And I thought I'd be inactive... Well, I was and still am, so please forgive me if I can't post more often or visit your sites from time to time. I miss reading your posts guys.
So, anyway, @xbeautifully_broken_downx tagged me on her post, 7 Things, asking me to also share seven things about me. My gratitude dear friend for the tag. Here goes my 7 things:
1. I love sour fruits. Just a few moments ago I was enjoying my kamias (fruit from the cucumber tree) with so much gusto. Dipped in very sour vinegar and soy sauce plus sald. My favorite beverage is actually Cafe Bola's Kamias juice. Unfortunately, lately, they have not been serving it. What else is my favorite? Green mango dipped in the same sauce with like 10 African birdseye chili. Yum!
2. Valentines 2012 was spent with my friend Ferliza. She texted when I was about to go to bed asking me if I wanted to go out for a nightcap. I said, why not, since we have some catching up to do. All the while, she brought me to a bunch of heartbroken ladies needing comfort. It was fun, nonetheless. And the singer at the bar was also, well, feeling down. Choose happiness, I told them.That's my dear friend Ferliza, my new friend Che, and me, of course.
3. I love solitude. As much as I can, I try to meditate a lot. I practice Raja Yoga taught by the Brahma Kumaris. I've been going to the center for almost 10 years now. Remember, solitude doesn't have to be lonely, if you know your true companion. Always, we need time for ourselves.
4. I want to be a monk. A solitary monk. I've been considering becoming a sannyasi but I can't take the indignity of begging. I think monks are more dignified, and scholarly. If ever I become one, I want the one wherein talking is not allowed for life. The problem is, I'm not exactly Catholic. Check out this site of the Carmelite brothers: Carmelite Monks.
5. I'm a Born-Again Christian. In fact, my mother has her own church back home. Although, its been years now since I last set foot inside a church. The last was at Victory Christian Church in Cebu. It was fun, and it was in respect to a dying friend, Fernalyn. Honestly, I started becoming disenfranchised from organized religion because I feel that they do not do what they preach. They discriminate and see other faiths as that of the devil, as such are enemies. I don't think Jesus taught this. He, after all left two new commandments, one of which is for us to love our neighbors as ourselves. This means, accepting them for who they are and not judging them based on their faith.
6. I'm a Physical Therapist trying to get my license in the US since 2006. Now, I am a bummer with no source of income, and still hoping to get my license in the states. In the side, I work as a journalist and lifestyle writer.
7. I'm in the process of becoming a vegetarian. So far, its been a success. As much as I can, I cook my own food since its so hard looking for one that has no trace of meat in it. Filipinos love their meat, literally. And its all over. We just love greasy, salty, sour, and meaty. That's why its hard to be vegetarian if you are a true-blue Filipino. The only vegetarians I know are either those who are on a spiritual path, or those who are there because they are sick. The latter, well, they try to sneak in a few slices of meat and fats every once in a while. Our motto: We will die eventually, so indulge and enjoy while you still can. My question is, what would be your last days like? Bed-ridden and incontinent because of stroke? Hmmm, I sure would not want that.
Oh, and on a totally unrelated subject, allow me to express my gratitude to @we_deny_everything for mentioning me on his post. I am honored and flattered. All the best, to you, dear friend.
Photo credit: Kamias: The Stops @ Wordpress, Valentines: Che Roble, Monks: Going Like Sixty
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