I'm a bibliophilist—would rather buy a book than watch an ordinary movie.
I'm a lover of New Wave music—fell in love with it in 1985 and will continue to make love with it until the day when I die.
I'm a Lit'terariat—I love Literature, Languages, Grammar, Poetry, History, Culture, Science, and Music and writing about them as well as writing my original poems and stories. I love sharing my literary works and ideas to as many people as possible. In short, I love learning and sharing to others what I learn and think about many things.
I was in a band, but I never smoked, drank, nor dabbled in drugs. I may be fashionably erratic, or perhaps already outdated (since I'm stuck in the New Wave culture of the Eighties); but I will always be the same youthful, weird eLf whom I was more than two decades ago.
I may be a nostalgic person, who loves to reminisce about the past; but I'm also hopeful about and continues to work hard for my future.
I may have done many mistakes in the past, but I always move on improving and bettering myself.
I may have hurt my loved ones and many friends many times in the past—either intentionally or unknowingly— but I hope my apologies to them they’ve finally accepted.
I finished Nursing, a College course that I didn’t really like, but I now don’t regret it for I, after all, became what I truly wanted—a writer. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
I have been into many relationships, and I treasure them all. I may have broken the hearts of many and some of them had broken mine, but I hope they eventually forgave me the way I have forgiven those who hurt me.
My childhood was both happy and sad, but I look back now at its memories with fondness.
I came from a broken family, but it didn’t make me and my siblings bad persons. We lived with our mother, away from our father, whom we eventually learned to forgive, making him close to our hearts once again. We never forgot the past, but we learned to forgive what had passed.
I believe in a Supreme Deity; but the most important is, I believe in Hope, that miracles do happen, and that there is light at the end of every dark, narrow, and long tunnel. I believe that we are miracle-makers once in a while, and we are all magicians in our own simple ways.
I believe that being spiritual is better than being religious. I’d rather be with people who seldom or never go to their churches but respect their fellows than be with those who attend such gatherings regularly but speak ill of their neighbors.
I abhor people who are indifferent, discriminatory, judgmental, narrow-minded, gossipmongers, and maliciously wicked.
I avoid generalizations, name dropping, and feeding on the fruits and labors of others without consent.
I respect creativity and originality. I despise plagiarism and credit grabbing.
I never believed that Rock is the devil’s music. I don’t believe in the existence of the Devil itself; because, for me, this is only the personification of everything bad and evil.
I believe that the majority of us have the capacity to change for the better. In order for us to succeed, we need the guidance and support of others who genuinely care.
I acknowledge my weaknesses, nevertheless I try hard every day to improve myself and boost goodness and kindness.
I don’t believe in monotheism, or in a divine singularity; but this doesn’t mean that I disrespect those who do.
All I want is to influence as many inhabitants as possible to understand and respect the cultures and faiths of others without necessarily renouncing their own. I respect individuality. Whatever religion or faith a person has, as long as it makes her a better fellow to her neighbors, no problem I can see.
I hope to foster understanding and mutual respect among races despite idiosyncrasies and peculiarities.
I dream of a better world—not one that has only one color, language, culture, God and beliefs but a world like where we live—diverse, multicolored, multilingual, multicultural, and polytheistic—but where people take time to “speak” each other’s “language” so they can truly begin to accept one another’s differences without ignorance and prejudice. That, for me, is the ideal world, where I would love my future children to live and eventually raise their own families.
“Unless you assume a God, the question of life’s purpose is meaningless.”— Bertrand Russell
- 12:20 a.m., April 24, 2004, Saturday; Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
(While listening to "New Dreams for Old" by The Room [In Evil Hour; 1984, Virgin])