ang saya ng remaining days namin sa naga. we spent saturday night at chili peppers with some beer and pulutan. excursion naman sa isang hot spring (na may ice cold river kung saan kami nag-ala tabing ilog) on sunday. night swimming the next two nights then on to our presentation for our hosts before we left on wednesday night.
things to miss about naga: halu-halong may mangga na 5 pesos lang, pinyang maliliit, at siyempre, who’d forget the embudo? oo nga pala, si ate jenny and her indian mangoes.
got back in manila early thursday morning. just when i thought makakapagpahinga na ko, di pa pala tapos ang mga kelangang gawin! i needed to pay for the clearance so pumila ako sa pnb cashier for almost an hour only to find out the next day that i needed to pay for the transcript also, so balik na naman ako. hay...
but things are really going well these days. i found out that two of my closest friends are graduating magna. both rhea and lawrence made it! of course, kate is also magna. cy almost made it but even if she didn't, i know she deserves it.
pam, by the way, will deliver the speech during the college grad (sorry pam for announcing it; hope you won't mind hehe...congrats!) while tere will give the speech at the univ grad. wow, ang galing naman ng maskom. nah, ang galing ng batch this year. mantakin mo, 10 summa from diliman alone! whew!
sa kaps din, all four of us graduating guys are finishing magna. astig!
not that the honors are the mere measure of excellence, pero i just knew this batch was something hehe. i'm sure the graduates will go places. so to all of us, congratulations!
maiba ako. while in naga, i received this email from sir alcuin of the inquirer. kinilabutan ako when i was reading it. it started this way...
"it has come to my attention that you mentioned my name
in your blog in a rather unflattering light. may i
know the circumstances to these comments? how and why
have i been referred to as "the dreaded" ..."
uh-uh. what did i do? i searched my archives and i found an entry, about a year ago pa yun, regarding a friend's assignment sa aguinaldo. sir alcuin happened to be the reporter at medyo nabanggit ko ang bargaining session ni lawrence at ni sir gerry. our fault really, kasi nakinig kami sa mga rumors before about him. kaya ako naman, sinulat ko "the dreaded" even without having met sir alcuin. ayun, i never thought blogging could get me into trouble.
so i explained to him the circumstances ng pagkabanggit ng pangalan niya and apologized na rin for "not getting the other side of the story" hehe. buti na lang mabait siya at sa reply niya, nagpasalamat pa siya for my answering his query. pwede pa nga daw akong humingi ng advise sa kanya on journ-related matters, basta wag lang math. whew! nabunutan ako ng tinik.
hay, the perils of blogging. naalala ko tuloy yung mga pinagsusulat ko dito. tumitindig balahibo ko habang binabasa ko ung mga previous posts, lalo na yung tungkol kay ms mu. did i sound obsessed, starstruck or what? ang babaw ng mga posts ko, some made no sense at all except to entertain and titillate the minds of the readers. hay...sabi ko na nga ba this blog is showbiz kaya dapat hindi sineseryoso. well, maybe from now on, baka maging serious na to.
come to think of it, it was a blessing in disguise na rin kasi i found out mabait naman pala si sir alcuin. i actually met him dun sa isang pdi lecture and he seemed nice naman, malayo sa mga kwento. he puts on a serious mask daw kasi while at work.
that somehow made my day. mahirap kasing may kagalit ka, o kaya may galit sa'yo. kung paiiralin ko ang insensitive me, i'll just ignore it so wawa 'yung galit pa rin dahil di ko man lang alam na galit siya haha. but i never bear grudges against anyone so the burden is theirs really (i'd like to think wala naman sigurong galit sa'kin no...speak up people or forever hold your peace hehe).
i recently received a message from a friend thanking me for inspiring her these past few years. i didn't know i had inspired her because all i did was to do my best in whatever i do. but i was really happy dahil nakatulong ako kahit papaano sa kanya.
naisip ko tuloy, more than the awards, it is the sincere thank you and the respect accorded to you by your peers that really makes all the efforts you've exerted all these years worth it. i'm thankful to have met friends who believe in me and in what i can do.
salamat din kaibigan for always being there and for all the support you've extended to me.
every waking moment is a chance to do good and to do better.