Saturday, April 26, 2014

RCDM Tribute to Valedictorians

  1. I got a chance to mingle with fellow NCR valedictorians @ Century Park Hotel.
  2. Food + Medal + Freebies + New friends = Happiness!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Teenagers

"Being a teenager is complicated because we are treated like children and expected to act like adults." -Anonymous
This stage of adolescence is very awesome wherein we meet different faces in this world, make good friends, have crush on someone, do lots of first times in our lives and etcetera, but at the same time, we face harder challenges that a band aid can't heal anymore.
Nowadays, some of the teenagers were being bullied in school, being pressured by their parents in their academic performance and being criticized by other people.
CRITICISM - the act of expressing disapproval and of noting the faults of a person. People nowadays will criticize you most of the time based on the way you look, the way you speak and the way you dress. Some teenagers think they're not beautiful due to their less-than-a-hundred Facebook likes of the photos they've posted. Some teenagers are being seriously blinded by love at very young age in the point that they're willing to give everything just for their partner.
Social media and technology make our generation a lot different from previous generations. However, WE SHOULD LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST, TRUST GOD'S PLANS AND DON'T RUSH THINGS, RIGHT? :)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

College Adjustments & Dilemma

When I was in high school, I always want to fast forward the time. So I can be on college level. I thought it would be easier because you'll be more independent. Just like what my older cousins said.
But for me, entering college is really HARD.
First, I will be distant from my bestfriend and high school friends. I'll miss them so badly :(
Second, too many expenses. I'll pay school's tuition fee twice a year. Miscelllaneous fees. Allowance. Books. Fare :3
Third, there are lots of changes. 'Teacher' is now 'Prof'. 'Classmates' is now 'Blockmates'. 'Principal' is now 'Dean'. No more PTA meetings. Enlistment of subjects depending on your course.
Fourth, you'll take college entrance exams on the school that you want to enter.
TIP: Take the entrance exams of your top 3 schools. More choices, the better! Remember, taking UPCAT, USTET and etc is once in a lifetime :)
Lastly, you'll choose the course that you like and excel the most.
Well in my case, I took USTET, UPCAT and UECET. Fortunately, I pass them all. However, in UP, I wasn't able to get my first choice of course which is BS Biology. However, in UE and UST, I can enter any of my two choices of course and I, being a valedictorian was given full scholarship only for the first semester. We all know that UP is one of the best schools in our country, right? It is my dream school too. I refuse to accept the scholarship offered to me by UE and UST, but the dilemma is that the course I got in UP is not what I want. Well, my 4th choice to be exact :( Being  a state university, there were only limited slots and the registrar told me I can shift after a year if and only if MY GRADES WERE GOOD. I'm dumbfounded. I envy my classmates who got their preferred choice in their dream school.
I'm thankful to those Freshman Block Coordinators and to my parents who encouraged me to go to UP. Sobrang hirap makapasok dito and I'm blessed to pass the exam without entering UPCAT review centers. Taking the risk is not bad. Who knows? What if the course I got is really the one for me? I'm determined. I want to go to my dream school, do my best to enter the course that I want and succeed in the future. :))
For now, I'm motivated because of my family. I want to become a doctor someday. Lord, help me po. I know You're with me always.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Graduation (High School)

With Papa and Mama

NGITING TAGUMPAY!





With my bestfriend ^_^

With my seatmate for four years! Lol


With Ma'am Clauds

With Ma'am Jen

Awards


Brother kupsi lol

Maxwell Family

Went to Shakey's with fam to celebrate hihi