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Postby audiostar » Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:04 pm

I once read an article written by Paul Hourihan which describes what Christmas is all about. I can’t remember what he exactly wrote, but if my memory serves me right this time, he eloquently penned not in so many words that Christ reminds us of how we are always coming back to ourselves in all our actions, dreams, reveries, and lifetimes. At Christmas we contemplate Christ and end up by contemplating ourselves.

He explains that ‘Thou Art That’ is an aphorism representing the core of the Vedanta philosophy: Thou art the Being in all beings, the Soul in all souls. Every heart beating is your own heart… therefore Love your neighbor as yourself. The same Divine encloses both of you. The heart of God is yours. The heart of Christ is yours, and not in a figurative sense, but in an actual sense. He belongs to us. He is us.

I’m reminded of Hourihan’s article last night during the Bikini Bottom (BB)/Wiredstate (WS) Christmas party held at Doc. Tristan Catindig’s (placticman) sprawling property in an exclusive neighborhood in Pasay City. The cup literally runneth over, food overflowed as laughter filled the air. It was a night of sincererity when true friends, strongly bonded by a common passion, meet. Too bad one of our members’ father (Merlin) passed away and the other (Crisdlr) was prevented by his doctors to leave the hospital to be with his BB brothers. Even as we laughed the night merrily away, our prayers were with them. We knew that they wanted nothing more than the spirit of friendship to slay the evils of despair. Francis (vintage dog) nailed it in a short message he addressed to the group of analog die-hards: sharing, compassion and reaching out.

Hourihan says that it is in Christ we see the highest image of what we actually are. He has been called the Savior, but each of us, as well, may be one—prophets, all—on a smaller scale than his, but in principle with no essential difference. He only does on a vast scale what we as spiritual seekers are doing on the stage of our individual lives, burdened as we are with so many conflicts, trials, sufferings, and miseries.

FROM THE BB/Wiredstate BROTHERHOOD: MERRY XMAS TO ALL!!!!!!
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Re: I'ts the most wonderful time of the year

Postby zetroce » Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:27 pm

So true Val, it's the time of the year where we thank the lord above for the blessings that we've received and share the celebration with friends. Thank you so much to the organizers of this party and most especially to the host, Dr. and Dra. Catindig. It was indeed an enjoyable event, although Merlin and Attorney Jun were not able to join us. My condolences to you and your family Dong and get well soon Attorney. Here are photos captured last night:

The Top Dog:

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Jen just can't resist Sincerity Chicken, courtesy of Teddy, the best!!! :)

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Gen Maganto!! :o :o ;)

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Jon and Killer having a serious talk, :?: :?: Ano kaya yun?? ;)

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Buboy, gulat na gulat ka!!! :D

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Re: I'ts the most wonderful time of the year

Postby stereophile » Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:40 pm

Nice one, Val! :clap:

As Francis/VD mentioned, this is a time of reflection: what's going on on a global scale, how it affects us locally now and in the next few months. It's the proper time to count our blessings: among them, that we can be together, share a meal and laughter...This is what it's all about. :clap: :clap:

As Paul/Unity told me, from a list of 21, he was surprised how the number of attendees merrily ballooned to 45 or so. There was still more than enough food, drink, laughter and of course, black pizzas to go around. Everyone went home with an LP or two from our exchange gift(not to mention those acquired from the usual suspects :D )!

Despite these trying times now and those yet to come, our friendship remains. You will never be alone. There will always be one of us willing to extend a helping hand (or tonearm!) :D

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year! I'd like to thank everyone who was there and our most gracious host Dr. & Mrs. Tristan Catindig! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: I'ts the most wonderful time of the year

Postby KD » Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:42 pm

Where are the pics of the Christmas carolers?
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Re: I'ts the most wonderful time of the year

Postby unity » Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:48 pm

its indeed the most wonderful time of the year.
thanks to the organizers and the host(Dr. and Dra. plasticman)
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Re: I'ts the most wonderful time of the year

Postby zetroce » Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:50 pm

Wow, the sumptuous lechon! :o

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Jon, enjoying the lechon.... :o Although he was drinking Coke Zero then :D :D :D

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Chef Ryan in Action!!! :clap:

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Efren Bata Reyes should be thankful that he did not go against Chito, otherwise he would have settled for second place!!! ;) :D

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Hi KD, are you enjoying the Party??? :)

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Re: I'ts the most wonderful time of the year

Postby zetroce » Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:56 pm

KD wrote:Where are the pics of the Christmas carolers?


