Contemplata aliis Tradere

A meagre contribution to the mission and work of the Order of Preachers: my reflections, thoughts, ideas and the occasional rant on matters mainly theological, philosophical and ecclesiastical, drawn primarily from my reading and experience of life and the world. Striving to be always Catholic, firmly Christian and essentially Dominican, flavoured with dashes of Von Balthasar.

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A son of the English Province of the Order of Friars Preachers (Dominicans); born in Malaysia but have lived in the USA, Singapore, the UK & the Philippines for varying durations. A pilgrim and way-farer, a searcher for Truth on the journey of Life... "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine, There’s always laughter and good red wine. At least I’ve always found it so. Benedicamus Domino!" - Hilaire Belloc

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Three's a crowd?

Amy at R. C. Mommy has tagged me for yet another meme, so here goes:

Three names I go by:
Zach (diminutive form of my confirmation name)

Three screen names I have had:

Three physical things I like about myself:
My hair (because people keep commenting on it!)
My stomach (since I have so much of one!)
My voice (a gift from God!!)

Three physical things I don’t like about myself:
Hmmm... I wish I were taller (especially in a crowd when the Pope is passing by!)
I wish I did not have to wear corrective lenses (so I can see better, especially when playing badminton!) and
I wish I could read music more accurately (essential when I am cantor in church!)

Three parts of my heritage:
Chinese (ethnically)
Malaysian (nationality)
Yorkshire (by mutual adoption!)

Three things that scare me:
Random acts of terrorism
Guns and weapons in general

Three of my everyday essentials:
Daily Mass and Holy Communion
Time away with God in prayer or reflection
Food & Drink!!

Three of my favorite musical artists:
Westminster Cathedral Choir
Andreas Scholl (counter-tenor)
Paul McCreesh (conductor, specialising in liturgical reconstructions)

Three of my favorite songs:
From the non-classical genre...
Come What May (from the movie, 'Moulin Rouge')
Tuwing umuulan (a Filipino song)
I Know Him So Well (from the musical 'Chess')

Three things I want/have in a relationship:

Three lies and three truths in no particular order:
I love Pope Benedict XVI
I have a pet terrapin
My sister's name is Joanna
I always have a rosary on me during my waking hours
My best friend lives in Rome
I have three god-children in the Philippines

Three physical things about the opposite sex that appeal to me:

Three of my favorite hobbies:
Listening to music

Three things I want to do really badly right now:
See my newly-ordained best friend and have a long chat with him
Watch the new Harry Potter film that premiered in London today

Three careers I’ve considered:

Three Places I want to vacation:
North Carolina (where my mother lives)

Three kid’s names I like:

Three things I want to do before I die:
Re-visit Rome and spend a long time there
Establish a choral foundation (you did not specify this had to be realistic!!)
To touch the hearts of people and move them to a greater love of God

Three ways that I am stereotypically a girl:
A strange question!! Well...
Emotional/ wear my heart on my sleeve
Used to enjoy 'retail therapy'
Love weepie romantic movies!

Three ways that I am stereotypically a boy:
Can be messy at times
Not too bothered by my appearence or clothes (hence my love of my habit - no fashion worries there!!!)
Tendency to eat quickly

Three celeb crushes:
My students in Manila used to ask me this, so I shall give the same answer I gave them:
Our Lady!
And in that vein...
Blessed Jordan &
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta!

Three people I would like to see post this meme:
Daniel Jeffries
Edward Yong
Matt at the Shrine of the Holy Whapping


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