Geez, has it been ten freakin’ days since I last blogged?!
Indeed! I swear I can kill that stupid ‘lil monster who made my life miserable these past few weeks, making me no time for such pleasure as this. Anyway, had I not rummaged through an old drawer of mine earlier, I won’t find this quite interesting piece I did back in college. As a Christmas vacation assignment, our English professor tasked us to do an anecdote; be it funny, amusing, interesting, inspiring or what have you, and will later be submitted on our first meeting the next year. I was running out of ideas to write about, until I thought of sharing an unforgettable experience I had in one of the class I attended. Here’s how my paper went:
Studying at Polytechnic University of the Philippines is my greatest dream in life. Here I vividly see my big, bold and successful future. Entering in our college is not really what I want to pursue, but persuade by my forcible desire to study at a State University, I took my unwanted course. Having a night schedule is actually boring for me but I found out that night life in PUP is a nice experience, especially when I found my teachers very kind and has a great way of teaching. In here I will not ever forget my experience in my Shorthand class.
I was exercising a countless number of absences in Steno because the schedule made me feel very lazy. Then one night, my teacher Mrs. Esperanza Calalang, asked me why I have been absent for the past few days. Not hesitated in being honest, I muttered, “I’m sorry ma’am, but I usually get up too late sleeping from my morning class.” After that, she turned her back to me and faced the class, eyes shining bright with her spectacles, saying, “You know class, your intelligence and your course is not the measure of your success. Success depends on what you do and on how you will strive and do your best for your future.” Then her awful cough strikes again, leaving her quite pale. After a while, she continued, “Even though you’re the most intelligent person in the class, you won’t succeed if you do such things that will ruin your studies.”
Uttering those words from our teacher made me feel ashamed of myself, knowing that she said it to the class because of me. Following those words are examples from the real life. She kept on motivating us to successfully attain our goals by the means of exemplary stories. That day a great realization shone through my mind. In order to succeed, you must have a strong determination, a positive mind, a great philosophy in life and a strong faith in GOD. Now I feel like Gautama Buddha, “The Awakened One”, for my teacher’s words swept though me. I have absorbed what she said and carefully applying it now to myself.
Well, you might notice some grammatical errors here and there, but hey, that was way back in my first year in college! Of course our professor noted some of my mistakes, but too bad I wasn’t able to keep the original copy because she told me that she’ll use it as an example to her class. Naks! hahaha.. Sayang, dun pa naman nakalagay yung grade na 1.0! hehe! 😉 This was all I got to keep: