Wednesday, October 31, 2012

3rd Corregidor International Half Marathon 2012



The stage is set for the mounting of the 3rd Corregidor International Half-Marathon on December 1. With this year’s edition billed as “Showdown on the Rock”, intense competition is expected to heighten as top runners in the running community gear up to outrun each other.

Like last year’s edition, the 3rd CIHM will feature the centerpiece Half-Marathon and the 10K run. There will be no sweep time for the participants of both race categories. The first 500 registrants will be exempted from the race qualifying time – 3h30m (male) and 3h45m (female) for the 21K, and 1h30m (male) and 1h45m (female) for the 10K category. The 21K finishers will get the CIHM Medallion and 10K runners will receive the 10K Achiever Medal upon crossing the finish line.

Race Registration Details:

a. Registration Fee: Php 2,700 (plus 4% service charge) = Php 2808
b. Race Registration Inclusions:
– Roundtrip ferry to and from Corregidor
– Full lunch buffet on race day
– Race bib w/ RFID timing chip
– 3rd CIHM Dri-fit Race Shirt
– 3rd CIHM Race sling bag
– 3rd CIHM Finisher’s Medallion (or a 10k Achiever Medal)
– Runners’ Briefing (Nov 24 and 25)
– 3rd CIHM Victory Rave Party (Dec 01, Saturday night)
– 3rd CIHM Finisher’s Certificate
– P1,000 SOLEUS Gift Voucher
c. Optional: P900 (Limited Edition CIHM Windbreaker)
d. The 3rd CIHM Race Registration Tickets can be availed at SM Tickets outlets at all SM Cinemas nationwide. For non-competing companions of race participants, they may avail of the regular Sun Cruises tour package also at SM Tickets.
e. For race participants wishing to attend the Carbo-loading Dinner (Nov 30), they may avail of the Carbo Dinner ticket at P250.00 on Nov 24 & 25 during the Runners’ Briefing.

Registration, Ferry and Room Reservations Procedures:

1) 24 hours after purchasing the 3rd CIHM registration ticket from SM
Tickets, log on to www.corregidor21.runningmate.ph to complete registration for the race.


2) Immediately after making the online registration, contact Sun Cruises (8am to 5pm – Mon to Fri; 8am to 12nn Sat) at 5275555 loc 4511, 0917-5459917, 0917-7948271, 0922-8475418 to book for ferry trip schedules.

Indicate the desired trip schedule:
From Manila to Corregidor
▪ Overnight – departure on Nov 30 @ 11:30am
▪ Day trip – departure on Dec 01 @ 5:00am
Return from Corregidor to Manila
▪ Departure on Dec 01 @ 2:30pm
▪ Departure on Dec 02 @ 2:30pm

*For steps 1 and 2, remember to keep the 3rd CIHM race ticket on hand. You will be asked of the SM Ticket ID Number to validate your transaction. It is indicated on the ticket preceded with a “#” sign.

3) If applicable, make accommodations reservation with Sun Cruises (only registered participants will be given reservations; 1 room per participant only). Pay the appropriate accommodations booking amount through the payment mode advised by Sun Cruises.

4) On Nov 24 & 25 (as advised through email and text by the organizers) at R.O.X., attend the Runners’ Briefing, pick-up the race pack, and claim the Boarding Pass and/or Accommodations Booking ticket from Sun Cruises.  Ensure to bring the 3rd CIHM SM Tickets. Anyone may pick up your kit at R.O.X. during the R.O.X Runners’ Briefing from 3pm to 8pm. They may be asked for identification and your signed authorization note.



Schedule of Activities (Schedule subject to change):
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Carbo Dinner & Bonfire Night

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012
8:00 AM Half-Marathon Gunstart
8:15 AM 10K Challenge Gunstart
11:30 AM Award Ceremony
12:00 NN Lunch Buffet
12:30 PM Class PhotoOp
7:30 PM Victory Party

CARBO DINNER & BONFIRE NIGHT

Participants are treated to a nutritious pasta dinner in addition to a night of camaraderie and hearty sharing of running experiences as they prepare for their Saturday race. This dinner is a social event that brings participants together while they load up on essential carbohydrates prior to their event the following day.


HALF-MARATHON

One of the distinctive features of the race is that it is a very tough foot race in terms of the course and technical rules. There will be a qualifying time (Men – 3h30m; Women – 3h45m) for this year’s edition of the CIHM. There will be no finish time cut-off for the race, however. All runners who have successfully managed to finish the entire 21km distance will be awarded with the Corregidor International Half-Marathon Medallion and Finisher’s Certificate upon crossing the finish line.


