Angel of Research, my guardian dear
To you I trust my ideas and fears…
May you carry the knowledge I desire to know
And unravel the logic that wisdom bestows.
That I may be brave to think and write.
To God be the glory as you are at my side!

*Originally penned by Clarence M. Batan as a text message for a graduate student of UST
to inspire her to continue writing her MA thesis.
**Drawing sketch concept by Clarence M. Batan; hand-drawn designed by Josh Lomahan.