Friday, September 21, 2007

Fridays with DaNte - 4th Post 21-09-2007

Fridays with DaNte!

It's another Friday! Time surely flows very hastily. Events occur one after another, creating an instantaneous kaleidoscope . Next week will be a very preoccupying week for me. A throng of homeworks and tests are due on the upcoming week. Anyway, let us begin!

Erratic Picture of the Day


Auspicious Quotes

"Dream no small dreams. They have no power to stir the souls of men."

Victor Hugo

Word of the Day

Ineptitude (noun) - unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training

Topic of the Day

A Big Mistake!
Part 1

I would like to share with my respected audience about my personal experience. I do hope this can be beneficial for all of you. The story that I want to share with all of you is one of the biggest mistake I've ever done in my whole life. It was an aberration that I regretted. The remorse will remain in my memories until the last brain cell vanishes. I am hoping that all of you may not repeat the mistake that I did, and will do better than I do.

It was kindergarten. I was an innocent, cuddly and cute adolescent. I had not witness the pain and sorrows of life, nor the joviality and alluring sins of the world. All I could think of is meddling around and sit in front of the TV for hours, watching cartoons all day. As I was naive at the time and all I could think of is my demands, I often became irate and frantic when my demands are unfulfilled imminently. I would weep and scream to the top of my nose just to satisfy my needs. This would soon be a big mistake of mine. My selfishness, greed and ungratefulness will bring me notoriety and abasement.

As I walked through the gates of my kindergarten to go home, I saw a girl. She was a cute and attractive girl. I still could remember vaguely up until this present time. Her name was Jessica. I was attracted to her, somehow. I guess it's what people call 'puppy love'. Her looks attracted me and I had the intention to approach her. However, I was a bit shy at the time. But after jettisoning my fear and doubts away, I came and stood next to her.


"Hey, what's your name?" I asked.
"Jessica," she answered calmly.
"Want to be my friend?" I asked enthusiastically.
I waited for the reply.

Her reply was firm and steadfast. She didn't say anything afterwards. I stood next to her in silence and my emotions stormed wildly. I didn't know what I was doing. Before I could think of what to do or what to say, my body reacted faster than my brain. It acted on it's own will. My fist was penetrating the air, and eventually collided with the girl's stomach. The girl cringed in pain, with her hands trying to forebear the pain in the stomach. A teacher saw my misdemeanor, but she prioritized the excruciated little girl. I went home quickly.

The next day her mother came to the school. She saw me and she poured all her emotions on me. She showered me with wrathful statements, and reproached at me for my misconduct. I stood in a corner, crowded by the tumultuous crowd who were curious of the lady's contemptuous remarks. I thought to myself, "What have I done?" "What is wrong with me?". I regretted my actions and asked myself why did I do that.

I was dominated with my emotions, and as I said, I demanded for people to fulfill my needs. I was irate of the sense of rejection I felt. Since then, I became more docile and less demanding. I also learned to treat a girl in a gentleman manner. Fortunately for me, the girl decided to condone me for my misbehavior and befriend me. It became a tremendous turning point of mine, and I became an entirely new boy.

People! Please learn from this foolish mistake of mine. Do not be selfish, and be immature by demanding everything you want and becoming irate if you are rejected. And always remember, NEVER HIT A GIRL LIKE I DID!

Joke of the Day

A young man asked an old rich man how he made his money.

The old guy fingered his worsted wool vest and said, "Well, son, it was 1932. The depth of the Great Depression. I was down to my last nickel.

"I invested that nickel in an apple. I spent the entire day polishing the apple and, at the end of the day, I sold the apple for ten cents.

"The next morning, I invested those ten cents in two apples. I spent the entire day polishing them and sold them at 5:00 pm for 20 cents. I continued this system for a month, by the end of which I'd accumulated a fortune of $1.37."

"And that's how you built an empire?" the boy asked.

"Heavens, no!" the man replied. "Then my wife's father died and left us two million dollars."


1 comment:

What Would Jessica Do? said...

dante, ur an adolescent in kindergarten?? how is that possible? u must've been wise, hahaha