The Teutonic word Lent, which we employ to denote the forty days' fast preceding Easter, originally meant no more than the spring season. Still it has been used from the Anglo-Saxon period to translate the more significant Latin term quadragesima(French carême,Italianquaresima, Spanish cuaresma), meaning the "forty days", or more literally the "fortieth day". This in turn imitated the Greek name for Lent, tessarakoste (fortieth), a word formed on the analogy of Pentecost (pentekoste), which last was in use for the Jewish festival before New Testament times. This etymology, as we shall see, is of some little importance in explaining the early developments of the Easterfast. [www. newadvent.org/cathen/09152a.htm]
In our childhood days, we do not put so much meaning on Lent and we do not remember much of it as a season of prayer and recollection, except that during this time of year, our lolas and lolos would tell us not to go out of our houses because of ‘mamarangs’ appearing in midday and of ‘irong buangs’ running around the streets during the day. It is almost a frightful feeling having to think about all those ugly, haggard-looking faces of the ‘mamarangs’ who, according to Mamay, had nails creeping out of their fingers and hairs standing only to pierce into your nostrils and then……it would be the end of the story. And ‘irong buangs’ too, with their lolling tongues and slimy fluids coming out, and of course, their long tails under their bodies….and with eyes as red as fire… And there also were the ‘anay nga nagbakya’ or the ‘tikbalang’ or worse, the so-called ‘tambaloslos’.
According to stories of the old, when the ‘tambaloslos’ smiles, the skin on his face would go down to his neck such that what will remain will be bones and bones and bones.... Stories of these remind us of our childhood and how we believe our lolos, lolas, ingkos, mamays and even our mamas and papas. And these stories come out during summer.
We can call them the KCIC kids, Knicks, cuties etc. but they're not completely brats. There is the indescribable sense of joy when you see them in the church or in any KCIC gatherings. Whenever we see them, we start to recall the good old times when our own parents brought us to church too. There where times too that we like better off playing than joining them.
The Knicks may be too resounding when you put them all together but you can't help exclaiming how lovable, adorable, charming and talented they are. Not only to the spirited kids we have now presently but I’m speaking about every KCIC Knick who has been a part of our lovely community because some of them have to either move abroad or go back to our homeland with their families. We missed all of them dearly. They will surely be remembered along and with the memories they had with them, the legacy continues as the little ones now grow with the number of kids in the community.
Man, this year has been busy like any other years. However, I'm always a happy KCICian knowing that we have this website to cherish and love. Though sometimes, echos can be heard from all its corners, coz people don't bother much participating lately, I make it a habit to glee myself that this website will be alive and nothing else goes with it but time itself.
The simplest rule for any website to work is only one and its called participation. Not even Ads or posters or guest shows from out-programs can help make a website grow. Its the people in it and their interaction that makes the cyber pendulum sway. Sprinkled with numerous users, a little creativity, and good internet conduct and manners, Surely everything will work great.
Believing and knowingthe real power of this website can help you motivate to be a good user.
So to crack things up, I could use a little slideshow in here for this week's article.
Have a Pleasant Day To All... Today reminded me of the Feast of the Nativity of our blessed and beloved Mother Mary. Since we cannot go to church and joined the celebration of this feast, let us commemorate this feast with prayers and devotions. (taken from Women and Family homepage)
The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Feast Day - Prayers and Devotions
Thy birth, O Virgin Mother of God, heralded joy to all the world. For from thou hast risen the Sun of justice, Christ our God.
Destroying the curse, He gave blessing; and damning death, He bestowed on us life everlasting.
Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. For from thou hast risen of Sun of justice, Christ our God.
cang2 : Nice featured article for Fr. Dinh! Well said Winnux! And highlighted w/ Fr. s pic. w/ d pretty ladies of KCIC Financial Ministry... Been ages since my last shout B. here. Hoping to visit as often as i can! More Power!!
cang2 : Sunny Friday to all!
Pharaoh : Ive got 23 guest viewing in our forums.... hehehe... halu everyone! Winnux, maybe logging in can be a burden for some na gyud... hehehe... Glory and Praise to our God!
winnux : Melody heheh
winnux : Gentlemen are on Bass, Tenor group should focus on the tenor, and the rest should be on the meloday.
winnux : checkout the new song for our Choir Practice on Sunday....
Pharaoh : 2012 Christmas party was good. everyone did their best to contribute to the success. The best part would probably be the peaceful atmosphere that surrounded that evening. The not-so-good part would probably be; we weren't still able to control the children during the program.
Pharaoh : first of all, thanks officers for that very successful meeting. However, i wasnt very satisfied with the too much pressure thats being placed on the tables. I say lets just enjoy what we are doing.
Pharaoh : hi everyone! hehehehe nobody is here! if nobody is here. i guess i can write anything...
