When you’ve reached the goal
you’ve chosen for yourself,
set your sights on an even higher objective.
And keep going.
When things have not worked out
the way you planned,
learn the valuable lessons
that the experience has to offer.
And keep going.
The key to meaningful achievement
is not in how clever you are
or how lucky you are
or in how much advantage you can gain over others.
The key is to keep going.
When other people give you encouragement,
insight and assistance,
thank them for their help while offering
your own special value in return.
And keep going.
When others seek to block your every effort,
raise yourself up to where you can clearly see
beyond their petty, shortsighted attempts.
And keep going.
Whatever may come or go
or happen or fail to happen,
there is always a way,
some way or another, to keep going.
You will get wherever you wish to go
when you consistently choose,
in each moment, to simply, thankfully
and gracefully keep going.
— Ralph Marston

in life we dont need someone who’ll love us so much and will give us the world. but instead, we need someone who’ll be there and never leave us no matter what happens…

do you agree?

love your work

if you don’t like your work,
you’ll need three times the energy:
to force yourself to work,
to resist the force,
and finally to work.

if you love your work,
your desire to do it
will be like a wind
to propel your ship
with much less fuel.

if you like your work,
you work no more –
for work, when you like it,
is work no longer,
but sheer enjoyment!

if you enjoy your work,
you’ll work and work
without counting the hours –
and you’ll reap and enjoy
more earnings as well.

– H.L. Neri

i was early in the office of the Deputy Minister of Education (waiting for a meeting) and I saw this somewhat old poster in a glass frame… it hit me… because this has been always my principle…

i decided… that i want to try other things… i told Shaman that perhaps i reached the breakeven point…

but after UNESCO i should look for something… that i love…

then i dedicate myself to it… i sometimes think its gonna be difficult…

life is like this… there are crossroads…

and i have to go through these…

here i go again…

after a year, the feeling is here again
oh, i wish i can explain…
but i can’t

even the turtle is luckier…
he chose this song
saying this is what he feels…

Crystal Ball

Who is the man I see where I’m supposed to be?
I lost my heart, I buried it too deep under the iron sea.

Oh, crystal ball, crystal ball,
Save us all, tell me life is beautiful,
Mirror, mirror on the wall.

Lines ever more unclear,
I’m not sure I’m even here,
The more I look the more I think
that I’m starting to disappear.

Oh, crystal ball, crystal ball,
Save us all, tell me life is beautiful,
Mirror, mirror on the wall.

Oh, crystal ball, hear my song,
I’m fading out, everything I know is wrong,
So put me where I belong.

I don’t know where I am,
and I don’t really care,
I look myself in the eye,
there’s no one there.

I fall upon the earth,
I call upon the air,
but all I get is the same old vacant stare.

Oh, crystal ball, crystal ball,
Save us all, tell me life is beautiful,
Mirror, mirror on the wall.

Oh, crystal ball, hear my song,
I’m fading out, everything I know is wrong,
So put me where I belong.

a year ago… in Torino…

i miss torino and the friends i made there…

i miss 6071…

i miss the restaurant and the bar…

i miss the chinese restaurant in Via Genova…

i miss KEBAB… (or KEBAP as my indigo puts it)

i miss my Phuong…

i miss my crazy gang (Cyprus, Bolivia, Brazil and Mozambique) …

i miss the class where i sat with my Goddess and my Shaman…

i miss the vietnamese mafia…

i miss my Mr. Tung…

i miss maya sistra from Kyrgyztan…

i miss hardworker Baig and kindest soul of Seychelles…

and i miss the mad… sleepless Gora too!

oh, well…

i miss the tram rides, the bus rides,

and crossing over the Po River…

today, my birthday, i miss

a year ago, i miss…

every once in a while people step up
they rise above themselves
sometimes they surprise you
and sometimes they fall short

life is funny
and sometimes it can push pretty hard
but if you look close enough
you find hope…

in the words of children…
in the bars of a song…
and in the eyes of someone you love…

and it you’ re lucky – –
i mean, if you’re the luckiest person on this entire planet —

the person you love decides to love you back.


life is a gift and we should cherish it. we live only once and therefore we should make the most out of it. we are what we are meant to be. if there’s one thing i learned after everything it’s that i dont hold the future but i know myself and i can choose how i will adopt to what destiny has in store for me.

in God’s grace things will fall into place.


tears to sky
homogenized to clouds
to touch two turtles
and a shaman

tears to sky
reach to clouds
to see if 3 pairs of eyes
are still there

tears to the sky
clean up the grey
to let blue paint the world
for purple, green and yellow

tears to the sky
see the space
to write a poem
with shinest stars
for 4 of us.

– indigo, a few minutes ago

“…there could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison, no countenances so beloved. Now they were as strangers; nay, worse than strangers, for they could never become acquainted.”……………………….

-from Persuasion (Jane Austen), Chapter 8