Saturday, August 29, 2015

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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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

My Favorite Song From Fred Panopio

Wednesday Songs 
August 26

Pitong Gatang 

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

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 of least vibrational resistance and that I had attracted everything that is happening to me through my own vibrational frequency. These are two of the most life-changing lessons I learned from Abraham Hicks, and because of him, my life is never the same again.

Abraham Hicks 

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

My Favorite Song From Nena

Wednesday Songs 
August 19

99 Red Balloons 

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

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 Continued Next Saturday

Huggybear Diaries

December 8, 2014, Monday

I spent the weekend holed up in the house as typhoon, whose local name was Ruby, kept pouring outside.

Mostly I slept like a bear hibernating. I ate nothing but fruits: apples, mangoes, bananas and an orange. I felt light.

The sense of electricity in the atmosphere felt like a storm, but it was a mere continuous shower compared to the furious winds and sea surges in the neighboring sea-side provinces.

A Certain Sadness
Astrud Gilberto

"Look out the window when that rain storms..."

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

My Favorite Song From Dana Valery

Wednesday Songs 
August 12 

Rainbow Connection 

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Saturday, August 08, 2015

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 fazed. My landlord's brother just told me that it was supposed to have been last night. I know I'm protected, except from those I've charted for myself before I've been born in this lifetime. But aside from that, I have the inexplicable yet imperturbable certainty that no harm can ever come to me.

You'll Be Safe Here

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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

My Favorite Song From Chris Thompson

August 5 Wednesday Songs

If You Remember Me
Theme From The Champ

The Champ

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Saturday, August 01, 2015

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 journey.

"Thou art God."

Huggybear's Journals

January 21, 2015, Wednesday

I was in the gym this morning with Oleanna. The TV is on Crime + Investigation channel with a documentary about a man in Great Falls, Montana who claimed to have heard voices that drove him to kill.

"The only difference between him and us," I told her, "is that he can hear them." We are surrounded by nonphysical entities. What prevents us from fully understanding another dimension of reality is our human tendency to judge everything. We use words like "evil" and "psychotic" as our way of trying to get a define a phenomena that defies our finite minds.

Charles Xavier