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Day 22, May 22nd, Wednesday: Rant about something. Get up on your soapbox and tell us how you really feel. (a pet peeve, a current event, a controversial topic, something your husband or roommate or neighbor or boss does that really ticks you off).

I’ve always been one of those people who have this considerable amount of things to rant about inside my head. It’s ironic now that I need to rant, I can’t find anything inside me that needs to be let out. Maybe I got tired, weary, exhausted, what else? I’ve had enough. That’s it. Remember a few weeks back when nothing seemed to stop me from whining about how I hated some people? Oh yes. I’m through with that phase. Holding grudges against anyone isn’t healthy for me.

Okay so I’ll just tell you how I feel at the moment.

I’m terrified this coming semester because of Cost and I can’t believe I only have a few days left before classes start. I want more time to prepare myself and enjoy my vacation — that is to read fictions and paint more. I’ve been in this course for more than two years now and I’ve never had one of those moments that I felt convinced whether there’s an assurance of passing my major or not. I’m challenged and scared all at once. I JUST DON’T WANT TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL YET!! It’s like anytime the gates of hell (I mean school) will suck us all inside! Haha. I don’t wanna see those same old pestering faces!!!! I kid. 😉

Also, the construction people working on our neighbor’s house is annoying as ever. This morning I woke up to the sound of the drillers. Gosh I thought there’s a mall project going inside the village.

Boring blog post is boring. DFTBA!

Instead of a Lemonade Stand, I should open up a “You know what I can’t stand?” Stand. I’ll sell rants in small, medium, and large.
 — Jarod Kintz (This Book Title is Invisible)

Debit happiness; credit emptiness.

Day 20, May 20th, Monday: Get real. Share something you’re struggling with right now.

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Let’s just say that I got tired posting about some people, so I’ll just mention about what keeps me insane these days. Yes, reader. INSANE. If this appears somewhat shallow for some people, sorry, but I’m not even sorry.

My summer class just ended last week. It only means one thing. MY REAL VACATION IS HERE. I’m supposed to be reading books, watching movies, making grade school-ish paintings of mine, and studying how to drive. Instead, I’m trying to nose this book. It’s really my goal to finish answering this freaking book even before my summer class started, but because of the semi-hectic schedule that’s been given to us, I haven’t had the chance to read it. Not until this morning. As per usual, I had this terrible headache just by staring at the cover. I don’t sound overreacting, do I? It’s like any Accounting-related book that’s in front of me sucks all my energy just by being near them. Oopsyy, I’m laughing!! Don’t get me wrong. I love Accounting, though the feeling isn’t mutual at times. Okay I’m babbling. Again. As always.

So this is what I’m struggling right now. I don’t know if I can accomplish something before the semester begins with what I’m feeling. Just the thought of several things exhausts me, but sometimes I think it’s better to feel stressed because of Accounting rather than feeling heavy-hearted because of over-thinking. What do you think, reader?

Hope you’re all doing okay. DFTBA!

 It’s the things you fight for and struggle with before earning that have the greatest worth. — Sarah Dessen (Along for the Ride)

Act, Count and See.

Day 6, May 6th, Monday: If you couldn’t answer with your job, how would you answer the question, ‘what do you do’?

Hi there, reader. I’m not yet working and I haven’t had a job before so I’ll just talk about my life as a student. I’m currently taking up Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. If you’ve known me from Tumblr since then, you’re probably aware how deeply serious I am with my chosen course.

I know a lot of people who chose this course even if it’s not what they really want. I think it’s pretty normal these days for parents to choose their children’s course. It doesn’t sound right but even if we admit it or not, that’s how things usually work. In my case, I was the one who personally chose this. I knew it from the start how I need to sacrifice a lot of things to pursue this. I’m not overreacting. I’m pretty much sure of that. This was never easy.

I’ve heard so much about students shifting from Accountancy to other course even before they became sophomores. That sorta encouraged me a bit at first, but I thought I’m different from those people. Maybe I can be better if only I’ll give myself a chance to prove everyone around me that I’m not one of those people who gave up too soon.

I entered college a few years back with an open mind to whatever that might happen in the course of that five years that awaits me. Sure the first semester during my first year was as easy as pie. I even became part of the dean’s list and I’m more than grateful for that. Second semester came and my world was kind of being shaken because of my major. It saddened me how from three sections, we were down to two. The other one repeated the subject. With God’s grace I was still part of the dean’s list.

Then came my second year in that school. Two sections down to one. I couldn’t help but think that maybe I’m now a hundred percent sure I belong to this field. Oh how dumb I was to actually think that I have this assurance that I’ll be staying until the end, but who’s giving up? Definitely not me. Second year, first semester wasn’t the most crucial semester ever but it somehow made me feel like it was. I wasn’t a part of the list and that’s because of the school’s rule. I did get a mediocre grade in my major. My GWA was supposedly enough to be in the list but because of my major subject grade, I wasn’t listed. It’s not like I got a line of 7 grade!

