I had been scouting for some nice gifts and souvenirs for my office mates for the past weeks. Our office will have a grand seminar and conference so I will be having an out of town trip this month end. It brought me an idea about buying some cigars for them. Well they are fun smokers and I guess cigars will be good presents for them. My friend told me the other day to check out on cigar auctions. This way I will be able to buy cigars in bulk at cheaper and discounted prices. Great idea indeed and have to thank my friend for her good advise. I already check the auctions available online and will be dealing with the great deals immediately.
Gospel:Jn 13:31–33a; 34–35–When Judas had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified and God is glorified in him. God will glorify him, and he will glorify him very soon.“My children, I am with you for only a little while; you will look for me, but, as I already told the Jews, so now I tell you: where I am going you cannot come. Now I give you a new commandment: love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” The gospel this week reflects about loving one another. This was the message of Jesus to His disciples before his resurrection. Love conquers everything and I think what the present world needs now is Love.
My last purchased of a liquefied petroleum gas was October last year. My consumption lasted for about five months. I planned of buying this many weeks ago but due to my low purchasing power, it is just realized this week. Anyway good timing because the gas price is much lower because there was a decrease in the price in the market. I am able to save more than a hundred pesos. That is worth a savings. The tank of gas is delivered and thoroughly check by the guy who work with the gas dealer. This tank would lasts for three months more or less depending on my usage.
This time I prefer not to buy new clothes anymore because it is practical to recycle and mismatch my old clothes in my closet. Aside from the fact that the prices of clothing nowadays are expensive and I do not and extra amount to buy such wants at this time. There is a white collared long sleeves and a plain powder blue sleeveless tops that I found on my cabinet the other day. It came to my mind to just try mix matching it paired with skinny jeans for my Friday wear. Well it looks good really. It is a matter of how you carry yourself regardless of what kind of clothing you wear.
I had been annoyed for the past two weeks in the office because of some personnel who were insensitive with regards to the salary processing of the job orders. I supposed to received my pay check on the first week of April but it reached at the second week already. The attitude of some employees are not quite pleasing as I sense they have an attitude problems. I have no idea why they are like this and I thought that this kind of working attitude is not good for a government service office. I received my pay check the other day and immediately en cashed it in the bank. My payable was paid and it feels good that my compensation last month was already given to me.
My brother is very busy for the past months because their business is engage in printing of advertising materials and other events that require printed banners and tarpaulins. I thought of buying him a shorts one Sunday morning while I was strolling at the mall. It was on sale actually and there were lots of shorts to choose from the array of male department. It is colored grayish while with a built string that serves as a belt as well. The clothing material is made of cotton. Really durable and can sustain in any kind of activities in the outdoors as well as the indoors.
Gospel Jn 21:1-19 – At that time, Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias.He revealed himself in this way.Together were Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus,Nathanael from Cana in Galilee,Zebedee’s sons, and two others of his disciples.Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.”They said to him, “We also will come with you.”So they went out and got into the boat,but that night they caught nothing.When it was already dawn, Jesus was standing on the shore;but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.Jesus said to them, “Children, have you caught anything to eat?”They answered him, “No.”So he said to them, “Cast the net over the right side of the boat and you will find something.” So they cast it, and were not able to pull it in because of the number of fish.So the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord.”When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he tucked in his garment, for he was lightly clad,and jumped into the sea.The other disciples came in the boat,for they were not far from shore, only about a hundred yards,dragging the net with the fish.When they climbed out on shore, they saw a charcoal fire with fish on it and bread.Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you just caught.”So Simon Peter went over and dragged the net ashorefull of one hundred fifty-three large fish.Even though there were so many, the net was not torn.Jesus said to them, “Come, have breakfast.”And none of the disciples dared to ask him, Who are you?”because they realized it was the Lord.Jesus came over and took the bread and gave it to them,and in like manner the fish.This was now the third time Jesus was revealed t his disciples after being raised from the dead. When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter,“Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?”Simon Peter answered him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.”He then said to Simon Peter a second time,“Simon, son of John, do you love me?”Simon Peter answered him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”Jesus said to him, “Tend my sheep.”Jesus said to him the third time,“Simon, son of John, do you love me?”Peter was distressed that Jesus had said to him a third time,“Do you love me?” and he said to him,“Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.”Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.Amen, amen, I say to you, when you were younger,you used to dress yourself and go where you wanted;but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands,and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.”He said this signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God.And when he had said this, he said to him, “Follow me.” Blessed are they who put their trust in God.
My brother has been telling me to buy him a pair of slippers but I just have my time today to buy a pair for his use at home. My favorite mall in the downtown area is very accessible and I can shop for many kinds of slippers in various designs and sizes for men. The slippers are made of fine cloth material. Good for bedroom and home use of my brother because he is sensitive to those rubber made ones. The comfort of the feet is very important. Size ten colored blue. He is happy when I give it to him. Junk the old one and this new slipper is his favorite to wear now.
It is an annual tax obligation for me to pay the real property of the house and land where me and my siblings are staying now. The payment process includes getting a print-out of the dues for the year. This is issued by the real property tax division of the city hall. After that I had total the dues and make payments in cash to the assigned cashier in the city treasurer’s office. I thought that this is only a one time payment but I have to pay it annually for life. Anyway this is an obligation so I had to abide by the regulation. The total payment that I made was six hundred and fifteen centavos. I was able to availed a discount because I paid before the end of march thirty.
The four days of vacation last week had been very good especially that I had my time spent at home doing the household chores. It was not enough actually because the chores at home are endless. In as much as I would like to finish everything, it seems never ending. Well I just have to do what I can have and put the rest on the next days again. My accomplishments for that four days were arranging and cleaning of my personal room, the living room area, laundry, ironing of dry clothes and cooking. Such accomplishments gave a personal satisfaction and happiness because I was able to do the work that was supposed to be done last year actually. Now I am taking one at a time during weekends and hopefully to finish the major household tasks this summer time.