MAOLEK-ÑA MAMAISEN KE LINAISEN
It is better to ask than to be overlooked.
Perhaps it takes the swallowing of one's pride, which never tastes good, but if you want something really bad, sometimes all it takes is to ask for it.
You don't always get it, and then you're stuck with wounded pride.
But if you don't ask, you may just lose what you could have gotten.