I Saw You

I saw you
in a different body and name.
I saw you
protecting me
because I was younger than you.
If it was only one seat left in the raft,
if it made sense to let it go,
it would always be for the youngest,
the feeblest of all.

I called you with a different name then.
I’ll call you with a different name now.
If life could be repeated over and over again,
I should have recognized you from the start.
And if we meet again this time,
would it make any difference
if I tell you how much I thank you?

*Inspired as listening to The Scientist by Coldplay.

“I Was Busy Catching the Terrorists”

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Oh why didn’t I know how “exciting” going back to school was before now? I was there sitting in International Relations Theory class, lamenting over my tragic life that has brought me to this very room when a young lady approaching me (I’ve always known to be so approachable). She looked so concerned when she said nicely, “Excuse me, but I didn’t see you in International Political Economy‘s class yesterday.” I came back from reverie and answered her question nonchalantly, “I was busy catching the terrorists.” I can tell the air of her face changed, but in a blink of an eye she gained her composure. She  laughed and said, “I shouldn’t have asked.”


KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid)

Forgive my language, but Harry, my former boss loves to repeat this golden rule when he’s teaching his students and I had to be there translating everything into my native tongue (believe me, this rule was meant to be taken lightheartedly). Actually, I’ve been spending my time lately as an observer and this words keep ringing in my ears as if translating for Harry is just yesterday.


She’s A Beautiful Girl

Recently a friend of mine posted an article about “10 Reason on Guys Aren’t Approaching you” on her Facebook wall–an article that can be discussed hotly in Human Relations class that can only be found in Love Politics Department. Something debatable because it can be seen in myriad point of view. More

If Only Love is About the Wait


How Much Do You Have To Pay To Fall In Love?

To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.
–Bette Davis More

Let Me Find My Intellectual Comfort

It was a lazy Saturday morning. I wasn’t thinking, but open to any offer. And there it was, I saw it. Plain and simple. And then I feel a deep urge to take an action. True calling, you may call it. This could be the second round to answer the next big question I have had in my mind. The detective side of me said, you have to go there and solve the mystery. Today, I have completed the first act from the series of probably a two-years interesting quest.

The End of Rainbow

Everything happened on last Friday. The closure came at the same time with the deadline of my job. That’s when I decided to lay my cards on the table and end the crazy days in the candy store. Somehow I just wanted my life to be back simple again like it used to be. I mean, simplicity has been my policy. Once I feel like I start to have two personalities, that’s just when I have to call it quit. And last Friday, I  decided to quit. More

My Fickle Friend, The Summer Wind

Who can change his mind anytime he wants beside the summer wind? At one time he decided to go to the west, another second he thought the east was much better. If I want to have something to count on, I certainly won’t take the wind, especially the summer wind. And I can’t count on any word that I said if my heart is somewhere else. I’m sorry, I just can’t help but feel. More

Make A Bigger Dream

“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”
Lawrence of Arabia (1888-1935)


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