A lot of things happened since I last ranted to these blogging spaces. I'm sure you want to hear everything but here are just some of the most important things I did throughout the very long leave of absence. I shall run my own(and only, I guess) version of the Top 5 biggest moments since February 2009:
5. BCS42 Senior Year Retreat
It was a bittersweet moment for each and every BCS42 (BS Computer Science, 4th Year, Block 2, My own) student that was able to join the retreat. From the sixth till the seventh of August, we were confined inside the walls of the Unforgettable Charles Huang Convention Center on Batulao, Batangas. For us, this is the first step on bidding goodbye to everyone and remembering the graces of God throughout College and one of his biggest blessings to all of us, each other. Some of the greatest people I have known are here in this Block and I will truly remember and cherish my moments with each and every one of them.
4. Palawan Birthday Trip
On the day before my birthday, me and my Dad went to the Beautiful Philippine Island of Palawan, Home of the Wonderous Puerto Princesa Underground River. Of course, we got the chance not just to see the Majestic River but we even went inside it. Palawan is also rich in beautiful and sapphire Beaches. Me and my Dad really had the time of our lives during the four day trip to Palawan. Thanks to Kuya Rafael, my Yeya's Nephew who was our tour guide throughout the whole adventure!
3. Dengue Fever
This was really the through of this whole year's signal, my Dengue Fever. I was confined at our house praying and asking God for immediate healing because I was ill for 2 weeks in a row. From August 17 till the 28th, I was just at my room, with a dextrose (which was quite horrible for me since it was my first time) on my left hand, visited by my cousin, Doctor Eriel (Whom we are really really thankful for) and being brought to the hospital every other day for my Platelet tests. This was the worst time that I can remember being ill thoughout my entire life and it was really, really a bleak part but it gave me so many lessons that I will take through my life's journey. Thanks to the people that helped, prayed and took care of me especially Dad, Mom, and Doc Eriel.
2. Riding an Airplane after more than a Decade
I really Really have to place this high at number two because this is really spectacullar for me. The Last time I rode an Airplane was when I was just a kid, 6 years old, on a Philippine Airlines flight from Manila to Los Angeles. Of course I can never remember the specific facts on how I felt or how happy I am during those moments. As me and my Dad went inside the airport for our Palawan Trip, I got really really emotional because it was my first time to ever set foot inside Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2. As we went inside the plane, we waited for an hour because our flight was delayed due to the stormy weather. But as the plane started it take off run, I was truly, truly emotional. Happiness enveloped my whole heart full of praises and thanks to God for the joy I felt on that very moment.
1. We Passed our Undergraduate Thesis.
The picture above is with my Thesis Groupmate (The best groupmate in the whole entire world and also my closets College Friend), Ralph Sanchez on the right. On the very day of September 8th we were trialed by the panelist, including our third groupmate Karen Oliveros, for our Final Defense. The Defense proper lasted for 2 hours and when the verdict was delivered, all our efforts, hardships and sweat for almost a year since the proposal was all turned over with joy, happiness and gratitude. Our Proposed System, the Municiplaity of Kawit Network-Based Payroll System with Biometrics Timekeeping was Accepted. It was truly THE Moment for the three of us because our names are now printed on the graduates list of BCS Batch 2010. Our Thesis Coordinator and Panelist is also delighted because we are the first group that passed out of 84. At this very moment, after almost 60 groups, approximately 5 groups' Systems were Accepted. Thank you so much to God, my Friends, our Parents and all the people that prayed and gave their support for the whole Process.