LOVE LETTER, THE

53 STRONG AND PRIMED JUNIOR MARKETISTAS

BAM 006 – PHINMA University of Pangasinan
Arellano St. Dagupan City, Pangasinan
2400, Philippines

Dear My Future Marketsistas, My Self-Claimed Kids:

BRING OUT ¼ SHEET OF PAPER… …. …. PASS NOW! 1…2…3. *Kidding*

Note that this would be a bit long but as you’re reading it, reminisce the fun moments, crazy hoots, unsolicited life and love advices and the springboards of learning that we had for the past amazing five months.

So fasten your seat belts… Ready?

Let me start with the pretty reiterating fact that I must give you a message after that amazing mock interview? No, after that tremendously prepared picture taking sessions, right? But kidding aside, it is an undeniable honor for me to do this. And truth be told, this is the very first time that I am writing an eminent letter to my first ever amazing students.

2015 of June, July, August, September and October are the most prized and cherished months of mine. Aside from the fact that it is my first ever term of employment, I have met 53 young, yet vibrant and vivaciously competitive business management students. And obviously that’s you.

We all know that we mustn’t be together in the four corners of the very historic CB 3 edifice every Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 o’clock to 10:30 in the morning.  I must be with the other group of business students but due to the confusing schedules that time and perhaps God’s leading and will, I have received your class list a week after the classes had officially started.

Having been fixed and geared up, I truly cannot forget that one sunny day of June 23 when I first met all of you. You were all shocked with your eyes brightly opened, bright as your yellow-colored college shirt. I admit that my knees were trembling that time. But thank God, my composure and sanity were still intact. As I am introducing myself and had the overview of the course by and by, all of you were just silent – very silent that I only heard your voices when we had checked the attendance. Feels like the atmosphere that time was dense and at the same time, I guess tensed.

Let me tell you this secret. I was really petrified by all of you at first. And I was very grateful that it only lasted for a week for you have shown me how respecting and loving you are to me. You have listened attentively to our discussions, answered my questions to your numerous recitations be it oral or written and competitively participated to your various group presentations. I have seen that you had that will to carry on whatever lessons were to be studied, analyzed or presented on our course syllabus by hook or by crook.

I will never forget that PRODUCT INNOVATION WITH MARKET TEST PRESENTATION of yours. Actually that activity just came into my mind 2 minutes as I am about to enter the room. Then you have really exceeded the expectation I am eyeing for. You have shown me your products at its finest, keen actual surveys from people and how it was professionally presented to the class the business English way. You really did an immense job that time and I am impressed – no, scratch that, REALLY IMPRESSED that day!

You have also seen how my tears ran down supersonic because of great joy. I have seen your 100% cooperation and utmost efforts to accurately answer my questions with the confidence packed with our favorite cardinal, the Keep-It-Short-and Simple (KISS) Principle. You all know what this is all about. A salute – then an infinite Thank You – plus hat’s off to all of you.

But maybe the old adage, “good things will come to its end” is really inevitable. The incredible five months have already passed and I always knew that this day would come. But never did I know that it will be as hard and emotional, coming to a point that I became a celebrity even just for 2 days because of our selfies and groufies. Just kidding.

To the            “ laging tayo ng tayo but sweet” Ramil,

“ still but composed” Angelica,

“ ingeniously gorgeous” Almira B.,

“ ideal partner ni someone someday with the good English”, Renz

“ lagi lang nakangiting si Tupe”, Christopher

“ full of ideas and startling” Arnel

“ BBQ ko– Baby Beauty Queen ko” Abigail Minnette

“ patient, achieving and appealing bestfriends” Victoria and Maricar

“ good looking and good man” Ian Kenedy

“ successful and adaptable ate” Jovelyn

“ silent asset” Don Don

“ ideal partner ni someone someday with the good grammar and food” Danica

“ influentially lovable and joyous” May Ann

“ competent and gentleman” Bryan Paul

“ Bold and Beautiful” Ian Robert
“ Simply Pretty Model” Hilleary

“ Diligent and Fun” Joshua D.

“ Cheerful” Ferdinand

“ Never Say Die” Dhebee

“ Future Beauty Queen” Coleen
“ Amazingly Striking and Caring” Claire

“ Debonair Magnet” Joemer

“ Smart lady” Ashley

“ Endearing” April Mae

“ Pretty Ate” Rosalyn

“ Caring Babe” Michelle

“ Alluring” Angel

“ Achieving and Brave Lady” Dayna

“ Patient” Judy Ann

“ Boy Next Door” Fernan

“ Cleverly Sparkling” Pia

“ Perfectly Poised” Marlo

“ Graceful” Gleizel

“ Lovely” Gellie

“ Enchanting” Margie

“ Playful yet Exquisite” Jude

“ Glamorous” Marjorie M.

