Unexpected Reunion

I just came from my school’s family day. Anyone is welcome in the school and have fun. Students, either past or present,  and their families and outside friends come together.

I unexpectedly met my grade 2 classmate after many years. He transferred to another school around grade 3/4  I think. That was so long ago.

So here goes the story…

It was my other friend who brought him to my school. I was being introduced to him by that friend. His name is Josh by the way. So, I was being friendly to him. I’m like that if I meet new people especially. In my mind, he is new to me. My friend said the he is our batchmate, and that he used to study in my school. Then I remember that this Josh used to be my classmate in grade 2. I didn’t recognize him because his face is different from the grade 2 Josh I know. Yes puberty and the hormones! We haven’t met in many years okay. Apparently, he remembers me and I can’t believe that, considering it was how many years ago and many things has happened within the span of time. I’m actually touched that he remembers me.

What I’ve realized is that, we tend to be so busy with our life to the point we don’t notice how fast time has past by.

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Separating Ways

I’m soon graduating junior highschool and I am excited for it. But the road there… 😭😭 I can’t express how I feel in words.

Yes, I’ll soon get the rewards of my hardwork and commemorate how I got through the struggles but…  I have things to leave behind and to let go.

I am really going with my thoughts of transferring because one 1.) My school don’t offer the track I want. 2.) I can’t handle the demands of my school. 3.) I want a new life.

Yes, I maybe seeking the 3 things I’ve mentioned but there are things and more heartbreaking, ‘people’ who I’ll leave behind. My school, where I’ve been growing up, has been a part of me. There are so many people I have become close too. This ain’t easy.

I just hate it when my classmates ask each other, “What school are you going?” “What are you taking?” I never thought that this time would come by so soon. I am not ready for this. That all of a sudden, from my foolish self, I am thrown into the adult world.

I am going to miss my Alma Matter for it made me who I am today and most of all the people who I’ve been with for years.

I’ve really got to make the most out of my last year

😭😭

Periodical Test before my birthday 😱

October 4 – four more days before my birthday 🎉

I’ll soon be 17. I am so close to being an adult. I’m so old. 😩

Anyway, I actually like birthday, not the fact I’m getting old but because it’s a moment for me to commemorate my moments, the good and the bad, in life. It’s a time for me to look back what I’ve been through and how I made an impact to the world while being alive.

Lately my friends and family has been telling me, “It’s almost your birthday! What is your plan?” I just don’t know

I am not looking forward to my birthday as much as before because the day after is my scheduled periodical test. Who even wants to study on their birthday? No one! But I have to becauss my grade is in the line.

I guess the reason why I’m going through this is because God knows that I can take it. I guess it’s his message that despite the stress I’ll get for studying, I’ve got to let in the positivity such as the idea of my birthday. I am trying not to be bitter about the situation. I shouldn’t be. I should not let my exams ruin my special day.

I appreciate those people who are more enthusiastic for my birthday than I am. Thank you for the love!! ❤

Happy Birthday to me on October 8!! Wohoo!! 🎉


October 8 2017

Happy 17th to me! Yes, I have Periodicals the following day but I really spent my day enjoying it.

I didn’t have an exact plan on what to do for my birthday weeks before. I knew that I had to study but I just don’t want to have a date with my textbook on my birthday. I knew that I wanted to be with my family even just for a while. So my mom suggested that I’ll have a lunch date with my cousins so that after that I get time to study later on. I really had fun with my cousins with a simple catching up with them. A lot of people also greeted me and gave me sweet messages. It made me touched and it lessen my bitterness that I have exams the next day. I felt touched when people told me that they would want me to enjoy my day despite exams.


Oh this happened! Literally! Even @lookshecanblog saw this in my Instagram story 22386407_1710572242317945_821892635_n


A lot of things happened from Oct. 8 2016 – present. I’ve really come so far. I am given another reason to live. And I believe that I am to touch more lives. People who came to my life means so much to me.

Thank you lord for this gift of life!

Fighting 💪🏻


Birthday gifts

There were gifts that I received before, on, and, after my birthday.

This is not to brag. I just want to express my gratitude. I am just so touch.

 


October 11 2017

I know that my birthday is over and I just ended my exams. I am still having birthday blues. I can’t believe that I manage to have my birthday during exam week. I am year older now. All the more my friends will tease me for being so old. (P.S. I am the eldest among my friends). I didn’t felt like my birthday was coming a week before but certain people made me feel like it was actually my birthday on October 8. People would tell me that they are bless because of my existence. But I would like to tell them in return that I am bless to have them in my life.

