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NATAPOS ANG THESIS DAHIL…

…nandiyan si Papa at Mama na laging nagmamahal, umiintindi, sumusuporta at nagmamahal ulit sa akin. Eto na po yung bunga ng mga extra allowances na hinihingi ko. Hehe. Kayo po ang best parents sa buong mundo. Alay ko po ang thesis na ito sa inyo :’). …nakakapagrefresh ako tuwing; nagtatanung ng ibang bagay, tulad ng homework, ang mahal kong kapatid na si Aiza *peace :p* at kapag kinakausap ko ang mga makukulit kong pinsan *peace ulit :p* …naiisip ko ang mga taong tumutulong sa amin, sa mga tita at tito ko na sina Auntie Sally, Mama Pops, Auntie Nanet, Tyong Lanie, Uncle Biyong, Auntie Helen, Auntie Trining, Auntie Benny at Lola Vicky. Salamat po sa lahat ng mga tulong niyo kay papa at mama.

 

…sa mga ibinahaging karunungan ng mga guro ko mula kinder hanggang high school, lalo na sa college; Ma’am Lynette, Ma’am Shine, Ma’am Faye, Sir Yanyan, Ma’am Binx, Sir Arjay, salamat po. Ma’am Rina, Sir Jawo, at Sir Roli – saludo po ako sa galing at bait niyo, The Best. Sa inyong lahat – sa dami ng mga itinuro niyo, eto lang ang aalalahanin ko, LAHAT. Mabuhay ang mga gurong tulad niyo.

 

…mabait, maintindihin, at magaling ang aming thesis adviser na si Ma’am Torres. Isa po kayo sa mga pinakamagaling na gurong nakilala ko. Sir Fong – salamat po sa pagtitiyagang basahin ang thesis namin. (segue) Sana po mag-open po kayo nang isa pang journ elective para makagraduate po ako on time =) *sabay peace sign* hehe.

…nandiyan ang mga hawsmeyts ko, Yana, AJ, Meg, Sarah, Ef na madali at masayang kausapin kapag nararamdaman ang pagod sa pag-iisip ng pwedeng isulat sa analysis, at nag-aalaga sakin pag may sakit ako. Shai, Sha, Grace, Nicki makakalimutan ko ba naman kayo e parang mga kapatid ko na din kayo. Salamat sa pagpaparamdam ng suporta at pagmamahal =’). Ma’am Remy salamat din po.

 

…sa mga tunay na kaibigan [ultimate groupmates pwede din, eatingmates pwedeng-pwede], na laging nandiyan, Rhoda, Mia, Titus, Bianca, Sheila. Luv q Kau. Gwynn, Eika, Joyce, Ana,… [at marami pa] na masayang kasama, Salamat. Sa mga early birds, CAC1 -2007, haha, Salamat din. *apir*

 

…sa mga thesis partners ko. Si Tin na taga proofread, at nagpadami ng pages ng thesis dahil sa litanya nea sa individual analysis, char, *peace ;p*. Si Zen na naghanap ng dyaryo nea pero dyaryo ko ang nahanap [saklap, galing. haha]. Tapos na natin ang thesis :’). Akalain niyo yun? Natapos natin ang thesis ng hindi man lang nag-over night ng magkakasama at ng walang thesis house [starbucks, fiorgelatto at picarre naman]. Haha. Salamat sa tiwala. *sabay luha………. at tawa* Salamat. Luv q kayo :’)

 

…sa PDI, MB at PHILSTAR. Whoooo! Sa mga libraries around the world na nabulabog namin. Salamat po. Sa laptop ko na nagloko sa kalagitnaan ng thesis, salamat at hindi mo sinira ang mga files ko. Sa kama ko na hindi nagrereklamo sa bigat ko, dagdag pa ng lahat ng thesis materials ko. Sa YM na nagsisilbing conference room kapag nasa kanya-kanyang bahay kaming tatlo. Sa lahat nang mga hindi sinasadyang makalimutang banggitin, Salamat po.

 

…sa tulong ng nag-iisang bestfriend ko. Salamat Po sa lakas ng loob na binibigay mo sa akin. Lagi Ka Pong nandiyan. Salamat sa lubos na pagmamahal. Sa’yo po, alam ko kakayanin ko ang lahat. Mahal na mahal Po kita LORD JESUS.

