicizing it to keep me motivated. I could actually use any of the following: get done with my general …