“ Versatile Kuya” Morris

“ Savvy” Joshua P.

“ Discerning” Carmela

“ Cher and Sweet” Sandy

“ Jovial” Jonalyn

“ Divine” Almira S.

“ Silently Stunning” Angelyn

“ Winsome” Marjorie T.

“ Radiantly Crackerjack” Richmond

“ A-1 Lady” Riena

“ Apt and Cute” Cleaver Lyn

“ Adept and Quick” Belen

“ Keen and sensible” Prince Erl

“ Silent Bombshell” Rico and

“ Engaging darling” Mary Cris, thank you for the months of shared happiness and learning. It indeed crafted me to become the best into diverse undertakings I have faced and may encounter in the future. Confidence has been added, the profession was leveled-up.

I hope you will not forget the academic and real-life lessons you’ve learned from me. Be the best and remember to not settle for less. I will not say good bye but see you around. Keep in touch and may the odds be forever in your favor. MY PRAYERS AND I LOVE YOU ALL VERY MUCH!

We might be apart but I hope you always know~ you’ll be with me wherever I go~Wherever I go~~ (Di ko na gawa yan. Kanta na ni Miley Cyrus ‘yan. Kala niyo lagi namang paka-genius? Pag di na alam o kaya, hindi masamang umalam o humingi ng tulong. Pero hanggang ditto ba naman eh business letter format parin ano?)

You are forever cherished,

Ma’am Alpha

LOVE LETTER, THE BAM 006 WAY

53 STRONG AND PRIMED JUNIOR MARKETISTAS

BAM 006 – PHINMA University of Pangasinan
Arellano St. Dagupan City, Pangasinan
2400, Philippines

Dear my Future Marketistas, My Self-Claimed Kids:

BRING OUT ¼ SHEET OF PAPER… …. …. PASS NOW! 1…2…3. *Kidding*

Note that this would be a bit long but as you’re reading it, reminisce the fun moments, crazy hoots, unsolicited life and love advises and the springboards of learning that we had for the past amazing five months.

So fasten your seat belts… Ready?

Let me start with the pretty reiterating fact that I must give you a message after that amazing mock interview? No, after that tremendously prepared picture taking sessions, right? But kidding aside, it is an undeniable honor for me to do this. And truth be told, this is the very first time that I am writing an eminent letter to my first ever amazing students.
2015 of June, July, August, September and October are the most prized and cherished months of mine. Aside from the fact that it is my first ever term of employment, I have met 53 young, yet vibrant and vivaciously competitive business management students. And obviously that’s you.

We all know that we mustn’t be together in the four corners of the very historic CB 3 edifice every Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 o’clock to 10:30 in the morning.  I must be with the other group of business people but due to the confusing schedules that time and perhaps God’s leading and will, I have received your class list a week after the classes had officially started.

Having been fixed and geared up, I truly cannot forget that one sunny day of June 23 when I first met all of you. You were all shocked with your eyes brightly opened, bright as your yellow-colored college shirt. I admit that my knees were trembling that time. But thank God, my composure and sanity were still intact. As I am introducing myself and had the overview of the course by and by, all of you were just silent – very silent that I only heard your voices when we had checked the attendance. Feels like the atmosphere that time was dense and at the same time, I guess tensed.

Let me tell you this secret. I was really petrified by all of you at first. Belonging to block 1 where the Dean’s listers and smart people are there? Who will not be intimidated right? Well I was very grateful that it only lasted for a week for you have shown me how respecting and loving you are to me. You have listened attentively to our discussions, answered my questions to your numerous recitations be it oral or written and competitively participated to your various group presentations. I have seen that you had that will to carry on whatever lessons were to be studied, analyzed or presented on our course syllabus by hook or by crook.

Hence, I will never forget that PRODUCT INNOVATION WITH MARKET TEST PRESENTATION of yours. Actually that activity just came into my mind 2 minutes as I am about to enter the room. Then you have really exceeded the expectation I am eyeing for. You have shown me your products at its finest, keen actual surveys from people and how it was professionally presented to the class the business English way. You really did an immense job and I am impressed – no, scratch that, REALLY IMPRESSED that day!

You have also seen how my tears ran down supersonic because of great joy. I have seen your 100% cooperation and utmost efforts to accurately answer my questions with the confidence packed with our favorite cardinal, the Keep-It-Short-and Simple (KISS) Principle. You all know what this is all about. A salute – then an infinite Thank You – plus hat’s off to all of you.

But maybe the old adage, “good things will come to its end” is really inevitable. The incredible five months have already passed and I always knew that this day would come. But never did I know that it will be as hard and emotional, coming to a point that I became a celebrity even just for 2 days because of our selfies and groufies. Just kidding.

