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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Random Things that Rocked My College Life (Part 2)

12/01/2011 11:24 AM

College life doesn't revolve around school. For most of the time, it used to be off-campus. Like those that I mentioned in my previous post, it's not primarily happened in class. When my first-year buddy left school for a premier state university then, I knew it would be a heartbreaker for my part, not because of something involved but the fact that she's one of the guys who held me back on my feet through the time. But I have to accept it. People come for a while and eventually leave. Nothing is permanent. And to tell you the truth, my penname (SlickMaster) was influenced by this fellow.
After all, I've been dreaming of being called a master; I never expected to be called like one even though I'm not an expert-minded person. But perhaps, WEIRDNESS that these guys had brought me counts more than just staying off-class and watching them doing audio podcasts and acting like disc jockeys. It was a very close encounter, and that's my first real barkada.

Another good thing to remember was REUNION. I was reunited with my childhood friend during a summer break then. I stayed in my local home for the first time in a long time when we reencountered each other. It's okay to notice that time flies, and thru social networking, we're connected again. The same goes for another old buddy, though I have lost contact with her this time and another childhood pal. Still, hopefully, I'll see her some other time when I'm working then.

DRINKING SESSIONS was, of course, an undeniable be part of the list, though I know I've posted it out as part of the PERKS. And that includes a chill-out at my place after those long, tiring theater art classes.

THESIS DAYS. Hell yeah! I've been craving to do research matters, and my long-time groupmates came to the rescue. Well, what a coincidence. We've been half-busy and half-fun for most of it despite losing my school ID at National Library, experiencing even financial difficulties, and of course like the one I mentioned earlier (you know that, man!)

On the Job Training (OJT). It's been a tough road on my way there. Another classmate and I were supposed to be at a radio station to be assigned first, only to find out that we didn't make it to their application process. I didn't lose hope, though; I turned to a TV assignment and went full-time there. I have been chiefly on taking shot lists, cutting clips, research, and observing how video editing works while going home on barely a long walk basis.

BREAKOUT SEMESTER. The second semester of my junior year served as my breakout period then. Not because of doing TV Production, but I'm talking about my character here. I was on the verge of rising after Ondoy almost entirely submerged my morale. Yes, it was a brief depression before I got away with it. I have my group of friends (actually, a trio), and they opened up my eyes to the realities of the time. Like from one of my professor's words (though not exact, but I got what he means), "anyone can be a great person." Like a camera, if only the elite ones could be good photographers during the old times. Now, almost anyone can be like one with the advent of technology that even cellphones have that feature.

More than what I got was being part of a sports writing contest way back then. I got in for free, though not for the school's pride but for myself. Though I lost there, it doesn't matter. It's the experience that counts that time since I never expected to make it to the cut in the first place. Wow!

Lot of good things though, like my last attempt of auditioning at Magic 89.9 Junior Jocks and running at 2010 DZMM Takbo Para sa sa Kalikasan. Like I said previously, I didn't focus much on winning. I just enjoyed the moment. I know eventually, it will be my time and more than just my BREAKOUT SEM.

FINAL ACT. More than OJT, I know that my days in CEU are numbered then. And for me being able to finish schooling like that. Wow, I never noticed that I came this far. It's hard to leave, but you know, we always need to move on. I have good memories even if I'm just an average joe student, much lower than I'm expecting, considering the fact before entering the phase, I planned to be something higher than that. But it's okay, I accepted the reality, and in fact, college life molded me for what I am today. What am I talking about?

See part 3/the breakout.

Author: SlickMaster | © 2011 The SlickMaster's Files 

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