Bilang estudyante sa kolehiyo, masasabi ko na napaka-idealistic ko. Hindi man ako naka-enroll sa isang bonggang unibersidad sa Maynila, hindi ako nagpatinag. Aba, kailangan mas maging palaban ako para makaangat sa buhay! Hindi ako masyadong pala-aral, pero gusto ko na habang maaga ay ma-expose na ako sa realidad ng tinatawag na ‘corporate world’. Bilang kamamamatay lang ng tatay ko at sadyang matigas ang ulo ko, nagtanong ako kung pwede na akong mag-OJT sa school.
The ideal couple back in college (2005)
Bago ko ilahad ang OJT story ko, iku-kwento ko muna ang ilan sa mga extra-curricular activities na pinag-kaabalahan ko noon. Una na r’yan ang LNU Dance Troupe. Isang taon lang ako tumagal dahil sa samu’t saring dahilan. Isa na rin sa rason kung bakit ako umalis ay ang pakikipag-kaibigan ko sa mga opisyal ng Student Government namin. Natutuwa ako kasi kahit na busy sila sa kani-kanilang kurso, nabibigyan nila ng oras at sapat na atensyon ang mga hinaing ng kapwa estudyante. Oo, gusto ko maging officer din sa Student Government ng Unibersidad namin. Sama ako ng sama sa kanila hanggang sa tawagin na akong saling-pusa. Meow.
Isa sa mga nakilala kong lider sa aming unibersidad ay si Ate Milagros. Kung tama ang pagkakatanda ko, siya ang sekretarya ng organisasyon. Kumukuha siya ng kursong Education at tuwing nakikita ko siya, palagi siyang busy. Either nagbabasa siya ng libro o nagtatayp sa kompyuter. Ang sipag!
Isang araw, nagkaroon kami ng bonding moment. Nandoon ako sa opisina nila. Imbes na tumambay kung saan at gumawa ng kalokohan, pinili kong ipagsiksikan ang sarili ko sa opisina nila. Napag-usapan namin ang usaping love life.
I am suffering from mild headache as I type this entry here in my ‘office’. I slept at 3AM, woke up at 12noon for lunch with my grandparents and went back to bed at 2PM. My supposed short nap was extended to four hours. I think oversleeping is the cause of this sudden headache of mine. I thought that a Jollibee meal and a dose of my favorite Iced Mocha can cure me. I guess I’m wrong.
Smooth-sailing at 25.Â
Heavy rain. I want to buy medicine, but the rain is making me lazy. I just finished a Mother’s Day post and the fact that I have a lot of travel-related backlogs makes me want to hit my head on the wall. How can I not blog about these wonderful memories from the past months?
Now that I am stuck here, I will just write and write and write whatever hits my head.
It’s 10:40PM and I am seated at the top bunk of a dorm room with my travel buddies waiting for the time when I will officially turn 25.
Yikes. I am about to turn a year older and to be honest, I am just thankful with all the blessings. I want to write a very serious blog post now, but I just can’t especially with the fact that I am surrounded by my fun-loving friends.
Random photo with my beloved DFAT friends!
Anyway, I am here right now in Davao City – a place I consider special. I am a participant for the Davao Food Appreciation Tour (now on my 3rd consecutive year!) and I just arrived early morning today. While we were at the Agong House by Kublai Millan in Kapatagan this afternoon, I took some pictures and sat down while looking at the scenery. I remember my trips on the previous months – Ilocos Norte, Bangkok, Siem Reap, Chiang Mai, Bohol, Siquijor and South Korea. I met some wonderful people along my journey and learned a lot from it. There are some instances that reminds me of things ‘lacking’ in my life or shows some of the responsibilities I need to face in the future particularly in the family and career aspect.
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