Graduating|Graduate|Graduated| A nostalgia
Will be graduating in a few days.
Weirdly enough, like some of my other graduating friends, I don’t really feel homesick or going all emotional that I’m leaving. I guess it’s because I’m a little too preoccupied still - with my org works, with trying to find a job NOW.
But I think when it finally hits me, I think I’m gonna miss learning or going to school only because I want to study again (Theater Arts). But as they say, once you’re earning the money, it’ll then be hard to stop (specially for me that I yearn for a life of luxury). And maybe I’m gonna miss it because I hate being a bum, I think that’s why I’m looking for a job now (though not putting all my efforts yet because of my org-works).
What I’m gonna miss are the people.
I hate my university down to its guts but I can’t help but be thankful that I studied there because there is where I met most of the best people in my life now. And I think if you see me crying over about graduation, they’ll be the reason why.
I didn’t really learned much in college, or maybe it’s my short-term memory loss. But where I learned most is with my organizations Teatro Tomasino and Thomasian Junior Marketing Association. These two organizations made me better. No cliches here. TJMA for some reason I can’t fathom made me more responsible, more initiative, more hardworking, all of those things. The org turned me into a person that others see as “president-material”. And for teaching me that, I am forever in debt. It’s saddening now thinking that I wasn’t able to offer my whole self for that org this year, but it will still always have a part in my heart nevertheless.
A huge sum of my college years, I alloted to (if not my friends) Teatro Tomasino. From first to my last year in college, Teatro has been my home, my refuge, my creative space. Everyday, I go to class for four hours, and spend the rest to Teatro, specially for this year as an officer. I think of this guild 24/7, work for it 24/7. Heart, mind, soul. It molded me into a person who pursues art, sees art the way it has to be seen, appreciates art, practices art. I will forever be grateful to offer myself to the org and the art it pursues.
I will be forever grateful to all the people I was able to meet in my 4 years, whether I hated them, loved them, or just plainly knew them.
To all the classmates I had as an A-Mid and 3m1 student. Always section 1. XD. Sa lahat ng naging classmates ko na naging seatmate ko, naging ka-group, naging crush, naging kaaway, nakasabay sa inuman, sa kainan, sa panunuod ng sine. Salamat sa mga minute memories na masarap balikan.
Sa lahat ng naging JEs namin at EOs sa TJMA, it was cool working with you all. Sa mga naging members ng Teatro, best family ever kayo!
To WABBBESST, my all-girls group, my first college barkada. No matter what happens, you will all still be beautiful ladies to me.
To SPICE, my Teatro all-girls barkada. You are all fierce and fab in your own little ways. We are the sassiest group of diverse beautiful ladies. Just like the Spice Girls! XD
To JF, Wab mixing in with the SMB boys. My boys & girls barkada. Though our group is always filled with goyoan, lame excuses, indianan, etc, etc, I still love you all. Kahit abnormal kayong kausap at mahirap suyuin, pag kasama kayo, sobrang ayos nyo.
To TEAM A (original 5)? XD..kung ano mang tawag satin. Mga co-officers ko sa TJMA. Tayo ang pinakamagaling sa org natin at nagsama-sama pa tayo XD. I will miss our outings and abnormal na tawanans at bangayan sa org matters XD
To the DREAM TEAM, sana we could’ve been much closer pa, sobrang busy kasi ng org natin. XD Thank you guys, it’s awesomely fun going through our journey towards artistic excellence through innovation and experiencing art at its finest. Hope the seed we planted in Teatro will bloom into a beautiful forest.
Sa lahat ng naging crush ko at naka”something”. XD. Ung mga nasa Commerce, Archi, Psych, Eng, Educ..shit! XD thank you at binigyan nyo ko ng rason na mang-stalk, na kiligin, na umasa. Thanks for being part of my daydreams XD
Sa mga nabunggo ko sa daan, nairapan, nalait, nilingon ulit at napabulong ng “cute”, nagkacrush sa kin, nakasabay sa bus, sa jeep, sa lahat ng napanuod akong umarte, nakasabay ko sa baha ng UST, nakatabi ko sa library, sa benches around UST, nakasabay kong bumili ng something, lahat ng admins ng UST na nakasalamuha ko, lahat ng profs ko na mostly walang kwenta, profs ko na may kwenta, lahat ng tao na lagi kong nakikita pero never kong nakilala, lahat-lahat na talaga - thank you!
My soon-to-be alma mater is not the best school in town, but it will remain in my heart forever because of the beautiful memories the university let me have, the amazing people it let me meet, the marvelous things it let me experience.
Go USTe! Hope the next time I see you you’ll be better.
Cheers to the Quadricentennial Graduating Batch of UST! Goodluck to us out there dear batchmates.
And to my friends, keep in touch will you, don’t be a bitch now. Thank you for being in my life in some way and at some point, hope you’d also appreciate my being in yours. ♥