It’s been a year since Tito Tino went ahead, so we heard mass at Mary the Queen. I don’t know the priest’s name, but his sermon focused on the Ten Commandments and where those commandments are today.
When he asked people near the church where those commandments were, they pointed to the stone slabs. The priest just smiled…
He later explained that if we do not have the commandments in our heart, then…
That does make you think, doesn’t it? Usually, when people ask us where something or someone is, we point to external locations. It’s over there near the entrance. Or, it’s behind that shelf. Or even, he/she is in heaven.
But somehow, even if we don’t intentionally blurt it out, we do keep a lot of things in our heart. Commandments, people, thoughts, memories… a lot of things. It’s just that we don’t usually or consciously think: “Oh yeah, that’s in my heart.”
Somehow we end up with the heart slash mind disconnect.
Anyway, Gigi Travers hosted dinner at Hai Kang along Wilson Street, and we caught up on old times or new news about this and that. Ping Gomez brought deliciously warm balut from Taguig, which we slurped in between mouthfuls of Peking Duck, Lapu Lapu, crab, and lauriat-ticiously more.
We exchanged stories about music, the internet, emails, the disappearing @ symbol from cell phone SMS messages, and how photos posted online helped Cynthia give her students a better idea of who she is.
So I go back to this site to check on those photos… only to find them gone. The MySQL database got corrupted, so the photo album no longer displays correctly. Argh!
The photos are intact, though, so I’ll just have to find a way to reconstruct those online albums. It will take time, but it will be completed. Maybe I’ll look for a nice WordPress theme that handles photo galleries easily.
It’s been a year, and Tito Tino remains in our hearts and in our thoughts. And to this day, he somehow continues to contribute and help us relatives (both in-laws and out-laws) get together, and remember, and bond.