Saturday, February 6, 2016

Alma Mater Dear (CNU)


CNU stands for Cebu Normal University and yes it is my alma mater dear. It was never my first choice of university, it never cross my mind that I will be affiliated with this institution but fate knows how to play the cards. They always said, kapag napasok ka dito matalino ka raw kasi kailangang malaki ang average ng grades mo noong high school ka pa 87 yata ang cut off ng grades para makapag-apply. At ang nag-iisang taong gusto akong ipasok dito ay ang mama ko, it seems like mother do best talaga.

We went here, I applied, I still remember riding too many jeeps at that time and it tickles my brains and my feet, first time kong makapunta sa place na malayo sa amin. Just imagine how far Lapu-Lapu City and Cebu City from each other then. I opted for AB Psychology that's my first choice of course, I want to work in an office and interview applicants and be a psychologist even if it's not clinical. I want to know how people behave and how people's mind work, it's very interesting topic, no wonder I got 1.3 during my psychology class way back then because it's my frustrations. Iyan lang ang pinag-effortan ko ng to the highest level. Unfortunately, close na sila so it's really sad my mama said choose another one para hindi sayang ang pagpunta ko doon, I chose BS Chemistry, I mean kapag naririnig mo ang chemistry at iyan ang pinag-aralan mo parang iba ang dating hindi ba? Parang ang tali-talino mo. And I wrote it in my application form, I don't know what happened during the interview, the interviewer asked my 'Why do you want to take BS Biology?', napa-pardon me sir ako ng wala sa oras at kung ano ang nangyari hindi ko alam. BS Biology ang naisulat ko doon sa halip na BS Chemistry, naisip ko ah bahala na tutal naman sure akong hindi ako makakapasok dito kasi mga matatalino lang ang nakakapasok kaya ayon sinagot ko lang... with a heart pa iyon.

I passed the initial interview, took the test with an urge to pee two hours after the exam started and just imagine how I did managed to hold it until it was over. I never thought I'd past, I even have a lot of choices of universities in my brain but the desire to pass and to prove something to everyone na makakapasa ka doon kahit na sa public school ka galing, kahit na hindi ka galing sa private school o kaya naman ay sa isang science school iyon ang gusto kong maipakita. Hindi kailangang sobrang talino mo para makapasok, hindi kailangang overs na overs. At saka noong malaman ko kung magkano ang tuition fee gusto ko ng makapasok doon at least para hindi masyadong burden sa part ng parents ko. I remembered my papa said, the school doesn't really matter it is how you managed to be on the top and it's all about the learnings that you'll get and experience that you'll experience on the process.

So, that's how it happened. I passed, I learned how to be on my own, I learned how to make friends, I learned how to mingle with them and I learned how to fight amidst every stressing day. I learned a lot, academically and in life... college is indeed the boundary of everything. This school taught me the life I wouldn't even imagine living a long, the pride of being a product of this institution. Hindi siya ang paaralan ng pangmayaman, ang tuition namin per sem ay hindi aabot sa three thousand (3,000 php). Hindi kami ang tipong bumibili ng books kasi hindi namin afford, okay na kaming pumila sa photocopier at magpaphoto copy. Okay na kaming kumain sa karenderya at kapag may pera kakain sa Mcdo iyong mcsavers at maghahati-hati sa french fries. Hindi iyong tipong naglalagi sa mall at magsa-shopping, masaya na kami sa mga Carbon (name ng isang malaking palengke parang Divisoria Cebu version).

At noong makagraduate na kami, masaya na malungkot. Masaya kasi finally tapos na malungkot kasi kailangan na naming harapin ang tunay na hamon ng buhay ng wala ng gabay iyong kami nalang talaga. Every single happy memories for the past four years seems to be trapped inside this institution and now years later, I am back taking up my masters degree in the said institution with the same aim... that is to prove something. To prove that I'll graduate and finish my masters degree here which others can't. Soon, very soon... to hail, I love Cebu Normal University my alma mater dear.



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