I haven’t written for a long time…not even saved drafts… But hey, let’s start anew!
HAPPY 2014, SIOMAI! Hoping that the new year will bring a belief in the new beginning that everyone dreams of.
Yes, I said “a belief in the new beginning that everyone dreams of”. 2014 won’t automatically bring a new beginning for all. It will depend on the person, of course. 🙂
BUT BEFORE WE START, let’s have a background of what I had in the last two months of the year. Just so that we can all follow the events and not ask why I act/write in a specific way. Also, read my posts I Can Feel The Stress, Back To Sticks Called Crutches, Sick and Tired…and Torn, No Pain, No Gain, Dear God, Psyche, and Tired.
My brain really wanted me to rest A LOT! See, school was really tough on me in 2013 (well, since the beginning of my high school life, actually). Add my injury and all the depression brought by it. My psyche gave up on me and exploded as November came by. So my loving school offered me to take a break for now and just go back to complete then 2nd-3rd terms in the summer. They didn’t want me to repeat the year…they said that my credentials didn’t belong to a repeater. Besides, they want me to go to college…especially that I took entrance exams to three of the Big Four universities around. So yeah… I’m just busy having fun as of the moment…including some attacks of rage. Well, I haven’t had an attack in the past three weeks, and that’s a big achievement for me.
In December, I had a few attacks. But like what I said, I haven’t had a wild and outrageous attack in the past three weeks. THANK YOU LORD, and the increased dose of my meds. I also took my entrance exam in my 2nd top university, UST. I took the USTET with an aching knee, but it was alright. I wasn’t able to finish two tests but it’s fine. 🙂 Though I was hapong to pass for my first course choice, secondary education.
Aside from that, I was busy with my new love…BAKING! I love baking! My mom loved the craft so much until she married my dad. She didn’t like cooking/baking for someone who keeps on criticizing her food. She fell in love with it with me again. I’ve been baking brownies and cookies lately, and my family and friends love them. I’m thinking of expanding my knowledge soon. I might enroll in baking and cooking classes during my vacation!
Also, I was busy preparing my gifts for three of the most important friends’ birthdays. First was for my boyfriend Kelvin (it was grand because it was our monthsary too), the next was for my childhood best friend Audrey, and lastly is for my best friend and co-Z Gurl/Barden Bella Bon-Bon (though I’m still not yet done with her box. I still have until the 7th to finish it since her birthday in on January 8). Working on personalized gifts is one of the things that I’d love to do anytime, but I never had the time to do so. Now that I’m on vacation, I’m doing it. 🙂
AND THIS IS THE BIGGEST NEWS! I was happy and busy working my way through the holiday season when on the midnight of December 23, an old acquaintance sent me a congratulatory message on Facebook. She told me that I passed the UPCAT. I didn’t believe it because I knew so well that UPCAT results will come out in February 2014. But she sent me a screen shot of my name in the list. (this photo below has been edited so that my name could be seen. Go to upcat.up.edu.ph/results/page-113.html for the list with my name on it).
Until now, I couldn’t believe that I passed my dream university…in my dream campus! 😀 So I’m waitlisted for BS Psychology, but I passed for BA Journalism. Some asked me which of the two will I pursue (given that UP gives me the chance to go with psych). Most told me to stick with what I really want. So I told them that when the time comes, I might shift to secondary education. Follow your heart, everyone says. But who knows what the future has in store for me? Well, I know in my heart that I want to teach. 🙂
So that was how I ended 2013…in a happy note. I hope that 2014 brings be happiness… Well, I claim that it will bring me happiness. 😀