Friday, March 29, 2013

Visita Iglesia via Mass Transport

 Gesu along Katipunan st.
If only MRT and LRT 1 and 2 operate normally during the Holy Week, I can design a novel Visita Iglesia that combines riding and walking without the hassle of parking and the possibility of covering the most populated and historical churches. Imagine a Visita Iglesia using LRT2 to cover Quiapo Church, San Sebastian Church, San Beda Benedictine Abbey Church, Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Our Lady of Victories (Cannon Rd. via B. G. Belmonte), Sta Clara Monastery (Katipunan), Gesu among others.

Route to Our Lady of Victories and
Immaculate Conception Cathedral
Image of Blessed Pedro Calungsod

Via MRT, I can think of Our Lady of Perpetual Chuch (Baclaran Church), Don Bosco along Pasong Tamo, Sto. Nino de la Paz Greenbelt Chapel, Sanctuario de San Antonio (Fobres Park), Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mary Queen of Peace EDSA Shrine along Ortigas Ave. and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church along Scout Ybardolaza in Kamuning.

The Holy Week allows us to reflect on sufferings we all go through with the promise of redemption. Visita Iglesia in Manila opens us to the many churches giving support that God is accessible and truly does not turn us away.

Here is to a meaningful Holy Week.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Adaptable Versatile Flexible

Adaptable : capable of being or becoming adapted. 

adapt verb \ə-ˈdapt, a-\transitive verb : to make fit (as for a new use) often by modification

adapt·abil·i·ty \-ˌdap-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\noun

1.     an adaptable tool that combines a screwdriver, a corkscrew, and pliers

2.     <an activities director who's adaptable to any kind of situation>

Versatile: ver·sa·tile

adjective \ˈvər-sə-təl, especially British -ˌtī(-ə)l\


: changing or fluctuating readily : variable <a versatile disposition>


: embracing a variety of subjects, fields, or skills; also: turning with ease from one thing to another


a (1): capable of turning forward or backward : reversible <a versatile toe of a bird> (2): capable of moving laterally and up and down <versatile antennae>

bof an anther: having the filaments attached at or near the middle so as to swing freely


: having many uses or applications <versatile building material>

 A pocket knife is a versatile tool.

Flexible: flex·i·ble

adjective \ˈflek-sə-bəl\


: capable of being flexed : pliant


: yielding to influence : tractable


: characterized by a ready capability to adapt to new, different, or changing requirements <a flexible foreign policy> <a flexible schedule>

flex·i·bil·i·ty \ˌflek-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\noun

flex·i·bly \ˈflek-sə-blē\adverb

1.     flexible branches swaying in the breeze

2.     a material that is both strong and flexible

3.     She's been doing exercises to become stronger and more flexible.

4.     Our schedule for the weekend is very flexible.

5.     This computer program has to be flexible to meet all our needs.

6.     Whatever you want to do is fine with me. I'm flexible.