So it was a pretty good Christmas this year! Got to spend a lot of time with the family and family friends which is always great. I also got to spend extended time with my younger cousins, who kicked it over at the house for a couple of days and even hit the cinema with them, checking out "Bedtime Stories". Interesting movie by the way, which doesn't mean i thought it was great. Adam Sandler's natural comedy kept me awake. Anyhow, it was a great Christmas except that my oldest brother couldn't make it but we were able to chat up through the great technology of the webcam! I recommend it, definitely! Mostly, this Christmas was a very meaningful one to me because I was able to volunteer with a local group, Volunteer Houston, with a friend of mine. It was an amazing morning that got me to recognize some serious realities. It's unfortunate how much we all take for granted...life, health, strength, and family. It was a little depressing to see some of the people in the hospital (both young and old) on Christmas day, laying in the bed, some suffering from in-curable situations. I was blessed to be able to make someone else smile and bring joy to peopel that might not have had some otherwise. I guess the scripture remains true, "it is more blessed to give, than it is to receieve", because the feeling i felt after leaving the hospital was stronger than any feeling i've felt from opening any presents on this Christmas or any other one. This whole event reminded me that we dare not take anything for granted, especially being able to wake up in the morning and know we don't need anybody's assistance to get up and get around. How grateful we must remain in this new year, all the more with the distractions of economic hard times we face in the coming years. Regardless we must remember that the situation we are in is ten times better than that of millions of others...and we're only talking about in the US. Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
I've become pretty infrequent with my posts and i deeply apologize. I will do better in the new year and promise to be a more faithful blogger. I guess that's one of my New Years resolutions, since I never really make any because i've always thought they were pretty darn silly. But anyhow, I would love to wish y'all a Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all. This is truly one of the greatest times of the year, apart from Easter. We reflect on the love that our Creator has bestowed on us when we did not deserve it, He sent his Son to come to this earth and live as we live in order that he might be able to feel what we feel and experience the same trials, troubles, and victories we face. There's definitely no other Amazing love as this. This Christmas, I encourage everyone to share that love with someone else, not just through gift giving but also through service. I look forward to volunteering Christmas morning, that I may share the love of CHRIST on CHRISTmas day. Be blessed to be a blessing.
So I finally saw Changeling after over a month of procrastinating and being lazy. It was definitely worth it, even though it was like two and a half hours long. Angelina Jolie continues to be the star that she is. I particularly liked the movie because it was realistic. To be honest, i dislike happy ending movies. Not because i like killings and a whole bunch of villains or any sort of that but because i just don't think happy ending movies are real. Take The Departed, if all the "good" people didn't die, that would have made that movie horrific! In real life, that crap doesn't happen. If you screw with the wrong people, you're pretty much guaranteed to die. Anyhow, whenever i saw that changeling was based on a true story, i figured it would be good. But for those who didn't get a chance to catch the movie, i give it a two thumbs up, especially because of Angelina.
Wow, so i've been gone for a while. Haven't been on here in a minute but I have just cause. I've been doing work and when I'm not working, i'll just rather hide away from the computer. So I guess in order to give honor where honor is due, based on my very last post, Congratulations to Obama. He won fair and square and honestly THANK GOD! It's going to be a big break for conservatives to be able to defend what they really stand for and not have to defend a president that makes less conservative decisions. But anyhow, congrats to King Barack or King Hussein. I'm not sure which one i'll be calling him yet but one will eventually stick. It's definitely a historic mark in the country, like him or not, it's the first non-white president America has ever had. And for that, it deserves a good ole' round of golf clap. And that's is as much fawning you'll get out of me for this guy. Good luck to the dude and hopefully he won't bring us Socialism(Change) We Can Believe In. I'm out!