overweening personal ambition is no virtue;
but while i had it,
i could have danced on a bed of nails.
we waited for small streaks of light to shoot across the dark sky past midnight, away from manila. i saw maybe three only, with around 10 minutes interval from each other from past one in the morning until before three. it was reported (or i was told) that around 40 to up to 500 should be seen per hour from 11 in the evening until 5 in the morning.