Monthly Archives: April 2014

A Man of Few Words: Jesus and His Betrayal, Suffering and Death

The most painful kind of affront is that which comes not from our enemies but from our friends. “It is not an enemy who taunts me– then I could bear it; it is not an adversary who deals insolently with … Continue reading

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The Great Mandatum: Maundy Thursday Reflection

Before the popular display of piety that is the Visita Iglesia, the faithful are asked to attend the In Coena Domini Mass or the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. It is usually scheduled at around 5:00 or 6:00 PM just … Continue reading

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The Scandal of Jesus Christ: Palm Sunday of Our Lord’s Passion

When He was born in Bethlehem, Jesus was not placed in a 5,000-Peso crib. Mary and Joseph didn’t spend thousands of pesos for his birth in Makati Med or St. Luke’s. Neither was he dressed in branded clothes for infants. … Continue reading

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Mt. Pinatubo’s crater: beauty, tragedy and grandeur

In the great scheme of things, many events cannot be explained. This past weekend, my college blockmates and I climbed Mt. Pinatubo, an apparently squat volcano. We all had initial perceptions of an imposing, terrifying, dark mountain that was waiting … Continue reading

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Laguna de Bay Trip: Provincial Charm, History and Art

Whew! It has been a while. Lately, I’ve been focusing my blogging time on Cuchara Tenedor, my new food blog. Well, going back, this post will be about my family’s two trips around Laguna. We haven’t really completed the so-called … Continue reading

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