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Monte Cristo 4 and The Secret 1

Saturday Stories August 29 to September 4
The Cathedral of Monte Cristo
Episode 4
"Why?" replied the young man, looking out the window again. "Are there communist rebels here now?"
The woman shook her head. "It's much worse," she said cryptically, busying herself with packing her husband's lunch. "Let your uncle tell you that himself." She looked up. "I just want you to be prepared."
"For what, Aunt Maya?"
"For what you will hear."

To Be Continued Next Saturday

Huggybear Diaries
The Secret 

Part 1
April 28, 2015, Tuesday
I spent the entire weekend feeling good and radiating positive vibrations.
 I just returned Rhonda Byrne's The Secret to a friend, whom I'll call Rowena, who lent it last Friday. She asked me what I thought.
I said it was life-changing. You always have to think and feel positive, I told her. It's all about groove.
To Be Continued Next Saturday

The Secret Full Movie

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My Favorite Song From Fred Panopio

Wednesday Songs  August 26

Pitong Gatang 

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The Cathedral of Monte Cristo (Episode 3)

Saturday Stories August 22-28
The Cathedral of Monte Cristo
Episode 3
"He'll be happy to see you!" smiled Aunt Maya, taking the siopao. "But I must ask you a favor," she continued, as the smile ran away from her face. "It's for my own peace of mind."
"What is it, Aunt Maya?" asked Crisostomo, pretending not to read her mind. "You've gone pale!"
"I know you miss this place," she began, hesitant, "but whatever happens, you have to be home before nightfall!"

To Be Continued Next Saturday

Huggybear Diaries
May 10, 2015, Sunday
It just turned exactly five in the afternoon as I write this on my phone.
I'm sitting on the trunk of an uprooted tree in the park-like area behind the Ayala mall. 
A lot of things have happened in the last week. I did a bit of traveling around the island this weekend: Talisay the other day, Naga yesterday and Apas in the capital city earlier. 
I keep reminding myself to take the path o…

My Favorite Song From Nena

Wednesday Songs  August 19

99 Red Balloons 

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The Cathedral of Monte Cristo (Episode 2)

Saturday Stories August 15-21
The Cathedral of Monte Cristo
Episode 2
Crisostomo smiled and took her hand and laid her knuckles on her forehead.  "I miss you, Aunty!" he smiled.
"God bless you, nephew," she said. "I missed you too!"
"Is Uncle in the field?" asked Crisostomo, putting down his bags.
"Yes, they're preparing for the coming harvest," his aunt replied, going to the kitchen, beckoning him inside. "I'm cooking his lunch now."
"Did you receive the money I sent?" the boy asked, looking out the wide windows, taking off his jacket.
"Oh, yes, I went to town to get it," replied Aunt Maya, wiping her hands on her apron. "That's a lot of money, Crisostomo! What about your own needs?"
"Don't you worry about me, Aunt Maya," he smiled, getting a paper bag out of his backpack. "By the way, I brought your favorite siopao! Let me take Uncle's lunch to him."
To Be C…

My Favorite Song From Dana Valery

Wednesday Songs  August 12 

Rainbow Connection 

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The Cathedral of Monte Cristo (Episode 1)

Saturday Stories August 8-14
The Cathedral of Monte Cristo
Episode 1
It was a countryside paradise with a large post-War bamboo and nipa house, flanked by giant fruit trees, standing guard in front of a golden rice field shimmering in the breeze.

Crisostomo De Leon climbed up the ladder-like wooden stair and was knocking at the door.

"Aunt Maya?" the teenager called out, sensing everything inside and smelling the ambrosial aroma of caldereta chicken. Inside, the sounds of footsteps approached, and the wooden door opened.

"Crisostomo!" she exclaimed, delighted. "I didn't you were coming! But I'm glad you did! Come in, come in!"

To Be Continued Next Saturday

Huggybear Diaries
December 4, 2014, Thursday
Some incredible stuff have been happening to me lately even as I enter into their mysteries. 
I saw on the headline of a local paper that the city is on red alert because of "super typhoon" Ruby will make landfall this Saturday. 
I'm not even fa…

My Favorite Song From Chris Thompson

August 5 Wednesday Songs

If You Remember Me Theme From The Champ

The Champ

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You Are God

Saturday Stories August 1 Edition
You Are God  
March 22, 2015, Sunday
I just finished reading Robert Heinlein's immortal classic Stranger In A Strange Land. I have "grokked" its fullness, as the hero Valentine Michael Smith would say.
I now understand why it has touched and inspired a generation when it came out in the 60s first as a cult classic, then a bestseller, then a masterpiece, and now the most famous science fiction novel of all time. Heinlein is really an incredibly brilliant writer and a master story teller.
I have read more than a thousand books in my lifetime of more than a quarter of a century, and the ending as The Man From Mars faces the humans is perhaps the most emotionally powerful thing I have ever come across.
Infinitely more important of all, I now understand why I found a rare copy only the other day: I'm ready for the deep message because the "timing is full." Michael shares the ultimate lesson I have learned in my own spiritual jo…