Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Glories of Mary!

+J.M.J.A. Forever

Hello! Hello! Hello! ok, I'm in a real good mood now too. I'm not so sure why, but take it that I've just spent a really interesting afternoon catching up with 2 of my old good friends whom I haven't met for a year! =) 3 of us met in JC - same CCA - grayvine(college publications), but somehow or rather we all went to the different universities so we couldn't help not meeting each other. =) except now! when it's the summer break.. I was smiling all throughout lunch, ask cynthia - she's testament to all that nonsense I put her through =) but really, It's good to meet up with old friends! hahaha... as usual, we winded up taking some neoprints ...I guess I'll put them up somewhere around .. will tell you guys where I've put them up when I'm done scanning them. Cyn and Cat, please msn me the rest yeah! =)
I've been really into the holiday mood! Doing all those things I've always wanted to accomplish during term time - when I can't find the time to do them ... yes, I'd like to introduce the book, The Glories of Mary by St. Alphonsus Liguori. It's a really intricate and excellent book on our Blessed Mother. Reading it, together with another excellent treatise, the City of God by Ven. Mary of Agreda, you get a good sense and knowledge of what Mother Mary went through and also an indepth look into the lives of the saints - esp. that of St. Joachim and St. Anne, and of course that of the hidden life of Jesus and the life of Mary.
The City of God - By Ven. Mary of Agreda
Here's how another really good book, the Dolorous Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ looks like.
In the meanwhile, I've been busy with the piano - aunty mag sure is going to love me for this =) I've been practising and practising, Beethoven - my favourite!, I must finish at least 3 sonatas (yours are the most mature music anyone can ever listen to or play!) and Schumann, I must finish your Book for the Young. Bach, your fugues are too tiresome sometimes, but I enjoy the mental exercise it brings. Mendelssohn, I can't wait to play your Songs without Words, and Mozart, don't worry, you are not forgotten, you offer a relaxing alternative especially after Bach and Beethoven your elders and contemporaries. Scarlatti - I enjoy your runs and Debussy, your arabesques charms me.
Here's a sample copy of how my fugue page looks now. And aunty mag says this fugue, is one of the easiest! - hahaha. Bach, I must admit, you are a genius! =)
+ J.M.J.A. adjuva me!


Here goes! - Till next time then folks .. I have lots to say! =)

God Bless!


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