English was almost always reserved for more cognitive tasks. Tagalog is for the deepest emotions - love, rage, sorrow. But since 2013, when I started writing my thesis - obviously written entirely in English, I felt as much as I thought. I wrote that thesis in a lot of pain. I used to cry. In 2018, as I meditate on a paper I intend to submit soon, I cry. I wanted to ask the people in the room last Friday, if any of them ever cried while writing?