Finally done with my first semester in the Phils!
My thoughts on these past few months are that it’s much easier here than back home where I struggled more and now I know the secret to success and that would be actually studying.
My philosophy in school is to work like it’s your last chance of survival which is basically my situation in being here. If you like me, don’t want to be behind one more plus year than you should, you HAVE to work absolutely hard. You think you’re doing you’re doing your best? NO, you have to do more than that! You fail a test? do better on the next one! College can be also fun and games but just remember to have a balance and remember before you do something, think of the purpose on why you’re in college.
let’s make this year better :)
Happy New Year friends :)
it’s a never ending cycle.
you finish one reading assignment then homework then test then another test then article report then lab assignment then checklist then group project and so on and so forth.
then you think you’re done and get a break? not even.
there’s summer school and duty and board exams.
when you think you’re done while you’re working, it doesn’t even end.
there’s comprehensive exams and checkups.
I haven’t had a full summer of absolutely nothing since junior year of high school, so basically I’ve technically been studying in school (summer courses and regular school year) since I left high school.
I’ve clearly explained to people why I don’t do those kinda of things because my religion doesn’t believe in doing that and besides religion, I believe it’s very dangerous to your body. It’s funny how weird people think I am because I don’t stuff like that. Personally, yes religion is an extremely big portion of why I don’t do certain things, but I also think, why would you do something to yourself when you already have been taught of the consequences it brings since your were young?
I have my whole entire life ahead of me. There are many things I want to accomplish before I die, and doing those kinds of things will shorten my life with the frequency I do it.
Smoking equals lung cancer, do you not want to be able to have the functionality of breathing correctly? Alcohol leads to driving and crashing (and plenty of other possibilities I’m sure). Do you want to end your life so quickly after drinking just one cup of something nasty? (I’ve heard beer is gross anyway) Tattoos are permanent and painful. Why would you let yourself go through all the pain not to mention have something stuck on you for the rest of your life? Sex before marriage equals surprise babies. Would you want to go through all of that emotional and physical pain when you haven’t even finished your education yet or haven’t even done everything you’ve always wanted to do because you got pregnant?
That’s why instead of letting myself go through all that terrible things, I’ve decided to live my life clean, harm free and healthy just the way God and myself planned I should live. So what if I end up not having any friends? At least I won’t be in any trouble the next day with police, my family or my university faculty, I won’t be hung over the next day or even find out I’m pregnant because I decided not to have sex.
Remember guys, you have one life. Don’t waste it or take it for granted. You are worth more and capable of doing amazing things with the life you’re given. Make the right choices and soon enough, when you’re successful, you’ll look back at your life and be glad you didn’t make the wrong choices.
Tonight, an important woman in my family as well as my church family has passed away. This woman was a Lola to all the kids as well as some of the adults in our church. She always had a smile on her face, and never ceased to welcome anybody who came into our church as well as volunteer for the sole purpose of winning souls for Christ. I love her so much and I’m very fortunate to have seen her this past saturday when I went back home. She knew that her time was up, and was prepared for the plan that God had for her. She lived a very inspiring life, and I hope to one day live a life for God like she did.
I love you Auntie, and I thank you for all you have done to everyone you came across in your life. Your kindness and love will always stay in our hearts.
“I’ve learned by now to be quite content whatever my circumstances. I’m just as happy with little as with much, with much as with little. I’ve found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am.” Philippians 4:10-14
First day of school. WEE.
Happy Father’s day to all the amazing dads out there!
especially my biological father and my heavenly father :)