and now it works

20 03 2010

SIGHS





Jagged cliffs on

1 03 2010

Lenten Season…

Life has been tangling for the past week (after CNY hols). Most of the time I just shut myself down. Sometimes sitting alone, I questioned myself : Who Am I? What happened to me?  I can’t seem to find my true self and that’s kinda upsetting.

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My not so long absence…

26 02 2010

I haven’t got the time to sit down and write. Much has happened during the period of my absence here – the good ones and the bad.

There are so many events that are worth posting but I’m not fit to blog, at the mo. I’m literally tired. So I’ll be taking a blogging holiday. For how long, I’m not sure. Until I’m fit to blog, I shall dust off and continue blogging again.

See y’all when I log in next time!

annelism©





The Originals

10 02 2010

The original sin of Adam and Eve plunged humanity into a new world filled with selfishness, suffering, shame, lust, and death. In relation to the “Bishop Story “ ( previous issue), this is why the bishops struggled to look at th e prostitute with dignity. In the beginning there was no such struggle.

We can learn much from their entire story, particularly the period of their experience before their first sin, which John Paul II calls original man

Moving on to the second creation account, God creates man and woman last and gives them dominion over all of the creation. John Paul II described Adam’s first experience with the animals as one of original solitude

God knew it was not good for Adam to be alone, so HE created Eve. At this point, everything was still pure. When Adam first saw Eve, there wasn’t any confusion between love and lust. When he saw her body, he didn’t want to use her. He saw and experienced his call to love her.

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Part 2: The Two Bishops

3 02 2010

In the early Christian Church, several bishops were gathered outside a cathedral in Antioch, when a beautiful prostitute passed by on the street. Upon noticing her, the crowd of bishops looked away to avoid being seduced. Bishop Nonnus, however, stared intently at her, and then said to his fellow bishops, “Did not the wonderful beauty of that woman delight you?” The bishops remained silent. Nonnus insisted, “Indeed it delighted me.” but he wept for her. When the prostitute saw how the bishop looked at her, she was caught off guard. No man had ever looked at her with such purity. He was not lusting after her, but rather saw something in her that she did not even see in herself.

The simple of the bishop’s glance marked the beginning of her conversion to Christ. She soon returned to find him, and today, we know this former prostitute as St Pelagia.

There is great power in the way a man looks at a woman, just as there is great power in the way that a woman dresses for a man. What this bishop possessed was something called “positive purity”. He was not afraid that the sight of her body would force him to lust. Rather, her body revealed his call to love her properly. He did not see a prostitute walking toward him – he saw a potential sister in Chirst. Though he loved many centuries before PJP II, he truly lived out the future pope’s words when he said that God “has assigned as a duty to every man the dignity of every woman.”

But what about the bishops who looked away from the oncoming prostitute?

It can be said that they had “negative purity”. They were tight to avoid the occasion of sin – by turning away from what, for them, would have been a serious temptation – but God ultimately wants to transform out hearts so that we aren’t afrais we will lust every time we see an attractive person.

This is the freedom exhibited by Bishop Nonnus and offered to all of us. Similarly, God offered St Pelagia freedom and gave her the grace to help her grow out of the habit of allowing herself to be used.

No matter where we have been or what we’ve done, purity is possible! It may seem difficult to attain, but all things are possible with God.

Dominus vobiscum et cum spiritu tuo!





Dinner at

30 01 2010

Tony Romas @ Sunway Pyramid

Probation days are over. haha.. Marks our 3rd Mensiversary!

Dining in was unplanned because initially we were supposed to help out Ms Bennington to shift her stuff that evening. Manatau, rainstorm all of a sudden. Hence everything were scrapped off  including dining with her. So we got ourselves filled up in Pyramid. Despite our improper attire ( polo shirt, shorts , flip flop), all is well.

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I’m not your

29 01 2010

barbie doll, ms. boorish !!!

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