10K CHALLENGE

Aside from the centerpiece 21km event, there will be a 10km race for running aficionados who are yet to be familiar with the challenging terrain of Corregidor but yearn to discover and experience its distinctive scenic course. All finishers in this race category will be awarded with a 10km Achiever Medal. This course is exceptionally fast and stunningly beautiful.



VICTORY PARTY
On the night of the race day, the CIHM Victory Party will be held. Successful finishers will get their Finisher’s Certificates during the special recognition segment of the event. Concluding the event is a concert party featuring live performances of an invited top band. The night will be capped     with a surprise visual spectacle.




FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q: Is the Php2700 (regular rate too expensive for a race in the Philippines?



A: Not so. Relative to the ever increasing registration fees of races in Metro Manila, the participation fee in CIHM is actually very reasonable, and almost a steal. Sun Cruise’s regular rate per person for a daytrip to Corregidor that includes round-trip ferry, a group-guided tour of the island, and a lunch buffet is Php2,200.00. The CIHM package, excluding the guided tour, offers all participants round-trip ferry, a full lunch buffet on race day, a genuine dry-fit race shirt, race sling bag, race bib equipped with an RFID timing chip, a classic Finishers’ Medallion, and a ticket to a mercury-rising after-race bash that is the CIHM Victory RaveParty, and a P1000.00 SOLEUS Gift Voucher.


Q: Is the registration fee refundable or transferable?


A: The registration fee is non-refundable. It is also non-transferable.


Q: Is change of race category possible?


A: Yes. Race participants who want to change their initially registered race category to a different category should contact the organizers not later than November 23 for assistance. Beyond this date, request for such will not be accommodated.


Q: Does the registration fee cover accommodations in the island?


A: No. Accommodations, however, range only from P2000 (twin sharing, P750 for add’l person) to P3500 (Resort cabana w/ aircon) per night per room. A standard room could accommodate three persons comfortably. It may be arranged through Sun Cruises at these numbers: 5275555 loc 4511, 0917-5459917, 0917-7948271, 0922-8475418 (Mon to Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 8am-12nn).


Q: Is there any other option for accommodation if I were to go overnight?


A: Yes. CIHM participants may opt to camp out with their own tent. They only have to make a one-time payment of Php250 per tent to Sun Cruises. The camp site is at the parade grounds adjacent to the South Dock and facing the beach. Those who will camp out need not worry about their lavatory needs. Though spartan in nature, there are more than ample clean washroom and restroom cubicles that are very proximate to the tent grounds.


Q: Still concerning those going overnight, where could they avail of their meals ?


A: Sun Cruises operates Corregidor Inn where CIHM participants may dine out in a welcoming restaurant. Alternatively, there are several kiosks in the island such as that in McCarthur’s Inn where participants may check out other meal options.


Q: Will CIHM participants camping out be allowed to bring camping stoves?


A: Mini camping stove or similar devices that will produce a relatively minimal combustion may be allowed to be brought in by participants who will camp out.


Q: Are bikes allowed to be brought along?


A: Owing to space limitations in and weight restrictions of the ferries, CIHM participants are disallowed to bring along their bicycles.


Q: Will Corregidor be open to regular tourists on the day of the race?


A: No. The island will be exclusive to CIHM participants on Dec 1. This means that CIHM racers could totally enjoy a traffic-less and urban-nuisance-free race amidst a dramatic backdrop, and that is only in Corregidor.


Q: Where can foreign nationals, residing outside the Philippines, intending to join CIHM get information on Philippine visa requirements?


A: They may check out the tab “Philippine Visa Information for Foreign Participants” in the CIHM website www.corregidor21.runningmate.ph or other veritable websites on the net.


Q: Can registered participants have their own pacers?


A: Yes but only if the pacer is also a registered CIHM participant. The race will strictly adhere to the “No Bib, No Race” policy.


Q: Will there be a sweep time for CIHM participants?


A: None. CIHM participants need not worry about being swept off the race course after a particular time. All participants who will successfully finish the 21k and 10k distances, respectively, will be awarded with the CIHM Finishers’ Medallion and 10K Achiever Medal, correspondingly.


Q: How many hydration stations will there be on the race course?


A: There will be 8 hydration stations, including one at the finish area, at 2km interval from each other.


Q: Will there be first aid stations along the race course?


A: Yes. First aid, actually, will be integrated with the hydration stations. Aside from this, a mobile paramedic team will also be in place.


