na-gets -- nuggets of "aha's"

Wednesday, May 25, 2005


Detach yourself from what can be taken away from you.

Yoda to Anakin Skywalker
(Rephrased this quotation is)

Tuesday, May 24, 2005


Power is the possibility of imposing one's will upon the behavior of other persons.

- Max Weber

Thursday, May 19, 2005


Big sign behind a jeep:
Pare! Hwag kang ma-inggit
utang lang 'to!

Monday, May 16, 2005


I always wanted to know the meaning... my meaning...

And without meaning to, I found it in this little internet cafe in Surigao.

Rich or blessed friend
Ead = rich, blessed, prosperous
wyn = win = friend
Find the meaning of your name:
The meaning and origin of 2400 Filipino Personal Names
by Lucas El Greco


Never pee facing the wind.

- Edwin

Monday, May 09, 2005


Revenge is the weakest form of grief.
- "The Interpreter" (Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn)


Insomniac woman: What do you do when you can’t sleep?
Insomniac man: I stay awake.
- The Interpreter (Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn)

Thursday, May 05, 2005


The problems today were the solutions of yesterday.
- from a systems thinking class
You cannot solve the problem with the same level of thinking that got you into the problem
- Albert Einstein

Quoted by Hien, his message to the AIM new-comer of dorm Rm. 202

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Acceptance of Teachings

Buddha’s observations regarding the acceptance of teachings....
Rely on the message, not on the personality of the teacher.
Rely on the meaning, not just the words.
Rely on the real meaning, not just the provisional meaning.
Rely on your wisdom and insight, not just on your ordinary, judgmental mind.
Quoted by Jim Paredes (Writing on Air)