Glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: to God who is, who was, and who is to come.
Fiction writers: You’re stuck in an elevator with an intriguing stranger. Write this scene.
Non-fiction writers: You’re stuck in an elevator with a person from your past. Write this scene.
Walking towards the elevator doors, I saw her.
Her, whom I had a huge crush on since the fifth grade. Her, whom I kept thinking of all through the first two years of high school even though we parted ways after elementary school. Her, whom I thought I would have a blossoming and romantic courtship with when we were at the right age. Her, whom I was obviously crazy for at such a young age. Her, who made me think about how attraction to the opposite sex occurs in juvenile minds.
Her, who doesn’t know anything about my intentions.
When you started your blog, did you set any goals? Have you achieved them? Have they changed at all?
I came across the words “blog” and “blogging” back in 2006 when I was in second year college. Friendster, the dominant social networking service in the Philippines back then, introduced blogs to their users. Although it was under Friendster (blog-name.blog.friendster.com), it was powered by WordPress.com.
It was optional; not everyone in my friends list made one, but I went ahead and got one for myself. Back then, blogs were seen as literally, “online diaries”. I didn’t want to make daily accounts of my life open to the public. It was mentioned, however, that we could write about our lives or just about anything. I took that and decided to “just write”.
So I was browsing YouTube and stumbled on this upload from one of the channels I subscribe to:
When I heard the name, Kal-El, I immediately looked at the description box. Yup! It’s related to Superman — the upcoming new movie, Man of Steel, which is produced by Christopher Nolan and directed by Zack Snyder. Accordingly, this will be a “reboot of the Superman film series”.
Come, Holy Spirit, come! And from your celestial home shed a ray of light divine!
Come, Father of the poor! Come, source of all our store! Come, within our bosoms shine!
You, of comforters the best; you, the soul’s most welcome guest; sweet refreshment here below;
In our labor, rest most sweet; grateful coolness in the heat; solace in the midst of woe.
O most blessed Light divine, shine within these hearts of yours, and our inmost being fill!