About . . .

This Blog

Like many blogs, this one is a personal journal.

Sometimes when I reflect about ideas that intrigue me—beliefs I cherish so deeply, notions I challenge so strongly, relationships that engage me so completely, fears and doubts that trouble me, values that define me—I put them into words. And in the process, I learn a lot about myself, about others…about life.

I like this blog to be my precious writing desk. I consider this to be the counterpart of my mind’s reflective space, where the pondering about life’s insights—whether I am going to embrace them or not—takes place.

Unlike many blogs, I put more emphasis on words here than photos and videos. I use words to picture out abstract matters (rather than concrete things) that affect my life and perhaps others . . . things that I know but is difficult to explain, paradigms and principles in life, my own convictions, unexpressed feelings, and some deep personal questions. In case I add some photos, the purpose is simply to visualize the abstract concept I am discussing, and of course, sometimes, just to break the monotonous view of texts.

This is a new adventure for me. As my first blog, I may stumble with some silly things. Just forgive me. Anyway, I consider this as my personal writing space where lots of ideas are expected to emerge. This weblog, for me, is a learning tool …a learning environment …a learning process. That’s the reason why, even though I say that this is my personal journal, I put some buttons for comments: so I can learn from you in case you accidentally step in here.

45 thoughts on “About . . .

    1. Hi bro, thanks for the visit!

      1. You can go to “dashboard”, then click “appearance”, then “header.”

      2. When you’re there, you will see the “preview” of your current header. Below it is the “Upload Image.” When you upload an image, make sure you first crop the image in other programs like Photoshop. Crop it according to the required size, which is 100 x 288 pixels (make it exact to be sure you will have no problem).

      3. You can upload many images. I don’t know the limit, but I uploaded 8 images.

      4. Then select “Random: Show a different image on each page.”

      5. And that’s it. Check your site and celebrate! 🙂

      Oh you need to click “save” before leaving the dashboard, hehehe!

      1. Thanks a lot, bro! I actually tried doing that before too I just don’t know the required size. I like your step-by-step reply. You’re indeed a writer, no doubt. 🙂

  1. Very interesting and I think it’s brave of you to express so much about your philosophy of life and views. I must say that although I enjoy reading, I have not always time to read blogs if they were all based on writing than visual livelihoods; but I stop and pay attention when something catches my attention! This is what I have done when I read your about.
    Thanks for the interesting read and for follow.

    1. Thank you Gaby for stopping by!

      I’m glad I caught your interest—that’s an honor. I hope I won’t disappoint you with my deep provocative thoughts. Very few people like to read abstract matters. Few are interested in philosophy, in values, in principles.

      I like your blog too. Why? Because I was a student of architecture. Though I was not able to complete the course, my love in aesthetic structural designs was not lost.

      Thanks again Gaby! You just encouraged me! 🙂

      1. Don’t think I’ll be disappointed, your writing is really interesting!
        and your blog is beautiful! 🙂

  2. Hi Arnold! Thanks for visiting my blog “Reflections” and liking my post “Solo.” I like your interpretation of reading — not just books but everything around you. I can relate to that. My horse has been a wonderful teacher that way. … Be well, Dorothy 🙂

    1. Hello Dorothy, Sorry for the late reply, I was out of town…
      Thanks for dropping by. You know, I learned that concept of “reading” when I took up the subject Psychology of Reading. 🙂 Before, I also thought that reading is confined to reading (alphabetical) symbols in written documents. Now I know that reading happens every time we extract message out of what we see. 🙂

  3. Dear sojourner, thanks so much for the “like” on my posts Wednesday Woody and Wednesday ‘What is it?’ 2. Appreciate it. I am glad you commented so I could get to know you through your blog.

    1. Hello Sheila, Thanks for visiting, and sorry for the late reply, I was out of town for a few days.

      Hey, I love your avatar photo: close-up butterfly shot—it’s really beautiful!

  4. Hi Arnold, I just finished reading “About”, it reads like a writer wrote it. To me that makes you a writer, a good one. 😉
    Thank you for stopping at my simple photo blog and being so kind. It makes me smile that you would think to follow me, again thanks.

    1. Hello Gary, you just gave me a powerful compliment! Thank you very much!

      I like your blog, and I love your photos. You know sir, I also run a photo blog (yourlens.wordpress.com), but my photos are so amateur, they are no match to your shots. 🙂

      Early next year I’m planning to attend photography workshops to improve my photography skill.

      Thank you very much for dropping by and for imprinting a strong mark of kindness!
      God will surely bless you always! 🙂

  5. ei Bro, Pastor Jess and company are here today, we just remembered you and how your life affected us. we just want you to know that we are here and God is showing something for us to do. just keep in touch. we are hoping that you can join us one time. God has plans for us…

    you no longer use FB btw?

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