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Just Like Fireworks

March 19, 2012

The Baccalaureate Mass Celebration ended with the spectacle of a pyromusical. At first, it was just simple shots of light enough to get the attention of people. Then, as the beat of the music changed, some bright lights rocketed upwards, towering up in the sky, accompanied by fan-like patterns down below and splendid spider effects up above. And then, it ended with a simultaneous spider effects enough to lighten up the night sky for a moment, and enough to get that awestruck response from the viewers. It all happened for a few minutes – it was short, yet memorable.

Now, that pyromusical is a great analogy to the four or five years that you have stayed and studied in college.

Let me tell you why. Read More…

An Unconditional Love: It’s Length, Width, Depth and Height

All of us, if asked, to some extent, could share a personal account on how it is to love, and how it is to be loved- may it be from our parents, our friends, our special someone, etc. But what we will dwell on in here is a kind of love that surpasses human knowledge- with it’s length, width, depth and height beyond our imagination.

 

A love that is patient…

A love that is kind…

A love that is not envious…

A love that is not boastful…

A love that is not proud…

A love that is not rude…

A love that is not self-seeking…

A love that is not easily angered…

A love that keeps no record of wrongs…

A love that does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth…

A love that protects…

A love that trusts…

A love that hopes…

A love that perseveres…

A love that never fails…

(1 Corinthians 13:4-8)

 

Yes, my friend, you may have asked yourself, that kind of love REALLY DOES EXIST. Read More…

His Name: Glorified and Will Glorify It Again

A lot of things happened recently, and I wasn’t able to write anything here. But now, notyetdonefor is back!

And for my return, I would like to share to you my personal experiences for the 1st semester of S.Y. 2012-2013. Even though this is a long text, I hope that you would enjoy reading this. Here it goes…

First off, I’m a student of UST AMV College of Accountancy, my last year at that (the last 4-year course batch, because the curriculum was changed to 5 years), as well as a Working Scholar of the university. This semester started off quite well, having attended the Leader’s Camp at Caliraya before the actual start of classes. Because of what I’ve learned and experienced at the camp, I’ve got a good view of how my college life, even the whole lot of it, was a battle, and that, I have to be strong and courageous in facing it. That time, I didn’t quite expect that what I learned from the camp would actually apply to me right away.

The first half of the semester was great – a good roster of professors, good learning materials, good scores at exams – except for one, and that is Advanced Accounting 1. By “advanced”, it means that it is far more challenging than any accounting subjects that I have taken so far. Well, I’ve got a good professor in that subject. Her way of teaching is also remarkable – the way she taught us was, I can say, mother-like. But even so, I never passed an examination during the preliminary period, both minor test and the major exam. I informed my dad and my Lola about it, told them that there is a possibility of failing the subject.

I also told it to Kuya Rodnel, Kuya Paul, Mike, JAL Family, as well as some of my friends that I’m accountable to. They encouraged me to stay on it and still do my best. What struck me most was my conversation with Kuya Rodnel. I told kuya that I’m struggling then with my subject, and that with the consequences of failing, I might lose my scholarship, I might even be sent back to the province to study there because my family cannot afford to let me continue my studies in UST. Then he replied to me the best response ever, he said,

“Kapag bumagsak ka dyan sa subject mo, ganun agad? ‘Di ba pwedeng iba muna? Na magprovide si God so that mapagpatuloy mo yung studies mo sa UST?”

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Qualified??? Nah, just CALLED…

“Ayoko ata magkaron ng VG , pati yung mag-121”, I suddenly have spoken the thoughts on my mind. I, along with my classmates, just attended the 5pm service at Victory U-Belt and were heading towards UST.

“Bakit naman?”, asked Tine (one of my classmates back then), as we are entering the gate closest to the Beato Angelico Building.

“E, parang ang hirap e. Kelangan mong magsalita sa harap ng ibang tao, magshare sa kanila, ganun. Basta ayoko…”, I responded as we joined with our other classmates and friends to celebrate our first-ever Paskuhan in UST. The festive and concert-like ambience  ended our short conversation. And unlike the fireworks that quickly faded away in the night sky, those thoughts kept lingering on my mind.

That was in late 2009 (I was still a first year college student).

Today is mid-2012 (I’m now in my fourth year, and I’ll soon be graduating). Read More…

BLIND Man Walking

I was crossing España Boulevard one day, when a peculiar scene caught my eye’s attention. In the middle of the road were two ladies, probably in their mid-50’s or 60’s, trying to make it across to the other side along with a group of people from different walks of life.

Chances are, you will say that this is just an ordinary scene. But here’s what was peculiar about it: one of them was BLIND, holding a cane in one hand, and grasping the other lady’s hand on another, as the two of them cross one of the busiest roads in the Metro. Immediately after seeing them, a thought came into my mind.

It’s good that the one leading the old blind woman was someone who can see. If not, then I wouldn’t have had the chance to bear witness that peculiar scene (because they might not have been there in the first place) and I wouldn’t have been reminded of one thing: Read More…

I am a W.I.P.

W.I.P.

I got acquainted with this term when I was only a freshman in college. It was in my first Accounting subject, Basic Accounting, that this acronym was introduced to me. It stands for “Work-In-Process”, a name given to inventories (usually products) that have been started in production, but was not yet finished.

Back in those days, the term did not make any significant impact on me since it involves things that are far beyond the scope of my interest. I did not make any connection with it because I only thought of it as pointing out to production, sales, and other accounting terms that would alienate me at that time.

Until…

I came across this verse in the Bible:

“You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitudes of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” (Ephesians 4:22-24)

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