Saturday StoriesJuly 25 Edition What's Odd About Thomas? January 21, 2015, Wednesday
I watched Odd Thomas and I found it a struggle to avoid
comparing the movie to the book. I just finished reading it the other day.
As a reader I was deeply moved and
as a writer I was really impressed with its effortless grace. I've read a lot
of Dean Koontz's novels and this is what I liked best. I like Anton Yelchin as
Odd. The film is fine on the main elements except for Odd basking in the media
spotlight which is totally out of character.
I think the people behind the film
are not aware of how deep the story really is. They didn't include Terri, the
owner of the restaurant where Odd works as a short order cook; and they reduced
Odd's mentor Ozzie to a tasteless cameo. These are two of Odd's emotional and
psychological anchors. I had John Goodman and Michelle Pfeiffer in my mental
movie version. I would consider it a great privilege to have people like them
in my own life. O…
Saturday StoriesJuly 18 Edition Feeling The AlignmentJanuary 21, 2015
My priority from now on is to find alignment with the source
energy of the universe. I'm a soul. I'm a being of vibration. I won't even
think too much about it anymore. If I concentrate on what I want, it brings my
vibrations to the fact that I don't have it.
I will just let them come as I
release all negative vibrations that are holding them back. This is the lesson
I'm taking in today from Abraham after listening in to one of Esther Hicks'
seminars as I went online to unwind.
I've published the original version
of my short story "A Thousand Summers" as a series which will appear
every Saturday. Today is the third episode. My video streams of my favorite
songs from The Beatles, the Across The Universe series, will run
every Wednesday starting this week with "Here Comes The Sun" as the
I watched the Filipino films Lola
(about an old woman in a world infes…
Saturday Evening PostsJuly 11-17 Edition Finding Transcendence May 10, 2015, Sunday
When people ask me why I left the capital and chose to live
in the province, I would always say it's because "angels brought me
That is the truth in the highest
sense. There was somebody who popped that question just when I was feeling
"I was looking for something
and I found it here," I said simply. "Then I decided to stick around.
I made new friends. I got a house in the city. I found a job and here I
They thought I was talking about
finding romantic love. That would come later. What I really meant was that I
found healing for my emotional wounds.
I felt it as I swam far out alone in the
sea every night. It was a sense of knowing that I
have in me the spark of the divine from my Creator, that my inner being
transcends the pain I was going through at that time, and that I can rise above
whatever else that will come my way. Angels Brought …
Saturday Evening PostsJuly 4-10 Edition A Thousand Summers Episode 16
That night, I sat at the park in Ormoc, stunned by the
unbelievably clear water of the bay. It has been more than a decade after the
tragic flood that almost decimated the entire town.
I bought a balut duck egg from a
young vendor. I remember always eating balut in the early 90s in Novaliches
when I first began living on my own. I was then 14 years old, immediately just
before I worked as a waiter in an all-the-way club in Sapang Palay where a
dancer almost twenty years my senior initiated me in the ways of the flesh.
I arrived in Cebu, the final
destination for my magical mystery tour, as dawn came. A new day in a new land!
I went to Cebu for pure wanderlust
but it has become more of a spiritual journey. I fell in love with the place.
Nothing spectacular; there's just something that made me want to stay longer.
At the same time, I also had semi-new painful experiences that I swore will
never happen. I won'…