Archive for November, 2006

Item aliud ad eandem, ut vinum bibat

Book XI, Venantius Fortunatus, Opera Poetica

IV. Item aliud ad eandem, ut vinum bibat

Si pietas et sanctus amor dat vota petenti,

exaudi famulos munere larga tuos.

Fortunatus agens, Agnes quoque versibus orant,

ut lassata nimis vina benigna bibas.

sic tibi det dominus quaecumque poposceris ipsum,

et tibi, sicut amas, vivant uterque rogans:

suppliciter petimus, si non offendimus, ambo,

ut releves natos, mater opima, duos.

non gula vos, sed causa trahat modo sumere vina,

talis enim potus viscera lassa iuvat.

sic qouque Timotheum Paulus, tuba gentibus una,

ne stomachem infirmet sumere vina iubet.

4. Good Wine

Your devotion, your holy love, bring you what you ask

through prayer. But listen to me, you who are so generous to others;

we have something to say to you!

Fortunatus will strike up a tune, and Agnes will sing the verses:

“When you are not well, drink some good wine,

because the Lord, whom you love,

will look with favor on whatever you do.”

(We both plead, high-born mother,

that this demand not offend you,

and that you pardon us for our boldness.)

“Drink wine! Not for its taste on your tongue,

but because it is excellent indeed for your digestion.

Remember that Paul, trumpet to the pagans,

commanded Timothy: take a little wine for your stomach!”

Ah yes, nothing like a good drink to lift the spirits.

Fishers of Men/Thrice

Fishers of Men video with Image of the Invisible

Another outstanding video..

Originals are here
God in the streets of New York
Fishers of men

The cure to gum ulcers

I’ve been bugged by a bloody gum ulcer all week. At first I thought it was a wisdom tooth, but then using my tongue to feel it, it had the texture of an ulcer.

On Monday I decided to have some strong drink with my dinner, so I poured myself some Absolut Kurrant diluted with cold water. I don’t know why, but I like drinking vodka with tap water.

The next day I didn’t feel that much pain in my mouth. The ulcer seemed to be healing. Wow! Then a gain, maybe it was the increased Vitamin C I’ve been taking. I did have fruit this week.

But it’s kind of weird. Normally alcohol depletes your body’s supply of Vitamin C. But alcohol does have some disinfecting properties.

Either way, I’m happy. I didn’t even need to employ the use of kitchen salt. Have you ever put kitchen salt on your ulcers? It hurts like hell. This new method I discovered my accident is a better alternative.

Oh, the quantity I used was 1 part absolut kurrant and 4 parts water. Those of legal age, feel free to tweak the ratio. Do let me know your results.

Kids, don’t try this at home. Wait till you are 18. I don’t want to have my head tied to a giant stone and then thrown into the sea. ^_^

Traddie-Gamer jokes

I never thought that the twain would meet, but I was wrong!

“”All Your Base Are Belong to Us,” sung to the tune of “Celtic Alleluia””

“All Your Base Are Belong to Us,” sung to the tune of “On Eagles’ Wings”

Wah lao, win already.

What a riot. The “On Eagles’ Wings” version is a earworm now. Lol.

Year 3 Semester 2, Week 5

After 4 weeks, I have finally managed to crawl out of Gehenna for some ranting on this blog.

Tests are coming in hard and fast. SFG and MBID was all right. I haven’t studied for Proteomics yet. Shit.

On the other hand I’m trying to finish my technical essay for Biomedical Devices. Argh, I should have started long ago.

Ian Finian, it’s last semester and you’re still playing games instead of studying? Time to wake up, my friend.
In happier news, I actually won a prize in that essay contest I took part a few months back. The prize was $250 of Kino vouchers. Well I was expecting cash… but I figured that I should count my blessings. Laudate Dominum!
Unfortunately, I have been informed that the IMF group will only pay us in April 2007. What a atrocity! I have to wait till next year?! What am I supposed to live on now? Grass and water?
Tsk, I have no no end of worries. I’m trying to juggle school work, Legion, Geo Council and D&D Committee, and now I have to worry about money. I continue to worry about my brother, who never fails to frustrate my parents.
So much to say, but I rather not say it here.

Ok, time to dive back into the burning heaps of waste. Projects to do.


Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us

Stella Matutina, ora pro nobis

Our Lady of Perpetual Succor, pray for us

St Michael the Archangel, pray for us

St Jude, pray for us

St Benedict, pray for us

St Dominic, pray for us

St Anthony, pray for us