I’m working on a new writing project. And I can’t wait for August! I can’t tell you yet more about it but I’ll try to keep you guys posted. Wish me luck!
O Creator of Heaven and Earth, we pray for Your cardinals because Rome is once again without a Supreme Pontiff. We pray that the conclave will produce a worthy leader for Your Holy Church; a leader who is not tarnished by grave sins nor is his heart weak from temptation. Let the new Pope be like a father whose thoughts and morals are above Limbo; let his mind be quick and open to address the contemporary needs of this ever-changing universe.
God above, let Heaven shine light upon the conclave. May the cardinals choose the rightful man who has the will to inspire peace and tolerance within the Catholic world. Shelter this rightful man, O Lord, in Your Love and send Your Holy Spirit to guide him in Your Ways. Give him the strength and body so he can fulfill Your Will beyond the walls of the Vatican. Let him be the one who will never betray the faithful or abuse his power for personal or cruel intentions. Make him defeat the evils that wander the Earth, and never make him blind of the darkness that threatens to blanket Your Church.
On the day white smoke escapes the Sistine Chapel, to proclaim his glorious ascent, in troubles and in trials let the Vicar of Christ not falter. We pray His Holiness will be renowned in serving You and Your people selflessly as Your beloved Peter.
January 7. The airport has been a favorite establishment of mine. Been travelling for like half of my life, and I’m not going to get sick of it. I love travelling. And hopefully, after graduation, I’ll fly back to Singapore or get a job in Paris, France!
Anyway, I went to the airport because of someone important in my life.
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So, what you do you guys think of fanfiction? Have you written one?
January 5. Went out in the morning with my brother. Did a lot of errands. One of those inevitable busy days.
January 3. This was the only photo I took. As you can see, it’s the foundation plan (footings and columns) of my oceanarium thesis. You can also see some of the installed aquariums. Thanks to SketchUp, it was so easy to do! You can also see my white IKEA lamp and some other things. Oh well…
January 2. I decided to take this photo from the car. I know it’s not that artistic but I believe it captured all the gloom and wetness of the day. My family decided to visit grandmother, she’s already 98-years-old. It was nice to connect with her though we didn’t stay long.
January 1. It’s the first day of the year! Instead of celebrating, I was on my desk doing floor plans for my thesis. I realized that I should draft a restroom layout. I had this moth-gnawed Plumbing book. And luckily the page I needed was spared! I was told the book originally belonged to my grandfather who was an engineer.
I’ve been thinking about what to post for December 24. I was scanning my computer when I saw this photo of the Marina Bay Sands, a 57-storey casino-hotel at Singapore. I took this shot days before I flew back home. (I was there in Singapore for almost 22 days, October to November, because extra research needed for my oceanarium thesis.) MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE!
1:365 Taillights and Fast food
It was already 1:00AM when the midnight Easter Mass ended. My sis, my twin brother and I went home; my twin’s the Innova driver. When we arrived home, my sis said, “Let’s eat out. Jolibee and McDonald’s at Lopue’s East are now 24/7.”
So, all of us hurried back to the car. Before we were out the subdivision gates, we prayed (for the first time after months) for safety. Jim, my twin, is not yet an excellent driver…so yeah, it was really necessary that time. It felt like more of an adventure than an ordinary road trip.
After some time (it’s approximately a 30 min travel), I kindda noticed that Jim was driving slow. My sis, Ela, noticed it too. But Jim
said he was going fast as usual. He mentioned the speed, and yes, he was fast. Maybe my sis and I were just a bit afraid for our lives. Or maybe it was our first time to let Jim drive “in the dark”. Lucky for us, there was not much activity on the road to Lopue’s East.
When we finally arrived at Lopue’s East, Jim roughly parked at Jolibee. A motorcyclist saw this and laughed, he really looked like he was pretty entertained. Then, we got off the car. Took our orders and drove back home. In the car, the scent of the French fries was everywhere.
I was sitting on the passenger seat when I took this photo. See how dark the road is from our residence to Lopue’s East? You can only notice tail lights, there are no streetlights halfway.