"Everything has its own purpose under heaven."

a stage..

my dog before...

..and after. :)
"Animals are such agreeable friends- they ask no questions,
they pass no criticisms"

~George Eliot


today's gray sky..

"Gray skies are just clouds passing over."
~Duke Ellington


Formulating questions...

I just want to share this from one of my sixth grader's, a Japanese student, when I asked the class to write at least 5 questions you want to ask our new Phil. President. These are the ff.:

1. Why Phil. school books are big and heavy?
2. How will you take care and protect Filipino children?
3. Why the rule in the Philippines is not strict?
4. Will the Phil. be better in living esp. the poor people?
5. Why Phil. is practicing "under table" or lagay?

Taken from a sixth grader, sure thing these are her observations. If ever our President would read it, I wonder what would be his reaction. I was smiling when I read this yet embarrassed to have realized that perhaps, there are truthfulness in her query.



"The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree
but to hold hands. "

~Quoted by Alexandra Penney in Self


The Paradox of our Time..

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but
shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more,
but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and
smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees
but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more
problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little,
drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too
little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our
possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and
hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to
life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but
have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer
space but not inner space.

We've done larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up the air,
but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice.

We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less.

We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold
more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less
and less.

--by George Carlin