It’s been about a month since I’ve posted something here. Okay, not really a month, less than that. Anyway, enough with when I last posted something. What I want to talk about right now are just the trials and blessings that I’ve been through since my last post. It’s pretty crazy and I swear, it tested my faith and more.
Okay, let’s go to the “tragic” part. Not really tragic but in that moment, it felt tragic. I swear, it hurt more than being broken up with. I guess this is one of the things I’ll share that I won’t be all so proud and happy about. But I’ve realized that this has been thrown at me because I needed to learn.
I failed my Criminal Law 1. I failed it big time.
This is the first failed grade I got. Ever. But it didn’t bring me down so much because I’ve been through worst in college (the thing about being kicked out, it was my Junior year). Anyway, it still brought me down. Then I realized that I have to work twice as hard this year to reach the QPI in order for me to be retained in Ateneo. It sucks. I hate it and I wished that I studied harder. Didn’t procrastinate. Actually giving more into it. I hated myself for this.
My parents know that I failed they just don’t know what my grade is. I’m not ready to tell them. Yes, it’s that bad. I’m thinking of telling them this Christmas break.
Another thing that totally shook me was that I got called for recitation in Obligations and Contracts twice in a row. I didn’t have enough breathing room to rest. Well, this is law school. I even planned to “bawi” for the next recitation but well, that didn’t happen. I’m hoping for a third round so that I can redeem myself. I need to do well in this class since it’s 5 units. It will help my grade to reach QPI.
Pressure is so on this semester and it’s at its highest level.
It also saddened me that our section has become small. Lots of people have dropped. :[
Okay, on to the good news aka blessings.
Recollection was amazing. Although there was a part that I fell asleep (oops) but it definitey renewed my faith. It made me realize things and it definitely gave me new hope that I can still get through this with God by my side.
I got my grades for Christian Ethics and Legal Writing aaaaaaannnnd… I PASSED!!!
We still have to wait for other grades so I’m hoping and praying that I passed those as well.
I’m part of Eskriba! Yay! It’s the College of Law’s official publication. I’m a photographer. Teehee!
And perhaps, the biggest challenge/blessing, I’m now the new Secretary General of AdDU College of Law Supreme Student Council.
With these new pressures and responsibilities, I always think that God wouldn’t leave this task to me if I wouldn’t be able to handle it and after all, He is with me all the time.
What can I say? It has been one hell of a roller coaster ride. Cliche description, I know. It’s really been an up, down and spiral experience in just five months. I’ve had my triumphs and defeats and when I look back, I realized that there are things I cannot control, unlike college. I had a pretty good grip of how things will go in college. I’ve been one step ahead per se but in Law School, it’s crazy. Anyway, I’ve been in love with making lists, lol, so why not make it now? Listing down my triumphs so that when I read back, I have some things to remind me that I can do good. Teehee!
- Voted as President of our section
- Somewhat hauling ass in Persons’ recitation
- Getting a good grade in our Legal Profession recitation which I didn’t expect!
- Bar Ops
- Legal Writing papers getting good marks, which I did not expect too, lols!
- Dealing with my president and SSC member responsibilities successfully.
- Being in the library a lot this semester and I mean a lot.
- Actually being the first one in the library.
- Reading full text cases and actually understanding them.
- Cultivating extreme tolerance for bullshit and arrogant asses. This was a hard one but I was able to do it…after releasing some anger via blogging, lol!
These things may seem trivial and unimportant to some people but it is important to me. Law school wasn’t what I expected but these triumphs show that I can make it. I will be able to succeed in academics and extra-curricular activities.
Bring it on, second semester!
All Souls’ Day
So today, we went to the cemetery and had lunch with the family there. It may sound creepy but that’s how tradition here goes and honestly, it’s one of my favorites. It’s a time where we can all gather together and catch up with each other. Today, I even discovered new relatives, kind of silly but it’s true.
Okay, here is a quick story. I’m actually part of a “triplet”. Our mother gave birth on the same day and we’re only minute apart. They, twins, were the first ones out then a few moments later, I came out. Their father is my mother’s cousin. So yeah, I’m sort of part of a “triplet”. Haha! Another tidbit I learned today, I was supposed to be the older one but I think they were induced so it ended up with them being older a few minutes.
I think it’s pretty cool. :D
Anyway, one of the best parts of this gather is the food. LECHON! Then of course, catching up with my cousins and taking photos are always a hoot. I’m looking forward to our next gathering! Probably during Christmas break, hopefully!
Last Day of First Semester
It was sort of a love hate day. Love it because it’s the last day of classes for semester, it signifies how we survived first semester of Law School (with quite a few bumps and bruises by the way). Hate it because I’ll miss my classmates (even the ones that irritate me a lot, LOL!). Hate it too because we had a killer Persons final exam. I hope I did okay.
Anyway, after it, we went to Barrio Bistro in Damosa to have dinner. Then a couple of my classmates and I separated from the group. We went to SM Lanang to chill while they went to do some karaoke and drink.
I’d say that the last day went swell over all. I don’t want to think about grade right now. All I want to do is just be lazy and watch movies, blog and sleep.
Hello, semester break!