Pharaoh : Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pharaoh : Thanks Winnux my birthday was a month ago. that was how long I didnt Visit here. sorry
Pharaoh : well well well...its been awhile.
winnux : Merry Christmas!!!!
winnux : R.I.P Fr. John Warret.
winnux : Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you....Pharaoh, yo!
winnux : Sometimes I forgot that we have a website hehehe
cesz : hello everyone! just dropping by coz its been too long i haven't visited the site have a nice day to all
winnux : I still can't get over with the result of the election. What could possibly wrong if God is on our side, right? God lead us - your people - and be our guiding star. Manifest your leadership by making the KCIC Leaders as instrument. Amen.
snowlove : Just want to Congratulate the newly elected KCIC officers, Winnux for Chairman, Mario for Vice-Chairman, and Maricar for Executive-officer... God Bless You Guys and thankful that God provided KCIC again with wholesome and deserving leaders/ officers...Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu
Pharaoh : is our website affected with the Sandy After-effect? its going very slow..
winnux : McLoy, musta na bai? We miss you too. Musta kinabuhing Papa? heheh
McLoY : Hi guys, after a few month since i logged in then got the chance to see the pics, I really miss all the thinks when I was there. Hope all is doing well
winnux : zannen Pharoah
Pharaoh : FB module isnt free.
Pharaoh : New Philippine store opened a few steps from the church.
winnux : Yo!!!! I am telling you that I was here the other day and I am here again today hehe
winnux : Checking if everything is still in place hehhe
winnux : Kudos to my brothers and sisters who exerted effort and freed their scheds just to attend the seminar...
winnux : I feel so lucky and blessed that I was able to attend the lectors seminar yesterday. We are always reminded of our service to God, to keep the flame of our calling always alive, and the burning spirit of commitment to continue serving HIM.
winnux : It only took me a week before I took it back...Got to work now.
winnux : Glad to have you back, www.kcicjapan.com! I almost lost you for good. I gave up the domain I thought for good....
winnux : Yo! Just dropping by to clean up a little bit. Cobwebs and dust are over the place coz it's been a while since someone was in here heheh
mahadera : long time no chat d2 hehehe
mahadera : hehehe long time no chat
Pharaoh : Hi KCIC friends. dropping by to say Hi!
winnux : guyz, you are all awesome as always. But like I always tried to say, we should not complacent and excel for the best. I am still looking forward that next choir practice and our next choir performance will be as awesome than our previous performance. Yoroshiku ne!!!
Pharaoh : I wanna give my biggest shouts to the Lagahuya Family for literally making that weekend special! Thanks also for everyone for continuing to be good to one another. I am so happy to be one of the happiest group of friends i knew here in JP. Once again; I love you KCIC!
Pharaoh : YO!!!!
winnux : You're in good hands with .... Jesus
winnux : Just dropping to say "yo!". Repeat after me... say "yo!". Winnux on the house... Oh yeah!!!! Yo!!!
winnux : I love you too!!!
Pharaoh : Hi KCIC.... I love you!
winnux : Yo, cang2x!
cang2 : Good day everyone! Just droppin' by here @ shoutB, w/c haven't been for ages.. Very nice featured article by Winnux and Pharaoh!Many are captivated to the looks of the new church; all is new, and with our hearts renewed..No wonder it became the 'talk of the town'now.. Glory and Praise to God!I would love to share this beautiful article, but need to know how?.. For the meantime, inviting old parishioners to the refreshed church that is now open! Let us spread the Good News, Amen! Happy weekend t
Pharaoh : Good Morning KCIC. Friday Friday, gotta get down on friday!
Pharaoh : Have a nice day!
Pharaoh : ey. ohayo
winnux : Setting to working mode... Have a nice day everyone. God bless.
winnux : Hahahaha... Well hope to see you soon. Enjoy hanging out with them.
Pharaoh : Yes Winnux, the same old boring routine. They need me because they'll surely need someone to carry them to bed whenever they got too drunk or emotional...
winnux : Pharaoh, by "outgoing trip" you mean the usual trip with your boss? hehehe
Pharaoh : *Chance
Pharaoh : Winnux, my co is planning to have an outing trip to Nigata this coming weekend. i have 50% percent of not being able to attend mass this coming sunday.
Pharaoh : you are welcome, ursunshine. Come and attend our Masses every sunday at 6:00pm
ursunshine : Pharoah,I appreciate your immediate reply. Ü thank you.
