“He who does not know his past cannot make the best of his present and future, for it is from the past that we learn.”

– Sheikh Zayed, Founding Father of the UAE


This is exactly why I didn’t want to take medicines. They make everything taste so bitter and leaves my mouth tasting bitter. If only my body is the type that is capable of recovering from colds quick without having to go through medication…

This is exactly why thinking in English sometimes becomes all weird. Most especially when the conversation you’re holding is in anything but English. Which only too often happens to me since we don’t normally speak English here.

I still can’t believe that “tyranny” was actually a form of government from before. I somehow just can’t get over it. Then again, the name is just about right in the manner of acquisition of power in a tyrannical government.

Honestly, right now, my head feels as if it’s about to burst I’m surprised I can actually do all these. But I kinda have to. Yeah, and I might have to start taking something against my colds. I don’t like the idea of adding more medicine into my body but there might not be anyway else now. It’s been over a week.

Then again, even with medicines, I still take about a month to heal. Nothing about this sounds good. Nothing at all.

#NowPlaying Big Dismal‘s Rainy Day from Believe

On a rainy day, I feel like I can change the world
That somehow I know that it’s all gonna be all right

On a rainy day, I feel my heart beating
I can taste the tears falling from the sky

On a rainy day (Won’t You come and save the world)
On a rainy day (I know You’re looking down on me)

Love, it keeps us hanging on
Even when all hope is gone
I believe that Your love rains down on me

Faith, it carries away
It takes us to a place
Far above this world

I can see You in the clouds
On a rainy day

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.

“This training consisted for the most part in physical exercises, such as dancing, gymnastics, ballgames, and with music and literature occupying a subordinate position.”

I’m not sure if I should be so surprised or not. But dancing and gymnastics in the Spartan training? I’m not sure how to react to that.

Oh, yeah, there are still those articles that need writing. I really have to submit them tomorrow already. I wonder if I can make it.

Well, more like… I should make it.

Lots of assignments this week. It’s rather surprising given the university I’m in. I’m not talking about the UoPeople. It’s something to expect to have at least two assignments to accomplish each week.

I’m talking about my local university. I don’t know why but the instructors this time seem to be fond of assigning things. Are they in vogue, assignments? I wonder how long this is going to last.

I hope it won’t last that long. I mean, making assignments for that local university kinda takes some time away from my studies with the UoPeople. And I’d rather spend more time with the UoPeople.

My head hurts. It does. Quite a bit.

And being in front of the computer doesn’t help my case in any way whatsoever. And having been in front of the computer for hours… Well, neither is that so helpful.

Why did I have to get colds at a time like this?

To be perfectly honest, I have some articles that are… Well, technically, they are way past their deadlines yet they still need writing.

But for some reason, I somehow can’t will myself to act on writing them. I’ve put a dent on the list of articles which were assigned to me. Last week, I was assigned a new one. Still, I can’t make myself write them.

It’s not as if they are so difficult. I actually went through that one I finally wrote quite easily. It’s just…

I guess, it’s just that this simply isn’t the way I write. I don’t write things because I was made to write them. I write things because I want to write them.

I guess, for now, I should remember what was it at that time I wrote that one article that made me actually want to write it.

May Bagyo Ma’t May Rilim

May bagyo ma’t, may rilim
Ang ola’y, titiguisin,
Aco’y, magpipilit din:
Acquing paglalacbayin
Toloyin cong hanapin
Dios na ama namin.

Cun di man magupiling
Tocsong mabaomabaoin,
Aco’y, mangangahas din:
Itong libro’y, basahin,
At dito co hahangoin
Acquing sasandatahin.

Cun dati mang nabulag
Aco’y, pasasalamat,
Na ito ang liunag
Dios ang nagpahayag
Sa Padreng bagsiulat
Nitong mabuting sulat.

Naguiua ma’t, nabagbag
Daloyong matataas,
Aco’y magsusumicad
Babagohin ang lacas;
Dito rin hahaguilap
Timbulang icaligtas.

Cun lompo ma’t, cun pilay
Anong di icahacbang
Naito ang aacay
Magtuturo nang daan:
Toncod ay inilaan
Sucat pagcatibayan.

I’m supposed to make a report on this one and I’m so not sure how to go about it.

#NowPlaying Jason Mraz‘s I Won’t Give Up

Even the stars they burn
Some even fall to the earth
We got a lot to learn
God knows we’re worth it

No, I won’t give up

I don’t wanna be someone who walks away so easily
I’m here to stay and make the difference that I can make

“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

Sherlock Holmes in A. Conan Doyle’s The Sign of Four