College. This word somewhat excites you. This word also scares you because you know it's nothing like high schoolbut with a semblance of freedom and a 2479362 times more stress! College gives you a glimpse of what it's really like in the real world. So here are some of the things that I've learned for the past year as a freshmen and things you might need to take note.
1. Don't miss the orientation
This is most likely a short program for the students to be familiar with the school parts and school rules. I didn't miss it but my mistake is, I really have no idea what college is really like in the first place. I mean, oo na lang ako ng oo kahit hindi ko naman talaga alam. Hindi ko alam kung paano kung ganito ganyan blah blah blah. I wasn't ready. So when this orientation came, it helped me a little to understand how the school works. Kaso nga lang yung iba talaga hindi ko talaga alam, haha. And one more thing, this is also a good chance for you to meet new people and make friends :D
2. Getting organized
Prepare to find yourself unprepared at times. Be organized. Buy yourself a planner (though I have to admit this didn't work for me. Haha), post its, organizer, and if you like, a calendar would do.
3. Time Management
Isa sa problema ng mga tamad na tulad ko XP i would always say to myself na "mamaya na. Marami pa namang oras eh", "teka lang 10 minutes", "tulog muna ako" and etc. The reason of lack of time management is because of laziness. There is facebook, twitter, tumblr and etc. This social networking sites distracts you from doing your homeworks and reviewing for your subjects. Well, we can't do anything about this but ignoring it for awhile would help you focus more or maybe reducing the use of this will do help. And now, I make it a habit to put all the things (big or small) that I will do on my remainders.
3. Don't make any Hasty Decisions
It's normal to be confused about what you want in life. Don't feel pressured. College is a time for you to discover who you are, what you're good at, and want you want to be. Take time to explore. Like me, I always make bad decisions and just end up regretting the choice that I made.
Mistakes are the best teachers. Accepting and learning from your mistakes is part of growing up. Taking responsible of it is one of the signs that you're already maturing :)
4. Make Friends
One of the best things in college is the opportunity to interact with different personalities and a variety of cultures. It came to me as a shock kasi it's not like high school na most of you came from the same place or be in the same ethical affiliation. Here, you really have to deal with different people. You will sometimes be pissed by their behavior. But it's a good thing that you get to interact and make friends with different people. There will be a time na medyo nagagaya mo na din accent nila. And you learn some basic words in different dialects. O diba. Haha.
5. Stay healthy
Almost everything is so new to me. As I was adjusting myself from the environment and from the longer hours of making plates, doing research works, discussions in class.. I started getting sick. Nagka sore eyes ako twice because of excessive overworking (kala mo naman kung sinong masipag. Haha), headaches, fever, muscle strain and so much more. Dati nung highschool ako tuwing aabsent o malalate ako, My mom would sometimes make false excuse letters just for me and my twin to be excused from class. And ngayon hindi na pwede kasi kelangan mo talaga magbigay ng medical certificate. Di na pwede excuse letter.
Finally! After 2356897 years, I'm finally be able to blog. How I missed this. Unfortunately, lack of motivation is the reason why I didn't feel like blogging lately. And besides. I've been pretty busy doing plates, doing research and had tons of review thing going on this summer. So yesterday was the only time we decided to watch a movie with my twin. We watched Fast and Furious 6 late in the evening. And boy! It was hella good! (di ko bagay. HAHAHA!) Anyway the movie sent chills down to my spine with those hardcore action scenes. I couldn't believe it's already the 6th installation and I'm afraid the movie will last with its 7th installation(Obviously, there will be). My favorite parts of the movie was obviously the car chasing scenes and fight sequences. The actions was insanely good (Though it seem outlandish and less unbelievable) And good thing the characters are still intact because they really have the chemistry to pull of the movie. I love how it answered my long term curiosity, Why did Han Seoul Oh appeared in Fast and Furious 4 until the 6th when he died at Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift? And it obviously did the justice. I also love how it did not only focus on action but also in romance and comedy. I love how Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) gives comedy to the movie and Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) being resurrected in the 6th installation. One more thing, I love howJason Statham appeared in the last part of the movie. It's like they've combined Transporter and Fast and Furious in this movie or maybe in the next movie which maybe released next summer. After I have watched the movie, I felt like I want to have a marathon of all Fast and Furious movies. Everytime I watch this movie, I always imagine myself driving with those too-cool cars they used in the movie. How I wish I could buy those kind of cars in the future. HAHAHA. who knows, right? PS
"After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own."