To the  “ Laging tayo ng tayo but sweet” Ramil,

            “ Still but composed” Angelica,

            “ Ingeniously gorgeous” Almira B.,

            “ Ideal partner ni someone someday with the good English”, Renz

            “ Lagi lang nakangiting si Tupe”, Christopher

            “ Full of ideas and startling” Arnel

            “ BBQ ko– Baby Beauty Queen ko” Abigail Minnette

            “ Patient, achieving and appealing bestfriends” Victoria and Maricar

            “ Good looking and good man” Ian Kenedy

            “ Successful and adaptable ate” Jovelyn

            “ Silent asset” Don Don

            “ Ideal partner ni someone someday with the good grammar and food” Danica

            “ Influentially lovable and joyous” May Ann

            “ Competent and gentleman” Bryan Paul

            “ Bold and Beautiful” Ian Robert
            “ Simply Pretty Model” Hilleary

            “ Diligent and Fun” Joshua D.

            “ Cheerful” Ferdinand

            “ Never Say Die” Dhebee

            “ Future Beauty Queen” Coleen
            “ Amazingly Striking and Caring” Claire

            “ Debonair Magnet” Joemer

            “ Smart lady” Ashley

            “ Endearing” April Mae

            “ Pretty Ate” Rosalyn

            “ Caring Babe” Michelle

            “ Alluring” Angel

            “ Achieving and Brave Lady” Dayna

            “ Patient” Judy Ann

            “ Boy Next Door” Fernan

            “ Cleverly Sparkling” Pia

            “ Perfectly Poised” Marlo

            “ Graceful” Gleizel

            “ Lovely” Gellie

            “ Enchanting” Margie

            “ Playful yet Exquisite” Jude

            “ Glamorous” Marjorie M.

            “ Versatile Kuya” Morris

            “ Savvy” Joshua P.

            “ Discerning” Carmela

            “ Cher and Sweet” Sandy

            “ Jovial” Jonalyn

            “ Divine” Almira S.

            “ Silently Stunning” Angelyn

            “ Winsome” Marjorie T.

            “ Radiantly Crackerjack” Richmond

            “ A-1 Lady” Riena

            “ Apt and Cute” Cleaver Lyn

            “ Adept and Quick” Belen

            “ Keen and sensible” Prince Erl

            “ Silent Bombshell” Rico and

            “ Engaging darling” Mary Cris, thank you for the months of shared happiness and learning. It indeed crafted me to become the best into diverse undertakings I have faced and may encounter in the future. Confidence has been added, the profession was leveled-up.

I hope you will not forget the academic and real-life lessons you’ve learned from me. Be the best and remember to not settle for less. I will not say good bye but see you around. Keep in touch and may the odds be ever in your favor. MY PRAYERS AND I LOVE YOU ALL VERY MUCH!

We might be apart but I hope you always know~ you’ll be with me wherever I go~Wherever I go~~ (Di ko na gawa yan. Kanta na ni Miley Cyrus ‘yan. Kala niyo lagi namang paka-genius? Pag di na alam o kaya, hindi masamang umalam o humingi ng tulong. Pero hanggang dito ba naman eh business letter format parin ano?)

You are forever cherished,

Ma’am Alpha

LOVE LETTER, THE BAM 006 WAY

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53 STRONG AND PRIMED JUNIOR MARKETISTAS

BAM 006 – PHINMA University of Pangasinan
Arellano St. Dagupan City, Pangasinan
2400, Philippines

Dear My Future Marketsistas, My Self-Claimed Kids:

BRING OUT ¼ SHEET OF PAPER… …. …. PASS NOW! 1…2…3. *Kidding*

Note that this would be a bit long but as you’re reading it, reminisce the fun moments, crazy hoots, unsolicited life and love advices and the springboards of learning that we had for the past amazing five months.

So fasten your seat belts… Ready?

Let me start with the pretty reiterating fact that I must give you a message after that amazing mock interview? No, after that tremendously prepared picture taking sessions, right? But kidding aside, it is an undeniable honor for me to do this. And truth be told, this is the very first time that I am writing an eminent letter to my first ever amazing students.

2015 of June, July, August, September and October are the most prized and cherished months of mine. Aside from the fact that it is my first ever term of employment, I have met 53 young, yet vibrant and vivaciously competitive business management students. And obviously that’s you.

We all know that we mustn’t be together in the four corners of the very historic CB 3 edifice every Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 o’clock to 10:30 in the morning.  I must be with the other group of business students but due to the confusing schedules that time and perhaps God’s leading and will, I have received your class list a week after the classes had officially started.