The past semester was the most difficult for me so far. We had the privilege to be taught by one of the most amazing teachers in school. It was Sir Jerwin who made us feel like we can actually do it if we’re only motivated enough. The first term I was so close to failing and yet he wasn’t one of those people who’ll make you feel bitter if you didn’t get a high grade. Instead he’ll make you feel like it really is your fault. It’s actually yours, by the way. I don’t know how I made it but I did!!! Guess I’m back in the list this semester.

I’ve been through a lot during the past few years and I’m proud to say that honest hard work is one of the keys. Be tenacious and you have to be able to know your priorities. Think positively, no matter how cliche that sounds. Study hard; pray harder.

Now I’m an incoming third year BSA student. Few more years and everything will fall in its proper places. All my hard work and determination will be paid off.

Never, never, never give up. — Winston Churchill

Awesome day is awesome!

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After Accounting class with Sir Jerwin
(from left) AJ, Alec, Ate Pat, Sir Jerwin, Shen, Marix, Ysa, An and me

I don’t like Saturday classes. WELL I GUESS NOBODY DOES. But we got used to it since we don’t actually have a choice. We go to school every Saturday for our six-hour Accounting class filled with hope that that particular day will be great. Well this time, it actually is! I got a decent score in our quiz and after that, several of my friends and I decided to go somewhere. Just wind up a bit. Our professor (more like brother) was walking  along with us when we tried kidding about how he should go with us and relax too. His treat , of course. hohoho. And he said yes!

 Delectable, mouth-watering, heavenly doughnuts are people’s best friends! 🙂

Even though we only stayed there for about four hours, it felt like we talked about a year worth of stories. From school, dreams, frustrations, things that keep us going and busy at the same time. We feel comfortable around him. It’s like we’re not with our Accounting professor at all. He’s really cool and he’s just a year or two older than us. Woahkayy let me just tell some things about this cool guy we’re still trying to know better.

Like what I’ve said, he’s only a year or two older than us. He graduated a few years backed and he ranked 7 in the board exam during his time. He was also the champion of our school’s annual NCA Cup during his time. He’s not from a well-know college like the Big 4 but who says colleges like that can’t produce topnotchers?! He’s one of those people who didn’t like their course at first. He has always wanted to pursue education but due to financial difficulties, his parents asked him to choose another course instead. He studied in that school because of proximity and just chose a random course to take. There comes a time when he thought of stopping school when he couldn’t pursue education at all but his family insisted about his trying to take the exam. Stubbornness kicked in and he didn’t even bother finishing the test and knowing if he actually passed. It’s his sister who went to know about the result. It was those days when manual enlistment was the trend and he and his friends decided on taking Financial Management. They reached the end of the line just to know they’re on the wrong line all along. It’s the Accountancy department’s enlistment and FM’s slots were full. They took the hit. Take up Accountancy and whatever happens, happens.

He told us how he’s not one of those students who have streaks to maintain. He didn’t usually listen to his teachers and study his lessons yet he had managed to pass. How’d that happen? Well he has his edge and he used that to ‘trade’ that with others’. Then during his first week in school, he met his first Accounting professor that changed his views about school. He had found his motivation that day. He’s like, “First quiz namin nun sa Basic Accounting, anong topic ba ‘yun? Chapter 1! ‘yung Accounting equation. Eh three mistakes ako. Dinoktor ko. Ayun perfect ako. Nung tinanong kung sinong mga naka-perfect, nagtaas ako. ‘Pagka-lingon ko sa likod, naku! ako lang pala. Sabi ko wrong timing naman pandu-duktor ko. *smiles* Pinatayo niya ako sa gitna. Binigyan niya ako ng 100 pesos. Kada-perfect quiz daw, may reward. Kapag major exam, 2K! Dun na nag-start.” His professor grew fond of him ’cause of his performance inside the room. His professor even joked about how Sir Win was making money out of those quizzes. Hahaha! He told us how he wasn’t a part of the dean’s list during his first year in college and also how controversial his rank was during his second year. He ranked 4th, man!

Then everything followed. He did his best with his remaining years in college and how motivated he was because of those people who don’t believe in him and were so bitter that trying to bring him down became their thing. He waited for that time when those people swallowed their own words. And they did! Because of his professor who’s great friends with Atty. Valix (JPIAns know him by heart LOL), he was granted a full scholarship for the review class at CPAR. He became friends with Atty. Valix too! He was one of his batch’s Summa Cum Laude and ranked 7th during the board. Still, those people from his school don’t believe in him. THOSE BITTER ASSHATS DIDN’T HOST A TESTIMONIAL LUNCH FOR HIM. IMAGINE THAT. Oh well he’s got the title. Screw that lunch. 🙂

I guess he’ll always be an inspiration to all our little souls that he has touched.

