"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."

Sunday, July 19, 2009

so much for being smart

to cut what-could-be-a long story short, i lost my mobile phone, k770i steward (which i fondly refer (referred?) to as ube) earlier today.

ube and a fellow k770i

along with ube, i also lost a memory card with 1GB capacity and my smart prepaid SIM -- 09xxxxx1021.

the lost items were not forcibly taken away from me (thank you, Lord) and i most likely lost them when i let my guard down upon stepping off the taxi in front of the manila ocean park. either the taxi driver or whoever got into the taxi after me gained custody of the phone, which i think i unintentionally let go of when i was gathering my trusty backpack and umbrella. i wasn't able to take note of the taxi number or the plate number so boohoo...

i've asked two of my friends to try and establish contact with my SIM. until late this afternoon, our attempts were in vain -- we only got "out of coverage area or unattended" and the constant ringing with no one picking up. i've requested my friends to continue trying. hopefully, something good comes out of that. if not, fine -- i'll try to survive without a phone (haha!)

i'll update this note and send out emails if ever i get the phone and SIM back. until then, please do not entertain any communication from the 1021 mobile number unless it has something to do with returning the phone.

maybe now i can switch back to globe.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

quick note: prior to having braces

me: doc, i'm just wondering because i counted my teeth and i only have 28 of them. adult dentition is at 32. i looked at my scan and there seems to be no teeth hiding in my gums. when will i have my wisdom?

the ortho took a look at my scan and smiled. then, he non-chalantly said, "you don't have any."

me: ha?

ortho: there are people who don't have any and isa ka sa kanila.

me: ha? pwede pala 'yun?! di ako magkakaroon ng wisdom tooth? sure?

ortho: (looking at the scan) wala talaga. the scan is clean. swerte ka nga eh. maraming tao nag-s-suffer dahil sa wisdom tooth.

fine. it took 26 years for me to learn that there are people who don't develop any wisdom tooth at all. i found that amazing. i happen to be one of them. doubly amazing.

--originally posted on june 15, 2009
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