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Friday, August 27, 2004

I better get started...

I work for a super micro manager of a boss who tries to squeeze every ounce out of me at the office. The past few days I have come home exhausted and just climb into bed with nothing left in me. Sometimes I even miss dinner. And yet I have an excellent cook as a wife who whip up some of the most sumptuous meals a man could dream of. We have talked about opening up a restaurant from time to time and friends have mostly encouraged us to do so, but I am ambivalent about the thought of sharing my wife. But that's another topic...

I said I work for this slave-driver, but guess what, I managed to get a couple of hours off because a meeting with a client ended early. I sneaked home and took a long nap! When I awoke, I watched one of the
most incredibly funny and inspiring movie I've ever seen in a long time. While watching it, I had my laptop with me (yeah, I am an obsessive multi-tasker), and was surfing at the same time. Mostly, blog-hopping.

Then, I thought I should start adding to my solitary blog today, so to give me inspiration, I started by blog-hopping and found some really interesting sites. I resonated with
Messy Christian's blog and I must confess that my heart raced as I clicked through her thoughts, rants, and musings! I must say I have fallen in love! If only I were single, I will track her down! Seriously though, reading her blogs, and hopping from hers to others (such as i took the red pill and de se) have made me fell less lonely in this world. I cried, I laughed (not only at the antics of the kung-fu socceroos, but also through identifying with what Messy was feeling and sharing. I see that there are other like-minded bloggers out there as well. I shall explore them in coming days & weeks...

I went to one of those
Christian liberal arts colleges but some of the folks there nearly lynched me alive and cruxify me upside down for expressing some of my opinions. I was accused of being a non-believing heathen, a Buddhist and a renegade backslider, although there were others who encourage me in my journey and to be myself.

Although I still go to church, I am growing disillusioned by church life. Of late, I have been wanting to shun the church, wanting to take a break, but did not have the courage to do so. A couple of my kids love the church and they want to go, and I would like to encourage them. I do not want them to lose faith. A couple of the others are struggling with their faith, and I want to encourage them to carry on, but then again, perhaps, I need to show them that it is okay to struggle and that I struggle too. Not that I struggle with my faith in God per se, but I struggle with my faith nonetheless.

I am glad to find that there are others out there who share my journey and it will be fun to connect with them in coming days.

...continue reading...I better get started...

Saturday, August 21, 2004

Welcome me to the land of the blog

Well, this is my entre to blogosphere. For the longest time, I have been standing on the sidelines-in the outer-as one might say, watching, envious, longing, desirous, Gautama notwithstanding. So, finally, here I am taking the plunge. What would you find here in coming days? Hopefully, something for everyone... But, for now, let me just start by saying, hello to everyone...
...continue reading...Welcome me to the land of the blog