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Dec 31, 2009/ January 1, 2010 ===DEAR GOD

The Sacred Heart of Jesus
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Dec 31, 2009/ January 1, 2010 ===DEAR GOD
Dear GOD

Let us end 2009 with thanks

For all that we learned and had in life

For taking care of us in abundance and misfortune

For the love we had for each other

And for You.

We welcome the new year now, 2010

And hope that the Holy Spirit

Would give us unselfish, but prudent


Let us understand that

You will never leave us

And that our journey here on earth

Is a gift to each other

Let our work / vocation

Satisfy our needs, not met

To fulfill the grace of our lives

And be with you forever.

In the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ,

We pray


RoseVocations 2009
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Analysis/Commentary "Our Lady's Juggler (Anatole France)

December 28, 2009

Analysis/Commentary on “Our Lady’s Juggler” By Anatole France

Background of Author: Anatole France is a son of a Parisian bookseller. His life was one of incessant controversy. His attitude against the church and state was ironic and bitter, though he was educated at a religious school. And while his novels attacked conventional Christian institutions at the depths of his heart, as in the core of every person’s being – France had faith in the Almighty and innate goodness of man.

Analysis: Anatole France identifies with his main character Barnabas (Our lady’s Juggler) using the following defense mechanisms:

1. Repression. His subconscious compelled him to write against religious norms as a result of his repressed anger on the church and conventional Christian institutions. The story pointed it plainly that Barnabas suffered in silence.

2. Compensation – Barnabas lamented about his ignorance. To make-up, he settled for something less. He could not compose writ…


December 29, 2009

The Making of Animated Cartoons

Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald and Daisy Duck, Goofy, Pluto and the rest of the comic bunch made Walt Disney a household name. To this day, they are part of every child’s world, spawning merchandise that make the characters come alive even more.

Animation is considered an art form. It has its origins in the day of cave men and among the artists of ancient Egypt and Greece. For centuries, artists tried to make the figures they draw, move, and gave the suggestion of motion – a crusade which was never entirely successful until the feat was managed on film and the cartoon motion picture was born.

Disney (Philippines) animator Nomer Panlaqui says, “The Disney toons are made from originally classic patterns, (from) as early as 1920. Their personalities need to be clearly defined for the series. Drawing them in varied situations is a very serious thing to do but very rewarding as well.”

The Disney Animation Studio in Los Angeles, he re…

Let's Talk

Let’s Start A Conversation

Not everyone has the gift of talking fluently, but there are ways around that problem. It is evident that practice makes perfect, so at all times we could always try.

I keep telling my students to keep trying. In time it will build them confidence and new words saved in the memory bank. One, two, five or ten new words a day will make one’s own dictionary. From here, conversations arise.

“Fantastic” means unbelievably great. When an ESL student learns this word by heart, this word “fantastic” often used will find new words. “Your work is fantastic!” or “You are fantastic!” or “A fantastic game!”

Questions are good conversation starters, too. When we ask people questions, it makes them feel important.

• How are you?

• What are your interests?

• Where do you live?

• What’s your favorite food?

• Do you like watching films?

• What’s your job?

• Do you like alternative music?

Families, friends, and work associates enjoy talking with each other. Tal…

From the Mountains of the Philippines/Bondoc

Filipino folklore would not be complete without its many traditional, and oftentimes herbal medications, remedies, and healing methods. In fact, different regions of the country have methods and treatments that are unique to them. The bottom line is, the healing power of herbs – whether culled from the people of yore learned in a 21st century lab – has an effectivity all its own, that cannot be denied.

Among the world’s earliest civilizations, food and medicine were inextricably linked, and many plants were eaten for their health-giving properties. Take, for example, armies of slave workers who laboured to build the Egyptian pyramids. They survived on meal which included a daily ration of garlic in order to ward off pestilence and fevers.

Consider too, the dark age of Europe, well into the medieval period, when herbs were painstakingly grown in monasteries. Each monastery in face, had its own “Physics” garden, abounding in herbs that were used to treat the ailments of both the mon…


Games People Play

We present a bewildering range of faces. Some of us put on shows and use these performances to manipulate others into doing things. The following are classic ploys for getting one’s own way.

1. I’m so ill.

Some children learn how to use this one very early, from mothers who ignore them most of the time but fuss over them when they have minor ailment. Poor me’s don’t always complain with symptoms, they’re much cleverer than that.

2. Do as you please, don’t mind me.

Here people makes one feel guilty, the “Do as you pleaser,” immediately reacts by piling on the guilt.

3. I’ll do my duty by you even if it kills me.

This people punish the helpless person for needing their care. Duty doers feel obliged to take on inevitable burdens.

4. I don’t know what I’d do without you.

The dreadful power of the weak! We all have times in our lives when we need to turn to others for help. But sooner or later, even the most unfortunate need to show some courage, some willingness to…

Mobile Mom

Mobile Mom

“Been there, done that,” could very well be said by this mother of five. She has literally made the rounds of all possible professions, some of which are male dominated.