 

…sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas Baguio. Ipinagmamalaki kita. SALAMAT :’)

 

Dhonalyn Padua Agorilla

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Student’s number 1 goal in going to college is to graduate. Not just to graduate with degree but most probably graduate ON time.

Why would someone aspire to graduate on time? Students aspire to finish college on time to be able to find a work and start to earn for living. Also, finishing college on the desired time will lessen the burden of parents to their sons and daughters through tuition fees.

I am a student, a student who never aspired for anything but to graduate ON TIME. I’ve did everything just to attain my goal. I trained myself to adapt to an environment which was so strange before, I didn’t sleep for almost 48 hours (for many times) to finish my papers, I go to my classes even if everything seemed floating because of sickness, I tried living alone, far from my family and took care of myself as if I myself is my parents, I sacrificed wants just to photocopy those tons and tons of readings, I attended classes also even summers, except for 2009 wherein I chose to stay in Laguna to take care of my Aunt who is undergoing chemotheraphy, and most especially I did and gave my everything, my all just to accomplish thesis in one semester. I did it all just to graduate on time.

Then list of subjects for my supposed (but still hoping) last semester was released. On my shock one of my needed subjects is not on the choices. Immediately I looked for a paper and started a petition. Everyone is so cooperative; I had more than 30 names who appealed also for that subject. I posted it on the Bulletin Board and the other morning it was gone. Some said the Department Chair already have the petition paper. As far as I remember there were 3 other subjects who were petitioned.

After 1 week I chose to follow up our request for them to open another subject. My world seemed so dim after I heard that there is still no assurance that it will be offered. And someone said “Hindi na namin problema kung hindi ka gagraduate On Time!” My world turned into darkness. That’s the only time I cried so much for academics. My number 1 goal is on threat.

I looked back and asked myself, did I have mistakes in following my course outline? NO! I Think, I did no mistake!

I see something is wrong. Photo Journalism was offered first semester during the A.Y. 2009-2010. And it is also offered this A.Y. 2010-2011, first semester. Then why on earth will it again be offered A.Y. 2010-2011, second semester? Is it because it is the subject where there is someone who can handle and teach? For someone like me who had already taken Online Journalism A.Y. 2009-2010, second semester and Photo Journalism A.Y. 2010-2011, first semester will now have nothing to resort. Should I be the one compensating with their problem?

I thought it was the University of the People? Then why I am now suffering from prior restraints — restraint to graduate on time and to find job on time, restraint to work for my papa and mama, restraint to earn money for my sister’s college.

To my teachers, still I respect you so much even if I was told that “it will not be your problem if I will not be graduating on Time.” You’ve also said “Bahala na sa enrollment.” Bahala na sa enrollment? Do you think I am just playing future telling? I can not tell myself “let’s just see if I will be graduating on time or not on the day of enrollment.” Do you think I can still sleep till the day of enrollment? Why don’t you just answer me YES or NO? If Yes then I’ll be so happy and I can inform my co-journalism major that this subject will be open next semester. If No then I will find another way. I myself will find another way because it seems no one among you have the answers, no one is willing to give me an answer.

You can not blame me. I hope know that. You’re ruining a student’s hope to graduate On time. Will you not react this way if You will be in my shoes right now?

All I am just asking right now is a little consideration. Give me the chance to prove myself that I can graduate on time.

It was 4:30 in the afternoon, 25th of August when I was walking from SM, I heard someone calling my name. I did not bother not until that someone again shouted “Dhonalyn.” It’s weird. Nobody calls me like that here in Baguio, except ma’am Shine who loves doing it. I looked down and checked, I’m not wearing my ID.

So, I looked back. Where? I can only see people walking away and towards me. A second and wait, someone was staring at me. Maybe he just passed a glance. A minute and wait, he is still looking at me, directly in my eyes. *Ting!* He was the one who called my name. But wait again, oh no! Still I can’t recognize him. He smiled, still looking at me, I stayed neutral. I don’t know what to do. Should I smile back? Or go to him and ask his name; “Hi and hello. What’s your name again? By the way how are you?”

I felt at that moment that I don’t want any of the choices. Everything went so fast and I have to decide what to do. Then, I was shocked. I turned back and started walking away. My feet were moving voluntary but my mind said “What are you doing? Go back and greet him too.” But my feet overruled my mind.

So funny. Then I started wondering, if my mind told me to stop and go back, then who forced my feet to move away? Or it’s just also my mind confusing me and that I should have just ignored. LOL. #