Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!!!

I didn't have work last Friday. Since it was a Good Friday, malls weren't open that day. Most bars and restaurants were also closed. So what I did was, I went to Bonifacio HighStreet to do the Station of the Cross.

I remember when I was a kid, my family used to troop to Grotto. We would squeeze ourselves in the sea of people who were also there for the same reason. Just lining up to get inside the pilgrimage site's already a penance in itself! Ang init, grabe!

It's a good thing that even in this modern times, there are still alot of people who observe tradition. The Stations of the Cross were strategically installed in the middle of HighStreet, right smack where all the restos and coffeeshops are located. The installations in every station are nicely done. There are activities that you can do in each station that will help you reflect about your life and your faith.

I will only post pictures of my favorite Stations because I do not want to overload you with pictures, hehe.

 This is the first installation. It's a frame composed of broken glass.

The message it wants to convey? "As you take a hard look at the shattered reflection, remember that even in your brokenness Jesus sees how beautiful you really are."

My next favorite station was this station where I got to experience what it's like to carry a wooden cross. I initially thought that they were just faux cross made of cardboard or something light. But I was wrong!

Mabigat talaga sya! Hehehe! Napasubo ako. LOL :)

And last but not the least, there's this Station where people were asked to write down prayers for themselves. After doing so, they need to put in inside the fishbowl. The catch is, after you write down your own prayer, you're asked to pick someone else's prayer in the fishbowl and pray for that person.

And here's what I got from the fishbowl. Medyo na-touch ako sa prayer nya for himself/herself --

I realized that I'm very lucky because the only major problem that I fuss about is my lovelife (hahaha! Babaw diba?). Unlike this person, na parang ang dame-dame nyang problema sa buhay =( I said a silent prayer for him/her and hoped that in my own little way, I've helped lighten his/her load.

Towards the end of the exhibit, you will be asked to think of a person who made the most impact in your life and you will be asked to write down a prayer for that person/s.

Can you find my prayer amongst the sea of prayers in the board?

At the end of the day, it does not matter where we spend Holy Week - be it at the beach, in your boyfriend's province or at home. It's all about reconnecting with our faith and believing that we are all brought into this world for a purpose.

Happy Easter everyone! :) Now, where can I go to do some Easter egg-hunting? Hahahahah.

The Unpure But Not So Unpure One,


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Murang Gloria!

I define my life in the same sense that I define the things that make me happy. I always strive to have a positive outlook about everything even when it seems that there isn’t anything positive about it anymore.

I was having a rough day a couple of weeks ago so I decided to hit the mall. And of course, nothing can catch my attention more than a big red sign on the department store that screams the word “SALE”. Wooopppeeee!!!! It’s like sipping an iced-cold can of Coca-cola after roughing it out in the gym... Or seeing a half-naked Gerard Butler waiting for me in my bedroom! Double wooopppeeee! (You don’t know who he is? Click here)... Ika-pitong Gloria diba? Haha!

I went in to check out the goodies and to my delight, I saw a nice pair of pants. The downside was that it’s one size smaller than what I usually wear and when I asked the saleslady if they have it in my size, wala na daw! BUMMER!

I bought it anyway eventhough it’s a little bit tight in the crotch area. At P99, I wouldn’t mind sporting a bit of a cameltoe! Hahahahahaha!

So there you have it, ladies and gents, that’s my obligatory Holy Week post. LOL! Kala mo profound no? Hehehe! But seriously, what I’m trying to drive at is that happiness doesn’t need to be expensive.

To most parents, happiness means seeing the smile on their children’s faces. To most bachelors I know (and some married men too!), happiness is a few thousand bucks for 3hours of pleasure. Hahaha! But for me, I find joy in the simplest of things.

In a world full of catastrophes and rising price in gas and everything else, you got to find ways on how to be happy. Life is beautiful!

Ikaw, what gives you “Murang Gloria”?

Let’s all have a meaningful and muni-muni filled Holy week!

The Unpure One,


P.S. Do you know of establishments (restos/spas/bar/etc) that are open on Good Friday? Let me know please. Thanks!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Just saying!

Dear Blog,

Sorry if I have been neglecting you lately. Things are crazy busy at work! I don't even have time to bathe and brush my teeth at times, haha! Yes, I am THAT BUSY!

But I think I will be able to have more free time (I hope so)  in the coming weeks so I think we can sit down and share stories once again.

I miss you, I really do.

Talk to you soon, okay?

Your Unpure Friend,