Thursday, March 29, 2012

Series of fortunate and not-so fortunate events

As my blog dwelt around in an empty space probably enjoying its undisturbed phase, I had to dodge all the kicks and punches thrown by this final period of the semester. Apparently, it would explain the reason why I haven't posted any blog post for the past few weeks. Let me thank God first that all the defense and project presentations were all done. I thought they would never end. 

Perhaps a particular Information Technology student would think that school works  sometimes appear to have been placed in an infinite loop where a block of code does not make the given condition in the while-loop statement false sending the whole program in a continuous running state. Anyway, I still can't enjoy summer because I still have a few exams left to take until Saturday. The day after that is a call for celebration. I hope to end my first year in my new school with a blast. The positive kind of blast, I should say. 

There were a few things that happened these past weeks that I would like to share with you guys. Some are fortunate events and others are not so fortunate. I guess that is what life is mostly about, sometimes it's a piece of crap and some other times, it's otherwise.


It was the day when I felt that my heart was going to jump out of my chest while waiting for Shiek and the others to arrive with our system documentation. We were running late and the panelists were already waiting in the defense area. I was sweating like a pig as I tried to calm myself down. I was walking around hoping that the panelists wouldn't live. I called Shiek many times just to check where they were at and how soon were they going to arrive. 

At the back of my mind, I knew there was nothing else I could do to speed them up. I was helpless. We were helpless. All I could do was wait and it was one of the most nerve-racking wait ever.

The group was 40  minutes late but despite the delay caused by our own mistakes,  I was thankful that the panelists did not lose their patience of waiting. We did several mistakes both in the system and in the documentation. Personally, I was disappointed that I was not able to get the grade that I wanted to but then again, like what I always say, things happen. Looking at the brighter side, we passed and the grade that we got wasn't bad at all. Most importantly, we learned a very valuable lesson about procrastination, initiative and team-work.


One day, my mom told me that our doberman is sick. She lost her appetite and she has never been lethargic like that. She was just laying on the ground displaying an apparent pain and discomfort. Of course, everybody was worried. Thank God mom sent her to the vet. This afternoon, I got home from school and mom told me that the vet thinks that our dog may not seem to be in a good condition but whatever she's going through is not fatal.

Still waiting for the results of the vet's examination and I have all my prayers hoping for the best.


My batch mates in my former school will soon be graduating and I am left behind. If I didn't stop my education, I could have been one of them who would be marching on stage but I still have approximately two years left before I finish college. I know being jealous is not going to bring me any good but as a human being, I do feel jealous sometimes.

Anyway, I feel happy for them and I wish them all the best. God has placed me in this situation for a purpose and I have no doubts about his plan. He knows what's best for me so I trust him.    : )


I have mentioned in one of my blog posts that Physics has always been on my list of the most difficult subjects but then, I feel like I have acquired something that somehow managed to increase my scores in the last two quizzes that I took. Maybe, I became more focused and determined to improve my scores and nothing else.

I really wanted to make my professor proud and most importantly, myself. Whenever I get high scores or passing scores in subjects such as Physics, it gives me a boost of confidence reminding me that I can do anything for as long as I want it and work hard for it.


In my Communication Arts subject, I had to undergo a mock job interview which was considered as the Final Exam. Not that I am bragging but my nerves weren't shaking that much most probably because I have undergone a couple of job interviews before and those experiences, I believe molded my confidence.

Several minutes later, after my turn in being interviewed, the grades were announced and I got a PERFECT SCORE.