My Life’s Sweetest SABLAY ๐ŸŒป

It’s the busiest time ever so I can’t find the time to write a blog post regarding my college graduation. I’ll be putting here instead all the messages and posts that I have posted on my social media accounts (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).

The Most-Awaited SABLAY Picture and Obligatory Message
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DELA CRUZ, JELYNDA URBANO
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Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (Economics – Political Science)
University of the Philippines – Baguio
Cum Laude
Elected Member, Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society of Social Sciences
Elected Member, The International Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
UPB Economics Society, UP Subol Society Baguio Chapter
—————————————————–Puno man ng detours ang Road to Sablay ko, at least nakarating din ako sa patutunguhan ko kaya naman nais kong magpasalamat sa lahat ng taong naging parte ng paglalakbay na ito.

Sa mga magulang ko — Mama, Papa, maraming salamat sa lahat! Alam kong hindi sapat ang mga salitang ‘yan para sa lahat ng pagsasakripsyo ninyo para sa aming tatlo nina Jessa at Tristan (lalo na sa akin) kaya naman kahit na nakakatamad na madalas, pinagtiyagaan ko yung IBANG makakapal na readings (yung iba kasi tuluyan ko nang sinukuan at hinayaan lol) para mag-homerun para makasama ko kayo sa stage. Salamat sa pag-welcome sa akin sa bahay with open arms tuwing umuuwi ako kahit na alam kong minsan umay na kayo kasi weekly na lang akong bumaba.ย ย Tapos pala, Ma, Pa, pag umuuwi ako minsan tapos sinasabi kong wala na akong class, ang totoo niyan umaabsent talaga ako. Minsan kasi nakakapagod na at gusto ko nalang talaga umuwi at huminga. Haha! Minsan din pala umaabsent talaga ako para matulog kasi “acads is life but sleep is lifer.”ย ย Wala na hindi niyo na ako mapapagalitan kasi tapos na. Hahaha! Salamat hindi lang sa pagiging financier, pero sa lahat. Salamat sa pagtitiwala ninyo lagi sakin kahit minsan nakakapressure na kasi grabe tiwalang binibgay niyo (lol). Wala lahat ‘to kung wala kayo! Mahal ko kayo.ย ย Two down. Si Tristan na lang!ย 

Salamat din sa mga kapatid kong (Jessa at Tristan) naging inspirasyon ko para makamit lahat ng ‘to. At kay Nanay Pat, sa mga pinsan, at sa mga tito at tita na naging katuwang ko at ng mga magulang ko para matapos ‘to, maraming salamat sainyong lahat! Hindi ko na kayo iisa-isahin kasi sobrang dami natin. Haha! I am so blessed for having all of you in my life. Salamat sa suporta ninyong lahat. I am sharing this achievement to all of you!

Sa mga kaibigan ko, lalo na dun sa mga totoong kaibigan ko talagaย ย (alam niyo na kung sinu-sino kayo), maraming salamat! Maraming salamat sa laging pagtitiwala at sa low-maintenanced na friendship, grade school friends! Kina Clyde at Rosalie na hindi nang-iwan nitong mga nakalipas na taon, thank you!ย ย Sa college squad ko, Iris, Justine, Pia at Gleney, salamat kasi kayo yung naging karamay ko talaga sa loob ng apat na taon sa UP (at sa labas din haha). Kay Gino na naging karamay ko nitong nakaraang walong taon na, salamat dahil sa loob ng apat na taon sa Baguio, (hindi ka nang-iwan. Nagpaparinig ako Eyra at Eyna haha jk love you beshies!ย ย Thank you din sainyo at kay Elaine kasi kayo kasama kong nag-adjust nung unang taon natin sa Baguio) nandyan ka para makakwentuhan at makausap lagi tungkol sa kahit na anong bagay o chika (mapa-Baguio o Pangasinan man ‘yan). Kay Melanie na first college friend ko at sa buong Econ Dos Bloc 2013, salamat sainyo! Ang saya niyo kasama! Mamimiss ko kayo!

Sa natatanging dalawang orgs ko, UPB Economics Society at UP Subol Society Baguio Chapter, maraming salamat sa oportunidad na ibinigay ninyo para makilala ko pa ang sarili ko. Ang saya maging parte ng pamilya niyo!

Sa mga naging propesor ko sa UP, lalong-lalo na sa mga propesor ng Soksay at Department of Economics and Political Science, maraming salamat po mga Maโ€™am at Sir! Iba kayo! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and life stories.

