"a caterpillar doesn't just grow into a butterfly. a caterpillar must undergo metamorphosis, and a cocoon is where a caterpillar risks it all: enters total chaos, undergoes total rebuilding, and is born to a new way of living. only in taking the risk of entering that inert cocoon can the caterpillar go from dormancy to potency, from ugliness to beauty."

Friday, August 27, 2004

time travel

"Being patient doesn't mean settling for less than your goals. It helps you endure until you achieve them." -- Leslie Levine

10 years ago, i...

1. was 11 years old.
2. was a grade six student in good ol' iligan city east central school a.k.a ICECS (pronounced as i-sex).
3. was literally a computer illiterate. (hahaha!)

5 years ago, i...

1. was 16 years old.
2. was a college freshie and was finally free from wearing uniforms!
3. started wearing eyeglasses. (20-20 vision, where art thou?)

3 years ago, i...

1. was a college junior pursuing a bachelor's degree in physics.
2. grabbed an opportunity to travel to manila from mindanao (and vice versa) for free, for the first time, and alone.
3. succesfully went through my first big time panel interview (click here for the funny detail).

a year ago, i...

1. ventured away from home to learn how to live away from my parents and... found myself adrift.
2. got out of the feeling of being adrift after i spent a very rewarding and very memorable week with people i know i barely know yet i think i really know. err, did you get that?
3. started wearing contact lenses. (20-20 vision, come back to me, come back to me, come back to me...)

this year, i...

1. earned the weird and yucky nick, caterpillar. (by the way, the caterpillar story will be out... soooooooooooon. yaaaaaak!)
2. traveled to baguio alone! (hehehehehe!)
3. lost my walkman and my cellphone. the walkman was stolen when kuya's place was visited by a thief last january. my cellphone and i parted ways in baguio last may.

yesterday, i...

1. woke up very disturbed because i dreamt of my teeth coming off loose!
2. was thankful of the storm. classes were suspended! yipee!
3. watched the movie "the village" with my roommate at sm north. and i thought it was a scary movie! it was not.

today, i...

1. was thankful of the storm, again! classes got suspended, again! yipee!
2. toiled in the lab all day, and got starved in the process. c'est la vie!
3. got back to my room across the kitchen, and roommate greeted me with "your internet subscription is already activated!" yipee!

tomorrow i will...

1. wake up early. uhmmmm... uh... okay, let me rephrase that. i'll try to wake up early.
2. toil in the lab again.
3. have a loooooooonnnnnnnnnggggggg day.


  1. At least you'll have the dorm net connection to look forward to, 'di ba? ako, just when i have barely two months! leche!!!

    originally posted on 08.28.04 - 5:44 am using Haloscan comment board

  2. hahaha! bitin...

    originally posted on 08.28.04 - 1:25 pm using Haloscan comment board

  3. I was in Baguio when I was 7... with me da... that was about 100 years ago...

    originally posted on 08.29.04 - 3:30 am using Haloscan comment board


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