Just a few months to go and I’m up on the stage, receiving my college diploma. Graduation! Yea! :)
Way back in February 2007, I got some news that the results of the UPCAT were out. I passed the UPCAT. At first, it was a pending case. Some of my classmates said, “Pasado ka na niyan! May kulang ka lang sigurong documents na dapat ipasa. (You passed! Maybe there are other documents that you need to submit.)” I thought I would be crazy over that PENDING status beside my name in the list of qualifiers (the list was posted outside UPLB’s registrar’s office). Later that month, a letter came saying I qualified for the BS Economics degree course. Unexpected. It was indeed one of the happiest days in my life! :) I got a once in a lifetime opportunity to study in my since-birth-sought-after university..
Not long enough, I passed the examination for DOST RA 7687 Scholarship. Unfortunately, BS Economics isn’t among those degree courses they prioritize. Just to give you an idea, math and sciences are the ones in the list of priority courses (though some engineering courses aren’t included).
And so I have this dilemma: should I shift to another course or stick to what I want?
I was having a hard time making a decision since in the first place, I chose BS Economics because I’ve already anticipated the difficulties I’ll be experiencing with the science-related subjects, especially Chemistry.
In BSEcon, I would only have a problem in Mathematics. But I know, I’m better in Math than in Chem. So… I have no other choice. SHIFT. That time, I was wishing that our family is rich so that I did not have to shift to another course just to be able to study in college.
Another dilemma: What course to choose?
Engineering courses are too hard for me. Just the look of the graphs, maps, and T-square scares the hell out of me. To make this short, I chose BS Food Technology to avoid the horrors of higher Chem and Math.
Initially, I didn’t find anything enjoyable in this course. Maybe because my current subjects were not dealing with food per sé. (-.-)
Oh well.. The first major FST (Food Science and Technology) subject I took was FST 130. Food Engineering 1. SCARY MUCH. That “engineering” word.. :| Being able to pass that subject was such a milestone. >:] I thought I was doomed for life! And all the subjects came after..
I consider this journey in my college life long (aside from the fact that I was extended for a year because I’m a shiftee) and painful because of the dreaded subjects, professors (peace! :P), and others.
So what has gotten into me and I created this blog?
I just want to share my experiences and hardships I’ve had in my college life. And… The real highlight of this journey is that I am able to see God’s goodness in my life. In our family. He never left, and He never will.. :)
January 11, 2008 — For some unexplained circumstances, the Gospel was shared to me. Mommy Grace, my discipler, shared Jesus Christ to me. :)
It was when I started to realize how I did not give God my full trust for every shortcomings. I handled my problems on my own. And I used to have selfish thoughts. Like wishing for wealth. Ha! BOOM! If I am getting tired of studying, what more are my parents who are working for my education? At times, I thought of giving up. But,
I know I’ll be graduating with the help of God. God’s plans are way better than mine. They are the best. God knows best. :) So… I’m ending this piece of blog with a smile.. Hope you find something interesting about this. :)
Stay close to God. He’s with you always. Again, He never leaves and He never will.. :)