past is no longer the place where we are longing for, it is simply the place where we had learned it from, but some also says "he who does not look back at his past plight will not reach his future." ...it's true, "ang taong hindî marunong lumingón sa pinanggalingan ay hindî makararatíng sa paroroonan."
last saturday was really fun, great and memorable. me and some old friends, high school classmates and teachers met again. finally... after eleven long years. but unfortunately not all of my classmates were there. maybe because of undisrupted job commitments, others were abroard. kudos to the warm bodies who joined and of course those who participated even they're not physically present.
majority of us have our own family... have our own kids...and married... some are thin...some are physically challenge... some still the same... some changed. but it's still all good.. they were all good. i am so thankful to God after a decade of struggle and fulfillments, after all things that happened to me, i still loved what i did and continue giving thanks what i have right now. i came across with a speech written and delivered by none other than steve jobs, ceo of apple computer, allow me to share this with you:
"it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward... (in my case when i was in high school). but it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later. you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. so you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. you have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.
sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. but don't lose faith. i'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that i loved what i did. you've got to find what you love. and that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. and the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. don't settle.
as with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. and, like any great
relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. so keep looking until you find it. don't settle. your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. and most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. they somehow already know what you truly want to become. everything else is secondary.
great words isn't it? i agree...
If you haven't found it yet, Keep looking, Don't settle.