I was browsing through an old notebook. It's not a diary. Just a notebook where I write some stuff and ideas, passwords, names, some thoughts that I don't remember now why I wrote them or what they were used for. Even my handwriting is not that legible. I have a hard time understanding what I wrote. There were keywords and phrases that I think were used in other blogging sites that I have joined before.
Some of the phrases I wrote were:
the pleasure of visits/visitors
increase or burst of energy
why is William called Bill and John called Jack?
2 Cellos (I think these were 2 cellists that I like to listen but then they parted ways)
things you do that you know were bad for you
empty can, noisy can
once a bubbler, always a bubbler (I think this was true until the site went bankrupt)
trees are claws breaking through the earth
can't tell an old man to pay his fare
childhood memories with Dexter - lunch at their house even if it's not allowed to go out of the school
the glass has water; not full/empty
don't think of yourself; respect the photographer (I think this was about people in events like weddings where they would block the view of the photographer just so they can get a good shot.)
heels! for men (I think these were about guys in heels who auditioned for a talent show)
magnify your God and not your suffering
corn from the garden
no firemen comes before a fire
too much to drink
some of the user names I wrote were HazelVee, chainwarden, herjave01, flimflamsam, soniabee, scottfravel, loveofnight, etc. (I don't know what I even wrote these names. Maybe those were the users that I have confirmed were legit users and not scammers.)
I could list a lot more but I wanted to share only three things today.
I have posted the photo above in my other blogging site (Source). This was taken yesterday on my walk. I have been to that route a few times but it was only yesterday that I noticed this cross. I'm not sure what church/denomination the building this was built on though for I haven't seen a sign.
The cross symbolizes two relationships. The first is the vertical one which symbolizes relationship between men and God. The horizontal one on the other hand symbolizes relationship between men and to others.
We should strengthen these relationships.
You see how the cross is made as one? How we treat other people, we are doing it to God too. Our relationship to other reflects our relationship to God. Le us put into practice the Golden Rule.
There's a big kettle and a strawberry of the same size. That's my finger pointing to the spout of the kettle and I was some feet away. That was before when this place was open and no walls were built. I like their repurposed tables and chairs made from old tires.
The words below were not penned in that café though.
There are different kinds of people. Others will order the the same. Others may stay longer. It's a meeting lace for strangers. Others will come alone. Others come in groups. Some come here for drinks while others for meals.
There are those who will come here for chit chat. Some will come here for some "me time" - to treat oneself or to just spend the time. Some will meet friends. Some will meet lovers. Some will meet clients.
Whatever our purpose is for going to a café, we go there to be served.
Do you have a favorite café/coffee shop?
That was me on top of the wall of Arthawka Hotel. I was not trespassing or climbing over the wall. I don't know what made me decide to climb and sit on top of it. Maybe just for photo's sake. This is the hotel that we stayed in Bagan, Myanmar. I am pretty sure this was the morning of our departure going to the capital, Yangon. If not, it was when we visited Mt. Poppa. Based on what I'm wearing, that was what I was wearing when we had our breakfast that's why I'm sure this was taken in the morning.
We like to build walls. We teach our kids morals and all the good stuff. We build walls around them as protection to the onslaught of this sinful world. We mild them the best way that we know.
As they grow older and meet other people, they are influenced by what they see, what they learn. They are influenced by their friends. They are influenced by others.
We thought that the walls we built were strong enough to protect them. Influences that we feared would destroy them slowly, destroy the walls that we built.
It's another Monday gone just like that washed away by the rain. I hope you are all well. Tomorrow is my official start of work. It's the official start of online classes to some.
Stay safe and stay blessed!