Good ol’ mistake.

After flunking on numerous exams, taking the wrong train, making bad decisions, couple of failed relationships, we all felt like complete idiots trying to tell ourselves to “charged it to experience”. But the truth is, we rarely learn from our mistakes. Especially if those mistakes are the kind you enjoy doing — the kind of mistake that’ll require unrealistic approach on things, those that uses the heart more than the head.

That familiar urge to buy things because it makes you feel good but you don’t have any idea what it’s for, that sweet sweet rush of taking risk though the end of it looks uncertain, that one last toss of the coin towards the wishing well.

And that ever eternal one more chance of loving again, and again, and again.

I don’t encourage anyone to make a few more faux pas, nor to find any excuses for every error. What (Im telling myself) Im saying is that its OKEY. Don’t punish yourself for it. Don’t feel like a complete idiot (well at first, you can but just carry on). Don’t stop chasing what makes you happy because you fall short the first time. Believe me, you will fall short a lot of times before finally getting it. And every time you do fail, remember that it makes you more unyielding, unbreakable, to make that leap of faith of trying again.

One more try, one more push, one more run at it.

Look life straight into the eye and say “Whatever.”

So I walked under a bus,I got hit by a train
Keep falling in love which is kinda the same
I’ve sunk out at sea, crashed my car, gone insane
And it felt so good I want to do it again.



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Jona Alday

A corporate slave who finds joy in motivating and leading people but ultimately yearns for weekends and plotted vacation leaves. An Engineering graduate who HATES Math. An acrophobic who conquers mountains. A lover of sleepy towns, dawn, poetry, pancit canton and cats.

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