you will buy this book

anne rice is back!!! and she’s writing about christ the lord — when he was seven. that was actually the first line in the book: i was seven years old.

by this time, if you have read at least two of her books, you’d know that rice likes to write in the first person perspective. this is no exception. it is the seven year old jesus talking in the book. and it is soooo cool, if you know your ancient history and theology.

the first time jesus mentioned joseph, he had to explain why he call him joseph rather than father. he is his father on the account he married his mother, but he was taught to call him joseph despite of this marriage. and he clearly said: i didn’t know why. yes, a not all-knowing jesus! ain’t that something?

breezed through the first five chapters last night, they are already in jerusalem after their seven-year stay in alexandria (a seven year old jesus, stayed in alexandria for seven years AFTER their escape from herod in bethlehem. and he is still unaware of the circumstances!), and he just met cousin john bar zeccariah (saint john the baptist!).

christ the lord: out of egypt


yesterday, halloween, the school was filled with a whole bucket of crazies. i had a quiz in accounting, and comes in my classmate javan. in a cow suit. complete with udders. another classmate, brenda, asked the moment she saw him: got milk?

then i worked in the nursing department, and one of the most professional ladies i know came in a cow suit too! with a mask on, this time. and she had this bag of goodies and a sign: you have to do a trick to get your treat. and she said any trick would do so i told a joke (an old one: what’s the difference between a straight guy and a gay guy? four bottles of beer).

then on the way to the parking lot, i saw barney talking to superman after batman left them to go to the bathroom. i saw an angel smoking, too.


for the past three days, i could not turn on my notebook!!! it won’t start at all, and it kinda freezes with the desktop image, with no icons to click on, no taskbar, not even the great control alt delete could help. with my minimal knowledge of beating the crap out of the windows xp system, i got it running this morning 🙂 a sign of a beautiful day ahead of me.