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Christopher Hitchens, who would’ve been 65 today, on mortality


Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.

- Tim O’Reilly


Usage is like oxygen for ideas. That means every moment you’re working on something without it being in the public it’s actually dying, deprived of the oxygen of the real world.

- Matt Mullenweg

But if these years have taught me anything it is this: you can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in.

Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (via entflohen)

(Source: splitterherzen)


Alam mo yung mahigit isang oras ka naghihintay ng text mula sa isang tao, tapos pag nagtext na siya sayo, “Pre, musta?” o kaya walang kakwenta-kwentang jeje na naghahanap lang ng katext? Salot diba? O imaginine mo kaya, ISANG DEKADA mo halos hinintay yung sulat tapos walang kawenta-kwenta lang pala? Nanyari lang naman iyon kay Rizal.

Basahin ang sulat niya kay Trinidad dito, na isang napakahabang rant. Halatang naasar si kuya:

Excerpt: “Mula ng umalis ako sa ating bansa, mahigit apat o limang linya na iyong isinulat pa lamang ang aking nababasa, isa o dalawang walang kwentang mga balita, at wala ng iba”

Ayon. May ‘bitch’ moment si Rizal.

Ngunit tandaan, mga bata: nalalabanan ang pagiging jeje. Nang magdalaga si Trinidad, kasagsagan ng Rebolusyon laban sa mga Kastila. Siya’y naging Katipunera at buong tapang na nakipaglaban sa mga Kastila.


Maligayang Araw ng mga Puso, mga malalandi.

Lubos ng nagmamahal,
Emiliana Kampilan

That about sums it up

"Very soon after, I realized that I wasn’t that great at [what I did], nor was I very interested in it. I got my job done, but I felt that I had to work extra hard just to keep up with my peers. I longed to fit-in… and felt like a sore thumb sticking out in the crowd. ‘One day, they’re gonna find out…’ I used to tell myself during the first six months on the job.

I knew better. I knew that I wasn’t average. I knew that my best was excellent…. It was the drive to be outstanding, in a position that wasn’t fit for me or my interests which brought me to this low point.”

How to be Outstanding

Here we go.

(photo: Joseph Angan)

i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful
before i’ve called them intelligent or brave
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is all you have to be proud of
when you have broken mountains with your wit
from now on i will say things like
you are resilient, or you are extraordinary
not because i don’t think you’re beautiful
but because i need you to know
you are more than that
Leaving home is a kind of forgiveness, and when you get among strangers, you’re amazed at how decent they seem. Nobody smirks at you or gossips about you, nobody resents your successes or relishes your defeats. You get to start over, a sort of redemption.

Garrison Keillor, Leaving Home

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