Totus tuus ego sum, et omnia mea tua sunt.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Take My Hand, Precious Lord

I like the song - mostly because of memories from the weekly Friday novena Mass I used to attend in Sri Lanka many years ago. The lyrics are also comforting.

It certainly wasn't sung like this at church. I find this is a rather alien - but quite intriguing - worship culture:

Buddy Greene


Monday, March 31, 2014

Three good lists

10 Life Lessons to Excel in Your 30s

1. Start Saving for Retirement Now, Not Later
2. Start Taking Care of Your Health Now, Not Later
3. Don’t Spend Time with People Who Don’t Treat You Well
4. Be Good to the People You Care About
5. You can’t have everything; Focus On Doing a Few Things Really Well
6. Don’t Be Afraid of Taking Risks, You Can Still Change
7. You Must Continue to Grow and Develop Yourself
8. Nobody (Still) Knows What They’re Doing, Get Used to It
9. Invest in Your Family; It’s Worth It
10. Be kind to yourself, respect yourself

Read the detailed list here.


5 Things Every Married Man Should Do Around Single Women

A wise man once told me that when I find myself around single women, especially when I find them attractive or interesting, I should mention my wife and family early in the conversation. I have found this advice to be very useful on many occasions.

Fellow husbands, I have found the above advice and the other tips at the bottom to be essential in keeping my marriage healthy and strong. I want my marriage strong and healthy and so should you! In fact, it’s one of your biggest responsibilities in your marriage.

So let’s dig deeper into this subject. Where are some common places where you might run into this scenario? For many of you, it could easily happen at work. You could be starting a new job and find yourself around a lot of nice, new women. When this happens, you have to make the choice to embrace their attention or extinguish it in a friendly way by mentioning your beautiful wife and family. For some of you, you have been working around the same women for some time. You might have had the choice many times to engage in flirty conversation or go out with co-workers after work. If this is you and your wife is at home waiting for you, then it’s time to step back and assess your position as the husband and leader. Take the necessary steps to make your relationship with your wife the most important one again and don’t forget it. Lead gentlemen, lead!

Even though those were just a couple quick examples, I know there are a few of you out there that need to step up your role as a husband. Those examples don’t apply to you? Then consider who you know and talk to at your gym; the grocery store; the local hang out or wherever. These “simple” places could produce difficult relationships that will harm your relationship and love with your wife. Man up and do what needs to be done for your marriage!

Now that I have your attention, here are 5 things every married man should do around single women.


Read the details of this list here. It's a good list - for both men and women I think - and the idea of guarding the heart carefully is a good one. Hopefully, some of these things come naturally though - the ring, the pictures, mentioning your partner during conversations - not just as a means of being careful around colleagues of the other sex.


How to Afford Traveling the World

Over the past few years, I've been lucky enough to traverse many parts of the globe. The opportunity to travel had the same effect on me that it has had on many people: the more I saw, the more I wanted to see. And the more I wanted to see, the more I realized that my income couldn't exactly sustain all my traveling whims.

Yes, there's such a thing as frugal travel, but after adding up travel expenses, lodging, and daily costs, even low cost trips will have a noticeable impact on your bank account. So how can you keep up with the traveling spirit beyond downloading a sweet tropical photograph as your screensaver? You have to plan, prioritize, and compromise.

If you too find yourself infected with wanderlust and on a limited budget, here are some ways you can satisfy the traveling itch without skipping out on your rent:

Set a Saving "Pace"
Maintain Movement Towards Your Goal
Stayed Focused on Your Goal
Reinvent the Way You Think of Travel

Read the entire article here. This is from Krizia. Looking forward to travelling with you!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Rowan Atkinson on free speech

What languages sound like to foreigners

On a jet plane

It's strange: on the one hand, you can feel very lonesome in a noisy crowd and, on the other, the company of just one person can make the rest of the world, including yourself, simply melt into the backdrop.

On a slightly different note, isn't this amazing?

Maps are fascinating. Planes are fascinating. Maps of planes...

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

Some good Oscar speeches

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

This was played during the bride's entrance at Moli's and Mike's wedding on Saturday. It's been stuck in my head since then. I really like the organ-trumpet combination:

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