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Just In Case Someone’s Asking…

I’m still alive and well.

Not entirely well, though. Saw a short clip of the Ryzza Mae show, and my intelligence quotient just went down a notch.

Why do we allow such inanities to occur?

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The Point of the Matter

Just watched Maleficent.

My thought after the film? What was the point of making the movie in the first place?

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The Lego Simpsons House Project

Blogged about this awhile back.

Halfway there. Barely.

Thanks to my beloved M!

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Tipping the Pizza Guy

Found a nice website with stories about (mostly) pizza delivery guys and gals and their run-ins with both cheap customers and with customers who will make anyone’s day. 

When you get to the site, click on “Delivery Stories” on the left hand side of the page.

Warning # 1: Some profanity involved.

Warning # 2: I don’t know if most of us can relate, since our delivery system here is not quite the same.



Filed under: Fun Friday

Biblical Inerrancy

Let’s start with something not wacky: I like this working definition of Biblical inerrancy.

“The Bible (in its original writings) properly interpreted in light of which culture and communication means had developed by the time of its composition will be completely true (and therefore not false) in all that it affirms, to the degree of precision intended by the author, in all matters relating to God and his creation.”

The quote is from David S Dockery, Christian Scripture: An Evangelical Perspective on Inspiration, Authority, and Inspiration, Wipf & Stock Pub (2004).


Now for the wackiness!

Saw this picture online. The bad grammar proves what the message behind the image says. I am not sure if this is what we call irony, but..enjoy!




Filed under: Wacky Wednesday

Manic Monday 062714

I see this a lot in a social media site, where they pose a question along the lines of, Which <fill in the blank> Are You. We could be talking X-Men, Star Trek characters, Greek gods and goddesses, the list is (seemingly) endless.

I generally try to ignore such silliness. I have more important things to do with my life, like praying for missions and missionaries. (See below.)


Here is an excerpt on the practical benefits of Christianity vs Islam. The link is to another link, which is an order page for Dispatches from the Front by Tim Keesee. I suggest you read the excerpt.


My beloved M and I took her family out to dinner yesterday, after her dad said he wanted to spend the afternoon visiting a surplus shop in Pasig. I won’t name the surplus shop, but dad says he’s never going back to the place again. I agree. My throat hurt from the dust in that place. Wish we’d gone to the Tempur sale instead. I could have used a new mattress. (Wink)

One saving grace for the afternoon was when we had dinner at Cafe Juanita, along West Capitol Drive in Pasig. My beloved M heard about the place from a friend (or was it a friend of a friend?) and we decided to check it out. The place was still closed when we got there (they open at quarter to six for dinner) but we decided it wasn’t a long wait and just camped outside their front door. Below, I will give a short and informal review of their ambiance and their food.

The ambiance was, in a word, unique. It felt more like a place you would find Madam Auring doing her readings than a place for eating. I think my wife found the place a bit too busy on the eyes, but for some strange reason I found the place relaxing. (My beloved and I have made a habit of what kind of room we would like to have in our house, and I can say I would like something like the pictures above.) The only worry I have is how to clean the whole thing–the place does not lend itself to easy cleaning.

Food-wise, the meal we had was very good. I especially liked the Tw-Way Adobo and the Paella (it had seafood and I generally stay away from seafood). My folks-in-law liked the food as well. (Incidentally, the waiters were very accommodating. The one who served us took the time to explain some of the items on the menu when we asked.

Like I wrote earlier, eating here was the saving grace of the afternoon. Would I go back and would I recommend the place? Most definitely! Or maybe try the Breakfast @ Juanita (same owner) next door.



Filed under: Manic Monday

Star Wars is the Catholic Church?

There’s a very interesting comparison between the mythos of Star Wars (dan dan dan dan-du-dan, dan-du-dan) and Vatican II.

An excerpt (images not mine) is given below:


Obi-Wan Kenobi is Paul VI

Both Obi-Wan and Paul VI set out to finish what their predecessors had begun.  Both are known to be kind-hearted, holy individuals of competent learning who are, nonetheless, quite clueless as to what is happening to what they’re in charge of.


You can read the whole thing here.


On another note, I am not sure if my readers are sick ad nauseam of “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” parodies, but this one is too cute to pass up. Especially for Star Wars fans.



Filed under: Theology Thursday

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It’s Prayer and Fasting Day today. Which for some may be considered wacky.

I enjoy OK Go videos, since they display a great attention to detail and are the result of meticulous planning. Here’s another one from them:



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Lord’s Day 062214

I’m missing out on corporate Lord’s Day celebration today. My body just will not cooperate.  Within the past three days, I have traveled more than two hundred kilometers, shuffling back and forth from Imus, Cavite and Quezon City, because my mom needed to go the hospital for some persistent cough. She’s been discharged, but the travel, plus the stress of things, have finally taken their (happily not so serious) toll on little ol’ me. I’m getting bed rest today. Period.

And listen to sermons online.

And catch up on some reading.


A few things on the interweb to feed your Sunday Theology appetite:



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