Q: What is the unique selling point of Corregidor International Half-Marathon?


A: It is the idea that all CIHM participants will have the rare opportunity to run on sacred grounds and all their determined efforts will be cheered on by the glorious memory of heroism of our noble predecessors. Then there’s the bonus of an after-race Victory Rave Party where participants could revel to celebrate their achievement.

See you there!! :)

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Friday, October 19, 2012

The 13 Artists Awards 2012


          I am very much honored to be part of this year's Thirteen Artists Awards as the Cultural Center of the Philippines present this year's awardees. From painting, printmaking and photography, to sculpture and video installations, this year's chosen entries out of 79 who made it to the shortlist represent unique stories that artists and common people will truly appreciate.


          The 13 artist award was conceptualized by Mr. Roberto Chabet, CCP Museum Director. His intent was to identify artists who took the "chance and risk to restructure, restrengthen and renew art making and art thinking..." The program was later adopted by Mr. Chabet's successor, the late Raymundo Albano making TAA the oldest award program conferred by the CCP, two years ahead of the National Artist Award which started in 1972.

         Winners received a cash grant that will help them to facilitate the cost of producing new works for a group exhibition that was showcased at Bulwagan Juan Luna (Main Gallery). The exhibit was formally opened last October 18, 2012 together with the formal recognition of winners.

The STAGE..

Awardees for the 13 Artists Awards  plus the Juries for this year.
The crowd went very excited as the host announced that the exhibit was formally open.

As you walk your way up to the Bulwagang Juan Luna, You'll see Leeroy New's work of art on the major stair case of CCP. It's like Spiderman plays around these areas with the web like and rock like formations. :)

It resembles a rock formation isn't it?

These formations were very eye enticing.

A closer look on Leeroy's work.

The entrance of Bulwagang Juan Luna where most of the works of the 13 Artist Awards awardees can be found.

An artwork made by RENAN ORTIZ

Burned Out (Broken Dreams After the 27 Club) 2011 - 2012 by CONSTANTINO ZICARELLI
42 charcoal, resin, mirror, metal & wood

WAWI NAVARROZA's Displacement and landing, with Two Palm Trees
2012, Cadaques, Spain
Archival pigment print on photo paper

Artist Studies by MARINA CRUZ

RODEL TAPAYA's The Early Bird Catches the Worm
2012
Acrylic on canvas

The Ressurection by JOEY COBCOBO
2012
Monoprint on saba handmade paper, audio

MICHAEL MUNOZ' Morir Ob Christum, Morir Intra Christum
2012
Acrylic on shaped wood, light, handwoven textile,
spray paint, digital picture frame, granite slab, audio

The Sun is Warm and Life is Easy in Quezon City
and the Men as Women, and the Women as Children by ROBERT LANGENEGGER
2012
Video, clay, oil on canvas

Out of the 13 Artists, I'm very much inspired with JOEY COBCOBO's work of art.
And hey, I got a chance to have a photo with him.

I also got a chance to have a limited copy of the 13 Artists Awards 2012 Catalogue.
Thanks Rica of CCP VAMD for inviting me to this event.

As much as I want to post every art piece that can be found for this set of collection, I rather post some because I don't want to preempt your visit to this magnificent exhibit. The exhibit will run from October 18, 2012 to February, 24 2013, 10 am to 6 pm, Tuesdays to Sundays.

If you're interested to read something about the artists for this year's set of awardees, I gathered as much data as I can for your reference. Enjoy reading.


ARTISTS PROFILE



Joey Cobcobo (b. 1983) is a half-Ilocano, half-Igorot artist who has been trained in painting, printmaking and woodcarving. He combines these disciplines in assemblages and installations, a good sampling of which have been viewed in venues such as the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Ayala Museum, Yuchengco Museum, Vargas Musem, Avellana Art Gallery, and Blanc Art Gallery in Manila, as well as the Bencab Museum in Baguio City, and the Hangaram Art Museum in Seoul, Korea. He was shortlisted for the Ateneo Art Awards in 2010, and was given the Juror’s Choice of Excellency during the same year’s Philippine Art Awards. 



Marina Cruz (b. 1982) graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts where she is currently finishing her MA in Art Education. She has shown prominently in several galleries in Manila such as Art Informal, as well as internationally in countries such as China and Indonesia. In 2007, she won both the grand prize of the Philippine Art Awards and the Ateneo Art Awards, which gave her the opportunity to attend a fellowship at La Trobe University’s Visual Arts Center in Sydney, Australia. She was awarded the Freeman Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center in 2008. 