Beth, a Filipina, used to work as security guard for Colegio dela Milagrosa, a job that required agility and, well, endurance to graveyard shifts. Then again, a school, is not as “risky” a post as, say, a bank or jewelry store.

There was a time when she was vending food at the terminal where her husband was also working.

Then fate struck and her husband got sick. The small space they were renting became a mini store. She was minding the store and attending to her husband’s needs. In between, she would go to the bus terminal and sell to commuters. She needed all the money to sustain her growing family.

In 1994, she ventured into another adventure: She loaned money to buy a tricycle, paying for it P 4,132.00 monthly, scrimping on some P600.00 she would earn in a day.

“I feel I can sustain the family w…

A School Less Ordinary

December 29, 2009

A School Less Ordinary

“The seminary is also a school. But not a place for everybody. It is a place for those who are willing to serve God – to the last breath of their lives. Not a place for the weak but for the strong, with the strength that comes from Him who calls a handful of men to serve Him and all souls,” says a Brother, and now a priest (Fr. Pao) of the Rogationist Seminary.

The freshmen at the seminary go through a lot of adjustments. Seminary rules are laid down, matters concerning discipline, relationships, studies, community, living a prayerful life are strictly imposed.

Newbies make acquaintances and eventually forge friendships with fellow seminarians – something that helps a lot to “survive” semi-cloistered life.

“Self-mastery is a must,” a brother declares. This means that in daily ordinary encounters in the seminary, one cannot avoid to confront himself, to identify his values, his individual strengths, potentials and personal limitations. Sel…

Voices Behind Japanese Cartoons

Their business is to make a new soundtrack, which specifically requires adding voices to a film, broadcast or recording. They are instant voices. More often, they are called dubbers.

Way back in the 70’s when Voltes V, Daimos, and Mazinger Z hit, the television Filipino audiences became more entertained. Now the latest craze – dubbing in English and Tagalog voices – have given birth to new dynamics of art.

Oftentimes, great shows emanate from great dubbing. Dubbers breathe the heart and soul to the characters. Like acting, they give life and emotion to the individualities of the cast. It is acting to the voice with limited space because the video is already made. Gestures help them in the voice performance.

Dubbers can produce many voices. Some of them at most, produce three-low pitch, normal pitch, and high pitch. Others produce seven depending on the creativity of the dubber, his experience and background.

“We grow from one voice to several voices,” adds Veron Calaguas in …

Quote: Act and Decide

"Sometimes we have to wait,
 Sometimes we have to walk through,
 In any way,
 We we have to decide."

ishallwrite 2009

CHRISTMAS, December 19, 2009


For Wiki Quote

"Work is essential to life.  It brings peace to the heart and joy to others."
/rose flores - martinez

Work/Practice Set of ESL Students

Please view sample work/manuscript of my ESL students at

Norie and Koji are young Japanese professionals.




A Love That Breaks the Age of Glass Into Pieces

A Love That Breaks the Age of Glass Into Pieces

Love can’t be what it isn’t

You cannot swear by anything without love

And the Cross

You cannot push it and no one can dictate
About it

You cannot tell stories without authenticity
Even in fiction

It is only in an art form that love sees

Love is you and I together

Kissing each others soul

And touching what is only for you and me

I cannot be so tactful in love

Because my love would let you die

Longing for my breath

You would dream of me

And seek me

More than your body would need

My warmth

No other woman would draw you logic

Except, I

Who loved you, and saw you naked

In all forms

I would break the age of glass into pieces

And taste your tongue

When all that wine spills

I will let it bathe me

So my tears will fill the rivers

And parched lands

And we would glory in the rain

Our wills can be one, but only in love

Because I cannot be a hollow mind

And you can’t give me what I ask

The poems of Nizar Qabanni

The poems of Rilke

The poems…

Cuff A Criminal

How do you spot a thief? How do you know that someone has evil intentions? How can you know that the stranger over the phone is telling the truth?

“It’s gut feel,” says an experienced police officer. “Also, keen observation, by the movement of the hands, the way someone acts, through his mannerisms. That’s how you can tell that someone is in good or bad faith.”

Once in Quiapo (Philippines), two men boarded the bus Captain Fernandez ( a police officer who worked in Makati, City) was in. The police captain thought their faces were suspicious, so he became closely observant and cautious. He was not wrong in his hunch as those men later asked for the passengers’ jewelry. They didn’t get away with it though, as Capt. Fernandez got hold of them and turned them over to the precinct.

Years of experienced have honed policemen’s instincts for spotting trouble. The job requires them to be on the watch for antisocial conduct and to apprehend the offender as soon as possible. According to…

Post of Sir Albert Casuga and Sir Isagani Cruz

December 3, 2009

Today, I have read Sir Albert Casuga's and Sir Isagani Cruz's posting on their blogs.

I had a nice time reading Poems for Veronica and the Hebrew Song by Havareth on You Tube.

