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Monday, October 28, 2013

JAMZ' VENTURES: Holies At the Spanish Catholic Center On Georgia Avenue

The Spanish Catholic Center's Church
12247 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20902
Yesterday at 8:30 am (EST), me and mom attended mass at the Spanish Catholic Center's church here on Georgia Avenue near the Glenmont metro and our home in Silver Spring, Maryland.  The photos below are those of holies found within this church.  Enjoy!
The centerpiece of the church's altar, the
Holy Crucifix of Jesus Christ, my Savior.

Magical one of mystery
all of your charms have worked on me
I will surrender myself
Oh my Lord of Heaven high
you have opened up my eyes
And I am finally healed.
                 - modified lyrics to "Spiritual" by Katy
                   Perry from her album PRISM (2013).

Oh my Jesus,
my Lord, my impetus
for living and rejoicing
help me stop sinning
so I can achieve paradise
and eternal life
with you forever
and ever and ever

To the left of the crucifix, is this sacred image
of the Blessed Virgin as Our Lady of
She's so high
high above me
she's so lovely

She's so high
like Cleopatra,
Joan of Arc, or Aphrodite.
      - chorus to "She's So High" by Tal Bachman
        from his self-titled album (1999).

Si o'u alofa Maria/ Ua tumu oe I le kalasia/
Ua ia te oe le Ali'i/ Ua manuia oe I fafine uma/
Ua manuia o Iesu/ Le fua o lou alo

Maria paia e,/ Tina o le Atua/
Ia e talosia I matou o tagata agasala/
I ona po nei ma le ituaso o le matou oti

         - Si O'u Alofa Maria (Samoan version of the
           Hail Mary prayer of the Holy Rosary.

St. Joseph and Baby Jesus to the
right of the crucifix above.

 St. Francis raising his hands to greet
three doves.

A Spanish image of the Blessed Virgin
with her son, Our Savior Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Hey Chloe
I know the hurt you're feeling
Don't you cry while you're sleeping
The Lord is by your side waiting

For the night to become morning
So you can rise and be smiling
Void to all of the scolding
Inside of your mind talking

And when you start laughing
The Lord is by your side watching
He will keep you from sinning
He makes your life amazing

Hey Chloe
I know the pain you're hurting
No worries you keep on living
The weak and the meek are for dying

But you I want you to be rejoicing
Cause you keep on winning
You and me together celebrating
All your victories from losing

So I hear you yawning
And the Lord is near you darling
You've come a long way fighting
You yourself is one of God's blessings


Tuesday, October 15, 2013


10001 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, Maryland
Pictures taken on October 10, 2013.
"Successful" and "Queen Salote" are part of the Personal Visions Gallery on display there from September 22 - October 31, 2013.

"Successful" in all its glory at the Dennis and
Phillip Ratner museum that me and some friends
visited last week here in Bethesda, Maryland (USA).
My second artwork, "Queen Salote," based on
the Tongan monarch of the same name who
was well-known for her royal gesture at Queen
Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953.
View of wall where "Queen Salote" (top) and
"Successful" (bottom) are hung at the
Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum.

Me posing with my two artworks with the
middle one not mine. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013