seeker: I have been looking for your badges of Freshly Pressed. I know you have won quite a few. How many? I can’t seem to find them in your site? How come? Wrong Hands: I think I’ve had two or three…I took … Continue reading →
Mother freaked out (again) because Son forgot (again) to turn in his homework on time and even missed some items. His homework grade score suffered as a result. So Father and Son had to talk. Immediately after the rather serious talk, … Continue reading →
For ten days, the Sochi 2014 connected me with the whole world and it was relatively exciting time of sportsmanship. I was even surprised to see in Facebook that the Philippines joined in figure skating even if a medal is not in the plan, to be part of it is an honor.
I did not really watch any of the games, however, I kept my ears open to the daily news, the cheering of colleagues and poking my head in the office cafeteria to see who is watching the Olympics game. I’ve read some controversies about gay right activist to animal lovers. Olympics is such a political event no matter how they put it. We had our fair share in Vancouver 2010.
The Washington Post wrote a good article about this:
“In the end, it was the right thing for the Olympics to come to Sochi, for all the wrong reasons. If the Winter Games had been staged somewhere else, then we never would have seen this still-rising emblem of the “new Russia” — so visually spectacular yet suggestive of a vast chasm between potential and reality. Here’s hoping that the promise of Sochi will be real.”
The top ten:
So, what’s next? Let’s see what will be the talk at the office at the water cooler, this will be interesting.
After the party, those who came receives something “to go”, mostly food. The food is overflowing; the best thing to do is to waste not and ask the guests to take them home. Apart from the “to go”, there’s the … Continue reading →
What do you mean lost? I asked my baby brother. I was asking for one of his photographs so I can zero on him. He studied photography and entered some of his pictures and won an award. In 1987, he … Continue reading →
Ping-backs. I used to get tons of Ping-backs from Daily Prompt and I don’t particularly enjoy receiving one because the blogger has not even read nor like my post. This one thing I don’t understand. Ping-backs. But now, I am going … Continue reading →
There is a saying that it’s better to give than to receive. By giving myself, I share with you my thoughts on faith, family, humours, belief, sorrows and aspirations in life. In receiving, you have given me your comments, likes and awards. I thank … Continue reading →
Sometimes, people come; people go. When one disappears in the blogging world, I am curious about what happened to them. With a little bit of time and plenty of patience from me without intruding, they do come back. There are … Continue reading →
I can’t face the day today. Happiness was short-lived or should I say I had a rude awakening yesterday. Not because the alarm clock went off at 5 a.m. and the cats won’t stop meowing because they are hungry. I … Continue reading →
“Freshly” picked from my mind…. Before, I forget (again), I better give more tokens of appreciation. These tokens (awards) came from: Shine On from Ordinary Girl’s Peculiar Blog Best Moment from Good Time Stories Rose of … Continue reading →
What makes a post Freshly Pressed? WordPress provides tips and tricks on this one. I still cannot understand how some are picked when I don’t even like it. What makes a post “Like” able? This question is more in line … Continue reading →
Than to stumble in the dark! Better far that you light just one little candle, All you need’s a tiny spark! If we’d all say a prayer that the world would be free, The wonderful dawn of a new day we’ll see! And, if everyone lit just one little candle, What a bright world this would be! Let’s all light one little candle, Why stumble on in the dark? When the day is dark an’ dreary, And your way is hard to find, Don’t let your heart be weary, Just keep this thought in mind! It is better to light just one little candle, Than to stumble in the dark! Better far that you light just one little candle, All you need’s a tiny spark! If we’d all say a prayer that the world would be free, The wonderful dawn of a new day we’ll see! And, if everyone lit just one little candle, What a bright world this would be! What a bright world This would be! “We cannot be together in heaven unless we have begun to live so in this world.” St. Jean Vianney
Ajaytao has presented me a bouquet of awards on May 23, 2013 and June 8, 2013. Thank you for your generosity. Who hasn’t heard of Ajaytao. Well, if you haven’t, allow me to introduce him to you. Ajaytao, a man … Continue reading →
Every year, six ordinary people are awarded the Courage to Comeback Award. The 2013 recipients are: Youth category is Lourenco: Courage defined smiling teen Medical category is Cindy: Rare congenital condition Addiction’s recipient is Thea: Battle to get clean Mental Health … Continue reading →
What do I know? Not much. Actually, much to my chagrin, I am kind of beating myself up a thousand lashes of wet noodles and at the same time, hitting my chest, and murmuring: Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa. Yesterday was a … Continue reading →
Where would this writing take me? It has taken a life of its own. For some readers, it shined on them.Thank you gegebearbear of Two Rights Attempting To Make A Left for giving me the Shine On Award. “To me this award is for the blogs that shine, make you feel good and are inspiring to the reader. The blogosphere is a large place and there are so many blogs out there that deserve this.” 1. Nominate 15 blogs, as well as recommend notable blogs that tickle your fancy.2. I believe there were some questions to be answered, but I’m not sure. So, I plan to skip this part.Today is a sunny day and it’s a good day to nominate writers who lifted up my spirits and bring out the goodness on me:The Shine On Award requires you to nominate other blogsTo Enjoy Posting this Award on Their Own Blogs( list of 15 is below) and suggest other blogs that tickle my fancy.The nominees are: (not necessarily in this order)1. mischievouseyez of my thoughts my life2. bellaremy of Hoof Beats and Foot Prints3. tkmorin of Bite Size Canada4. sakura and me of depressionexists5.layasna of Unfamous Diary of Pulubing Turista6. wileyschmidt of Wiley’s Wisdom7. prettywitgla33 of My life as a teen in college……8. Patricia of Today, I think…9. carldagostino of I Know I Made You Smile10. grandmalin of Breathing Space11. katecrimmins of Views and Mews by Coffee Kat12. nrhatch of Spirit Lights The Way13. michelle w. of Daily Prompt14.mroh of Comic Soul15. mysoresoul of Photography, Pain and LifeAnd since the questions are missing after a thorough research about The Shine on Award, I decided to start one. Just only one. Tell us one thing about you.My answer is: There’s always a song in my head and this song is for you all.Shine on. Pax tecum, Seeker.
P.S. Please ensure that you notify your nominees.