Poems for Veronica, tells about growing old together, as the poet focuses on the love of the female butterfly to the male butterfly. And more about seasons that change... I will try to study his profundity of words

Sir Isagani's blog about other languages (aside from the native tongue) serves different people around all parts of the globe. Hearing/ Seeing Havareth makes me remember in their lead singer the looks of Paul McCartney. Of course, he isn't Paul. But they rock now... that is what matters

Also, try and watch their videos online. Watch the Rabbi's

Once online, I saw Pope Benedict XVI praying on the walls of Jerusalem

Back to Sir Isagani - He taught us in Creative Nonfiction about the different forms of Nonfiction like book reviews, literary letters, tes…

On GOD's will

Life is GOD's way to show us He exists and loves us all.

The Father GOD made us become His children: without tags, without discrimination, but only the faith we have in Jesus Christ

Whatever name we call the Deity, and whether we like it or not, there is a GOD,

Thank you dear GOD.

In life, choices is a showcase

And we are free people, yet, freedom here calls for responsibility

And as we love ourselves, so we have to love our friends, family, co-workers, strangers, enemies, community, and everyone

This is hard to do...

Quite ideal

But LOVE and the Holy Spirit will help us if we try

To experience this freedom and responsibility in service.

I have wanted to do things, like others do

I could always choose and say "yes," for glory

But then, I had always said "no"

And let GOD do it for me

I say it as "GOD's will,"

Where strength and courage always came from GOD.

YOU, to accept what you don't like

And let go of what you like most

is a miracle of GO…

December 2, 2009; Live Journal

Today is Wednesday, December 2, 2009

And I shall be writing ... I shall write anything that comes to me ---


Well, sometimes we have to see through ordinary things

And those blessings we receive from Heaven

When you write, it is hard to let go off those experiences, and

Then make them visible in words

We have to.

Details matter like the merry days of December

And then the agony the Maguindanao massacre brought us, Filipinos

Men in power abuse lives

They see us like ants and shoot/spray their bullets

They killed innocent lives

And us, too. Our hearts were there.


Healing priest Father Faller visited our OLBL Parish

To heal the sick and help us with prayers

The night was grand, everyone was praying.


Life is passing... we have to make good everyday

I can only have this words for this moment

Good evening and may GOD always remain with us all.

The Cinema

The Cinema

From its humble beginnings, cinema has been heralded as a uniquely endowed art form providing escapist for a socially alienated audience. From a historical point of view, cinema seems to have played the same social role in the 21st century as that of the novel in the 18th century. Filmmaker and writer William Burrough writes, “What has made money will make money.” This axiom encourages studios to the tried-and-tested formula rather than experiment with a new twist or a new technique.

Screenwriter Clodualdo Del Mundo Jr., Ph.D (University of Iowa), illustrates the “Filmaking Universe” explaining the inner circle as the mainstream industry, whereas the outer circles reveal for alternative films.

“The farther the screenwriter is from the center, the more independent he or she becomes,” Del Mundo says.

It is important to know that there are different audiences. The commercial industry already has a niche market but independent filmmakers still have to look for their own aud…

Hungry and Full, Whatever ...

Hungry and Full, Whatever…

You are what you eat,” dieticians tell you repeatedly. “Okay,” you say to yourself, “I’ll cut down on high cholesterol food, skip the saturated fats and stay clear of sugar. Instead, I will take lots of fruits, vegetables, and lean meat.” That solves the problem, right?

Or maybe you promised not to eat dinner and have a snack instead of chocolate cake, ice-cream, barbecue, just for once – because you feel hungry. And hungry as you feel, you eat almost everything inside the fridge. Then, you’ll swear by the heavens “I will not eat supper tonight!” There goes the cycle.

Whatever the case, a low-fat, low-calorie diet is probably one of the best ways to stay healthy to make you really feel good about your body benefiting from all the right food. But apart from the vitamins, minerals and proteins your body is soaking up, you may be getting more than you want of chemicals and bacteria that could be in the food you eat – without you knowing it. It may sur…

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Jubilee Year in Vietnam/ VIS


- Message for Jubilee Year in Vietnam

- Commission for Cultural Patrimony Celebrates 20 Years

- Plenary Session of International Theological Commission

- Audiences

- Other Pontifical Acts



VATICAN CITY, 26 NOV 2009 (VIS) - Vietnam is celebrating a Jubilee Year to commemorate 350 years since the foundation of the apostolic vicariates of Tonkin and Cochinchina, and fifty years since the creation of the Catholic hierarchy in the country. The Holy Father has joined the commemoration, sending a Message to Bishop Pierre Nguyen Van Nhon of Dalat, president of the Episcopal Conference of Vietnam.

In the text, dated 17 November, Benedict XVI notes how the opening of the Jubilee coincided with the feast of the 117 Vietnamese martyrs and expresses the hope that "the recollection of their noble witness may help the People of God in Vietnam to intensify their charity, increase their hope …