Saturday, November 24, 2007

Here's to more bloggin' days

Awww, ain't that sweet? My friend Anna/Menchie/Coca of Anna's Tasa awarded me with an I Love Your Blog award. I'm as speechless as a surprise Oscar winner (is there one?). :-)

Anyway, I wish I had time to blog more. I'll try to blog more. But sometimes I do so much writing and editing every day that my mind refuses to churn out more text at the end of a deadline-filled day. And all I want to do then is be quiet.

But I do enjoy blogging. It was my son who started me in on this (as well as on Friendster) a couple of years ago. Since he started his own blog, I wanted to have one too. That was when he was 9 and not yet taller than me.

Anyway, there are many great blogs out there but I'm giving an I Love Your Blog award to ... (drumroll) Lala Rimando of Lala Rimando Diaries (see blog roll on your left). She's a profile of courage in the midst of whatever storm (libel suits from rich politicians included). A real journalist. Great work, Lala!

BOOK OF THE WEEK: Today Counts: 365 Guidelines for a Meaningful Life by Harold J. Sala. This is one of the devotionals I've been reading every day this year. It's easy reading, yet full of wise advice for day-to-day living.

VERSE OF THE WEEK: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

Friday, November 09, 2007

Of putting your records on and letting your hair down

If people just knew, I chuckled to myself as I drove from Diliman to Makati last Tuesday morning at the height of the morning rush hour. If people just knew what I do in the car when I'm driving alone... :-)

Well, nothing that scandalous anyway. Among other things I do (aside from reading, drinking coffee, praying, thinking, planning, etc.) is singing. I sing at the the top of my voice with the CD player blasting loudly -- it makes the 5-10km crawl along EDSA more fun that way.

Last Tuesday, I found the CD that my friend Dwight gave me last year. It's a CD of Corinne Bailey Rae. And the only song I played maybe 50 times going from Quezon City to Makati and back is "Put Your Records On."

So imagine me with my hair down holding a coffee cup on my left hand and the steering wheel on my right, singing, "Girl put your records on! Tell me your favorite song..." at the top of my voice along EDSA. The song is catchy and positive, and thanks to the constant replay, it's still on my head now -- and it's Friday night already.

So, here's to the last song syndrome. Sing with me!

Put Your Records On

BOOK OF THE WEEK: I'm reading Passages by Gail Sheehy. It's interesting to read how she has identified the typical crises in adult life, although I'm not taking it all in as is. I still believe that God has a unique plan for each one of us.

VERSE OF THE WEEK: Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1: 2-4