Tuesday, August 19, 2008


i dreamed the other week i was talking to budget secretary andaya to inquire about government spending. he said, i remember very vividly, spending grew by seven percent in july and by 14 percent in january-july (that's how i am 'addicted' to my stories sometimes that they appear in my subconscious).
today, the numbers were out and actual spending rose by 14 percent in july and by seven percent in the first seven months. These were the numbers that appeared in my dreams except that the double digit was for the month of july! Now, if only dreams can be headlined, i would have made a scoop. but, who knows, what else may appear in my head while i'm in slumberland?

Saturday, August 16, 2008

the 'sonic' experience

if it's meant to happen, it will happen. there was i on a weekend junket in cebu when after checking into the hotel, guess who would pop into the door? the sonicflood! guess again, the US-based christian music band was to hold a concert that night right in the hotel!
i grabbed a companion and asked him to take a picture of me with the group. i perked up and courageously introduced myself to the group and told them of my wish for a photo opp, to which they warmly acceded.
that night, i was among the thousands of cebuanos cheering on the band and joining in the worship concert. i had called up a brother based in cebu to ask him to join me in the concert but was he was on a more pressing matter.
so there i was, alone, though not quite - i don't do concerts all by myself, the feeling is so great that one must have someone to share it wtih. but i did enjoy it! i was trying to temper myself, just tapping my hands gently against my lap and occasionally raising my hands and clapping them.
towards the last quarter of the concert, i couldn't contain myself anymore and keep the desire to sing and dance out loud for God. He was so alive in the singing that night, so i rose up and gyrated, shouted, raised my hands in abandon in praise of my Great God! i didn't care what was happening around me because they've been dancing and raising their hands long before i did. wildly, i opened myself to the Lord and it was the best praise i ever had in months!
o, what the Lord can do that one couldn't anticipate. everyone is asked to be a worship leader and i remember rick, the vocalist of the group, saying halfway through the concert that we praise and worship God by our lives.