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Aug. 22nd, 2012

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I got this from reginaterrae.

Age? 24
Where I’m from? born in Manila, Philippines and raised in the Greater Toronto Area
Where I would like to live? Montreal or San Francisco, in that order
Favourite food? Filipino - but honestly, I'll eat and love anything.
Religion? Christianity
Single/taken? both
Favourite book? The Diary of a Country Priest by George Bernanos
Eye colour? Dark brown
Birthday? 11 February 1988
Favourite movie? El laberinto del fauno or Fight Club
Favourite colour? olive or pink
Favourite TV show? currently Breaking Bad
Favourite band/singer? currently Mumford and Sons
Random fact about me? I often wake up with my thumb in my mouth.
My phobias? malevolent ghosts
Favourite season? summer
Favourite weather? beach weather! <3
Favourite day of the week? Sunday
Favourite month? June or July
If I have any pets and if yes what are their names? n/a
What’s my ringtone? unfortunately the generic iPhone ringtone
Last movie I watched? Ted
What the meaning of my name? from the Hebrew for יְהוֹחָנָן "YHWH is gracious"
Favourite superhero? John Constantine
Do I want to get married? Yes but it probably won't happen.
Do I want children, if yes how many? Yes but it probably won't happen.

Apr. 13th, 2011

The Great Asymptote

It is a curious thing to behold that when my ego sits enthroned in the depths of human depravity and dysfunction like some foolish god, I can do naught but whisper a broken, "De profundis..." while at the heights and fullness of all my joys there is an abiding sense of gratitude. How is it that my spirit cries out to a great unknown without even the conscious exercise of my own will? What great beauty calls to me from beyond the gates of my reason? Why is it that the thud of knees falling to the ground makes more triumphant a sound than all the roar and clang and empty glory of each day? In the all and all, I am bereft of thought and only the stillness is coherent.

Apr. 6th, 2011

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Mom's brewed coffee on a cold morning before a long day of work is a gift from above.

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Mar. 6th, 2011

"To cause a hundred veils to fall each moment..."

"What puzzles me most is how we, as mankind, tend to be most afraid of the things that mean the most to us. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts then, as these are also the things which can truly hurt us. To close one's eyes, build walls, numb the senses, and veil the heart, is to walk through life with a neutral expression; barely flinching, barely feeling. But to dare to flinch, to care to feel, though it can cause immeasurable pain, carries also the promise to touch every chord of elation within. Is it really that much better to remain safer than sorrier? I think that in reality, people end up more remorseful and regretful for disallowing themselves to feel genuinely and passionately for something. I believe in the human spirit - in kindness and compassion, in true passion and real appreciation. And I believe in taking that chance... reach for the stars knowing you run the risk of simply grasping at thin air, instead of forever wondering what miracles could have been.

"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all barriers within yourself that you have built against it. This is love: to fly towards a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet. For only from the heart can you touch the sky."

~ Jalal ad-Din Rumi (1207-1273)

Feb. 11th, 2011

My birth and other events...

11 février - xxix IANVARIVS - 7 Addar I - 4 Yakatit - 5 Safar - 4 Amshir

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Il y a une bonne heure que j'ai eu 23 ans. Un coup d’œil à l’article du Wikipédia intitulé « 11 février » révèle qu’à côté de mon anniversaire il y a, entre autres, ces événements dont on peut se souvenir :

(Notez bien que j’ai choisi ceux qui me paraissaient les plus intéressants. )

la fondation de la nation du Japon par l’empereur Jimmu

la reconnaissance de l’Henri III comme chef suprême de l’Église d'Angleterre

la victoire de Napoléon à la bataille de Montmirail

le départ des soldats Canadiens (j’imagine pour la Guerre Mondiale)

l’indépendance de la Cité du Vatican

l’autonomie des Kurdes reconnue par le gouvernement irakien

l’élection de Margaret Thatcher à la tête du Parti conservateur britannique

l’ascension de l’ayatollah Khomeiny au sein d’un gouvernement provisoire

la libération de Nelson Mandela après 27 ans d’incarcération

l’apparition de la Vierge Marie à la Sainte Bernadette Soubirous à Lourdes (d’où vient la deuxième partie de mon nom)

l’annonce à Toronto de la découverte de l’insuline par Monsieur Banting et Monsieur Best

la naissance de Thomas Edison

la naissance de Sergio Mendes

la naissance de Sarah Palin

la naissance de Sheryl Crow

la naissance de Jennifer Aniston

la naissance de Brandy (la chanteuse)

la naissance de Kelly Rowland

la naissance de Taylor Lautner (le loup-garou)

l’assassinat d’Evelio Javier (un avocat philippin)

le décès de René Descartes

le décès du Léon Foucault (l’inventeur du gyroscope)

le décès de Sylvia Plath

le décès du Saint Grégoire II

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