Thursday, December 23, 2010

Late Advent Post

My favorite Advent song entitled 'O Come, O Come Emmanuel' goes something like this :)

Alas-tres ng umaga nung magising kami to go to church. This was the first and only Simbang Gabi I participated for this year. Attendance is a must because our choir was assigned to lead the congregation in singing for this celebration that will be presided by Bishop O. Prior to our day of service, we must have rehearsed thrice learning new voicings for the regular Advent Songs we sing every year. Na-enjoy ko naman kasi ngayon lang uli kami nag-four voices at ngayon ko rin lang nafi-feel na tenor nga talaga ako. Hehe.

Ibang-iba talaga kapag si Bishop ang nagmimisa. Mabe-bless ka talaga sa kung pano nya ibato ang mga salitang tumatama talaga sayo (unless natutulog ka lang the whole time sa Misa. Hehe). Nagfocus sya sa meaning ng mga pangalan sa Bible. At sa kahalagahan ng paghihintay. Dame kasing mga Pilipino ang gigil na gigil na mag-Pasko na halos nalilimutan or hinde na nila binibigyan ng importance yung preparation na ginawa ni God sa mga tao prior to Christmas, which is we all know as the Advent.

Mangiyak-ngiyak naman ako nung pinaalala niya yung ibig sabihin ng term na Emmanuel ('God is with His people'). Truly, sometimes all it takes are simple words to see what a wreak we've become. The challenge after that realization is how to enact on what you've heard and learned which of course eh mas mahirap. Kaya kailangan talaga natin ng mas ibayong pagdarasal at pagninilay.

This year's Advent Season is very special for me. Ramdam na ramdam ko yung struggles pagdating sa bagong trabaho ko at lalo na sa kasalanan. Medyo nawirduhan pa nga ako dahil parang pininta nung Semana Santa yung face ko as opposed to the festive mood ng buong Pilipinas. Solemnity talaga ako ever kahit Christmas. Pasensya naman kung emo lang :)

14 comments:

  1. ako natry ko na makatulog sa misa hahahhahaha kasi naman ang haba ng sermon ng pari.

    ok yan kasi ang xmas parang holy week din a time for reflection sa dios. kasi yung ibang tao masiniisip ang food at regalo than sa celebration ng kapanganankan ni jesus

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  2. next time complete the mass na para masanay at di na makatulog.. hahhaa

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  3. ikaw na! ikaw na ang may best in solemnity and serenity award!! hahaha! :D

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  4. shocks! choir singer ka rin pala, hehe

    *apir, parehas tayp, and tenor din ako.... ngayon ko nga lang din nafee2l eh, ehehehe


    kudos to you dude!!


    Merry Christmas na rin!


    :)

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  5. @kikomaxxx: haha. i'll try again next year. this time it'll be out of love na talaga :)

    @Nielz: hahaha! kung official lang yang award na yan eh tatanggapin ko yan... my blog have never won any awards before :) salamat salamat!

    @Aurelius: whooh! apir fellow tenor! we just love singing for Him :) hehe...

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  6. wow, fave song ko din to ngayong season, at choir ka pala! astig! sample! :D

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  7. Maligayang pasko sayo nowitzki! Hugs from your friendly neighborhood blogger. Sana masaya ka ngayon. :D

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  8. @Doc: yah. hehe. apir!

    @Tsina: yup. yup.

    @Nielz: don't worry nielz... masaya naman ako ngayun. hehe. stretching my vocal chords out with nonstop Christmas videoke! hehe...

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  9. I hope you enjoyed your Christmas! Sana naging meaningful and very happy yung Pasko mo. :D

    Advance happy new year too, wag magpaputok, baka maputulan. lol. :P

    At kung videoke lang rin, hindi kita uurungan jan.

    -videoke king

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  10. @nielz: hinahamon mu ba ko? wahaha! game ako sabihin mo lang kung kelan ang singing showdown XD hehehe...

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  11. galing naman niyan.Choir. merry xmas and a happy new year tuloy mo lang yan.

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  12. @ Diamond R: salamat! hehe. Merry Christmas din :) God Bless you :)

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