Riel Hilario (b. 1976) was born in San Vicente Ilocos Sur, where he was acquainted with the woodcraft traditions of his family. In 1994 while doing his thesis for the Philippine High School for the Arts, he returned to San Vicente and studied santo-making under Jose Lazo Jr. an uncle and local woodcarver. Hilario decided to focus on full-time art practice, particularly sculpture, in 2009. Since then his works have been shown in various galleries locally, as well in art fairs in Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, India, London, and Basel. This 2012, Hilario was named one of the winners of the Ateneo Art Awards and the Philippine Art Awards. He also won a residency grant to Paris through the Philippine Artist Residency Program of Alliance Française de Manille (2012) and to New York and Malaysia (2013) courtesy of the Asian Cultural Council. 


Robert Langenegger (b. 1983) studied Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. In 2008, he was shortlisted for the Ateneo Art Awards and was a finalist in the Sovereign Asian Art prize. Langenegger has participated in various solo and group exhibitions in Manila, Hong Kong, Australia, France and the US. Langenegger’s dark, often disturbing Gothic paintings touches on the dark comedy of man’s social deviations and its accompanying perversity. He frequently revisits and makes references to the art historical canon of political allegorists including Goya and Honore Daumier with allusions to contemporary figures including political satirist Robert Crumb and modernist painter Phillip Guston within the absurd, surrealistic context of Philippine life. 


Michael Muñoz (b. 1973) is visual artist by training, as well as an experienced exhibition and graphic designer with a deep respect for local artisans’ skills and practice. He has carried out designing work for exhibitions on traditional crafts of Luzon, which exposed him to several crafts-making communities. He was also a member of Surrounded by Water, an artist’s collective that made large strides for contemporary Philippine art in the late 1990’s. Muñoz’s most recent work explores the social and spiritual dimensions of martyrdom in the contemporary setting. His exhibitions tackle God’s presence in human history, and focuses on rarely seen religious imagery and symbolism. Muñoz utilizes religious symbolisms and images from as far back as the Renaissance and Baroque periods “to bring them back to their proper use.”  


Wawi Navarroza (b. 1979) is a photographer/multi-media artist based in Manila, Philippines. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from De La Salle University and attended continuing education at the international Center of Photography, New York. Recently, Navarroza completed her scholarship at the Instituto Europeo di Design, Madrid under the program European Master of Fine art Photography. Her work with contemporary photography has taken shape in highly-stylized symbolic mise-en-scène and tableau vivants to her more recent interest in landscape, constructed still life, and installation. Her landscape photographs propose a familiar ‘other place’ that opens up to fabricated emotional space that seem to be carved out by both personal and collective memory and amnesia. 


Leeroy New (b. 1986) is a sculptor, artist, and designer whose practice is an attempt to overlap and intersect with the different forms of visual arts including film, theater and fashion. He was nominated for the 2011 Signature Art Prize in Singapore, and was an awardee for the 2009 Ateneo Art Awards, for which he received residencies in La Trobe University, Australia and in Artisan Gallery, Singapore. He was also an exhibiting artist in the Fukoka Asian Art Triennale in Japan in 2009, and in the Singapore Biennale in 2008. New was born in General Santos city, and is a graduate of the Philippine High School for the Arts and University of the Philippines Fine Arts. 


Kaloy Olavides (b. 1973) graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines in 2000. He practices with painting, collage, performance and sound and video installation. Olavides has been into installations and performance until 2007, when he took an interest in collage. He said that he was inspired by Winston Smith’s “Act Like There’s Nothing Wrong.” His works’ themes are inclined to absurdity, irony, anxiety, deception and redirection. His artistic practice is informed by his work in production and sound design for films, music videos, commercials and audiovisual presentations. Olavides is also currently a member of the experimental sound collective Elemento. 


Renan Ortiz (b. 1977) is an artist, activist and teacher working in Metro Manila. Earning degrees in Political Science and Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines, Ortiz utilizes mass media images and techniques such as comic books, cartoons, photography and video in addressing social and political issues surrounding society and art. Gaining interest in how mass media affects mass movements, the artist fuses the practice of historicizing, satirizing and experimenting with ideas of power and manipulation. As an active member of the Concerned Artists of the Philippines, Ortiz acts as organizer and propagandist in pursuing protest art and popularizing pressing political issues though cartooning and other art workshops. 


