Wednesday, April 17

Kalasag 2012 and The Memories

When we enjoy the things we're doing, we barely notice the time. Who would have thought that one year has already lapsed since the day I decided to make big changes in my life? I can still remember the day when I finally got hold of my Bachelor's Degree in Management Accounting. March 24, 2012 - the day of my graduation at Ateneo de Davao University. It was, indeed, A New Beginning.

The days following the graduation were not easy. There was a point where I needed to walk away from some of the things that used to matter in my life. Yes, it included my past relationship. One morning, I woke up and saw that things were already drifting apart between the two of us. No matter how much we tried to save the relationship, we just can't. Worse, we needed to completely depart from each other. We can't even be friends. At first, it wasn't easy but as weeks pass by, I started to realize that the break up was the second best thing that ever happened in my Summer 2013 (The first, making my parents proud for finishing my degree). Right now, I am happiest. I learned that Looking Back to Move Forward is important.

There were also many events that took place during last year's summer season. One of those is having the courage to enroll in Ateneo de Davao College of Law. As what I've always said, it was my father's decision for me to take up law. I always wanted to make him proud of me so I said "yes" despite the fact that I was hesitant. I guess parents really know what is best for their children because as of the moment, I am enjoying law school. It may be a tough world to be in but it is something that I love. Now that I'm loving the study of law, all I ever want is to become a lawyer someday. I will do it, not only for my dad, but most importantly, for myself.

So, why am I saying all these? I can't help but reminisce with what happened last year after receiving my copy of Kalasag 2012 - Ateneo de Davao University's year book. 

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When I claimed my copy at the Kalasag office, I suddenly felt proud of myself. As what I've said earlier, I can't believe that it's BEEN ONE YEAR. Wow! How fast? How did I do it? One year ago, I said to myself that I'm going to become better... and yes, I can say that I am a better version of Algene. I believe that one day, I'm going to become the best version of me.

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Enough of the drama, eh? Kalasag 2012 was printed by Midtown. My previous post in this blog is also about this lovely printing company. You can read it here: Midtown 101: Thankful for the Beautiful Prints

Hinto. Handa. Hayo. Stop. Prepare. Go. The theme for the Kalasag 2012 reminds me to never forget the importance of knowing when to stop, preparing for the drive and finally going for the things that I love. The colors of my life are red, yellow and green. 

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Masayahin, mapagmahal, maalaga - ito ang mga salitang maglalarawan kay Algene. Lagi siyang may dalang kaligayahan sa mga taong nakapaligid sa kanya. Gusto niya na lahat ay masaya. Siya rin ay isang matulungin na kaibigan at masunuring anak. Tunay na maasahan kahit anuman ang mangyari, 'yan si Algene.

The description in my year book was written by my cousin. Since Kalasag (Official Yearbook of the school) uses the Filipino language, I asked my cousin to prepare the write up for me.

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If there is one thing that I am truly grateful of in my life, it is having an opportunity to show my parents how much I love them. I hope and pray that I may receive another yearbook someday. Let it be from Ateneo College of Law. 

Well, a girl can dream, right?

31 comments:

  1. Can you still enter your school as an alumna or you have to pay for something like a membership to the alumni association?

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  2. If there's one thing i learned, it's things happen for a reason. We let go of something in our lives and move on because its part of growing up. And i think from what you have accomplished, you did a really good job! :)

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  3. Better yet, a Certificate from the IBP! Believe you can do it, and you will!

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  4. One of the proudest moments as a parent is to see their children succeed in what they do. You've made your parents proud by doing that and I hope your dreams of getting another yearbook from Ateneo becomes a reality :)

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  5. I love the way you remembered you past, and the way you used them to make you the you are now. .

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  6. Congrats to you! Envy we don't have that kind of yearbook in UPLB.

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  7. I hope you get your college of law yearbook in a few years. Dreams take patience and I'm sure you have that for this dream.

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  8. I know that we may not know each other on a personal level. But I would like to say how proud I am of what you've achieved and continually striving to achieve in your life. Law school is surely not a walk in the park. So I absolutely applaud you for your good decisions in life. Ü

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  9. You have all the reasons to continue reaching your dreams and you have all the time in the world to make your parents proud of you. Good luck and keep the faith.

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  10. Goodluck on your studies! I know you can do it, you seems so motivated and if you enjoy the things you're doing, you will probably succeed. :)
    I wish I could feel the same when I finished my degree. :)

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  11. in no time you will be a lawyer. claim it, sis! you are destined to succeed in life. :)

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  12. Congratulations! :) That's a good dream - to be a lawyer :) Hold on to your dreams and I wish you good luck and God bless :)

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  13. Goodluck and Congratulations in advance! Hindi malayong makamit mo ang isa mo pang pinapangarap. You have the spirit Algene! :)

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  14. Your such a very nice person Algene, I'm sure you can reach your dreams as long as you keep on seeking and looking for your heart's desire.

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  15. it's never been easy forgetting the sad memories of the past. we use these memories to strengthen our spirits in order to make better decisions in the future.
    congrats for reliving your dreams.
    (honestly, i got teary-eyed seeing the yearbook, the oble token and the sablay of my daughter which she handed to me two weeks back, sabi ko -eto naaa^_^)

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  16. Congratulations! (belated) I like the name of your yearbook, "Kalasag" but pleasant to hear. Taking law is a brilliant choice too and if fulfilled, that would be another yearbook for you to keep.

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  17. Congrats on your accomplishment. You will make your dad proud if you can present another yearbook. This time as a Law graduate. Masaya, mapagmahal... I like that.

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  18. You have the spirit of an achiever. I'm sure you'll be the most sought after lawyer few years from now. All the best to you :)

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  19. Revisiting.. Tunay na maasahan, yan si Algene. Now, I getting to know you better sis.

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  20. Congratulations on your degree and I hope to see you as a lawyer in the near future!

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  21. awwwwwwwww...how awesome! Your parents must be very proud...I envy that kind of yearbook too!

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  22. It's good to know that you are doing it now not only for your Dad but most especially for yourself, that is very important!

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  23. Congrats, Alegene, you see the bright side after all the pain you have with your past relationship, am sure you will have the yearbook sooner than you expect. Time flies.

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  24. You go, girl! I am sure you will get that Law Degree and will ace the Bar Exam someday! Congratulations for becoming a better you! :)

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  25. time flies indeed when you are having fun, happy for your achievements, and i know, soon enough, you are a practicing lawyer. keep all the motivation going.

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  26. Nice yearbook! the kalasag during our time was pretty straightforward...wala pay portrait shots.I am pretty sure you'll get the law degree someday Atty Algene #lawofattraction :D

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  27. Congratulations! :) Kudos to you for overcoming all that and on to the path of betterment.

    :) Erika
    http://erikarodica.com

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  28. Congrats! All of your dreams will come true as you are a very optimistic person :)

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  29. With focus and determination, you'll be what you want to be Algene. May God bless you in all your decisions and plans.

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  30. Your parents must be very proud of you, Algene. Congratulations and may you achieve your aspirations in life with flying colors.

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  31. Gaya nga saying sa Starstruck, Dream Believe Survive, you dream you believe and you survive, all I can say is Congratulations

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