That Smile before I fell down

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All I can say is I am done with the midterm exams. But the emotional rollercoaster I’ve felt during the past weeks is still there – trying to climb back to my tramped morale. First, review subjects are hard as F. If you have walked through first, second and third year of law school with ease, imagine those three years of subjects compressed into a semester or two. What’s difficult is the fast paced studying you must do just to finish the coverage-slash-the whole subject, i.e. Civil Law. Second, work is fine. Work is good. But work eats up some of the allotted time for studying and class and SLEEP. So there’s that. And last, where’s vacation? It’s just the first term of the school year, and half of the term at that, but my brain is already burnt out. Continue reading “That Smile before I fell down”


The Struggles of a Working Student


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I’ve always thought that taking up Law would lead me to a lifestyle similar to what I’ve experience in undergraduate school. Back then, I can wake up late and not worry on what I have studied until an hour before the actual class. Well…. scratch that. I only studied a night before the long exams. Every time our schedule permits, which was most of the time, we head straight to Goro’s – a bar near our school. I can even insert Tae Kwon Do training schedules thrice a week. Or sometimes, I stayed at the city’s public Tennis Park and watched people skate. Continue reading “The Struggles of a Working Student”

What it feels like to live alone 14 hours away from home


My baby brother sent me these photos this morning. The sunflowers in our front yard are blooming while the old wooden fence were already painted white. It made me home sick and miss my family even more.

Living in the city and away from home is not easy. Aside from the environment and cultural differences, there Continue reading “What it feels like to live alone 14 hours away from home”