Mark Salvatus (b. 1980) a multi disciplinary artist whose work deals with the dystopian ramification of urbanization. Language and signs play an integral part in his aesthetic projects as he inserts a reconstituted design into the fabric of existing space and common gesture. Salvatus recently finished residencies at ACAR Asia Cultural Artist Residency, Gwangju, KR, Daedong Culture Foundation, Shatana International Residency, Shatana, Irbid, JO, Triangle Arts Trust, Can Serrat International Art Center in Barcelona, Spain, and has exhibited in various museums and galleries in Manila, as well as in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Korea, Australia, Belgium and Spain. He is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Sto. Tomas, Major in Advertising. 


Rodel Tapaya (b. 1980) was born in Montalban, Philippines, and has presented solo exhibitions in Manila, Beijing, Singapore, Japan, and Berlin. He received the coveted top prize in the Nokia Art Awards in 2001, which allowed him to pursue intensive drawing and painting courses at Parsons School of Design in New York City and from the University of Helsinki in Finland prior to graduating from the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts. Tapaya’s paintings recurrently depict narratives embedded in Filipino cultural history that offer sharp and often piercing commentary on contemporary life and issues. His characters appear in archetypes culled from pre-colonial historical research and recorded folktales from recent scholarship. In 2011, Tapaya was awarded the Asia-Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize in Singapore. 


Costantino Zicarelli (b. 1984) graduated from the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts and Design with a major in Advertising in 2005. Since then, he has accumulated several solo exhibitions in Metro Manila, the most recent ones in Silverlens Gallery and Art Informal, which displayed his artistic ambidexterity in drawing, painting and installation. He is also known for his conceptual shows, notably his annual solo exhibition in his private residence: I’m with stupid/I’m not with stupid (2007) and HELL (2009). Selected group exhibitions include Forever and ever and ever and ever (VWFA SG), 2nd Inauguration (Finale Art File, Manila) and Flippin’ out: Manila to Williamsburg (Goliath Art Space, Brooklyn). He just recently returned from residencies in Small Projects, Tromso, Norway, and in Kino kino Air Sandnes, Norway. 



Kiri Lluch Dalena (b. 1975) works as an artist and documentary filmmaker, having made a number of politically charged exhibitions and documentaries which address acts of state violence and injustice. She studied BS Human Ecology at the University of the Philippines Los Baños and learned filmmaking at the Mowelfund Film Institute. Dalena has exhibited her videos, sculptures, and installations in venues such as the Vargas Museum, Singapore Art Museum, and Finale Art File. A winner of numerous art and film awards, Dalena was awarded first place in the experimental category of the Gawad CCP for Alternative Films in 2006, and 2nd place in the documentary category of the Gawad CCP for Alternative Films in 2003. Dalena received the Ateneo Art Awards in 2009, and was again shortlisted in 2010. 




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Credits to http://thelegalcommune.com for the images of the Artists.
Euden Valdez of Manila Times for the Artists Profile.
Photos were taken using a BB9810.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Philippine Holidays and special Non - Working days for 2013

In line with the Proclamation No. 459 signed by the President Benigno S. Aquino III last August 16, 2012 posted at the Official Gazette, Malacanang officially announces the list of Philippine Holidays for 2013. Holidays were categorized in to three including Regular Holidays, Special Non-Working Days and Special Holiday  that only suspends classes for schools in all levels.


Here is the list of Philippine Holidays for 2013:


Regular Holidays

  • New Years Day – January 1 (Tuesday)
  • Maundy Thursday  – March 28
  • Good Friday – March 29
  • Araw ng Kagitingan  – April 9 (Tuesday)
  • Labor Day – May 1 (Wednesday)
  • Independence Day – June 12 (Wednesday)
  • National Heroes Day – August 26 (Last Monday of August)
  • Bonifacio Day- November 30 (Saturday)
  • Christmas Day – December 25 (Wednesday)
  • Rizal Day – December 30 (Monday)


Special Non-Working Days


  • Black Saturday – March 30
  • Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21 (Wednesday)
  • All Saints Day – November 1 (Friday)
  • Additional special (non-working) days – November 2 (Saturday) and December 24 (Tuesday)
  • Last Day of the Year – December 31 (Tuesday)


Special Holiday (for all schools)



EDSA Revolution Anniversary  February 25 (Monday)

While Islamic holidays including Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha will be included on the Philippine Holidays for 2013 once the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) informs the Office of the President about the final date where the two holidays fall on the Islamic calendar (Hijra).  It will be considered as a Regular Holidays and Nationwide Special Days and will be announced via the OfficialGazette of the Office of the President handled by the Communications Department.

source: http://www.gov.ph/

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Quotes from The Perks of Being a Wallflower


I finally got a chance to watch The Perks of being a Wallflower last night with a good friend and I can say that it's a good movie. I'll not make a detailed movie review of it as I know many of you haven't seen the film yet. 