THANK YOU!!

A start of another chapter in my life! ❤

 

What I get for being responsible

I’m responsible. That’s not from me but from people.

In school, I am people’s go to person because I’m the “responsible one.” People always ask me “What’s for school?” and all sorts of question regarding school. It’s fine because I understand that one may miss out something and it’s a form of clarification. People ask me favors such as printing for them because their printer is broken. And when people message me (not only message me but personally come to me) because they need help, they’ll say it will be the last time they’ll ask something from me but it isn’t. Seriously,  it’s fine. We shall help each other. People comes to me from all sort of things. Yes, I’m helpful but I want others to be independent as well. To know how to do things on their own. My kind of helping is to guide, or to ease things up, but not to do everything for them. I’ve got my own life to take care of as well.

This is what I get for taking note of important things. For having a listening ear that most don’t have. I understand that not everyone has a sense of responsibility and I believe that I am to move them to be responsible. I am also to be their life savior.

Time Management

 

Before anything else, I am sorry for being a hypocrite if ever I fail to do what I’m going to tell you. 😂

I know that I wrote a blog about My Study tips. You may want to check it out.

Now, I am going to go more on time management, particularly as a student.

This has been challenging for me a a student with so many involvements.

Filipinos out there, I know that you are with me. “Change the start of classes at 8 am, not 7:30”


Overview of my school life

Around 5 – wake up

~ prepares for school ~

Around 6 – travels to school

Around 7 – reaches school

Around 4:30 pm – End of class

~ extracurricular ~

Around 6 pm – leaves school

Around 7 pm – arrives home, then eat dinner

~ rest of the time – homework ~

Around 10 – target time for sleeping

WEEKENDS: balancing academic and extra-curricular.


So, How do I survive?

• I have my planner. I plot my schedule.

• I imposed the “Things to do” system upon myself. I prioritize whats more urgent.

• I try not to study the day before a test. Yes, I may remember what I study a day before. But there are cases wherein I get home late or I’ve got other stuff to do the day before the test, unenabling me to study.

• Rest if I must. On the way home, I take a nap in my car so that I have the energy to study as I get home.

• I try to not lose my focus. If I have important stuff to do, I’ll try not to get distracted.

• I can’t get rid that I am in an era of modern technology. I communicate with my classmates so much in FB, but if ever it’s not required of me to be in FB, I’ll log out.

• When too stress, food, music, people, and extracurricular are my easy way out. 🙂

• I try to hit my target time of sleeping that is 10 pm.

• Most importantly, despite being preoccupied with school, I find time with my family, especially weekend.

I hope you’ve got something from this very busy person. See you around!

 

Inspired by my own survival

In school, we were asked to run how many laps around the field at the same time sing songs we were asked to sing. It had to be done under the heat of the sun.

Oh by the way, this is for CAT, a military training program in school.

If you can’t endure the running or you feel like fainting, you may pull out and a medic will attend to you.

I honestly wanted to pull out, I was running out of breath but I made it till the end. Plus I’m anemic but that didn’t stop me. I’m not supposed to be under the sun for so long. Less than half of the girls survived. I’m one of the survivors.

My friends congratulated me for surviving and not giving up. This friend of mine said that he is proud of me because I didn’t pull out despite being anemic. I once told him that I am anemic and he mentioned that I made it unlike those who don’t have a medical condition but pulled out.☺ I’m so touched!!

I feel inspired by my own bravery. It made me think that if I can survived running under the heat of the sun, I can survive other things as well.

Don’t give up 💪

“Grades don’t necessarily matter. You fail at some point in your life. What matters is the hard work you put in what you are doing despite the likeliness of you failing. I think that is where our fear begin, FAILURE. We fear failure to the point that we beat ourselves once we fail. It’s okay to fail. We all do. No one is perfect. Just keep moving forward. You have the right to be disappointed and frustrated. Don’t just give up. Giving up shouldn’t be in your dictionary.”

I’ve got to let you be on your own

I have classmates who usually go to me when they need help in their studies/ school work. It is nice to think that you are the go to person who these people and that they trust you and there is something that you can do to help out. Oh well, this is what I get for being responsible. I became someone who another can depend on. I understand that we need each other but we’ve must learn how to be on our own. To my classmates who I consistently help, I’m willing to help you. But if it requires you to be own your own, to face the consequence of your own actions, I’ve got to let you be on your own. Be independent over your own selves because I have a personal life I have to look after as well. It’s not all the time that I can help you, so you better learn how to help yourself.

