It was my turn to be advised. I was a bit embarrassed because two of my favorite professors who know me by name and face were in front of me. ”Oh? Bat mo binagsak to? Ay nako…” Ma’am Berna expressed her disappointment. I was smiling just to keep my tensions down while I was scratching the back of my ears. ”OK lang po yan Ma’am, hindi ko pa naman po nabrebreak yung promise ko. Magmamartsa po ako next year promise!”, I replied. But then Sir Butch said, ”Kaya mo naman yun eh iba lang talaga yung priorities mo.” pertaining to my over active extra-curricular activities. “Magaling naman yan, naku, masasaktan ako pag hindi nagmartsa yan next year.” Ma’am Berna’s addendum to the conversation that made my ears flap.
Hearing words of praises from my favorite professors really made my heart jump in joy. I never really expected those words because I am not the academically excellent type of student. Only a few people recognize my prowess and what I notice is that they are all my favorite teachers. It really made me happy that day, now I have a reason to study hard in my last year in Engineering. I will not fail my favorite Chemical Engineering Professor and our dear mother, the Chair of the Chemical Engineering Department of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Engineering: Assoc. Prof. Bernadette M. Duran. There will be a new Wilberchie this coming school year so watch out!