Commentaries:
  • Logan Lerman's acting was showcased as he projects a traumatized boy in the movie from his superhero like character in Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.
  • Good transition from Harry Potter princess to a leading lady like portrayal for Emma Watson.
  • Ezra Miller, you'll enjoy his happy-go-lucky life.
  • Good support of Nina Dobrev's character as Charlie's (Logan Lerman) sister.



         The Perks of Being a Wallflower has its indie taste that makes it more appealing. I can compare some scenes of the movie from a Filipino Independent Film "Ang Nawawala" directed by Marie Jamora. Both films showcased a lot of vintage things from the displays on the rooms, the music that the characters listening  to and a lot more. Charlie was traumatized when his Aunt was caught in an accident while Gibson in Ang Nawawala was also caught in a tragic experience where his twin brother accidentally fell on a cliff. Both of these characters blamed themselves for what has happened. You should watch both films for you to fully grasp what I'm talking about here. :) 


Here are some of the quotes from the movie and the book:

So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.
    Bridget who is crazy said that sometimes she thought about suicide when commercials come on during TV. She was sincere and this puzzled the guidance counselors.
Some kids look at me strange in the hallways because I don't decorate my locker, and I'm the one who beat up Sean and couldn't stop crying after he did it. I guess I'm pretty emotional.
    "Do you always think this much, Charlie?" "Is that bad?" "Not necessarily. It's just that sometimes people use thought to not participate in life." "Is that bad?" "Yes."

    I just need to know that someone out there listens and understands and doesn’t try to sleep with people even if they could have. I need to know that these people exist.

    So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.

    And I could see this boy doing his homework and thinking about my sister naked. And I could see them holding hands at football games that they do not watch. And I could see this boy throwing up in the bushes at a party house. And I could see my sister putting up with it.
    And I felt very bad for both of them.

    The fact that one of these ladies was my mom made me particularly sad because my mom is beautiful. And she’s always on a diet. Sometimes, my dad calls her beautiful, but she cannot hear him.



It's strange because sometimes, I read a book, and I think I am the people in the book.
    Do you know what 'masturbation' is? I think you probably do because you are older than me. But just in case, I will tell you. Masturbation is when you rub your genitals until you have an orgasm. Wow!
"We accept the love we think we deserve."
    "I hate you." "I love you." "You're a freak, you know that? Everyone says so. They always have." "I'm trying not to be."
When the police came, they found my brother asleep on the roof. Nobody knows how he got there.
    "I feel infinite."
Maybe it’s sad that these are now memories. And maybe it’s not sad.

As much as I don't understand my mom and dad and as much as i feel sorry for both of them sometimes, i can't help but love them very much.

Sam has brown hair and very very pretty green eyes. The kind of green that doesn’t make a big deal about itself.

She was the first girl I ever wanted to ask on a date someday when I can drive.

“You take girls, for example. They’re copying their moms and magazines and everything to know how to act around guys.”

“We accept the love we think we deserve.”

“He’s my whole world.”
“Don’t ever say that about anyone again. Not even me.”

"I hate you."
My sister said it different than she said it to my dad. She meant it with me. She really did.
"I love you,” was all I could say in return.
"You're a freak, you know that? Everyone says so. They always have."
"I'm trying not to be."

Then I turned around and walked to my room and closed my door and put my head under my pillow and let the quiet put things where they are supposed to be.

“Not everyone has a sob story, Charlie, and even if they do, it’s no excuse.”

Bob started passing around food. 
"Would you like a brownie?" "Yes. Thank you." -- I ate the brownie, and it tasted a little weird, but it was still a brownie, so I still liked it. But this was not an ordinary brownie. Since you are older, I think you know what kind of brownie it was.
    "He's a wallflower."
... And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.
    Patrick actually used to be popular before Sam bought him some good music.
I have decided that maybe I want to write when I grow up. I just don't know what I would write.
    I guess I could tell people about Punk Rocky and walking home from school and things like that. Maybe these are my glory days, and I'm not even realizing it because they don't involve a ball.
I am very interested and fascinated by how everyone loves each other, but no one really likes each other.
    My other cousin has been wanting to go back to college for around seven years.

