Guys! I'm having a speech this afternoon in our school. Below is my speech. It may sound informal for a formal occasion but I loved the feeling when I wrote this. Feel free to read. Kindly say a comment if you like it or not. Thanks!
Hello! Kumusta? Iba pala ang pakiramdam 'pag andito ka sa harapan para magbigay ng mensahe sa inyong mga future CPAs. Gaya niyo (at palagi nalang ito sinasabi nung mga nauna sa'min), naupo din ako dyan sa kinalalagyan niyo ngayon -- nangarap, naging inspirado, at kung minsan, nakatulog; tapos paggising eh kakain na pala tapos una pa sa pila. Nakakatawa mang isipin pero di ko naman akalain na ako na ngayon ang nandito. Ang bilis lang ng panahon. Teka, ano nga bang maibibigay kong tips sa inyo para maipasa ang board exam na yan? Sa totoo lang, lagi na yang sinasabi ng dean sa atin. Anim na letra. RRR at SSS. Read, read, read...Solve, solve, solve. Naaalala ko lagi yan. Kasi may hawak pa ang dean na chalk nun tapos sinulat sa pisara yang mga salitang yan tapos dinidiin nya. Sabi ko nga nun sa sarili ko eh "Pag di pa naman yun tumatak sa isip namin eh ewan ko na lang." Pero wag naman masyado ha? Baka mag-limitbreak ka at mag-omnislash ka bigla. Yung tama lang. I-balanse. Isaayos. At isa-isip. "No work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." Samakatuwid, laro ka din. Relax ka. At saka laruin mo ang accounting at wag yun ang lalaro sa'yo. Kasi 'pag yun ang nangyari, game over na. Hindi mo na s'ya maiintindihan.
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Nagustuhan kong kunin itong kurso na 'to dahil may accounting subject kami nun sa UE manila. Nakakatuwa kasi ang dali. Hanggang post-closing trial balance nga eh alam ko na gawin nun. Basta, dapat daw balanse. Pero nung college na, parang ang hirap. Nahirapan ako. Siguro dahil hindi naman kami taga-dito. Iba ang lugar. Masyadong gloomy tapos boring pa. Parang walang kapareho ng interes. Ang hirap. Pero ganun pa man, aral pa din. Sunod na lang sa agos kahit na may sagwan ako para lumayo. Gaya nga ng sabi ko ang hirap. Di bale na lang. Tapusin na lang...
Hindi kami nag-aaral ni Mik sa bahay. Pinapagalitan na kami kung minsan kasi imbes na libro ang hawak namin eh mouse, keyboard, at controller ang hawak namin. Tapos dadating pa si Tenorio para manggulo at talunin kaming magkapatid sa Naruto sa PS3. Parang sya ang may-ari kasi ang husay. Daig pa kami. Tapos manonood kaming tatlo ng sine sa SM na halos linggo-linggo (rich kids daw kasi eh) at magpapa-cute si Mik dun sa babae sa sinehan. Sorry, Mik. Lakas mo kasi. Minsan nga sinabi niya sa'kin na may bago siyang gusto. Sabi ko hindi na ba si "R"? Hindi daw. Si "S" naman daw. Sabi ko, "Sino naman yang 'S' na yan?" Ayaw sabihin. Sabi ko sa kanya na huhulaan ko na lang. 6-letter name daw. Kaya napaisip ako. Malamang lagi niya 'tong nakikita. Tapos, nagka-ideya na ako. Sabi ko, "May letter 'r' ba yang 'S' na yan?" Meron daw. At 4th letter daw yun. Hmm. "Eh may letter 'y'?" Meron din daw at 3rd letter daw yun. Kaso hanggang dun na lang ang clue kaya tamang hula na talaga. Sabi ko, "sa...sa..say..?" "Kumakanta 'to noh?" Oo daw. Ah, alam ko na. SKYRIM. Ayun, sabay apir!
Tama na nga. Eto na talaga ang mga sasabihin ko. English na lang po ah.
Even if accountancy was my first and ultimate choice to finish college, my dream as a writer did not end. Yep, I am a frustrated writer. I keep on writing things that comes in to my mind whether it's crap or not. Some say I'm good at it, some say it is better if I quit the 'writing' stuff. But then again, being an accountancy student should come first and will always be first. Period. In the undergrad, I ventured through lots of subjects. And to tell you guys honestly, never did I get a grade of 1.0 for an accounting subject. Good thing, there's business law to the rescue. And with that, many thanks to Sir Ilagan, Sir Zoleta, and Sir Alejandrino for seeing the potential in me to become a lawyer. Oh, and that reminds me of Sir Bonafe at ReSA review school. He also believed in me for becoming such one.
Time skip, commencing.
And there's the review. Lots to learn, techniques to master, and friends to make. Struggling for any subjects, the review will give you a helping hand. I was right after all that there's a teacher factor when we study our lessons. I'm a loser when it comes to P1 but Sir Ube gave us tips for solving. I'm no master of MS but Sir Aljon showed us the steps on how to deal with it. I don't have memory for Forex in college but Sir Dayag honed us to perfect not only the Forex topic but the whole bible of P2 with him constantly saying O-rayt and A-kay. I am not saying to you guys to go there in ReSA to spend your review. *ehem* I am not saying either, ReSA's the best. *ehem* It's all up to you.
As I go to finish the deed last May to clean my P1 and P2 subjects, I prayed. Not a religious person here but seriously speaking? -- it's the best thing to do. I do not have Dumbledore's Elderwand for chrissakes but I do know sufficient accounting spells to counter the Board of Accountancy's (or simply the Board's) mythical wand. I asked our Creator to help me and guide me. That I did everything to pass the test. That I am also destined to be an accountant. And then it came...not the exam. But the calling.
It's feels like I was playing a video game where I was in this huge mech finding a way to home. I did find a path but there were two huge obelisks that I should first take care of. Destroying things is, in all its logicality, easy. The 'how' to destroy them is another thing. I saw in my control panel that there are six weapons to choose from. Five of them were exhausted and cannot be used. The one which remained is the weapon new to me. How can I overcome those two if only one remains? After all this and that, I believed it. I started to believe. I activated the weapon and a female voice surrounded me announcing things.
Shift to VECTOR CANNON mode.
All energy lines connected.
Landing gears and climbing ions locked.
Inner chamber pressure, rising normally.
Lifering has started revolving.
Ready to fire.
I hit the button and watched as the weapon sends the obelisks to abyss. The funny thing between reality and fantasy is that they have something in common. They're both facts. It is only an opinion but I'm sure of it. As I finished my P2 exam that time, I walked out of the examination room with a happy face and a joyous spirit. I rushed to go home that night and told my mom about it. The next day I waited for the result and with some divine luck, I heard the female voice once again saying that the,
The Board's battleship is sinking...
Cancel VECTOR CANNON mode
With that being said and done, I saw my name on the list of passers. Chapter finished. The end. No matter how many arcs I'll pass in my lifetime, passing the exam will never be forgotten. Memory synchronization complete.
Salamat sa mga magulang ko lalo na kay Mommy. Kay Miko, na kaklase ko sa RM101 hanggang RM115. Kay Marco, na Justin Bibo na ngayon. Sa ating Dean, syempre pati na sa mga naging guro ko dito sa eskwelahan. At higit sa lahat, kay Lord.
Yun lamang po at maraming salamat.
Thank you for reading! Have a nice day! =)