Pharaoh : For now, it'll be only open on sundays during the scheduled masses
Pharaoh : hi ursunshine... the church is not open for now. But it'll soon be open if a parish priest is already assigned to live in there.
ursunshine : Wonderin if the church is open on weekdays? Thanks! Ü
Pharaoh : good morning everyone!
ursunshine : A big smile to you all Ü
Pharaoh : My heart is so filled with happiness that I have been thanking him for the wonderful church he has given to us eversince. Prayers do work and The New Kami-Fukuoka Catholic Church has been jotted down in my personal long list of miracles.
Pharaoh : Hi everyone. its been awhile since ive been here too.
winnux : Today is the consecration and the blessing of the new Kamifukuoka Church.... Praise HIM for this wonderful blessing to the KCIC community
cesz : hello everyone! its Holy Wednesday today so have a blessed day to all..lets pray and bond with ur family in this Lenten season just as we remember Jesus as part of our family
winnux : psst!!! Anyone?
ozborgo : pssst
snowlove : OHAYO KCIC... Winnux thanks for preparing the Our Father song... I might be in Tachikawa at that time but I would willingly attend song practice and of course with God's grace I could attend and join our choir during the Maiden mass of the new Kami-Fukuoka Catholic Church...as this month end's getting nearer, i'm little by little getting in despair, coz i know i will no longer be a walking distance away from Kami-Fukuoka church and from KCIC of course.
winnux : Check out the new Our Father song
winnux : yup, that's a very good suggestion, snowlove! We need to showcase one of our greatest accomplishments so far heheh
snowlove : Hi KCIC, hisashiburi... Hi Winnux, sorry for not visiting this site more often, by the way how about posting some pictures of the KCIC choral presentation during the Christmas Charity Concert in Kawagoe. Hope Gong could uplaod some pix here...
winnux : winnux is here! No one has been here for about 2 months I guess heeh
cesz : hello everyone!its been so long time i last visited our site..to all,just a little concern about the recent calamity in the Phils especially in Cagayan,Iligan and Dumaguete whom we heard been badly hit by the typhoon Sendong..hope in our own little ways we could help in cash or in kind to the victims since christmas is coming let us not let them feel alone and sad..hope we the KCICians will help..if anyone knows where or whom to approach for us to give some help..please be kind to share..thanks!
at2urservant : Hi KCIC Mery Christmas xa lahat ng kapatiran......yoyoyoyoyo
Pharaoh : hows it goin KCIC!!!! I can smell Christmas in the air! mwa
winnux : Sorry that my new working environment is really demanding my time and not to mention my limited access to our website. But still I am checking in from time to time coz I miss our home online.
winnux : Our piece for the Contest/Concert is way far from being perfect but I think it's already presentable. I know we can still polish and push more to achieve the desired performance if we will do our best. We still have 2 more Saturdays to perfect everything.
Pharaoh : Ohayo KCIC! I have heard of some few people thinking of the December 18 activity as a Christmas Charity Contest instead of a Concert. hehehe.. As long as it uplifts better performance, im go with it! Do Bab Bara!!!!!!!!!
Pharaoh : Ohayo KCIC. dropping by say hi.
Pharaoh : Winnux, I played the mp3 and it was very nice! the tenor can finally follow the sound of the trumpets. (dili na siguro sila mawala ani kau).
Pharaoh : Thanks Winnux. Thanks everyone for that wonderful weekend. "...and a song of Gentle mercy and peace"..... mwa
winnux : Prax on Saturday is already confirmed coz we got the reservation at Tsuruse Kouminkan from 6-9PM. See you then...
winnux : just dropping by to shout coz its been a while. I have no computer access at work and I missed our website. Of course, I will be here as long as I can
winnux : snowlove, i really appreciate your dedication in doing the homework heheh
snowlove : HI KCIC... GOOD DAY!!! practicing today
cang2 : A Joyous Sunday to all! Thanks to at2urservant and hello! dropping by to make up for my undone assignment.Just a quick look @ d Forum!A very nice featured article from Erwin's parents. Winnux,Giepay and Vash's Pa Ernie and Ma Lita!! Regards po!
at2urservant : winnux, am doin gud here bai...cang2, gong! yoyoyoyoyoyoyo.......
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winnux : Reminding our Choir Practice tomorrow @ 6PM-9PM, at Eco-Villiage, Tsuruse. See you then.
winnux : aturservant, musta pod diha?
at2urservant : kumusta xa tanan ui......
Pharaoh : as im listening to the song piece, i tried to flip through the great classics of our famous kcic stills. Made me smile this day. mwa mwa mwa
Pharaoh : Hi KCIC dropping by to check out our latest post and the video clips. ohayo!
winnux : I will sing forever song and lyrics are available in the Forum. Let us all familiarize the song in advance for a smooth practice
Pharaoh : hi KCICJAPAN. im sorry i wasnt able to visit you for awhile.
winnux : Kamifukuoka Church Ground breaking ceremony and blessing on Saturday at 11AM see you then.