Having been fixed and geared up, I truly cannot forget that one sunny day of June 23 when I first met all of you. You were all shocked with your eyes brightly opened, bright as your yellow-colored college shirt. I admit that my knees were trembling that time. But thank God, my composure and sanity were still intact. As I am introducing myself and had the overview of the course by and by, all of you were just silent – very silent that I only heard your voices when we had checked the attendance. Feels like the atmosphere that time was dense and at the same time, I guess tensed.

Let me tell you this secret. I was really petrified by all of you at first. Imagine I will be teaching block 1 students wherein the Dean’s listers, running for latin honors, achievers and smart people are united? But I was very grateful that it only lasted for a week for you have shown me how respecting and loving you are to me. You have listened attentively to our discussions, answered my questions to your numerous recitations be it oral or written and competitively participated to your various group presentations. I have seen that you had that will to carry on whatever lessons were to be studied, analyzed or presented on our course syllabus by hook or by crook.

Hence, I will never forget that PRODUCT INNOVATION WITH MARKET TEST PRESENTATION of yours. Actually that activity just came into my mind 2 minutes as I am about to enter the room. Then you have really exceeded the expectation I am eyeing for. You have shown me your products at its finest, keen actual surveys from people and how it was professionally presented to the class the business English way. You really did an immense job that time and I am impressed – no, scratch that, I AM REALLY IMPRESSED that day!

You have also seen how my tears ran down supersonic because of great joy. I have seen your 100% cooperation and utmost efforts to accurately answer my questions with the confidence packed with our favorite cardinal, the Keep-It-Short-and Simple (KISS) Principle. You all know what this is all about. A salute – then an infinite Thank You – plus hat’s off to all of you.

But maybe the old adage, “good things will come to its end” is really inevitable. The incredible five months have already passed and I always knew that this day would come. But never did I know that it will be as hard and emotional, coming to a point that I became a celebrity even just for 2 days because of our selfies and groufies. Just kidding.

To the  “ laging tayo ng tayo but sweet” Ramil,

            “ still but composed” Angelica,

            “ ingeniously gorgeous” Almira B.,

            “ ideal partner ni someone someday with the good English”, Renz

            “ lagi lang nakangiting si Tupe”, Christopher

            “ full of ideas and startling” Arnel

            “ BBQ ko– Baby Beauty Queen ko” Abigail Minnette

            “ patient, achieving and appealing bestfriends” Victoria and Maricar

            “ good looking and good man” Ian Kenedy

            “ successful and adaptable ate” Jovelyn

            “ silent asset” Don Don

            “ ideal partner ni someone someday with the good grammar and food” Danica

            “ influentially lovable and joyous” May Ann

            “ competent and gentleman” Bryan Paul

            “ Bold and Beautiful” Ian Robert
            “ Simply Pretty Model” Hilleary

            “ Diligent and Fun” Joshua D.

            “ Cheerful” Ferdinand

            “ Never Say Die” Dhebee

            “ Future Beauty Queen” Coleen
            “ Amazingly Striking and Caring” Claire

            “ Debonair Magnet” Joemer

            “ Smart lady” Ashley

            “ Endearing” April Mae

            “ Pretty Ate” Rosalyn

            “ Caring Babe” Michelle

            “ Alluring” Angel

            “ Achieving and Brave Lady” Dayna

            “ Patient” Judy Ann

            “ Boy Next Door” Fernan

            “ Cleverly Sparkling” Pia

            “ Perfectly Poised” Marlo

            “ Graceful” Gleizel

            “ Lovely” Gellie

            “ Enchanting” Margie

            “ Playful yet Exquisite” Jude

            “ Glamorous” Marjorie M.

            “ Versatile Kuya” Morris

            “ Savvy” Joshua P.

            “ Discerning” Carmela

            “ Cher and Sweet” Sandy

            “ Jovial” Jonalyn

            “ Divine” Almira S.

            “ Silently Stunning” Angelyn

            “ Winsome” Marjorie T.

            “ Radiantly Crackerjack” Richmond

            “ A-1 Lady” Riena

            “ Apt and Cute” Cleaver Lyn

            “ Adept and Quick” Belen

            “ Keen and sensible” Prince Erl

            “ Silent Bombshell” Rico and

            “ Engaging darling” Mary Cris, thank you for the months of shared happiness and learning. It indeed crafted me to become the best into diverse undertakings I have faced and may encounter in the future. Confidence has been added, the profession was leveled-up.

I hope you will not forget the academic and real-life lessons you’ve learned from me. Be the best and remember to not settle for less. I will not say good bye but see you around. Keep in touch and may the odds be ever in your favor. MY PRAYERS AND I LOVE YOU ALL VERY MUCH!

We might be apart but I hope you always know~ you’ll be with me wherever I go~Wherever I go~~ (Di ko na gawa yan. Kanta na ni Miley Cyrus ‘yan. Kala niyo lagi namang paka-genius? Pag di na alam o kaya, hindi masamang umalam o humingi ng tulong. Pero hanggang dito ba naman eh business letter format parin ano?)

