Philippine Normal University. My alma mater.
How can I forget this historical landmark... As you can see, this building is kinda old.. Well, let's just say... it had been built for over a hundred years now... (106 years to be exact and will be 107 this coming September)... since 1901. Yes.. even older than UP. And let me just add that this old building had been a home (for 4 years) for countless of wonderful teachers and the best educators in the Philippines. And I couldn't believed that I have been part of this institution in my four years in College.
Let me just share to you how I became a PNUans...
Actually, after I graduated in high school, me and most of my friends came across a problem that most of the high school graduates had to endure. The course to take... The College to go to... blah.. blah.. blah... and since, my father didn't want me to study in Manila or even Indang.. I opted to study in Cavite College of Arts and Trades (now known as Cavite State University-Rosario) and there, I took up Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education.. actually, I wanted to took up HRM.. but during that time, I just go with the flow.. I also chose the course of my friend (but she turned out not to study in that college and we ended up studying in different colleges altogether..) But the sad part was.. I did not continue my course.. I stop after I finished one semester.. and I became a professional bum (hahaha!) for 2 years ;)
And then one day, my cousin Joanne asked me if I want to take an entrance exam in PNU. She handed me the brochure and I saw that they offer the course that I like, which is Psychology, I asked the permission of my father and he eventually agreed (pumayag din sa wakas! hehehe...) I took up the entrance exam and luckily, I passed the exam and the interview and the medical exams etc.... etc... and I must say that the rest is history.. (bitin ba? hahaha!)
Actually, in my first year at PNU, we don't have the course yet. We need to take the entrance exam of every Department for us to have our course. Actually, my first choice is Psychology.. my second is BSE History and my third choice is BEED. Luckily, I passed my first choice! (go psych!) Being a part of the Psychology family was a great experienced! I am proud to be a PNU PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR!
I must say that PNU mold me into this whole person that I never imagine that I can be... from a quiet shy girl... it changed my whole personality for the better.. I eventually come out of my shell.. and out of the cocoon... to spread my wings and fly! (why does it sound like a Mariah Carey's song? hahaha!)
... I don't need to be just a follower, I am now a leader.
... I don't need to just go with the flow, I choose what my heart tells me.
... I learned not to be subjective, I learned to look at things objectively.
... I learned not to hinder myself from the things that I want to do.
... I learned to express myself through my words and my writings.
... I learned not to be afraid, but brave enough to speak my mind.. especially when I know that I'm on the right track.
Lastly, I am me... no more, no less.