of taking risks and making choices

just when i thought my mind's all made up, i receive this quote from yvette (my blockmate and no. 1 in the batch):

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt

wow, di na naman ako makaaral at makatulog.

if only making decisions were as easy as flipping coins; if only all i had was sheer ambition, without regard to the enormity of the responsibility, things would've been far easier.

but this isn't a game of luck, and there's so much at stake. must not take chances.

it's enough to know that people you value hold you with high regard, so high sometimes you don't think you're worthy of it. and to feel that you are loved beyond what you deserve.

now if only the person whose opinion matters to me most would talk to me...but that's too much to ask i guess, after all i did...and did not do.

(photo composition, circa 2005)



my life after 5.0 article got published on the inquirer's youngblood yesterday. a pleasant surprise since i didn't really know it would be published on that day, or if it would see print at all. anyway, here's the link.

but i was more surprised to learn that a former prof of mine had written a reply to my article on his blog. i'm glad he appreciated it, coming from a person i respect. i once wrote an entry about him, but since i was still his student then, i had to make sure he wouldn't be able to read it. now that he probably won't be my prof anymore, i think i could freely share this with you.