He asked us a few things like the overly-cliche question, “Why did you take up Accountancy?”. Everyone in the table have different stories except me. I told him how this mind-blowing course has always been my choice since God knows I can’t remember when. I was like “GUSTO KO TALAGA. 🙂” And I’m proud to say that. I know from the very start that everything won’t be easy but still, I’ll try and do my best while going to where I want to be. People like him, God, my family and I myself, keep me going. Then there’s that part when we asked him about his first impression of us then they told me, “MAINGAY.” That was the first time somebody had that impression towards me. People often say I’m a snob and they’ve always been wrong ’cause I’m not but Sir got a different idea and he couldn’t have been more than right. LMAO. But I’m only talkative when I’m with people I’m comfortable with. We didn’t notice the time until Marix needed to go that we went with her also. It’s getting late too and everyone needs rest after six days at school. As with Sir’s case, school and work. By the way, he currently works at one of the country’s Big 4 audit firms. 🙂

It feels great knowing you have someone to look up to. Someone who can be an inspiration to others. I think Sir Win is our own John Keating.

Dear God,

Thank You for this day. I feel blessed with all the things I have and I accomplished today.  Thank You for putting a smile on my face when sometimes I can’t remember how and why. Thank You for making me see the beauty in the little things and how these things, when stitched together can bring something wonderful. THANK YOU. I LOVE YOU. ALWAYS.

“A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” – Walter Bagehot

Until next time, beautiful! DFTBA! xx

TGIF despite of our Accounting class tomorrow

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Stolen shots are the best. hahahaha

We went to school six hours before our first class for our group study in Accounting. Yayy I like this photo so much. Candid photo is candid. Just look at how we occupied all the gazebos. BSA students are the best, I think. hohoho. Trying not to be biased here but guess I am at the moment. lmao.       Continue reading

Tribulation 2013

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Before the tribulation. (from left) Ate Mela, An, Chui, Ate Tere, me, Marix, AJ, Ate Pau and Ate Karen

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With Sir Jerwin 🙂

Annually, we’re having this JPIA activity. We call this event Tribulation. Imagine Battle Royale or The Hunger Games, whichever you like. Killing each other is our last resort. LMAO. I kid. It’s actually an Amazing Race sort of game wherein we must complete all the tasks the stations have to offer. It’s a mix of physical and mental challenge. This event wouldn’t have been the same without the nerve-wracking Accounting problems we have to solve. Dang it! Last year we weren’t able to reach the last station but this time, we actually did!! We almost win!! It’s just that some bitches still managed to cheat. AS ALWAYS. Anyway, here’s a short recap of the stations and the activities we went through.          Continue reading

And I ask myself “Oh, how do I go on?”

We had our Accounting midterm exam earlier this morning and I’ve never been that nervous and excited at once. It took me more than a week to review all those twelve chapters. I didn’t exactly review non-stop for weeks but if you will add all those days, it’s no different. All along I thought I was already taking the board and not our midterm test. It’s a twelve page, 47 item exam consisting of theories and problems. I’ve always been an optimist, I must say. As far as I remember, I’ve never backed down. And it’s because of Him. Even though sometimes I couldn’t help not to stress myself, I still trust Him. Everything about the exam was a complete disaster. I got out of bed feeling hopeful but sadly, it didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to be. I completely messed it up. Imagine reviewing all those chapters and trying to get all the information inside your brain just to be blown away in an instant. With what? I don’t know. I don’t blame anyone though. Our professor never forgets to do his job of teaching us the best way he can. If there’s someone to take the repercussions wholeheartedly, that would be me. Accounting never fails to suck out all my energy.

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Just because my morning didn’t seem to be great, it doesn’t mean my afternoon had to be that way too. An, Chui and I headed to Northgate to find a place to stuff our empty souls. There’s this new restaurant there named Adobo Connection and apparently, their dishes were all adobo-related. LMAO. The place was neat, the staff were friendly and most importantly, the food was something to go back for.

An was supposed to leave after lunch but since I insisted that we should sing our hearts out first before the day ends, we went to this amusement center and there we let everything out. By that, I mean our frustrations. Basically, it’s about everything that happened before that. I can’t remember how many songs we sang but one thing I remember is that I had so much fun. Being the crazy people that we are, we have videos. And I’m gonna upload it here soon! (so that only a few people will see hohoho)

When I got home, it felt like my mom sensed that I had a not-so-good day that she cooked some of my favorite food. You guys know how exhilarating it is to see your favorite food on the table being served!! And I love her forever. Best mom in the whole-wide world.

Maybe what I really want to say is that, just because I fail this time, doesn’t mean I’m gonna sit somewhere while watching myself moping through life. With His help and guidance, I can get through this. RIGHT. I’ll do better next time.

Dear God, I may not pass this major exam but I’m still getting a score above zero and I think that’s something to be thankful for, right? I love you!!  🙂

Now I’m asking myself, “How do I go on?”. My answer is that I just have to do my best and put my trust in Him. Always.

Hi there, stranger! Until next time! DFTBA. xx