You are forever cherished,

Ma’am Alpha

Writing Realities

Just True. ❤

Live to Write - Write to Live

I don’t know about you, but I still have a lot of fear about putting my writing out in the world.

I’m working on it, and I do put some of my writing out there, but there’s a lot of writing that I haven’t done, or haven’t shown anyone, because of my fears.

In the fall, my son will be starting school and I’ll have more time to write. So I feel a pressure to “deal with” these fears before then.

Let’s just say it’s been on my mind.

Recently, I had a conversation with a good friend of mine and I told her about the Student Showcase I performed in at ImprovBoston, in Cambridge, MA. I was talking about doing the show and all the public speaking I’d been doing and how it was scary, but putting my writing out in the world seemed scarier to me.

“Why…

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Confessions of a Graduating College Student (Cute na Throwback, Mabigat na Present, Mapangarap na Future)

“Congratulations, Batch 2015!”

— Sabi ng mga kainan, establisimiyento, eskuwelahan, o kahit mga prominenteng tao.

Ngayon ko lang damang-dama ang mga katagang yan. Kahit dalawang beses ko na naranasang magsuot ng toga noon, ibang-iba sa pakiramdam ko pag nababasa ko ang mga katagang ‘yan ngayon.

Hi! Ako nga pala si Alpha. 20, proud Bachelor of Arts in English graduate sa  premier State University ng aming probinsya. Hindi ganun katalino pero hindi rin ganung walang alam.  Hindi sensitive bagkus mejo joker at masayahin. Hindi masyadong “feminine” pero prim and proper na maituturing.  Hindi tahimik pero marunong ding mag-ingay. Lagalag minsan pero marunong ding pumirmi. Hindi mapili sa kakaibiganin at lalong kayang mag-isa o kahit gumala mag-isa. Hindi Chinese pero medyo chinita. Hindi mayaman pero namumuhay ng sakto lang. Isang hobbyist writer and photographer, blogger, music lover, certified pagkain-lover at may super girl powers.

Nagtataka kayo siguro kung bakit ko muna inintroduce ang sarili ko. Marahil sa simula eh “Boring siguro to.” o di kaya “Anong konek ng mga to sa entry niya? Nagmamayabang ba ‘to?” Sa madali’t salita kaya ko sinabi yan ay sa kadahilanang ganyan ang isang normal na ako na sa loob ng labing-apat na taon. Labing apat na taon na sanay lang akong pinapaaral, pinapakain at binubuhay. Yung walang iniintindi? Nakaukit na sa sistema ko yung sa mga magulang o sa pamilya ko ang buhay ko – yung sa pamilya ko ako umaasa at nakadepende. Ganunpaman, lumaki akong hindi nakukuha lahat ng gusto ko. Tinuruan ako na maging kuntento  sa kung anuman ang nakahain sa mesa o sa kung ano mang meron kami sa buhay.

ANG CUTE NA THROWBACK (#Feeling Mature)

Pagtapak ko ng kolehiyo, pakiramdam ko’y tila naglalakad ako sa walang hanggan. Tipong ang laki na ng mundong ginagalawan ko. Bagong tao, bagong adjustments, lahat talaga e bago at culture shocked ang labas ko.

Pagpasok ko sa unang klase ko, andun na ata lahat ng klase ng tao. Siyempre may lalake at babae, may “tibursyo” at “diwata”, may single parent, may pamilyado, may “ako-muna-yung-patatapusin- tas-susunod-yung-kapatid-ko” may umulit ng subject, may in a relationship, may kaka-break, may kasalukuyang nag mo-move on.

Naisip kong ang saya pala maging kolehiyala na tila andami mong matutunan sa apat o limang taong pamamalagi mo sa napili mong institusyon. Para sakin, ang apat na taong pamamalagi ko sa kolehiyo ang nagsilbing On-The-Job training ko para sa totoong buhay. Siyempre may natutunan din ako nung elementary at high school pero dito ko kasi naranasan yung bigat at reyalidad ng isang sitwasyon. Yung tipong minsan kahit sobra na yung pagpupursigi mo, kulang parin. Yung tipong pinagpaguran mo na’t lahat lahat, wala parin.

Maituturing kong sobrang saya ng buhay ko sa kolehiyo. Bukod sa nabigyan ako ng break sa pinagkaloob ng Diyos na mga talento sa akin, dito ko rin naranasan maging totoong tao. Bagama’t mahirap ang mga aralin sa kabila ng mga personal na pasanin, nakayanan rin naman. Kabi-kabilaan man ang mga recitations, term papers, essays, quizzes at final requirements, nagagawa ko paring tumawa sampu ng aking mga kaklase. Naranasan ko rin namang umibig sa yugtong ito ng buhay ko. Pero hindi romantic ang ending eh. Nagmistulang cheap.