Sa lahat ng nagtiwala na kaya ko, maraming salamat sainyo!

Maraming salamat, UP!

At higit sa lahat, Papa God, sobrang thank You! Naging posible lahat ng to dahil Saโ€™yo! Indeed, To God Be All the Glory!ย ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–
#HusayAtDangalย ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–”

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To Econ Soc and Subol,
Maraming Salamat!ย ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

 

SABLAY 2017 ๐ŸŒป: The Detours Brought Me Here
HIGHLIGHTS and MESSAGES

_DSC0376About My Graduation Look.
“Sabi ko nga, puno ng detours ang Road to Sablay ko. Ang hindi ko lang in-expect, sa mismong araw din pala ng pag-Sablay ko, may detour pa ring mangyayari. I wasn’t planning to wear this. I was going for a simple off-shoulder white dress but yea. Last minute changes happened. Another “detour” happened during my last day in college and once again, it turned out great! ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’•”

PS. Prepared ang beshy niyo pero na-late ako! As in legit na muntik na akong di gumraduate!!! Last day as a college student and i was still late as usual. Classic me!ย ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐ŸคฃBut to be fair, it wasn’t entirely my fault. The salon has to do with it too.

The Laude Dream.ย 


“Pag sinabi ko sigurong hindi ko naman talaga goal noon na gumraduate with Latin Honors, madaming hindi maniniwala. Madaming magsasabi na pa-humble pa ako, na ang dami kong arte, etc. But you know what? Wala na akong pake. Sabi nga ng kaibigan kong si Maegan, ‘…Pibabalik ed si ka da agda ak met kabat.’ Hindi naman talaga yan kasama sa goals ko. Pagkapasok ko ng UP apat na taon na ang nakakaraan, wala akong kaplano-plano. Sabi ko pa noon, I’ll just go with the flow. Gusto ko, tahimik lang buhay ko. Walang expectations. Walang pressure. Nadala na kasi ako sa nangyari sa akin noong hayskul. Nasaktan ako noon sa totoo lang. Nasaktan ako hindi dahil sa kahit na anong award na hindi ko nakuha. Nasaktan ako dahil alam kong na-disappoint ko ang mga magulang ko kahit hindi nila sinabi sa akin.

First sem, first year college. Hindi ako college/university scholar. Ni hindi ko nga alam na may ganun pala. Nagulat nalang ako nung second sem kasi first time ko yun. Dun ko lang din nalaman na may ganun pala. Umattend ako ng convocation nun kasama sina Iris at Michael. Ang saya pala nun. Na-enjoy ko yun kasi nagkaroon ako ng chance na makakamay sila Sir Nimreh (fangirl alert haha) at makapagselfie at picture kasama sina Ma’am Mendoza at Ma’am Mai (na favorite ko since Pol Sci 11 happened). Pero alam niyo ang pinakanakapagpasaya sa akin ng sobra? Birthday ko kasi kinabukasan nun kaya balak ko talagang umuwi ng araw din ng Convocation. Umuwi ako dala yung certificate na nakuha ko. Nagulat pa mga magulang ko nun kasi hindi naman nila alam na may awarding o certificate na ganun. Balak ko kasi talaga silang i-surprise. Yung reaction nila nun, yun yung reaksyon na hindi ko nakuha nung gumraduate ako nung hayskul. Yun yung reaksyon na matagal kong hinintay na makita ulit.

Na-receive ko yung pinakaunang certificate ko sa college pero no pressure pa rin. No expectations. Sige lang. Go lang. Tapos tuwing may Convocation na darating, lagi pa naming sinasabi ni Iris nun na a-attend kami kasi sayang tapos baka last na kasi namin yun haha.

Matapos ang ilang certificates at Convocations, hindi ko pa rin alam kung ano ba cut-off nung grades para mag-laude. Na-curious nalang din ako nung lagi na akong tinatanong ng ibang kakilala at blocmates kung laude standing daw ba ako. Lagi ko pang sagot noon, “Ay hindi ko alam. Paano ba malalaman?” Lol. Tapos ayun nga. Nalaman ko yung cut-off grade.ย 

Nitong fourth year ko rin talaga parang na-feel yung pressure. Na-motivate kasi talaga ako nung in-advice ako ni Sir Ruel (Caricativo) nun. I-homerun ko na raw kasi last year naman na. Kayang-kaya na raw. Tapos nalaman ko rin kasi na pag graduation, hindi pala makakaakyat ng stage yung mga magulang. Makakaakyat lang sila pag laude ka. Yun yung naging driving force ko talaga. Gusto ko kasing mapaakyat ng stage mga magulang ko. Alam ko kasing deserve nila yun. Deserving silang umakyat ng stage kasi pinaghirapan nila lahat ng to.

