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The Rise and Fall

I know, you are just dying to read what I am about to share with you this weekend.

Dying to read

On a pilgrimage, we learnt the rise and fall of empires, religions and people.  One particular site that we visited was the graveyard of Lazarus. He descended into the dead.  His burial site is way deep down in a Muslim section. The Muslim’s rise in power took over many areas where Christianity thrived. The joke was, as we ascend, we are called the “rising of Lazarus.”

Rising of Lazarus

It’s a tiring journey. The minute we hit the bus, we are just dead to the world, visiting the dream land.

Descend to Sleep

To go down further into the Dead Sea, it’s a long descent below sea level according to this demarcation line.

Descend to Dead Sea

This is a brief history of pilgrimage to Holy Land.

 In current time and in the spirit of Halloween, here’s a macabre version of today’s challenge. The Descent of Ebola.

Source: Globe and Mail

Source: Globe and Mail

Please do not panic.
Keep Calm and Keep on Blogging.


I can have my cake and eat it, too.

How do I celebrate my birthday?

  • I tell the whole world.
  • I don’t wait for anyone to greet me on my birthday.
  • I greet myself and the rest of the world.
  • I don’t wait for anyone to treat me on my birthday.
  • I throw a party. It’s my treat.
  • I can invite everyone. Not everyone comes. Thank God.
  • I give thanks to God, Our Lady, My Mother, family and everyone.
  • I take a day off work. Never work on my birthday.
  • I wear my birthday suite as I type this blog.
  • I wear outlandish attire. At my age, I think the birthday suite is perfect with all the wrinkles and rolly polly.
  • I put back my clothes on, the cats think I’m weird.
  • I lie about my age.
  • I add 10 years to my real age so that people will say “I look young(er).” So, don’t ask.

For the party, three main food items:

  1. Chris P. Pig. It’s not a party without the famous suckling roast pig. I order this from a Filipino cook. The best part is the skin.
  2. Cakes. Not just one. This is always a given since my niece bakes for fun, for shows and for livelihood.
  3. Pancit. The famous Filipino noodle called “Pancit”. My older brother cooks this in any occasion. It’s good.

For party favour, containers are provided for everyone to take food home to go. I don’t want left overs.

It’s a dry party. No booze. I don’t need artificial spirits but the real spirit of belonging and natural joy of celebrating another day, another year, and another digit added to my age.

In my opinion,my birthday celebration is way better than the Hollywood stars.  Move over Kardashian family.

So, how do you celebrate your birthday?


Quote and UnQuote


The human soul is hungry for beauty;
we seek it everywhere,
in landscape, music, art, clothes,
furniture, gardening, companionship,
love, religion, and in ourselves.
No one would desire not to be beautiful.
When we experience the beautiful,
there is a sense of homecoming.

~John O’Donohue

via beauty & the quantum leap.

This quote came from Make Believe Boutique, a site that will make you feel good and beautiful especially the part “when the angels come.” Visit and enjoy.


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