Tila umikot  lang yung mundo ko sa departamento kung saan ang kurso ko. Sa araw-araw na nakakasama, nakakakuwentuhan at nakakatawanan ko sila ay tila wala na akong hahanapin pa. Ganun lang kasimple ang buhay. Nabubuhay na para lang tapusin ang kurso at hindi sinasayang ang bawat pisong suweldo ng mga nag-papaaral samin buhat ng maghapong pawis at pagod nila sa walong oras sa isang araw nilang pagtatatrabaho.

May mga araw na hiniing kong sana pag gising ko isang araw, graduation day na, o di kaya’y may trabaho na. Dumating din kasi ako sa puntong sawang-sawa ko sa araw araw kong routine at naiinggit na rin ako sa mga seniors naming tapos na, may mga work na at nabibili na nila ang anuman ang gustuhin nila. Naiinggit rin ako sa mga may tatlong kulay maroon na libro na nakaharbound na hindi sila magkamayaw sa saya matapos pirmahan sa preliminary page ang kanilang approval sheet. May mga ilang umiiyak pa, may ilan namang wala na lang masabi sa sobrang ka-speechless-an.

Ibang-iba. Wala na akong masabi.

ANG MABIGAT NA PRESENT (#KKK: Kaya Ko Kaya?)

At nagpatuloy lahat ng ‘yon hanggang sa dumating ang pang-apat at huling taon kong pamamalagi sa institusyon. Natapos ko na ang 200 OJT hours, natapos ko na rin ang pinapangarap at kinatatakutang thesis, nakumpleto ko na rin ang 166 + units sa buong course curriculum namin. At yun na nga, andito na ako sa reyalidad na KAILANGAN KO NA RING MAGHANAP NG TRABAHO AT KAILANGAN KO NA RING MAGBANAT NG BUTO.

Hindi naman lingid sa akin na pagkatapos mag-aral ay nararapat ang maghanap na ng trabaho. Siyempre naman, bukod sa mabibili mo na ang gusto mo, paraan yun para makabawi ka sa mga magulang mo o sa mga tumulong sayo para makamit ang diplomang matagal nilang pinagpaguran para sayo. Bonus na lang din sa kanila yung may nakuha kang award o anumang achivements na naigugol mo sa sa eskuwelahan.

At dahil waiting at practice na lang sa Baccalaureate Program at Graduation day ang atmosphere, nagsimula na akong gumawa ng resume at mga cover letters sa mga prospect schools na gusto kong applyan. Schools kase nakikita ko ang sarili ko sa teaching profession buhat na rin siguro ng natutunan ko sa college at sa pagmamahal ko larangang ito. Nandito kasi siguro yung will ni Lord at yung blessings niya sakin.

ANG LAKING CULTURE SHOCK!!!  Ganto pala kase yung pakiramdam ng mga fresh graduates/fresh job-seekers. Yung pakiramdam na hindi ka naman mag-aasawa pero parang bubukod ka na? Yung nangangarap kang matanggap sa bawat kumpanya o target mong workplace? Although may prospect na ako kung san ako magbibigay ng resume’s at CV’s ko, parang biglang umuurong yung mga paa ko para ituloy.

One Wednesday morning, nagpasama ako sa friend ko para mag-apply. Sakto, alam niya ang mga pasikut-sikot sa siyudad kung saan ko napiling magtrabaho dahil dun din siya nag-aral. Education siya tas English studies ako so malamang, teaching ang landing naming dalawa. Kahit “brave heart” ako kung ituring ng ilan sa mga kaklase ko, ramdam ko ang panliliit ko sa sarili ko. Halo-halong emosyon na  – kaba, saya- sabik, basta lahat na at paulit-ulit na ganun.

Dalawa ang pinasahan ko, isang high school at isang college pero siya isa lang. Ayaw pa raw niya kaseng magturo sa mga “big schools”, saka na lang daw. Ako naman kasi, college talaga gusto kong turuan. Pakiramdam ko kase seamless ang learning pag sa ganung level na.  Yung learning may continuity. Na aral lang ng aral, acquire lang ng acquire ng knowledge sabi nga ng thesis adviser ko. Yung sa high school naman, kaya ko napiling mag-apply dun eh dahil sa quality ng school – exclusive school siya at lahat ng mga estudyante dun, pumapasa sa mga entrance exams particularly UP, Ateneo, La Salle, UST, FEU o kahit anu pang prominent schools sa manila. Idagdag na rin ang laki ng compensation rate. Sino ba naman ang may ayaw sa rate na mataas diba? Pero tawang-tawa yung kaibigan ko sakin. Siya kasi ang binabala ko sa HR ng school para tanungin kung saan magpapass ng resume at CV. Naduduwag talaga kasi ako ng sobra sobra sa mga oras na yun.

