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Hello, I must be going. I cannot stay, I came to say, I must be going. I’m glad I came, but just the same I must be going.

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It's been a long while since I posted something in this little time capsule of mine. And as the title says (which by the way is a line from the song "Hooray for Captain Spaulding" from the film "Animal Crackers"), I cannot stay, I came to say, I must be going. 

It's a funny line. It can be as matter-of-fact as it sounds or it could be something philosophical. Depends on how it is used and how you interpret it, by the way. But anyhow, since I'm already here, I figured that I might as well type much. When I checked this blogpost a few minutes ago, the only thought I had in mind is to leave a few paragraphs about what has transpired from my ordinarily extraordinary life. But then, it seems that the writing muse caught me today and she has tapped spells, or whatever it may be, on my fingers because I cannot seem to stop typing. Hahaha.

Hello, I must be going. I cannot stay, I came to say, I must be going. I’m glad I came, but just the same I must be going.

I heard that from our Big Boss on our meeting yesterday. He's a gentle old chap with a very tight schedule and a just as brilliant mind. Hence, he is very in demand. The context of him sharing the line reflects my current situation. It is when I know I have a lot of things to do and that I should be doing them but I still find time to stop and dillydally for a while just to say I should be doing something. Which also reminds me how the other day, I sent a Facebook message to an old friend back in freshmen year of high School. The said friend and I drifted apart through the course of our high school years. We met several years later when I had my second job. It was not a very nice experience. See, back in high school, she got into a group of people I do not really fancy hanging out with. They got along fairly well, I suppose, because we drifted apart to the point that both of us forgot we're actually good friends. Though I do not harbor ill feelings against her, I had it in my mind that she is no longer the same person I knew. And thus, it is but right that I treat her like how I would to a stranger --- indifferent, rather cold, but never rude.

The other day, I was scanning the internet and I came upon this photo which reminded me of her. I have no idea why I did it but I dropped her a message. About the memorable times I had with her (which I have thought I'd forgotten) and the times when she was one of my most treasured friends. It felt good; being able to pause for a while and remember. But then, I’m glad I came, but just the same I must be going.

It was nice patching up old wounds. Y'know, checking at your old scar and not seeing it there anymore. But sometimes, biding goodbye to your scars does not mean saying hello to knives once more. It's like fixing a large tattered book of heavy melodrama you used to like and putting it on a shelf, never to be touched again.

Hello, I must be going. I cannot stay, I came to say, I must be going. I’m glad I came, but just the same I must be going.

However, it is interesting how the lyricist used the word "must". 

Must is used to stress compulsion or necessity. I must go there. I must eat lunch. I must rest. But then again, must also connotes expectations. She must have liked it. I must have left the door open. It must have been raining. 

I am not sure if there is a rule on syntax and grammar governing the use of must but it's interesting to me that I must be going still leaves a space for double-takes. It is not as compelling as I should be going and somehow that idea gives a sense of internal dilemma on the part of the speaker. 

Anyway, as I must be really going, here's a few things important things that happened to my life which I might have forgotten to post in this blog:

1. I am currently employed at the best organization I know as of the moment. And I love this job.
2. After taking a Leave of Absence last semester, I am finally back in Graduate School. I hope to finish this degree before I turn 30. So help me, God.
3. Properly re-categorized some people in my life. 
4. Got fat again and is trying (as always) to lose weight again.
5. Still poor. Haha. But hey, at least I can travel. :D

So that's it for now. I must be going.





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