For the past years, lagi kong sinasabi sakanila na wag silang mag-expect. Nitong kalagitnaan ng last sem nalang din nila nalaman na laude standing ako. Wala akong nakuhang pressure mula sa kanila. Ako lang din namimressure sa sarili ko minsan sa totoo lang. ๐Ÿ˜… Pero worth it naman. Worth it kasi kasama ko silang tumanggap nung diploma ko. Worth it kasi, nasusuotan ulit ako ng medalya ng Papa ko (peyborit niya kasi yun lol). Kaya naman, Mama at Papa, para sainyo talaga ‘to! Thank you for being my number 1 motivators and supporters! Mahal ko kayo! ๐Ÿ’•”

IMG_1279The Squad That Sablays Together, Stays Forever.

When it was decided that I’ll attend UP Baguio for college, my original plan was to transfer to Diliman after year. But then, it’s really hard to give up things such as friendship. I got to know these four wonderful people and the rest is history. “This friendship is one of the reasons why I chose to stay.” To Iris, Justine, Pia, and Gleney, thank you for putting up with me and thanks for the four amazing years! Our friendship is one of the reasons why I had a blast this college!
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Justine.
“My thesis partner, partner in papers, reports, in everything. Sure thing, you’ve been a very responsible and reliable partner in acads. ๐Ÿ˜€ But the more important reason why I’d like to thank you is for being such a great friend these past four years. Mumshie, beshy, bro, brad, thank you for everything. You made my everyday in college easier and crazier. Kahit minsan nakakapagod na, nilulookforward ko na lang sa pagpasok e yung kadaldalan at harutan nating lima nila Iris, Pia at Gleney. Way to go, brotha. Galingan sa law school. IF EVER tuluyan ko nang talikuran ang pagla-law, ikaw nalang din tumupad nung plano ko noon para sa sarili kong yan. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I know that you can do it. I am rooting for you. Make us, make me, even prouder of you. I’ll be waiting for that day that I could get to call you Atty. Justine Manuel! You go gurl! ๐Ÿ˜˜”

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Iris.
“My homerun buddy. Thank you for the friendship and for listening every time I need someone to talk to. Maraming Salamat kasi naging karamay kita sa LAHAT. Totoo nga yung sinasabi nila na mas masaya yung “tagumpay” kung may kasama ka. Mas masaya yung makatanggap ng awards ng hindi nag-iisa. I am so happy that I experienced those victorious moments with you. Naging mas madali rin yung paghohomerun kasi nandyan ka na pwede kong makausap palagi. You were there to serve as both a reminder (lalo na every time ang tamad ko at panay pagbaba/uwi nalang nasa utak ko ๐Ÿ˜‚) and a motivator. Thank you sa mga mababaw na usapan. Thank you sa pagdamay sa mga kaharutan at landi moments (this goes both sides ๐Ÿ˜‚). Salamat dahil naging mabuti (at baliw) kang kaibigan. Yung sinasabi ko sayo ha. You choose and do what will make you happy. Fighting! ๐Ÿ˜˜”
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Jessa.
“Thank you for all the love and support. Thank you for speaking up for me every time I cannot do it myself. I appreciate it every time you’re the one who breaks my problems to our parents. Thank you for being there always. I am sharing this achievement to you. Just like what I told you, always remember that no matter what happens, we are a team. There will always be those narrow-minded people, worse even our own relatives, who won’t stop comparing us. But mind you, I don’t care. I hope you won’t and don’t either. Continue chasing your dreams your own way. I’ll support you no matter what. Remember that. ๐Ÿ’•”


And then, everything became Nayser

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When I got to know you.

“One of the unforgettable detours.ย Abalang ko binmato ak la. Andi ni manaya.” Tuloy Pa Rin pala.ย โค๏ธ๏ธ

I wouldn’t change anything when it comes to the decisions that I have made (that concerns you). You definitely became a big part of my college life. You taught me things and you’ve proven me wrong. If I would be given the chance to turn back time, I’d choose to fall all over again. No regrets.
Thank you for the happy memories and life lessons. And thank you for making my heart beat that fast again.ย โค๏ธ๏ธ

PS. Sorry for “snubbing” you the first time (I can’t still remember it tho ๐Ÿ˜‚). But as what I’ve told you, I’m not really a snob! Hope I proved you wrong, too.ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The End of My Road to Sablay.