Para kasing lalabas na yung puso ko sa kaba na gusto ko mag-banyo sa sobrang nerbiyos. Dumating pa nga sa puntong sinabi ko sa kanyang “Umalis na lang tayo, nahihiya ako eh”. Pero sadya talaga sigurong malakas ang loob niya, tinulungan niya kong wag patitinag sa kaba at ayun, siya ang nag-front. Habang palakad kami sa HR ng College School na gusto kong applyan, hindi ko na alam ang nangyayari sa paligid ko kahit pinagtitinginan ako ng mga estudyante roon (kasi nga naman, may bagong mukha ata sa school nila). Basta ang alam ko lang, nag-aaply ako at kailangan na kailangan ko ng trabaho.

Hiningi at binasa ni Mam HR yung resume ko. Habang ini-scan niya, hindi matigil-tigil ang kaba sa dibdib ko. Hindi rin ako mapakali at hindi ko rin alam ang gagawin ko nung mga oras na yun. Naikumpara ko tuloy yung sarili ko nung nag-aapply ako sa pinag-OJThan ko. Bakit mas malakas ata ako dun?

Tapos, ilang saglit lang, biglang sabi ni Mam:

Paiwan na lang ng resume ha. Saka tatawagan ka na lang namin. Wala kasi yung Academic Dean namin eh. Nasa ibang bansa, may inaasikaso. Anyway, English ano?”

Siyempre payag at “yes mam” naman ako. At habang umu-oo ako, nakita kong sinulatan niya yung CV ko at sinulatan ng “English” na hindi ko na alam kung ano pa mga  kasunod na sinulat niya dahil nagpaalam na kami at masaya sa nakita.

Pagkalabas ng eskuwelahang iyon, sobrang saya ko na para bang pakiramdam ko e hired na ako. Nagtatatalon ako na tila napawi lahat yung init ng panahon, tagktak ng pawis, gutom at kawalan ng pera ko nung mga oras na yun. At nang kumalma, matinding panalangin at pag-asa ang aking ginawa.

MAPANGARAP NA FUTURE (#Insert our Graduation Song: I Believe by Fantasia Barrino)

Sa ngayon, nag-aantay parin ako ng tawag sa mga inapplyan ko at patuloy ang matinding pananalangin.  Sinusubukan ko ring mag-apply pa sa iba pa dahil mas maganda na yung sigurado. Sana lang talaga, may ipagkaloob sakin. Ipinapangako ko namang pagbubutihan ko at pananatilihin ang moral at integridad na meron ang institusyong magiging daan sa pagtupad ng iba pang mga pangarap ko.

Nariyan na rin yung mabibili ko na siguro yung mga gadget na gusto ko, mga damit, sapatos o anu pa mang mga material na bagay. Andiyan na rin yung makakatulong ako sa simbahan naming bilang pagkilala at pasasalamat sa probisyon ng ating Panginoon sa araw-araw.

Pero hindi natatapos dun ang lahat. Pag nakaipon, balak ko ulit mag-aral. Pero sa mas mataas na antas na. Subukan lang ang mag MA dahil alam kong hindi nagtatapos sa kolehiyo ang lahat. Kung may kakahayan at resources para mag-aral lang ng mag-aral, sige ba? Mangarap lang ng mangarap. Hindi nakakamatay ang mag-asam na mapabuti at mapaunlad ang buhay.

Masarap ang nakatapos at may trabaho na, pero iba parin ang pagiging isang estudyante. Kaya sa mga patuloy parin na pagpupursigi sa apat na sulok ng kanilang silid-aralan, pagbutihan niyo lang. Enjoyin ninyo ang bawat araw na ginugol niyo kasama ang inyong mga ballpen, papel at libro, at samantalahin ninyo ang mga pagkakataong magagandang dulot nito sa inyo. Dahil kapag dumating na ang araw ng inyong pagtatapos, naniniwala akong lahat ng nararamdaman ko ngayon ay mararamdaman niyo at masasabi niyo sa mga sarili niyong “oo nga, tama nga talaga.”

Samakatuwid, alam ko na ang pakiramdam ng bawat manggagawang Pilipino. Lahat nag-aasam na magkakaroon ng magandang trabaho. Lahat may kanya-kanyang pangarap na kailangang mabuo. Ang tindi ng kumpetisyon sa panahon ngayon. Dapat may isang bagay ka talagang taglay na kung saan magagamit at maipapakita mo ito na siyang magsisilbing alas at angat mo sa iba. Gaya nga ng sabi ko sa motto ko saming college yearbook: “Beat your own records every day. Feel grand but always keep your feet on the ground.”

