04 July 2007


Nothing worth mentioning is happening today. Yesterday night, there were a few sporadic fireworks here and there due to the Fourth of July celebrations, but they were drowned by the rain this morning. So far, everyone is quiet.

I didn’t go to school today. I just stayed here at home, slept until noon, and now, I am trying to motivate myself to touch the 22 abstracts that I need to read before the Conference Planning Committee (which I am in) meets next week Wednesday. We need to review the abstracts before we meet so we can decide who to admit and who not to admit.

I also need to write my first homework. I need that so I can print 20 copies of those by Monday next week.

One note though. It is so odd that half of 2007 is already over. It's already July for crying out loud. So fast. I still have a couple more years here, hopefully, and then I will most likely find myself living in another city again, working full-time this time. In a few months, the leaves will turn orange again, and then snow will set in. And the cycle continues.

Ok, since there isn’t anything else to report, I will leave you with my new photo series, entitled Quito Centro Historico Series. This is the first shot, capturing Plaza Santo Domingo in the early morning. You can also see the statue of Mariscal Sucre in the middle of the plaza. The trolleys that ply the roads of Quito are also seen in the background.


  1. Great photo - thanks for sharing!

    Happy 4th of July and Spare Ribs are served at my new blog home:-)

  2. Yaku,

    Yeah, one's life, your life or anyone's life, can be a an endless, vain cycle of things. As it is, if we trust in our own puny capabilities and power, our lives can be a vain, clyclical and empty.

    Hence, as a friendly reminder, why not ponder more deeply what James said in James 4:13-14 - Come, now, YOU who say: “Today or tomorrow we will journey to this city and will spend a year there, and we will engage in business and make profits,”  whereas YOU do not know what YOUR life will be tomorrow. For YOU are a mist appearing for a little while and then disappearing".

    But our lives need not be an empty,cycle only if we apply what James 4:15 said.

    Failing thus, one's life can be an empty brag, boasting at our own puniness and nothing more.

    So, does that make sense?