Here you go KD!!! :)

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The audience:

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Re: I'ts the most wonderful time of the year

Postby KD » Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:02 pm

OK, I am happy now. :)
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Re: I'ts the most wonderful time of the year

Postby Mamimili » Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:15 pm

How good it would be if others could enjoy their lives AND hobby as we do.
My own (one) BB day each month is a battery recharge :clap:

Even if/when i cannot afford all that i see and hear, it does not really matter, i live with what i have and it's still great to know what's out there.
(not to mention very inspiring :clap: :clap: )
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Re: I'ts the most wonderful time of the year

Postby michael corleone » Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:38 pm

More pics.....

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Re: I'ts the most wonderful time of the year

Postby Mamimili » Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:02 pm

Any shoot out photographs?
Any opinions? Or is that in a seperate thread?
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Re: I'ts the most wonderful time of the year

Postby gypsy » Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:10 pm

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FROM L TO R; DAFOS, STEREOPHILE,JADIS :) :) :) THE POGINGS ! ;) ;) ;)
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Re: I'ts the most wonderful time of the year

Postby michael corleone » Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:18 pm

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Re: I'ts the most wonderful time of the year

Postby gypsy » Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:20 pm

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FROM L TO R; JENY, ALING DIONISIA,PLASTICMAN(DOC TRISTAN aka Vhong Navarro -THE HOST)

JENY: "KUNIN MO NA YAN, ALING DIONISIA"
ALING DIONISIA: "MAGANDA BA 'TO DOC?
DOC TRISTAN: "WAG MO DAMIHAN, BAKA MAGALIT SI MANNY" :D :D :D
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Re: I'ts the most wonderful time of the year

Postby tweaker » Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:59 pm

gypsy wrote:Image

FROM L TO R; JENY, ALING DIONISIA,PLASTICMAN(DOC TRISTAN aka Vhong Navarro -THE HOST)

JENY: "KUNIN MO NA YAN, ALING DIONISIA"
ALING DIONISIA: "MAGANDA BA 'TO DOC?
DOC TRISTAN: "WAG MO DAMIHAN, BAKA MAGALIT SI MANNY" :D :D :D


:D :D :D :D :D

Tama, konti lang. Di pa audiophile si Manny. Hehehe :lol:

I had a great time last night. Happy Holidays everyone! :)
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Re: I'ts the most wonderful time of the year

Postby spare_2_win » Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:04 pm

Some pics from my side of the lens . . . . . . . . . ;)

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more to follow . . . . . . :rock:
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Re: I'ts the most wonderful time of the year

Postby audiostar » Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:03 pm

Mamimili wrote:Any shoot out photographs?
Any opinions? Or is that in a seperate thread?

We'll create one at the equipment, listening impressions thread paul. You can write about your own review on the different phono stages used at the shoot out :)
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Re: I'ts the most wonderful time of the year

Postby quarterback » Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:54 pm

Load of thanks to the hosts Dr. & Dra. Catindig. The organizers and WS and BB friends for the wonderful party. Too bad I'm watching my cholasterol and sugar level and can't partake too much on the overflowing food and boose.

Ryan, you need more practise. I still have belly and buntot and you will be again the official chef in the sessions this Christmas break.

Dong,Obet and I missed setup 2.

Merry Christmas everybody!
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Re: I'ts the most wonderful time of the year

Postby Nelson O » Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:30 pm

tweaker wrote:
gypsy wrote:Image

FROM L TO R; JENY, ALING DIONISIA,PLASTICMAN(DOC TRISTAN aka Vhong Navarro -THE HOST)

JENY: "KUNIN MO NA YAN, ALING DIONISIA"
ALING DIONISIA: "MAGANDA BA 'TO DOC?
DOC TRISTAN: "WAG MO DAMIHAN, BAKA MAGALIT SI MANNY" :D :D :D


Muntik na ko malaglag sa upuan ko ah! :D :D :D :D :D :D
Isip ako ng isip kung sinong Aling Dionisia?
Oo nga pala, ermats ni Manne!
Manne! Manne! Manne!

Mabuhay and more power to Bikini Bottom! :rock:
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Re: I'ts the most wonderful time of the year

Postby jadis » Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:02 pm

Nice article, Val. And thanks for Doc and Dra. Catindig for being such wonderful hosts and to all the BBB (BB Braderhood) :) for the warm and friendly company last night. I really enjoyed the fun, laughter, and music. And as usual, every time I see Don Corleone I get a new lesson in 'name interpretation'. :D (You should write a book on that, MC). :D
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