Don’t pass your requirements late

When I was in grade 4, I was about 10 years old that time, I went to the mall with my mom, specifically the school supplies area because I was buying stuff for a project. My mom and I bumped into her students.

My mom asked, “Why are you here?” (Let me rephrase that. She meant what was their purpose in the mall) Then they replied that they were buying stuff for a project in my mom’s subject. The project was already overdue.

It was embarrassing because I was there when it happened and I was only 10. They were buying stuff for a late project of my mom’s subject and my mom caught them. So embarrassing.

So (kids), “Don’t pass your requirements late or else!” 😂😂

School – related Q&A

I’ve been off at some point because I’ve been busy in school. So, I would like to make a post related to this matter. It will be a q&a about my school life.

  1. What was your favorite subject at school? Why? – Social Studies and I just don’t know why. I am just so into it.
  2. What do you and your friends do during your lunch break? – Eat lunch of course. We also chat with each other. We also cram.
  3. Did you get a lot of homework? Do you think it helped you learn? – Yes. It helped me learn how to manage my time and stress.
  4. Are you allowed to eat in the classrooms?- No but some of my classmates are rebels
  5. Have you ever slept in class?- Yes but not during discussion of the teacher. Only free time when I can.
  6. What is your best memory from junior high school? – A lot. Generally those stupid days in class and with my friends.
  7. How often do you have exams? – Almost every time
  8. Describe your perfect teacher. – A teacher who knows what she/ he is doing at the same time considerate
  9. Do you get annoyed by your classmates? – Yes because they are so loud but actually they are really fun
  10. Do you cheat an exam? – No never. I am such a good student.
  11. Do you hold any position in school? – class monitor
  12. What is something that is being asked from you in school, that you dislike? – Being asked to memorize tons of useless stuff
  13. Do you procrastinate? – At times yes. But it isn’t and shouldn’t be an everyday thing.
  14. Do you pull an all nighter just to study – When I have to
  15. How do you feel/react when you get a bad grade? – I tell myself that I could have done better
  16. Have you ever skipped classes? – No.
  17. What is your goal in school? – Good grades and to actually make it through.
  18. How do you deal with stress in school? – listen to music
  19. What are you to your classmates? – the responsible one
  20. Something you hate about school? – waking up early

Okay that’s it for now. I may add up later in the future.

My Parents has always been forgiving when it comes to grade

There are parents who really scold their child if they get a bad grade. But with my parent’s they don’t. They don’t pressure me to be in honors. But it is pressuring because they academically excelled. My dad was a cum laude while my mom was nearly a cum laude by one point. I’m expected by people to be the product of their brains combined. I can’t be a disgrace to my parents who are great achievers. I want to be an achiever just like them so as early as late elementary and early high school, I started to be involved in so many things and work hard in my academics.

I honestly let my dad sign the result of an exam wherein I get a low grade because he just signs it and tells me to do better next time. As for my mom, she is a teacher so she gets the grading system so it wouldn’t be a really good move to make her sign my exam results. It is my mom who pushes me to better especially that time I nearly failed in Math in 8th grade.

My dad told me that in he didn’t exactly got the best grades in his earlier day in school. But he rose up starting from grade 9 up to his college days. That story inspires me. It’s okay not to have a good start. It is more meaningful if you rose up from a bad grade and you eventually got up.

Whenever I have bad grades, I beat myself up. It is not because my parents would get mad at me. It is because I know I could have done more and it doesn’t have to do with not being smart. I believe I’m smart and capable. Also my parent’s effort to support my education is more than I could ever ask.

I really appreciate my parents for being forgiving me when it comes to my grades. I’ve learned to rise up and persevere from a bad grade. Not just when it comes to grades, but in life in general.

It’s okay if you don’t top your classmate. Be at the top of your current self. Learn and improve each day.

Lastly, to parent’s be understanding towards your child’s grade. They’ve been working so hard. Acknowledge their effort despite how hard it is.

School is hell but I have to get through it.

Speaking of grades

Strive for excellence not perfection. I don’t really stress myself about getting perfect in all exams. I’m an imperfect person in the very first place. I care about doing my part as student and doing my best. I still want to learn in the long run. Not on what is in the textbook alone. I would want to to learn life lessons that will make me an open person. I care about learning more than the grades. Because grades don’t necessary define how smart you are. You don’t come to school to be on top of your classmates. You come to school to learn applicable lessons (not all lessons may seem applicable, but still) that will not make you an ignorant and close minded person in this planet. There are so many ignorant and close minded people in this world but one’s education will surely make a difference. Study hard no matter what.


I wrote this when I was fighting for my grades

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