Book of the Week#3 – Adventures of Tom Sawyer

One of my all-time favorites by no less than my favorite author, Samuel Langhorne Clemens a.k.a Mark Twain. First time i read it was way back 1st year high school, year 1992 – borrowed from one of my favorite places on earth — our (Zamora Memorial Institute, now College)  high school library!

This coming-of-age book opened me to a world of adventure, wonder, mischief, and childhood glories, love of freedom and the importance of friendships. It is full of good old satirical humor that only Mark Twain can deliver.

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Photo/Video of the Week#3 – Gotta Love Cats

our bacacayano cats, ian & garry

The Rum Tum Tugger

The Rum Tum Tugger is a Curious Cat:
If you offer him pheasant he would rather have grouse.
If you put him in a house he would much prefer a flat,
If you put him in a flat then he’d rather have a house.
If you set him on a mouse then he only wants a rat,
If you set him on a rat then he’d rather chase a mouse.
Yes the Rum Tum Tugger is a Curious Cat–
And there isn’t any call for me to shout it:
For he will do
As he do do
And there’s no doing anything about it!

The Rum Tum Tugger is a terrible bore:
When you let him in, then he wants to be out;
He’s always on the wrong side of every door,
And as soon as he’s at home, then he’d like to get about.
He likes to lie in the bureau drawer,
But he makes such a fuss if he can’t get out.

Yes the Rum Tum Tugger is a Curious Cat–
And there isn’t any use for you to doubt it:
For he will do
As he do do
And there’s no doing anything about it!

The Rum Tum Tugger is a curious beast:
His disobliging ways are a matter of habit.
If you offer him fish then he always wants a feast;
When there isn’t any fish then he won’t eat rabbit.
If you offer him cream then he sniffs and sneers,
For he only likes what he finds for himself;

So you’ll catch him in it right up to the ears,
If you put it away on the larder shelf.
The Rum Tum Tugger is artful and knowing,
The Rum Tum Tugger doesn’t care for a cuddle;
But he’ll leap on your lap in the middle of your sewing,
For there’s nothing he enjoys like a horrible muddle.
Yes the Rum Tum Tugger is a Curious Cat–
And there isn’t any need for me to spout it:
For he will do
As he do do
And there’s no doing anything about it!

T. S. Elliot

Discover & Explore Bacacay#4 – Manaet, Cagraray Islands

Barangay Manaet is part of the Cagraray group of islands and can be reached about 20 – 30 minutes from the Bacacay Municipal Port and almost likewise from the shores of Barangay Igang. About 40 minutes from the port of Barangay Pili. One of the barangay’s most distinctive feature can be seen across from the ports/shores – a hill called Manaet Point which is a protected sanctuary for wild Philippine monkeys.  It is already being developed as one of the many tourist stops when doing island hopping in the Cagraray Islands.

***Pictures taken by Lala using Panasonic Lumix ZR1 compact digital camera. Protected by Copyscape Web Copyright Checker

second thoughts

there are times when she thinks that she’s no longer in love with you

doubts pop up in her head every time you commit foolish blunders

not really big-time relationship-wrecking sins or mistakes —

but really silly errors that robs you of good old common sense

she knows that you love her too much and will forgive her easily whatever she does or says to you

but can’t you see that lacking common sense is an unforgivable sin for her?

that you should stop making these errors in judgment, because it might cause her to forget

it might result to her thinking that you will never be the kind of person who can be responsible enough

to take care of her through thick or thin, richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, till death?

lately she doubts a lot about you and about things.

please, don’t give her more reason to think that her love for you had become more like “pity”

instead of “love”.

Bacacay Wedding Essentials: Documents, documents

The following are the documents we need to prepare for our “sakalan”:
1 Birth Certificate
2 Baptismal Certificate
3 Confirmation Certificate
4. CENOMAR

These 4 are the most important docs we need to have in order to apply for a Marriage License. Along with these, we need to prepare our list of Principal Sponsors (3 pairs is enough).

Before having our wedding date registered with our Parish, we will also be interviewed first by our Parish Priest (Canonical Interview). Mama told me I have to prep up and learn the basic prayers – the Lord’s Prayer, Hail Mary, Glory Be,  etc. My bes GDL also warned me that the priest may ask if we know the Holy Rosary and also ask us how many times we went to Church within the year.

Then, once we’re registered in the Church, done with the Canonical Interviews and our Marriage License is in the works,  we also need to have our Wedding Banns published and attend the Pre-Cana Seminar.

So, tomorrow we start with getting our birth certificates and CENOMAR in the NSO Provincial Office in Albay, prepare our Baptismal and Confirmation Certificates and start brainstorming to identify who our Principal Sponsors will be. We’ve got our work pretty much cut out for us.

Let’s do this!

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