Rizal published the Noli Me Tangere at 26, Juan Luna painted the Spoliarium at 27, and Bonifacio began the Revolution at 30. What do Filipinos in their late 20s do today? They work at a call center, go to Starbucks, have a take out, complete their stickers for a planner, be happy, and maybe go to Facebook and post things online. So if you think about it our heroes are young and so are most of you, so don’t waste your youth.

-Ambeth Ocampo (via iiiloveyougypsyeyes)

i love Ambeth Ocampo, his biographies of Rizal are awesome <3