Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Of goodbyes and birthdays

And so my nephews in law left early this morning. The past couple of weeks was fun. They actually gave me and Arnie a thank you card and gifts - for me actually. A pack of US playing cards (15-year old Aaron was teaching me all these neat card tricks that I will definitely get better at) and a Lord of the Rings 500 piece puzzle (for I am a huge LOTR fan - I actually have an elvish tattoo on my arm).

And silly me, I actually cried! Gah!

Oh well, they are very sweet kids.

To my "adopted sons Allan and Aaron, you guys are always welcome to stay over and I hope to see you guys next year!



I also want to greet my loving fiance a happy 38th birthday.

Lots of love and kisses and wish you more to come!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Family matters

It's been a busy few weeks for me this month. Arnie's family from Europe came to visit because it was their father's 80th birthday. Wow, what a feat!

I suddenly had three grown up boys living in our place - all sons of Arnie's brother Rudy from Switzerland. They are all good kids - I use the term "kids" loosely here since their ages are 28, 23, and 15.

Having come from a big family myself (mum is the second eldest from a brood of 9, myself being the eldest grandchild of 26), I am used to the chaos that family reunions come to be. One minute everyone is laughing and joking around, the next minute someone starts some sort of drama and runis everyone's fun.

Makes me not look forward to my wedding next year, where I have two sets of family members (mine and Arnie's) to deal with.


Thursday, April 05, 2007

Something to think about...

Seeing that it is Easter, here's food for thought...

James Cameron directed a documentary for the Discovery Channel, claiming that they have found the family tomb of Jesus Christ. 10 ossuaries were excavated from a tomb found in a construction site in 1980. Inscriptions were carved onto these ossuaries that makes a curious mind work overtime...

Jesus, son of Joseph
Judas, son of Jesus

Of course, this was debunked by believers of the faith saying that these names were so common back then that every family had a female named Mary or a Maria.

But interestingly, a statistician who had nothing to do with the making of the documentary later said that the chances of all these names being related in some way are 6 million to 1... those are pretty big odds.

Now, this poses a great big question.

If it's proven, without a shadow of a doubt, that this is truly the tomb of Christ and that he had a family with Mary, thus debunking the whole Christian faith of Christ rising from the dead and ascending bodily into heaven, would this shatter your faith to the very core?

If you ask me, then my answer is NO.

Regardless of Jesus being married or just being a man like everyone else, this will actually make me cling on to my faith even more. Does it really matter that Jesus Christ isn't really the Son of God? Can't a man live life spiritually and morally? Can't a man be good as well as be a husband and a father? As Robert Langdon said, regardless of what the truth is, Jesus Christ was a great man who did great things for people.

And that's all that matters.

Happy Easter everyone.