I downloaded this movie to see how Jennifer Lawrence's acting made her Oscar's best actress. And no doubt, she really is amazing. Not only her but the rest of the characters have awesome performances. It's also one of the movies that graced the Oscars. :)
- Think differently. You need to push yourself out of your comfort zone. Be capable of thinking with an open mind.You have to be willing to take new perspective towards everyday life. Break free of a dull routine. Change the ways you do things,take another road to town, practice writing with either your left or right or write with both hands or decorate your room.
2. LOSE YOUR FEAR OF BEING WRONG
- Stop trying to achieve perfection. Perfection is impossible yet some people choose to attain it. Be yourself. The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of everyday. If you have problems being creative, look inside yourself. Everyone is creative, but if you don't think you're 'good' enough to be creative, then chances are you won't be able to be as creative. Raise your self esteem and you'll find that it's a lot easier to be yourself. 3. STOP PLANNING START DOING
- stop staring at your plans and start doing it. You won't achieve anything if you keep on planning but don't really take an action. Stand up and start doing it. :)
4. TAKE MORE PICTURES
- Why not take a walk and take a picture of everything you see. In this way, you'll appreciate nature or the world. Life is messy and imperfect but don't just focus to that, look at the bright side. 5. WALK IN THE RAIN
- Do you feel that walking in the rain makes you feel emotional? It's very relaxing to hear the sound of the rain. It makes you more creative because you think of different things. Sometimes I would even go in front of my window and think like you are in a music video. HAHA! 6. WRITE A LIST - Write a list of the things you wanted to do and make to DO IT. 7. EAT GOOD FOOD
8. LISTEN TO MUSIC
- Believe it or not but playing music, can make you smarter. It can also beef up your immune system, improve your memory, and keep you sane, for lack of a better way to put it. Like listening to a Mozart music, when I heard it to my friends who's studying psychology, after I head home I immediately downloaded Mozart's compositions. So every time I listen to Mozart, it helps me study better. :)
9. WRITE HANDWRITTEN LETTERS TO A FRIEND FAR AWAY
-In the days of cell phones, email, and text messages, letter writing can seem hopelessly outdated.I prefer handwritten letters over an email. It makes the person you are writing to feel more special. It's sweeter. Sharing one’s true thoughts, sincere sympathies, ardent love, and deepest gratitude, words traveling along an invisible superhighway will never suffice. Because sending a letter is the next best thing to showing up personally at someone’s door. Letters create a connection that modern, impersonal forms of communication will never approach.
10. Don't watch TV
- Why not stop watching TV for one day? or maybe reduce the time you spent watching TV? and instead read a good book. TV kills imagination, and imagination is the most important part of being creative. Why? because if you are watching TV, you get the picture drawn for you but if you're reading, you immediately draw a picture of it inside your head. TV is a huge time sink. It keeps you indoors, and on your couch. Thus, you miss out on the exercise and the experiences that you would have got if you had not stayed indoors. According to experts from the University of Queensland, Australia "every single hour of TV viewed may shorten your life by as much as 22 minutes."
I would be having dark circles and bigger eyebags, AGAIN in a few days. I hate how much I miss the sleepless nights doing plates, reviewing on your difficult subjects and doing some homeworks on some subjects (that isn't really related to your course) at the same time. I hate how much I love doing what I do, it's killing me(in a good way maybe). I hate how I miss being so stressed with all the plates. I hate how much time I wasted studying subjects I can't carry back and just wasted some money. I hate how much I miss my friends that they are one of the reasons why I want to go back. Isn't it weird that I miss doing these things? Not normal at all.
