“When all your desires are distilled You will cast just two votes: To love more, And be Happy.” ~Hafiz
There are four questions of value in life: What is sacred? Of what is the...– Johnny Depp
I think, the best time to say that you already found the right one, is when you...
Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and...– Albert Einstein
Education is a painful, continual and difficult work to be done in kindness, by...– John Rushkin
best of 2011
i just realized we’re right smack in the middle of 2012 and i haven’t done my “the best of 2011”, such that i am compelled to think of at least two things that were great last year. one of the best days of my life- 8.8.12- don’t need to explain what happened there. another great day was my graduation day from grad school which was awesome even though i didn’t...
Some people run away to the sun to avoid winter, but I think it’s a time...– Sting
Knowing that someone is wrong for you doesn’t change the way you feel.
“People want to keep you in the box they’ve given you. It’s a tribal consciousness. Stay in your class. Stay in your country. Because if you move you’re trouble. But the fact is, that volatile molecule is the one that transforms everything for the better. So I think it’s always worth doing.” -Sting
On teaching and loving
I only started teaching because i loved teaching. It was not about money in the long run. It was sharing myself to others. I only loved because i loved you. There was nothing else. It was only about giving myself to you.
i had this wonderful feeling this morning that i haven’t felt in a long time. it was this sense of comfort that i had, that i knew for a moment, that i had become a stronger person, that i was no longer weak and afraid of things that will happen in the future. not knowing is no longer darkness, it was light, it was filled with anticipation. i have learned to distract myself, to love my...
I used to be afraid of so many things… →
breakmenow: “I used to be afraid of so many things…That I’d never grow up. That I’d be trapped in the same place for all eternity. That my dreams would forever be shy of my reach. It’s true what they say. Time plays tricks on you. One day you’re dreaming, the next your dream has become your reality. And now…
Quotes from @TheNotebook
Never say “I like you” if you don’t care. Never talk about feelings if they’re not there. Never touch a life if you mean to break a heart. Trust takes YEARS to *earn* and SECONDS to *break*. A heart takes SECONDS to *break* and YEARS to *rebuild*. The only reason people hold on to memories so tight is because they’re the only things that dont change when everything...
the need for self-expression
sometimes you just got to write or draw or take photos of nice things. it kind of keeps the human experience from being just a mere passing thought. it’s nice that tumblr or facebook allows you to do that in a controlled manner. sometimes you just got to let it out. call it catharsis or what you may want. some artists like to call it a painting. some writers call it poetry. though i have...
notes on love
“Love is a decision, it is a judgment, it is a promise. If love were only a feeling, there would be no basis for the promise to love each other forever. A feeling comes and it may go. How can I judge that it will stay forever, when my act does not involve judgment and decision.” - Erich Fromm
Best of the best of 2010
- started learning how to play golf. it’s such a great sport to learn. it’s not for people who get easily frustrated. it takes time, patience, consistency, practice, and a million dimpled balls to swing. it also brought new people into my life. it gives me a sense of confidence that in whatever i do, i can try again and again until i get it. it teaches me to remain focused, and aware...
There is a time for everything.
Light a small fire, watch the smoke rise, watch...
A Saturday in autumn
Right outside my lab, some ginko trees have changed their color from pale green to bright yellow. In the afternoons, I walk down to the animal research building to treat my mice, and, as the sun sets down the far valley, rays of light make shadows that follow me. Over time, I watched the leaves slowly fall as soft winds pass between their stems and branches. Down the small pathway there is a...
i love golf. i love how it takes consistency and focus. i love its little intricate details. i love watching the ball fly. i love how my teacher encourages me. i love the snap of the club when it hits the dimpled ball. i love how people chat around when they get tense. i love the balance, the swing, the pendulum-like force. i love choosing clubs from a bag. i love trying again and again, until i...
tomorrow i’ll be seeing my golf teacher at golf class.tomorrow marks my 4th month in class. she’s korean. i’m filipino. she speaks korean. i speak english. and i’m learning. how is that possible? i guess because human communication doesn’t end in words. it only begins there.
IF I WERE TO HYPOTHETICALLY ASK YOU, ‘HAVE I BECOME A BURDEN TO YOU?’, I WISH YOU WOULD SAY, ‘NO, I LOVE CARRYING YOU’. THEN THAT WOULD MAKE ME FEEL ALL RIGHT.
TWO MOVING LINES MEET AND MAKE SPARKLE DUST. LOVE IS LIKE THIS.