12/365: Sunday Quote and Photograph: We Can Still Choose Where We Go From There

“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.”

~Stephen Chbosky~ The Perks of Being A Wallflower


The quotation came from the movie that my attention is currently on. The Perks of Being A Wall Flower.   I find the quotation so significant and something that should be pondered upon especially by young people.

I find it funny that I got so hooked up with this movie after watching it to the point of looking for the copy of the book.  Maybe because I found myself in the person of Charlie back in the days when I was his age on the movie.  The love for books, for writing, the battle that he’s dealing within himself though mine was different.  And for my being a wallflower some part of my young life.

The photograph is taken from my messy home desk.  It is my stack of books that are on my reading queue.  There’s more books stacked on the left side that are also on queue but are not in the photo.  I already read Nick Joaquin’s “Cave and Shadows” and that one great book “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee back in college.  But I have been wanting to read them again now that I am an adult that’s why they are included on my reading queue.

The book “To Kill A Mockingbird” is significantly mentioned on this movie.  If you both read “To Kill A Mockingbird” and watched “The Perks of Being A Wall Flower” you will know the significance of both to each other.  I highly recommend that you do both.

I wish I could make an elaborated post about my extra interest on this movie, on why I found myself in the person of the main character Charlie, on why I considered the movie as one real good movie and why “To Kill A Mockingbird” is one great book.

Maybe again along the blogging way I will.


  1. Napanood ko na rin yang "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" , so I guess kailangan ko basahin yong Book "To Kill a Mocking Bird" kaso tamad ako magbasa haha pahiram na lang ng book Ms B!

  2. Hindi ako makarelate sa how to kill a mocking bird. Pero i love the perks of being a wallflower... grabe daming magandang quotes...

  3. I'm thrilled to know how you're so hyped-up with the movie and the desire to read the book. And what I took notice was that you even associated it with the book "To Kill A Mocking Bird" because of its association in part from the movie. It goes to show that I'm going to predict more post will be related with the topic "The Perks of Being A WallFlower".

    Like you, I'm the kind of person too, that repeat a book that I like so much. Like the "Diary of Anne Frank" , The Alchemist, and Tuesday With Morrie - I read these three books for like more than five times already. And that plan of disposing them by giving away is far from happening. Thanks for my mother who awakened how important it is to read books when I entered college.

  4. All time fave ko ang to kill a mocking bird.

  5. have to read that book too:) Kill a mocking bird:)

  6. too bad di ko pa napanuod ung movie at tamad naman akong magbasa ng book

  7. In fairness, ang ganda nung movie na "The Perks of Being A Wall Flower", once ko palang napanood, I might watch it again hehe. Medyo nabitin ako pero at least happy ending sya. Andaming realizations at pagkakahalintulad sa mga past, masaya, malungkot halu-halo. Tsaka yung book, interesting sya kasi it tells much about the character ng bida, nakakainspire yung mga quotes dun. Sinilip ko lang, di pako nakabasa but if may pagkakataon hihiram o kaya bibili ako nyan ;)


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