Well, not really.

I woke up at 7am…7am!, still drowsy but excited for my first “official” day of classes in college. Oo, kolehiyala na ang walangya! Although my plan was to leave before 7:45 (7:50 at the latest), I left home at 8, due to unnecessary self- pampering and underrating the traffic. The result? Being 25 minutes tardy for my first class in my first day of college life. Crappy, especially since one of my new school year resolutions was not to be late. Haha, who was I kidding? That would be virtually impossible. 

First class was Nat Sci 1, which was supposed to be at a room in NIGS but got transferred to the College of Science auditorium, which I suppose was due to the large turnout of students (more than half of the seats were occupied.) Good thing the professor didn’t care who was late or not (very different from high school) and I was told he didn’t even check the attendance. Whew. The lesson was ok, albeit a little boring. Sosyal nga eh, nakapowerpoint pa. You really have to bid farewell to all those manila paper and cartolina, and wave hello to laptops and projectors. Fortunately, the professor dismissed us earlier than I expected, so I had a lot of time to proceed to my PE class: table tennis. The gym is quite far from the CS, so on the next meetings I have to hustle and bustle to make it in class on time. Bawal ang pagong.

The table tennis teacher was late, so it was a good thing I found someone to chat with while waiting (I met her while in the line to get my “fit to enroll” certification). At 10:10, the teacher showed up. I was geared up for a couple of table tennis whacks, but I was disappointed to learn that we wouldn’t be playing today. The teacher just introduced himself, checked attendance, entertained the students asking for the teacher’s prerog, described the pe uniform (jogging pants, rubber shoes, predominantly white shirt), told us that we wouldn’t be meeting on Monday (so more free time for me!), stated that we have to bring a 40mm orange table tennis ball on the next meeting, and dismissed us, 30 minutes early. Great.

Deciding what to do with my two-and-a-half hour break, I walked around, trusting my feet to go wherever they want to. And it lead me to the betaway (nature lovers, this is your path!), past the lagoon (lover’s nest daw) and out to CAL. Then I decided to go to the shopping center to satisfy my stomach’s demands. I bought taho, and decided to surf the net for about half an hour (oo, hindi na ako nasawa. Tsaka pang-asar, may klase na lahat, walang online!) I found that I wasn’t really hungry, so after browsing the web I proceeded to National Institute of Physics (NIP) a quite isolated structure located near the Math  building. Luckily, a senior (angela’s her name) which turned out to be my Physics 10 classmate befriended me and we walked towards the building together. Along with others, we were 30 minutes early for the class (see? I can be early!).

Physics 10 is my favorite class so far. Makwento kasi yung guro at ang ganda ng mga binibigay niyang halimbawa, marami talaga akong natutunan. The teacher introduced himself, gave his various numbers and email addresses (may balak atang magkaroon ng textmate or email pal). We discussed the course; and like Nat Sci 1, the lesson was powerpoint-presented. We were much fewer than the Nat Sci clas, though. Three K4 blockmates were my phy10 classmates too, and we headed out together. Bia gave Kim and I a ride to AS (thanks!).

I saw some MSHS people (even if they didn't see me, haha) and lots of K4  blockmates during the day. I even saw Jodi, my friend when i was still little. So even if UPD is a a 493-hectare lot, it's still small enough to bump into familiar faces (thank God!).

Now I have to sleep (parents are nagging, it is 1am), and wake up tomorrow at the ungodly hour of…5:30. Good luck to me. Why oh why did I friggin’ choose a 7am class? Makikipagsabayan pa ako sa trapik sa Ateneo. Such joy. I give myelf a whooping hour of travel time. Must not underestimate traffic again.

Currently listening to: the rythmic whirl of the electric fan
Currently reading: the time
Currently watching: the monitor.
Currently feeling: not sleepy.
Posted by chronicwind on June 16, 2006 at 01:01 AM | 4 caught a feather
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Comment posted on June 16th, 2006 at 06:43 PM
wow, congrats sayo :D facing the (so-called) real world now, eh? god bless!
Comment posted on June 16th, 2006 at 05:06 PM
good luck sa studies mo!!! hehehe..buti tpos na ko!!;o)
Comment posted on June 16th, 2006 at 04:57 PM
talaga? haha. salamat! good luck din sayo!!
Comment posted on June 16th, 2006 at 04:38 PM
weeeee! gud luck sa college layp! hahaha! im a collge freshie din! hehehe...