taken right outside the oldest church in the island, sto. nino church. old ladies carrying red candles were dancing in front of the church, no doubt to lure the gods into granting specific favors. guitars are a trademark product of the island and many tourists buy into it. a borrowed trademark from spain or is it mexico.
i picked up a book called simplify and live the good life by bo sanchez. it was a gift from a good and loyal friend - glads. at first, i wasnt interested convinced that it was another religious trick to convert weak minded individuals into believing in the "matrix". after reading the chapter, i realize it did have secular wisdom between its pages. which i will try to relay and translate, as i go along.thanks glads. the first excercise was listing down 50 good things (in the book it was called blessings) i enjoy today. it has to be 50.
(1) talking with mama and ronnie on the phone (2) email chat with loyal friends (3) j for keeping me grounded (4) blogging (5) camera for taking pictures and being able to share them (6) walking and sightseeing (7) my notebook for chat research and multiplayer warcraft (8) fridge for cold water (9) weekends (10) cable tv for new input and ideas and tv5 for my listening skills (11) my comfy chair (12) jazz and french musique (13) my tech books (14) my own bathroom, room, apartment (15) ice cream! (16) optical mouse (17) successes at work, including those of a personal nature (18) getting the laundry, i love the smell of new laundry (19) riding the jeep on a not so hot day (20) being able to study french (21) discuss boinkeedoodles (22) planning for the future (25) looking and learning (26) remembering the good times and good memories (27) drawing and looking at my own artwork (28) karaokee (29) porn (30) wearing casual at work (31) cleaning my room (32) sleeping (33) cheap food (34) watching dvds from europe (35) my small projects (36) pochero and tinola (37) listening to politics (38) a working keyboard (39) a dust brush (40) rechargeable batteries (41) helping out other people (42) stalins company (43) being independent (44) knowing i am making a difference (at least as far as my family is concerned) (45) travelling to different places (46) naked in my room (47) cold showers (48) free coffee at work (49) work (50) cuddling.