Of Twenty Angels and a Monologue (Lessons from a Marathon)

I was reminded that every time our baggage carries us, we slow down and we get tired but if we carry it, take control, and master it, we keep up.

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“I can’t tonight, I have badminton game after work.” I explained.

“Really? Since when did you have a flair for sports?” my brother replied in amusement then I heard a crisp laughter on the other end.

I was born with weak lungs. Continue reading “Of Twenty Angels and a Monologue (Lessons from a Marathon)”

I am Chicken Adobo

The Cook will need to use heat for this dish like a Blacksmith for a sword and a Potter for a jar.

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photo credit: Dan Goldberg, Easy Chicken Adobo

Ingredients

4-5 lbs. overweight- but-trying-to-trim-down chicken thigh

1/2 cup white vinegar of sanctification for a Christian-in-progress is aiming high

1/2 cup soy sauce of a dark past, revealed, conquered, now seasoned to taste

4 cloves garlic, crushed for the essence, greatness needs tender crushing of the self, don’t haste

1 tsp. black peppercorns of adventure to season and spice, makes life exciting and humbling with an earthy aroma

3 bay leaves like wrong turns, pungent and bitter but with fragrance like no other

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Hashtag: Selfie, Self-image, and Self-worth

I do not have anything against “selfie” posts but I am not a fan either. It is viral and it got into my curious mind, how it all began and what is the psychology behind it. I am neither a psychologist nor an expert on the field but I thought about it and I just can’t keep my thoughts to myself.

Okay, I am typing selfie in red underlined word. Word keeps on reminding me that the word “selfie” is either grammatically incorrect or misspelled. (Right-click, add to dictionary, solved.) My friends told me the term started in Instagram but I was surprised to know that the term was actually popularized in 2005 by a photographer Jim Krause. That long! I didn’t know that. It must have gained more popularity when social networking reached its peak.

Here’s a confession: Continue reading “Hashtag: Selfie, Self-image, and Self-worth”