"It is refreshing to find a song that reminds me of who I have become – a John Paul that has become deeply reflective, accepting of what life brings and takes away, and joyful."
The Cup of Fear and the Cup of Courage
Our lives are cups offered to each one of us, to drink both the good and the bad alike.
My Top 10 John Mayer Songs (Part I)
I have never shied away from letting the world know that I am huge John Mayer fan. His music is one that, whenever you listen to it, you just feel like you have a friend who perfectly knows what you feel at any moment. His songs never get old to me, as pretty much all of … Continue reading My Top 10 John Mayer Songs (Part I)
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)
Two weeks ago, Our Lord taught us how to live our faith. Last week, He taught us the significance of being in His midst. In today’s gospel, He taught us how to pray. We are given words of prayer from the Word Himself. Fittingly enough, this prayer is petitioned millions of times by nearly all … Continue reading Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)
On Horror Movies
I used to dread watching horror movies, for the obvious reasons I definitely share with others who feel likewise. There are horror movies I recall that gave me a hard time sleeping late at night. I can think of movies such as "The Ring", "The Exorcism", and "Paranormal Activity". Over the years, however, I've grown immune … Continue reading On Horror Movies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mclbmAXDDDU For the record, this is my second post about John Mayer, particularly a commentary on one of his songs or, I should, one of my favorite songs from his “Heavier Things” album: “Home Life”. John Mayer is perhaps one of those musicians of my generation that poetically sheds light on who I am. He’s … Continue reading “Home Life”
The Condom Mentality
Nothing is ever more prevalent on our day and age than the use of contraception. You wear it, you have fun, and you throw it away. Yet, the use of it has conceived a philosophy that defined our age, and that philosophy is bad, really bad, for we all--whether we know it or not--ride on … Continue reading The Condom Mentality
Why does God permit Suffering?
As a practicing Catholic, perhaps endowed by the gift of discernment, the whole theological problem of suffering is one that I have been obsessing over my head for as long as I can think of. It's a problem that cuts right deep into the soul of all, faithful and non-faithful alike. We all try to … Continue reading Why does God permit Suffering?
Facts of Life: a secret to inner peace and happiness
There are facts of life that must be acknowledge in order to achieve inner peace and happiness even in the midst of outer mess the world often imposes to individual lives. Otherwise, we'd live without grips to what we can control, namely, our emotions and attitude. We'd think that we have control over our lives … Continue reading Facts of Life: a secret to inner peace and happiness
Stop This Train: a life episode at Cal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NLZCLKppZs There’s no artist whose music captures me more than John Mayer. Out of all the musicians there, I have the deepest appreciation for him mostly because of the depths of his music and how it relates to me. I guess this reveals a lot of how music has an influence in me. To me, … Continue reading Stop This Train: a life episode at Cal