I hope it's the kind of second side that he can listen to whenever he drives alone and feel like he belongs to something whenever he's sad. I hope it can be that for him.
    I really think that everyone should have watercolors, magnetic poetry, and a harmonica.
Sam and Patrick looked at me. And I looked at them. And I think they knew. Not anything specific really. They just knew. And I think that's all you can ever ask from a friend.

    Sometimes, I read a book, and I think am the people in the book.

    I had to stop watching at that point because I started to feel sick, but it kept going on, and they kept doing other things, and she kept saying “no.” Even when I covered my ears, I could still hear her say that.

    Sam tapped her hand on the steering wheel. Patrick held his hand outside the car and made air waves. And I just sat between them. After the song finished, I said something.
    “I feel infinite.”

    “You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand.”

    And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.

    If you listen to the song “Asleep,” and you think about those pretty weather days that make you remember things, and you think about the prettiest eyes you've known, and you cry, and the person holds you back, then I think you will see the photograph.

    Maybe these are my glory days and I’m not even realizing it because they don’t involve a ball.

    And the people in the photographs always seem a lot happier than you are.

    I just hope I remember to tell my kids that they are as happy as I look in my old photographs. And I hope that they believe me.
    I think it was the first time in my life I ever felt like I looked "good". Do you know what I mean? That nice feeling when you look in the mirror, and your hair's right for the first time in your life? I don't think we should base so much on weight, muscles, and a good hair day, but when it happens, it's nice. It really is.
I walked over to the hill where we used to go and sled. There were a lot of little kids there. I watched them flying. Doing jumps and having races. And I thought that all those little kids are going to grow up someday. And all of those little kids are going to do the things that we do. And they will all kiss someone someday. But for now, sledding is enough. I think it would be great if sledding were always enough, but it isn't.

    It's kind of like when you look at yourself in the mirror and you say your name. And it gets to a point where none of it seems real. Well, sometimes, I can do that, but I don't need an hour in front of a mirror. It just happens very fast, and things start to slip away. And I just open my eyes, and I see nothing. And then I start to breathe really hard trying to see something, but I can't. It doesn't happen all the time, but when it does, it scares me.
I'm just thinking too fast-- much too fast.
    I don't like my birthday. I don't like it at all.
I felt so sad. I didn't know what was going on.
    I love my mom. And this time, I told her I loved her. And she told me she loved me, too. And things were okay for a little while.

    I am very interested and fascinated how everyone loves each other, but no one really likes each other.

    When I told my mom about this, she just looked very sad because he could never say those things to her. Not ever. Not even when he walked her down the aisle.

    The outside lights were on, and it was snowing, and it looked like magic.

    I used to listen to it all the time when I was little and thinking about grown-up things. I would go to my bedroom window and stare at my reflection in the glass and the trees behind it and just listen to the song for hours. I decided then that when I met someone I thought was as beautiful as the song, I should give it to that person. And I didn't mean beautiful on the outside. I meant beautiful in all ways.

    And I closed my eyes because I wanted to know nothing but her arms.

    It was the kind of kiss that made me know that I was never so happy in my whole life.
"Please, don't do this to yourself, Charlie." But I did do it to myself. Like I do every year on my birthday.
    "But there's another difference between you and her. You see... Kelly believes in women's rights so much that she would never let a guy hit her. I guess I can't say that about you." I swear to God, we almost died.
Little kids talk about the strangest things. They really do.
    I laid down on his old bed, and I looked through the window at this tree that was probably a lot shorter when my dad looked at it. And I could feel what he felt on the night when he realized that if he didn't leave, it would never be his life. It would be theirs. At least that's how he's put it.
... My aunt Helen was definitely killed instantly. In other words, there was no pain. There was no pain anymore.
    I don't really know what happened next, and I never really asked. I just remember going to the hospital. I remember sitting in a room with bright lights. I remember a doctor asking me questions. I remember telling him how Aunt Helen was the only one who hugged me. I remember seeing my family on Christmas day in a waiting room. I remember not being allowed to go to the funeral. I remember never saying good-bye to my Aunt Helen.
I don't know how long I kept going to the doctor. I don't remember how long they kept me out of school. It was a long time. I know that much.
    I have to stop writing now because I am too sad.
I even made her a mix tape and left it at the grave. I hope you do not think that makes me weird.
    I don't want to start thinking again. Not like I have this last week. I can't think again. Not ever again.
    I don't know if you've ever felt like that. That you wanted to sleep for a thousand years. Or just not exist. Or just not be aware that you do exist. Or something like that. I think wanting that is very morbid, but I want it when I get like this. That's why I'm trying not to think. I just want it all to stop spinning.
    And I thought that all those little kids are going to grow up someday. And all of those little kids are going to do the things that we do. And they will all kiss someone someday. But for now, sledding is enough. I think it would be great if sledding were always enough, but it isn't.

