My semester is finally over! Yeah! I survived my first semester as a BS Development Communication student! I am really happy that I am finally having fun as go to my classes. This past four months or so, I am so thankful that I was able to cope up with a seemingly new environment. Way back in June, I was most certainly not a freshman but I really felt like I have nowhere to go during my vacant periods. Not that I was lost, I was just searching. Maybe.
And then I found the UP Community Broadcasters' Society. Or maybe, the UP ComBroadSoc found me. They opened their door (although the tambayan doesn't really have a door) for me and for my batch mates during the time when I needed it the most and for that, I will forever be grateful. Special shout to my beloved brods and sisses who are too many to mention. "Dati kasi nasa ground floor lang tayo, ngayon nasa rooftop na!" :)
I also would like to thank the UP GURO: Mathematics and Science Teaching Society for understanding me and for not hating me in spite of what happened. I am so thankful that they still welcome me in their activities. I feel that I am still a part of them, and they will forever have a special place in my life. I will always be here for them just like before. Special shout to Ate Vheq Navarro for all the GM's. I really, really appreciate everything. (PS. I so loooove the photoshoot. Sana maulit muli. Anything for you.)
It is very important for me to have something to treasure, something to fight for. I thank my family for never giving up on me during one of the most trying times of my life. I felt their support when I told them that I had to take on a different path. I am doing my best now more than ever because I want to prove to them that I really had a reason to shift. I have all the reasons in the world to prove to them that I will be better this time.
I will be better.
I am also thankful to my housemates: Tin, Janel, Rachel, Ica, Nyj, Flor, Lenna and Kim; our extended housemates Josh, Hazel and Sheryl; and to our occasional housemate Marvin. Thank you guys for making me survive all the boring and emo days of my life. All the kuwentuhan and the tawanan at any time of the day totally helped me a lot during the semester. This is also our first semester outside the university dormitories. No curfew, less power interruptions, no water interruptions, cooking challenges and all. Swabe lang sa saya.
'Till next semester my dear friends. :)
Since I only have twelve units this semester, I have the energy to mention each of my courses. :p
First, my STS10 class, thank you for all the lectures and video presentations. Thank you also to our professors, Prof. Tony Laurena and Prof. Mae Mendoza. What I enjoyed the most are the interactive activities at the ILC, and then the DNA origami. I am really into computer games and so I looked forward going to class every time we have a scheduled interactive activity. I survived this course without knowing anyone from the class. I also survived the slight emotional breakdown when I found out that both my seatmates are one of the highest scorers in our exams. I should have known earlier. Kidding. :)
To my ECON11 class, honestly, I poured all my everything for me not to take the final exams anymore... and I succeeded! Special thanks to Sir Prime Rodriguez and Sir Harvey Baldovino, and to my recitation group mates (Shout: Nina and Ara). I actually had a week when I almost thought that I was a BS Economics student because all I ever did was to look at my lecture handouts for this class. I am so glad it payed off. I think this will be may last Mathematics-related course ever. I hope. I really, really hope.
And then, there's my DEVC10 class. Shout out to our lecturers: Sir Romel Daya, Prof. Theresa Velasco, and Prof. Benjie Flor. This is my only class that is dominated by new freshmen this semester. I actually had a very interesting experience with these freshies. At first, I felt that I don't belong since they almost knew each other because they are blocmates or so. Although of course, there are also shiftees like me scattered among the 180+ students. I am thankful that I get to know my recitation class groupmates, who also helped me along the way. Thank you to my lecture class seatmates Danica and Danielle, to Khaylee for that unexpected birthday greeting and to the rest of the yellow team/group: Ayo, Jara and Millicent, and to the rest of UV-4R. Of course, special thanks to our patient recitation instructor, Ma'am Check Tatlonghari, for all the rambutan, burger and a wonderful half day of community visit.
And of course, my DEVC11 class. Forgive me for having a personal favorite but I really love this class the most this semester. Maybe for one, because of the relatively small class size, which allowed more interaction and all. Another could be because our class rooms (CDC Drama Studio and CDC Annex 3) are really conducive to learning, and then of course, there goes my professors and my classmates. Many thanks to our lecturer Ma'am Lynette Carpio for those very creative lecture presentations, which I really look forward to see every meeting, and to our laboratory instructor Ma'am Cla Albia for all those group exercises and those blue-inked comments on our papers. Cheers to my awesome classmates for a wonderful semester as well: Paula, Jessel, Jelyn, Joz, Ayesha, Andrea, Eugenie, TJ and AK. I am very happy to get to know everyone. Looking forward to an exciting DevCom series with you guys next semester... minus DEVC 40. (makiki sit-in nalang?)
So much to thank for as this semester ends. Well, I hope I am still thankful by the time I get my grades. Kidding. Of course I always am, and I always will be.
To God be the glory!