I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

With my buddies
Dino's birthday. From top, left clockwise (Ivee, Jason, Dino and myself)

For those who wonder how I’m able to continue living my life despite having Pompe Disease, well I get by with a little help from my friends.

Apart from my family, I’ve been tremendously blessed to have good friends. I really don’t know how I would have survived all these years without my friends.

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Same Sex Marriage: Should We or Shouldn’t We?

Barack Obama became the first sitting United States President to publicly state his support for same sex marriage, a pronouncement with very historic implications.

I’m writing about it because it’s an issue I’m interested in. I am because it’s about human rights. I’ve long believed in upholding human rights and improving rights of women, children, persons with disabilities and now people with different perspectives on sexuality.

On one hand my Catholic faith tells me that a marriage should only be between a man and a woman. On the other hand my mind tells me that people have basic human rights and that one of them should be the ability to choose whom he/she lives with and forms a partnership with.

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The Importance of Perseverance

“The man who forms the habit of beginning without finishing has simply formed the habit of failure”

The above quote is from the book “Streams in the Desert” by L.B. Cowman. It’s one of the books I read on daily basis as part of the habit of prayer I’ve been trying to form thess past few weeks.

I’ve been guilty of starting a lot of things that I have not finished or followed through. I’m sad about it because some of them could have turned into something great.

I want to change that. I’ve realized that one of the most important things a person should develop is perseverance. We should always push forward and not give up on things that are worthwhile.

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The Gift of Suffering

By some miracle I made it to the 11 o’clock mass. I work nights and so my body clock is really screwed up. You will rarely see me outside before noon. So today was definitely an exception.

I wanted to go to the morning mass because the place I hear mass at, Club Filipino is just across the street. It’s very convenient.

I was happy to see that the priest, Father Christian was the one saying mass. I like Father Christian. He’s a young priest who has a good sense of humor. He also knows how to give adequate length yet insightful sermons. Unlike some priests who go on and on yet end up not making sense at all.

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It’s What You Do Everyday That Matters

I love that you get to see such random things in Facebook. Today a friend of mine posted this quote.

bq. “Just because you go to church on Sunday… Does not mean you can act like an asshole the rest of the week.”

That made me laugh. It’s funny. It’s also true for some people. I’ve seen and heard about a lot of people who go to church religiously but the moment they step out they become monsters. There are also people who go to church religiously yet they violate the commandments of God like they’re mere suggestions.

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