Our organization had a photoshoot a while ago as a teaser for our 30th year. I am a member of the Executive Committee of the organization. Besides from the overwhelming feeling (because other members put their trust in me), I also feel pressured right now.
Being a member of the ExeCom, it has too many responsibilities attached to me. My position is Secretary, by the way. Having this position is not too easy. People may think that my position’s role is just writing the minutes of every general assembly but they’re wrong.
Just so you know, I am in charged of all the forms needed to be signed. And mind you, not just electronically signed but I really have to chase these professors just to sign for the letter.
As of now, I have been busy doing drafts of the many letters needed. Next month is our anniversary month. In line with that, our organization will be doing different activities such as: Open Tambayan wherein we will serve food for the students, regardless of their course; Libreng Sakay wherein we will hire a jeepney for a day and students are free to utilize the jeepney that will go around the campus; Anniv Exhibit wherein insights of being a member of the organization will be shown to the public and many more.
Each of the activities annually done by our organization needs a permit. And every permit must be submitted to the SOAD.
Well, I am not ranting about the responsibilities that I must do. I have accepted the position wholeheartedly and I know for a fact the things I have to accomplish because at the end of the day if I have not done one thing, I know that I have failed the members.
I am writing this, just so you know, being in the ExeCom is not that easy.
Last summer I had to use Form5a so that I can get the subjects that I want. It is used when you don’t have Form5. Usually, those students who filed for LOA last semester are the ones who use From5a. But in my case last summer, I was not able to get subjects from SystemOne so I had to use Form5a.
And this time, the given subjects are not complete so I had to use Form26. Used when you want to cancel or add subjects. In my case this first semester, I need two more subjects. One being the thesis and the other being a PE subject. I really need to get that PE subject because I still have another PE.
I just hope that that “Graduating po.” line will work for me!
I just got home from a seminar today. I had to attend it because the previous representatives are not available today. I had one brother in the org with me though. We met past 8am even if the call time was exactly 8am. No regrets since it started at 8:30am. Filipino time. As usual.
The first speaker was definitely an attention catcher. Loljk. That was a personal comment. I am very biased because he looks like the vocalist of an OPM band to think that I had a huge crush on that vocalist way back when I was in first year high school. Nevertheless I really listened to what he was saying and I was actually taking notes.
The next two speakers were speaking in English making the seminar a little bit boring. I mean, I am generalizing that all of the participants a while ago can understand Tagalog because the first speaker used that medium in order to communicate with us and I felt that if they used the same medium, we would be more interested and comfortable with the lecture.
But I did understand what the seminar is all about. The second speaker talked about human and students right and the Anti-Hazing rule of every university. She also laid out some examples in which a person can be sued if the rule wasn’t obeyed.
The third speaker was all in all saying that we should stop smoking. Meh, as if I’m smoking. Third one is about the UP logos and symbol being an intellectual property.
I was feeling very lazy to get out of my bed a while ago to go to this seminar but I realized just right after that it was worth it in its own way. Lol. Seriously, I want to attend more seminars like that. Not because of the first speaker nor because of the food which was given before the second speaker but of course because of the lesson I can get from and share with other people.
I had these today…
1. I was walking my way in the Palma bridge in order to get to SU when I passed by a new freshman with his mother (I guess) on his left side then I heard him muttered, (NV) “Ang init na nga, ang layo pa ng college secretary’s office!”. I don’t know where his ocs is but one thing is for sure, that will not be the first and last time you’d get to walk that far. Of course what I said is applicable to those with no cars and no budget for transportation. Nevertheless if you have the latter, there are still buildings that requires you to walk. Just for example is the EE Audi or the AMDP.
2. While I was quietly in line for the SLB clearance, there was this student behind me ordering his mom to photocopy his Form5 downstairs. I also guess he is a new freshman because I saw his Form5 and there above his units were the words “NEW FRESHMAN”. It sounds to me that he was impatient and that he very slightly disrespects his mom. To you, my fellow student, don’t be so short-tempered because that will not get you anywhere.
