For 2013


A grown life from life;
Seemingly insignificant yet still,
Vital for the entirety’s existence.

With renewed esteem,
It aspires for new heights:
To be one amongst stars.

Aid and guidance it will then provide
For the entirety to grow
And for it to reach the heavens.

Never waning, never will fade;
Will cry and sing, will stumble and glow;
Let the new season bring it all out:

Let it begin.

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Highlight Attempts for 2013

People have New Year’s resolutions. These are oaths to oneself and self-imposed regimens to attain excellence of self. These are encouraging as they serve as goals that should be attained within a 365-day period, thus making each year well-spent.


But let’s face it: it’s difficult to adhere to New Year’s resolutions. Midway through the a year’s first quarter, we start to forget these oaths and regimens and revert to our usual lifestyles. Tragic! Hopefully, I will be able to stick to my New Year’s resolutions, which I started earlier by initiating them this month. In case I do fail, hopefully, I will be able to accomplish these two projects/activities for 2013:

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Colossians 3:15a, 16a

Let the peace of Christ control your hearts; let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.

“Genie of 2013, Grant My Wishes”

When I was a kid, I had hopes of finding a magical lamp. I would go around our backyard with a small shovel and dig around the area, expecting to stumble upon Aladdin’s lamp, in case he “just dropped it somewhere”.

Ha! Ha! Wishful and animated thinking! As I grew up, I found out that wishes … well, it’s not that they don’t come true at all; some are granted unto us, but definitely not all and unfortunately, not usually those that we so badly want to come true. Basically, it’s up to us to make most of our wishes come true, as long as it’s in line with what GOD blesses us with. With that, it’s also up to us to discover if our wishes are meant to come true.

Hopefully, these wishes, as improbable as they are, will come true:

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Places I Would Love to Explore in 2013

The farthest place that I’ve been to this year was Macau. However, my main tour or itinerary was Hong Kong; Macau was a side trip from my main destination. My visit to these two places was also the longest amount of time that I spent on a tour and the longest period that I was away from home: 12 days.

I wouldn’t trade these travel opportunities for any other thing in the world. It awakened my desire to travel and see the whole world! Just what we need: another expensive hobby!

I don’t know if I will be able to travel overseas again in 2013; hopefully, opportunities will present themselves. If they do, I do wish the following places will be available on those tours:

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