I received my graduation photos prior to graduation. Upon holding my printed photos that was the time I started to get excited about my graduation. I remember as a child, I was counting years and figuring out when would be the year of my graduation, how old I would be by then, and finally, that time came, and I was perfectly on time just like what I planned years ago. I am proud of myself for I know I did everything just to stay on track and be not left behind. That was my goal, it has been in my heart.
As much as I did not want to fail myself, I never wanted to fail my parents as well. There are maybe moments of rebellion and stuff I did that I know would disappoint them, I still made it a point that this part of our lives would be a gift for them. It was clear to me how hard it is to invest in education, since money is an issue to survive in a demanding course in a prestigious university that’s why wasting time and money should never be considered.
Although my family was not complete on my graduation day, I was still grateful that my sister was able to come and be there for me on my special day. She came back last December in Manila to spend time with our family (and attend my graduation) here since she will be entering the US Navy bootcamp on July 2014. And of course, with my pretty mom, Alpha, who has been there to take care and support me and also for being the most patient and understanding mother through all these years. And to Tita Divine that has been praying for my health, career and spiritual life. To my father who was there for me in spirit, thank you for being a huge part of my journey as a student, for supporting me, morally and financially, for being my inspiration and idol. To my family, this is all for you. Fruits of my hard work will be shared with you as soon as I get a decent job. Lol
Of course, graduating with the people you loved since the day you tied your heart together is one of the most precious things that you will forever treasure. Through thick and thin, they were the ones who helped me stand up, the people who pushed me to do better, who offered me a hug to comfort me, who celebrated with me for successful events. Reaching this success together was the greatest feeling ever since they were the ones who was with me battling to reach the goal. To my 1-9 family, the TF, thank you very much for being there for me, for everything, you guys is why I loved and survived college. To my bestfriend since first year, Nico and to my favourite friend, Francis, thank you both for everything, alam nyo yan! To my AR-2 family, thank you for the 3 happy years!! We were not that close as a class, but I know we still enjoyed the company of each other whenever our weirdness meet. I will miss you all
And for my man, Andoy. Thank you for everything, thank you for keeping me sane for 4 years in Architecture. I can’t imagine college and life without you. Thank you for making college more awesome and easier for me. You are the best thing happened in my college life. Congratulations, my love! Congratulations to us!
Congratulations UST College of Architecture Batch 20141!
Congratulations to all graduates of 2014!
March 26, 2014