Pastor Kevin Sanders

"He must increase, but I must decrease." -John 3:30

Musings in Manila

Completely random thoughts my first day back in Manila: 

*“You’ve been all around the world,” said the woman who inspected my passport in Birmingham. It reminded me of how blessed I am–God has given me some awesome travel opportunities these past few years.

*I’m frustrated with what is happening to my country.  To quote a radio show host, “The problem with socialism is you eventually run out of other people’s money.”

*I was able to upgrade to business class due to all the frequent flyer miles I’ve earned.  You have your own personal little movie screen in business class, so I took advantage of it.  Here’s what I watched:

Taken
Very nice action flick.
Yes Man
Carpe diem to the extreme.  Funny.
Slumdog Millionare
A great story and a fascinating look at life in India’s slums.

*I’m inspired by the number of my old college friends who are involved in some form of ministry.  It’s just amazing to see what God has done in their lives.  I hope some of the students we reach will follow this same path.

*I stayed in the gym while I was in the States, but my diet was pretty awful.  My weight really hasn’t changed much, but I am ready for a well-deserved fat report. 

*I went grocery shopping today.  Someone was wearing a t-shirt with this written on the front: don’t worry, may mas panget sayo (translation: don’t worry, there’s someone out there uglier than you).  I laughed.

*Being an uncle rocks.

5 Comments

  1. I agree. those are really random thoughts. nice to have you back!

  2. (on movies)

    Taken — true, the phasing is realy really good! and Slumdog Millionare — what a documentary! very good…

    See you soon kuya kevin! Ü

  3. about your country (and my husband and two boys country too) GM filed Bankruptcy today, I can’t imagine that the company that was once ruled the world is doom to destruction.

  4. “The problem with socialism is you eventually run out of other people’s money.” Made me shudder at the thought. I did, somehow, in a way, felt that some friends only stick around because “you have” really sad, specially if you genuinely care. Totally just out of my mind, might be a different idea….

  5. Kuya Kevin, in reply to your comment in my blog. I have actually already added your site to my blog roll even before you know me.

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