Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

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The forum-exhibit also features research posters by graduate students of the UP Asian Center taking up the course Asian Studies (AS) 255.1 (Social and Economic Development in Southeast Asia) under UP Asian Center Dean Joefe B. Santarita.