Muli, ang aking masigabong pagbati sa lahat ng magsisipagtapos ngayong taon!

Mabuhay, Batch 2015!

The Brain Behind the Heart

Uncontrolled by the riverbank feeling of love, I believe that many will agree to me that if you already found your “Mr.” or “Ms. Right”, you will cherish and never let go of it. You will chase and seize every moment when you’re together. However, I’ve searched for the different meanings of love but I came to my senses that there is no such definition for it. I realized that everyone has their own definition what love really is and how it means to them.

But think about the lost ones. The bereaved ones.

I for one have loved. I did lose and became lost. I have loved, lose and became lost again. I really keep on asking myself why I keep on having this mantra while the rest of my friends are happily committed with their own swains and lassies. But far along, I realized that maybe it’s not yet the right time, it’s not yet God-given or maybe I’m not yet matured nor established emotionally or mentally.

We often fail to grasp that as when a couple separates, we must gradually get over with our emotional feelings and move on with our lives. The unwanted moments of anguish made us certainly the worst. So as we stand up and regain the lost confidence, learn how to take a smile from within and be back into shape. Remember that the Deity above is not mock to not hear and see your grief.

After the mighty fall, I cried. I wept while I can endure the pain and withstood every heartbreaking moments until it hurt me no more. Bitterness also paved its way on me, but I take that bitterness until I thrown it all away. That then I realized that it’s just the very decisive wake up call for me as I get up from the melancholy of solitude, self-pity and desperation. I also acknowledge hurt. And in that way, I learned that one must learn how to forgive, forget and learn to achieve love again.

Life is too short to wait for perfection but don’t take steps too easily. Don’t rush and bear in mind how the world is happy and beautiful to serve you. Smile, hang out, laugh often, and cherish moments with your family and friends. You are valued and a lot of people care about you the most. Be a channel of inspiration in everyone you meet as you first forgive and love yourself. Treasure the heart that lives in you and have a mentality that sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together, as well as things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right.

Change, but change for the better. We change so that we can let go of the past and take able steps with care and maturity. Learn from your mistakes but don’t deter yourself from having the magical feeling again. When you feel that it is already the seamless and picture-perfect time to love, seize what you can do then for you soon will be too old, forgetting what true love really does.

“He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1841).

Solely Bizarre – Who Am I in the First Place?

I’m a weird person in my own way as I believe that I am beautiful in my own way. 😀 (*confidence overload*)

By the way, this is my first time to post. And for a great start, I want to introduce myself to you. 🙂 ❤

I am…

A WRITER. I started writing when I was 5 and haven’t stopped till now. My papers and pens were always been with me as I use them to communicate my thoughts and other musings as well. Definitely, writing is my first love. 🙂

A PHOTOGRAPHER. This passion gave me one of the biggest fractions of who I really am. Without a doubt, this is my second love. I love to shoot images that tell a story, stunning, candid, and unique. Firmly I believe that it takes to have good photographs with a humble and an experienced photographer. —  Do remember this quote: “LIFE is like a camera. FOCUS on what’s important, CAPTURE the good times, DEVELOP from the negatives. If things don’t work out, TAKE another shot.” 🙂

A BLOGGER, SOCIAL NETWORK GIRL. Through the emergence of blog essays, I want to share the world how some things in life gave me an undeniable impact. Furthermore, I love being on social media. I relate to it as a giant party or never-ending conference, in which I get to meet countless, awesome people in my areas of interest or the other way around. Hence, I have my four official and active social networking sites namely: FACEBOOK, TWITTER, TUMBLR, and ASK.FM. There’s this mantra that I always say, “GET YOUR BLOG AND SOCIAL NETWORK ON!” 🙂

A FOODIE. I REALLY LOVE TO EAT especially when they are my favorites and name it as: FRIES, CHOCOLATE, BURGER, CARBONARA, FRUIT SALAD AND ADOBO. Carbs it is! And that’s the reason why I somewhat have a “big belly.” 🙂

A MUSIC LOVER. Music sets my mood as it gives my universe the gaiety I always love to have. The melody and rhythm of music expresses the things which I cannot say. Truth be told, the 8-gigabyte portion of my computer hard drive comprises the different genres of my favorite songs. 🙂

AN EXTREMIST. I go beyond extremes and those taught me the different facets of life’s adventures, road trips and even love matters. I soar high and the “do or die” maxim is always on my mind. I spur to trance and cheers to the extreme! 🙂

Fast Talk:

I love COLOR BLUE, RED and GREEN

I love UAAP GAMES. I’m a BIG FAN (Esp.when ATENEO plays)

I love PANDAs (Stuffed Toys! <3)

Born on 7/08/1994 – Marikina M.Mla. 🙂

And PS. (i’ve been badly hurt before.)