Maybe I'm really am a masochist. Maybe this is really for me. Maybe this is much more suited for me. I have thought this sooooooooo many times. Ever since things started to sink into my head, I always had regretted every decision I made. Every word that my parents, sisters, friends and even relatives have said to me, I regret for not listening to them.
All along I thought my decision was good. But then reality hits me. Even my classmates back in my old course(which is MassCom) would scold me for shifting into something that I'm not really suited for in the first place. I don't know why I'm so slow at realizing things. I realized that there are things that you wanted that is already in front of you but you're just too blind to see it because you're too occupied with your mindset into being something else that maybe isn't really for you in the first place.
I'm afraid that I would be regretting my decision again in the future. But I'll always keep in mind a quote I even reposted on instagram that says "When life gives you something that makes you feel afraid, that's when life gives you a chance to be brave."
My guidance counselor told me that I should do more of what makes me happy. I thought of what she said to me all night. I remember the times when I was so stressed with school yet I still feel happy. The times when I'm with my friends doing plates, you're stressed and all yet you can still laugh at the same time. I promise to myself that whenever I feel like giving up I would always think the things that my parents have sacrificed for me and what I've gone through. My decisions had made me realized so many things.
I hate how the bad decisions that I made had a good purpose like my parents who still supported me about my decision about going back and this is the time I really appreciated their love for me. Not only that, because of this situation, I've identified who my true friends are. They are the ones who were with me during the darkest days of my life. And no matter how stupid I am on making decisions they are still there to listen to my problems and never gets tired of it.... Umm, well maybe a little (couldn't blame them if they really do)
I was afraid about telling (to my parents) my decisions because I'm afraid they won't agree with me but I realized that we really should be open about telling our decisions to our parents. "Don't give up" is really my life motto. I hate to admit that I'm a loser for giving up easily. Not cool (it's not like I'm trying to be cool at all, okay?). Duh? Ayna Danelle :)))
Here are 3 reasons why I had gone through this hard part of my life:
1. I'm lazy
2. I'm lazy
3. I'm lazy
That's it. It's all because of my laziness. I don't review that much, I sometimes would not go to some class when I feel like doing so or whenever I feel it's going to be a boring subject and thinking it would just be a waste of time when all along staying at home and not doing anything is the total waste of time. So yeah. I better change this habit of mine. I'm gonna start practicing "do-it-now-play-later" attitude. And I really needed to do it NOW. Okay bye :)
"Jack and Jill is a comedy focusing on Jack Sadelstein (Adam Sandler), a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife and kids, who dreads one event each year: the Thanksgiving visit of his identical twin sister Jill (also Adam Sandler). Jill's neediness and passive-aggressiveness is maddening to Jack, turning his normally tranquil life upside down. Katie Holmes plays Erin, Jack's wife. "
Not very appealing to me but Adam Sandler did a good job on both roles. Some scenes are pretty funny but the rest is like errr. I like the part where they feature twins as well. I also have a twin so I kind of relate to this movie.
Speaking of twins, let me tell you all about me and my twin. There is no day that we won't be fighting. There will be small arguments, big arguments, but it will come and go. Me and my twin would fight a lot at the smallest things. We may hate each other for a few minutes but after that we'll be talking again like nothing happened. The best part of having a twin is you can tell her everything about school, friends, boys and so much more. We always have something to talk about. I remember the times when we used to talk all night until the wee hours. We ask for each others advice about life decisions. Many people would ask me, maganda ba magkakambal? and i would always answer them, yes and no. Yes, because you don't only act as sisters but also as best friends and No, because you are always compared with each other and fight with each other which is unfortunately, just normal.. for twins. But whether you have a twin or not, it's always fun if you have a sister or a bestfriend that acts like a big sister.
If you ever have a fight, don't worry it will soon pass. Don't hate each other forever. Whether you like it or not, they are still your brother/sister.