Monday, April 14, 2014

Graduation, Gratitude, and More

It feels so good to have graduated from College.  I know that this is not the end  but just the beginning of hopefully, accomplishing my goals.  This journey would have never realized if my love ones aren't there for me.  So my gratitude goes to the following:
  • First and foremost, I thank God for giving me the strength and perseverance in  accomplishing my first goal.  I  faced bumps and difficulties along the way but YOU always led me the right way.
  • To my ever supportive Ate and Kuya John, words are not enough to express how thankful I am  with you guys for doing your best to help me out financially and emotionally, I wish that you could have witnessed the product of your hard labor and sacrifices in sending me to school.  I know that I should have  communicated  with you often but glad you perfectly understand my situation.
  • To my mother who  is always there to remind me from right and wrong and to make sure that I am okay, thank you Ma and I love you very much.  I take every advice you give me  to heart.
  • To my siblings who  are so proud of what I have accomplished.
  • To my boyfriend fr the love, support, and understanding.
  • To my very close friend Thel for  being there like a sister for me.
  • To my landlady, Ate Eden for  keeping me under your roof and treating me like your own family.
We had our graduation rites on April 12.  I had a mixed feelings because I miss my sister but glad that my mother and boyfriend was there with me on that bog day.  Here are pictures, be warned, I have lots of it for my sister's family to see.

Preparing for the Baccalaureate Mass
Baccalaureate Mass at Divine Word College Gymnasium.
Before going to the graduation venue.  Photo opp with  Mama and BF.

Graduation Rites:

After the Commencement Exercise.
After graduation:
Glad to have finally overcome those four grueling years of sweat and tears.  Now comes the hard part,  reviewing  for my LET exam this July.  We have two months to review for this big test.  I hope that I could pass.  Wish me luck.  Okay, this is it for now.  I will be going home for the Holy week and come back here  next week to  enroll for my review and hopefully find a summer job.  Thanks again Ate and Kuya for sponsoring once again this  next journey. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Communication is a MUST!

I mentioned in my blog that March wasn't a good month for me. Lots of not-so-good events happened last month with me and my family back home.  I was just got done  paying for all my youngest sister's tuition, graduation fees, and other   miscellaneous expenses so my budget was totally drained.  Then  a week after that, a friend of mine texted me and said that my sister was in the hospital and in need of money.  I was dismayed because it isn't easy to just get that kind of amount  considering that I just spent the last amount I have allocated for her.  But what can you do, we are the only one they can depend on  on emergencies.  I am sacrificing our budget for this month  just so I could send money back home to pay for her hospital bill.  I still have to save for her review, sigh.  

Hubby and I are willing to help my family back home the best we can. All I want in return is a constant communication from my sister but she isn't good with that part which sometimes irritates me. I understand that she was busy but just ten minutes of her time allocated to chat with me would mean a lot. If she have time for a boyfriend, she would certainly have time to talk to me for ten minutes. I wanted to give her a party for her graduation but due to lack of communication, I did not. Besides I still have to pay for her review before she can take the LET exam so that is more important than a party.  She understand  the situation and she doesn't mind.  She finally talked to me after I told her what I felt.  

Mae, I hope that you would exercise the sense of responsibility.  Communicating with me and honesty is all I ask.

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