    It's kind of like when you look at yourself in the mirror and you say your name. And it gets to a point where none of it seems real. Well, sometimes, I can do that, but I don't need an hour in front of a mirror. It just happens very fast, and things start to slip away. And I just open my eyes, and I see nothing. And then I start to breathe really hard trying to see something, but I can't. It doesn't happen all the time, but when it does, it scares me.

    I just wanted to know what to buy my dad because I love him. And I don’t know him.

    I felt so sad. I didn’t know what was going on. Mom was trying to be really nice because when I get like this, she is the one that tries real hard to keep things calm.

    When I was walking up the stairs to my dad’s old room, and I was looking at the old photographs, I started thinking that there was a time when these weren’t memories. That someone actually took that photograph, and the people in the photograph has just eaten lunch or something.

    I laid down on his old bed, and I looked through the window at this tree that was probably a lot shorter when my dad looked at it. And I could feel what he felt on the night when he realized that if he didn't leave, it would never be his life. It would be theirs.
Everyone else is either asleep or having sex. I've been watching cable television and eating jello.
    Sometimes, I look outside, and I think that a lot of other people have seen this snow before. Just like I think that a lot of other people have read those books before. And listened to those songs.
    I wonder how they feel tonight.
But the thing is that I can hear Sam and Craig having sex, and for the first time in my life, I understand the end of that poem. And I never wanted to. You have to believe me.
    My mind played hopscotch. My brother... football... Brad... Dave and his girlfriend in my room... the coats... the cold... the winter... "Autumn Leaves"... don't tell anyone... you pervert... Sam and Craig... Sam... Christmas... typewriter... gift... Aunt Helen... and the trees kept moving... they just wouldn't stop moving... so I laid down and made a snow angel.
    The policemen found me pale blue and asleep.
I feel great! I really mean it. I have to remember this for the next time I'm having a terrible week.
    I don't know. I just had a great day. I hope you did, too.
Mary Elizabeth is a vegetarian and she hates her parents. She is also fluent in Spanish.
    Girls are weird, and I don't mean that offensively. I just can't put it any other way.
The people are being nicer in the hallways. Not to me necessarily, just in a general way.
    Everything can't be self-esteem, can it?
"What the fuck is wrong with you?"
    "It's too bad you're not gay. Then again, if you were gay, I would never date you. You're a mess."
    "You know, Patrick? If I were gay, I'd want to date you."
    "Of course."
    So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.

    I think that if I ever have kids, and they are upset, I won't tell them that people are starving in China or anything like that because it wouldn't change the fact that they were upset. And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn't really change the fact that you have what you have.

    Maybe it's good to put things in perspective, but sometimes, I think that the only perspective is to really be there. Like Sam sad. Because it's okay to feel things. And be who you are about them.

    As we were approaching the tunnel, I listened to the music and thought about all the things that people have said to me over the past year. I thought about Bill telling me I was special. And my sister saying she loved me. And my mom, too. And even my dad and brother when I was in the hospital. I thought about Patrick calling me his friend. And I thought about Same telling me to do things. To really be there.

    But mostly, I was crying because I was suddenly very aware of the fact that it was me standing up in that tunnel with the wind over my face. Not caring if I saw downtown. Not even thinking about it. Because I was standing in the tunnel. And I was really there. And that was enough to make me feel infinite.

    Please believe that things are good with me, and even when they’re not, they will be soon enough. 
Something really is wrong with me. And I don't know what it is.
    I know that I brought this all on myself. I know that I deserve this. I'd do anything not to be this way. I'd do anything to make it up to everyone. And to not have to see a psychiatrist, who explains to me about being "passive aggressive " And to not have to take the medicine he gives me, which is too expensive for my dad. And to not have to talk about bad memories with him. Or be nostalgic about bad things.
    I just wish that God or my parents or Sam or my sister or someone would just tell me what's wrong with me. Just tell me how to be different in a way that makes sense. To make this all go away. And disappear. I know that's wrong because it's my responsibility, and I know that things get worse before they get better because that's what my psychiatrist says, but this is a worse that feels too big.

    The credit for all of these quotes goes to the book's author, Stephen Chbosky.

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