EVERYDAY: ATENEO JOURNEY ENDS


I finished my MBA in 4 years and 4 months. It took me 5 years and 4 months to finally walk up the stage, get a good hand shake from the dean and receive my diploma.

I was never alone in this journey. I’ll forever be grateful for the never ending encouragement of my family who has supported me financially, bringing me to school every Saturday class, for fetching me during weekday classes at night, accompanying me to watch tv when I need someone to keep me awake, for being understanding when I have to bring my laptop everywhere and for every small thing that I needed for the past four years.

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It wasn’t just my family but a very special person close to me also helped me in every possible way. He went with me through every coffee shop study session, lent me his laptop when mine died, quizzed me with my lessons, listened to me when I rant about my group mates, brought me food when I had to study, read my decks and gave me honest critic, heard my spiel for every report, comforting me when I’m done and encouraging me to continue my strama when I was on my last straw.

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Going up the stage will also not be possible without the guidance and teachings of my strama professor, Dr. Leveric Ng who has inspired me to do better than expected, for giving his time and dedication to improve our papers and ultimately being the coolest genius there is in school. To my panel, Dr. Fong and to Sir Palo who gave me valuable insights to improve my paper, thank you. To all my other professors who passed their knowledge and life’s experiences in every course, thank you. To all the AGSB staff from the photocopy area, cafeteria staff, guards, registrar, cashier and to my favorite potato corner lady, you made my stay worthwhile.

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To all the group mates, classmates and batch mates that turned into families, I will never forget the pain, pressure and sacrifice we all went through. We all did it! ❤

This has been a culmination of hardwork, patience, determination and the will to make my parents and Jude proud. Thank you for this amazing journey and experience, Ateneo. It’s time to make you proud. ❤  MAGIS!

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VENICE: NEW SCHOOL


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This day begins my 7 day adventure in yet, another school that would hopefully bring me new knowledge and better understanding. I enrolled in Lasallé’s SPACE Program, specifically in Marketing Management, under the module Customer Relationship Management.

I want to further enhance my knowledge on Marketing. Ergo, I should not let all the swarming butterflies hinder me from discovering new things and meeting new people. But man, I had serious first day jitters from the strands of my hair to my big toes. :/ whew!

Yes, I maybe enrolled in AGSB but I shouldn’t let it stop me from seizing another opportunity! :)) Plus, the LOML is with me, taking another course in Human Resource – Labor Relations. 🙂

EVERYDAY: FIRST DAY FOR 2015


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No matter how many semesters I finish, I will always dread First Days. :/ It’s nice to meet new people who may eventually be good friends, but being in a room where you don’t know absolutely anyone frightens me. I was 40 minutes late on the first day. To add to my misfortune, I didn’t even know what room our class was. I had to ask from the registrar and upon reaching the room, THERE WAS NO GODDAMN CLASS that day. Goodness! So anyway, I attended a different class – a subject I already finished. Like a thief, I manipulated Roumel’s Professor to take me in.

First Saturday Class with Alex on the right. I was wearing the dress she gave me and she was also wearing the necklace I gave her. Talk about being twins right? It was a good thing the professor allowed Alex and Maf to transfer their schedule to his class. I think, and hopefully will make the most out of this subject.

On the side note, I realized that I will have 4 absences on his class. I hope he doesn’t drop me out. :/

A hope sparks.


I know that I shouldn’t be spending too much time on blogging but hey, this is considered being productive compared to endless scrolling of pictures on Instagram right?

 

Can you guess why I am so hyped? No? It’s because I’m about to start with my much needed postgraduate studies. Fist pump to the ceiling. – yes, a line from Fifty Shades. If you’ve been a follower for quite some time, you would have probably read my complaints about my work – my very unfulfilling work.

 

Can you just imagine how this shimmery shining opportunity looks like to me? It’s an escape and a means for me to meet new people other than my 7 colleagues. Yes, seven. Excluding the 2 guards and our messenger. It’s a way for me to dust my self-worth that was crumpled and stepped on due to the circumstances that followed my employment. It’s a time for me to reboot my mind and keep growing as an individual.

 

I am deeply excited to hear new intellectual ideas that will boggle my mind and accept new challenges. Actually, in the naked truth, I am scared of my subjects and my possible classmates. I am scared that I wont be able to participate and contribute to the class that much due to my limited experience. I am scared of not being able to meet the professor’s expectations of those who are working already. I am scared of missing my classes and not being there on time. I am scared of my own shortcomings.

 

But I know that I need to do this and that I want to do this. One thing absolute here is that I will make some mistakes, that’s for sure. But the thing is – I want to better myself. My eagerness to improve and learn will push me to strive and study hard.

 

So now, I’m going to get all 4.0s in all my subjects. I will do well and share my knowledge and experiences. My work will improve. I’m going to reach my quota and beyond it. Everything will be great in God’s time.

 

Yup, I’m claiming it.