Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Just beCause

Jeez. I'm turning 28 on the 23rd. Aiks. For the past 10 years, I could not recall a memorable birthday celebration. Haha. It's either my special day turns out to be ordinary, or something else is more important than celebrating it, or nobody bothers to make it extra special but me. C'mon, I spent my debut doing a fashion show for someone else's debut (her cotillon was the fashion show).

This year, being active and all in the local indie music scene, I planned on having a charity gig for the streetchildren. We've done it (on another prod) last Christmas and it was a success. I'm doing it again. I just want to give back. I feel blessed the past year and a half - having my partner and all... 8 artists/musicians agreed to play during the gig at D Bar, proceeds will go to a feeding program for street kids. I have coordinated with my friend, Jad's mom regarding the charity house. Hmmm. I hope it becomes successful. Luckily, Paulo - the bar's main man, agreed to do this with me. He's got a good heart and a soft spot for street kids too. I just need to campaign for it well so donations would grow. I'm not really counting much on the money we'll be getting on the gig night itself, but on the financial donations people around me might spare. *CROSSES FINGERS*

It's a great feeling to be able to help out and see these children's smiles. Wish me luck!!!

Shine on and be happy!!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Priests and Charisma

In observance of the Holy Week, there were selected and limited shows on all the local channels, most of which are in line with the whole Holy Week celebration. Last Saturday, we chanced upon a Lenten Recollection show on ABS-CBN as we got home. For some reason, apart from I was cooking dinner, we did not change the channel. There was this bishop (I forgot his name, my bad) giving the lecture.

He was humorous and serious at the same time. He was never boring. One reason why I lost that interest to go to church was because some priests do not get anywhere with their homilies. There were even times that I thought I understood better whichever scripture or homily topic he was trying to explain. Forgive me for not being a believer of religion much. Don't get me wrong. I have my faith. It's the structure of my religion that I have lost belief in. Anyhow, going back, the bishop who was in this Lenten Recollection gave really, really nice points on how we live our lives. I won't discuss much what he has said. My point is that, he knew what he was saying and he knew how to say it. He got the attention of everyone in the audience - even me! Imagine that. :]

I'm not sure if charisma is a subject taken in the seminary but if it is and if all priests or seminarians get A's on this subject then maybe there would be more churchgoers. I don't know. This is just me. Kudos to that bishop though. Ang galing!

Shine on and be happy!!!