3. Since I had to go also downstairs to photocopy one of my requirements for the clearance, I had to fall in line again so as to be fair to others who follow the instructions. Then in front of me was a guy with his mother. Though he was taller than me, height is not a basis for saying that a person is old already. Well, what I want to say is that he’s also a new freshman applying for SLB maybe? I also saw his Form5 so I have my basis for calling him a new freshman. I heard him heaved a very deep sigh like he was going through a lot of trouble today. Who knows? I don’t. Then later on he said, (NV) “Ang haba naman ng pila eh.” I just smiled at the thought. Our university is known to be University of Pila and that should not shock you.
What I’m trying to tell in this post is that, don’t be discouraged by a lot of different factors. Sure, you’re experiencing culture shock as of the moment but the best thing you can do about that is cope and not rant. A lot of upperclassmen experienced worse than that. Like most of us are meal- and sleep-deprived just to get things finished. I guess that is the reason why I’m below the normal Filipina height. Loljk. Like most of us need to have long walks because we don’t have coins for fare. Like that.
Just before you lose all the hopes in you, I tell you, there are a lot of other people experiencing worse than you. Keep pushing and you’ll see yourself moving forward. And remember, there’s no harm in trying.
I remember the times when you don’t have enough allowance left and I wanted to see you. I’d go there and we’d buy two ice cream worth 10 pesos each. I’d buy coffee crumble and you being the ‘ikaw-na-ang-bahala’ type of person would order the same flavor.
I remember us eating that ice cream while walking to the park near your house. We’d sit there for a while and watch the kids drive their bikes or those kids who throw stones in the lake.
I even remembered that time when you were bragging that you can throw the stone in the water such that it will bounce like a ball in the surface of the water. You only not did it once. You did it several times (5 times I guess?) and we also counted the number of the stone’s bounces each time you throw it. You even got a record of 7 times?
There was also this time that it was very windy there, I still got that long hair I always wanted. Then strands of my hair started to hit your face. Some were even stuck between your lips. I’d remove them only to make them hit your face again.
I’d laugh and you’ll just flash your pouty-mukhang-tanga face that makes me laugh even more.
Yes, I intended to reminisce here simply because I really miss you. </3
So I just got home from wandering around the campus. Loljk. I did not just wander and watch people come and go, doing their businesses.
I am taking care of my form to change my adviser. I thought it’s as easy as one two three but it’s not. I have to go after my professors (three at the least) so I can officially change my adviser.
I had to change my adviser because the previous one is going somewhere I don’t know. Hahaha. I just hope that my new adviser (whom I still don’t know) and I will work things out so I can graduate on time.
So yeah, Systemone fever is up again.
I had to wake up at 8:15am since the start of the hunger games was 9am. I really planned to wake up at 8am. I even alarmed my cellphone for that but I allotted 15 minutes in my bed, thinking about random stuff. Emo-emo.
And now it’s postponed. So I guess I have to go back to sleep because my eyes are shutting without permission from my mind. Bye!
I had to admit it. I’m not getting any lighter. Who’s to blame? Well, those delicious food.
I saw my pointe shoes a while ago and I had the urge to try it and use it again. Needless to say, I cleaned it and wore it. I warmed my feet up first because I don’t want any injuries (when school is almost up). I did some demi and grand plie and releve.
When I felt that my feet is good enough for me to balance, I did. Though I can’t sustain myself for like five seconds or longer. I believe that besides from gaining too much weight the previous months, the reason why I can’t hold my balance for too long is because of lack of practice.
I have not been in the gym/studio for like two years now because of my busy schedule. Though I hope this time, I can attend the classes for classical and modern ballet two times a month maybe?
That is if I don’t get too busy for my thesis (along with some units for major subjects and GE courses) and my org. For now, I’m crossing all my fingers hands and feet for this.