Monday, January 25, 2010

A Series of Unfortunate Events

I remember Lemony Snicket writing a book of tragedy.   I never thought that being a fan would mean such misfits could happen to me... and mind you it did happen ---- in just a day!!!!

So here's a summary of the unfortunate events that happened to me yesterday which I hope nobody would encounter. I am not proud of it but it could be a dose of laughter or a pill of annoyance.

1. As early as 6AM, I was rushing my way to work. I really have to come in early since I was on leave the previous week I saw one of the two elevators not working and there were too many people waiting for the other lift. Because I don't want to be late, I climbed the stairs by the fire exit all the way to the 6th floor. I was still catching up my breath when the first thing that welcomed my morning is a "Supervisor Call."  Good morning everyone!!!!   Congratulations!!!!!

2. Bad hairdo had always been my problem. I went to the rest room to fix my hair. My comb fell down so I had to bend a bit to pick it up, unfortunately my mobile phone dropped from my narrow pocket. When I picked it up, I placed it near the sink so it could be safer. Well, dropping my phone isn't very has always been a habit.

   I decided to wash my hands. I was rubbing my hands so hard that my elbow touched my mobile phone and it fell off the sink!!! WTF!!! My phone suddenly had a bath that it didn't ever want. It took me nearly three hours to dry it up! I nearly thought that I'll be changing phones again (it should have been my third in a year).

3. After facilitating my team meeting, my agent noticed that my pants is dirty. When I looked at it, I found that I seated on something really dirty!!! Damn! I had to take off my pants to clean it....

4. After my shift, I went to Quiapo to get my (previous) team's jacket. The shop told me I can get it by 2p. I got off the bus thinking I am already at  my destination. Then I realized I am still three blocks away from it and I had to walk streets by streets to get there. What the hell is wrong with me today?

5. Finally when I arrived at the shop, I realised the shop is close. I saw a tenant and told me the owner's not there! I called the owner and was told the jacket isn't ready yet. WTF!!!!

6. I hurried off to Makati because I still have to go dinner with office friends. I didn't know where we are eating and so I asked for directions. They sent me a not so clear directions which made me got lost. And again, I had to walk to reach the place!!!

7. After dinner, I hurried my way home. Then I realised, I forgot to send the daily report at work. I'm sure I'll be dead again at work.

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Way of Love

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.  And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.  If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

This is a passage from The Bible, 1 Corinthians 13