Finally, after a couple of detours, I already reached the end of my Road to Sablay. I will surely come up with plans for my future, but I’d still be willing to take detours, for sure.ย ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’•
Maraming salamat, UP!ย 
To God Be All The Glory! ๐Ÿ˜‡


Signing Off,

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A Christmas Day Well Spent

This year’s Christmas Day just like any other of the family’s Christmas Day in the past few years started with the family’s gathering for a meal at midnight. The whole fam just shared a meal and a lot of chatting!

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At midnight with these boys-next-door cousins mewls!

 

After eating, gift opening, and the long hours of chatting, each and everyone started then to prepare to sleepย since it is passed 2 am already. While everyone at home’s getting ready to sleep, I was preparing to give my present to the parentals. I was waiting for the time to come the entire night!

When the parentals were already in their room, I then went there and give my present. I really don’t have money to buy Christmas gifts this year so I really hoped that my graduation photos would be enough. Haha!

I was so thrilled watching them excitedly opening the gifts. They keep on asking what it is. The two frames were wrapped with Christmas wrapper, bubble wrap and folders so it took them a minute or so until they finally saw what they actually are. The first word that came from my mom’s mouth was, “Wow,” and then she kissed me. I could also see that smile on the face and in the eyes of Papa. I feel so happy and fulfilled seeing them that happy. I cannot explain how fulfilling seeing my parents that way. They even went out of their room and went to my tito and tita who also stayed here at home for tonight and let them see the photos. They hugged and kissed me and won’t stop congratulating me. I feel so flattered and happy. I am not just happy because of their complements. What makes me happier is their reaction. All of them. AAAAH!!!! ANG SAYAAAA! ANG FULFILLING TALAGA! That is why I sleep with ย smiling lips and and a happy heart.ย โค

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The fam went out today for Christmas and Papa’s birthday celebration as well. We went to the mall to have a lunch date. We also stroll around for an hour or so. And just like every Christmas, it was already a family tradition that we go and watch a movie so me and the sibs had a movie date treat by mom. The parentals didn’t join us anymore because they still have to do the grocery and cook because Papa will have visitors in the afternoon. Jessa, Tristan and I had watched Vince, Kath, and James and it was definitely a feel-good movie. We enjoyed it! (I will have a separate entry for a brief review of the movie later) After watching the movie, we then decided to go home already and join the family in celebrating the rest of the day! It is indeed a merry and happy Christmas! It is a Christmas day well spent. MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!ย ๐ŸŽ„ And Happy Birthday, Jesus and Papa! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜˜

It’s Indeed a Day for Celebration

There are just too many good news today and i can’t help it but to be SUPER happyyyyyyyy!!!

First of the good things that happened: FOR THESIS BINDING NA KAMI NI JUSTINE! We just got our final draft approved by Sir Archie and it is now for binding. What’s left to be done before binding are our acknowledgement pages and we’re good that’s why when I got home, the first thing I did was to write mine. ๐Ÿ˜Š #RoadToSablay2017NaThis

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“OK 08 December 2016” – Dr. Achilles C. Costales, Thesis Adviser

Second, OUR GRADUATION PHOTOS WERE ALREADY FOR PICK UP. Iris, Pia and I went to SM first to buy gifts for our monitos (for Econ Dos’ Christmas and Sem Ender Party) and we then went to school to get our photos. For now what I am going to post first are our barkada shots. Tsaka na yung Sablay and Togo pictures baka ma-jinx! Haha ย #RoadtoSablay2017NaTalagaThis

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My Girly-Themed Barkada Shot (Off-Shoulder Top and White Shorts) ft. Jessa, Justine, Iris, Pia, Gleney, Mel and Mai

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Justine’s White Sando and Denim Pants-Themed Barkada Shot ft Me, Iris, Pia, Gleney, Mel, and Mai

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#KaVOGUE

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Tine’s Barkada Shot is also my fave (aside from mine ofc lol)

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#SquadGoals

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Iris’ Black-Themed Barkada Shot ft me, Tine, Pia, Gleney, and that cute pup Jiggly (FAMILY PICTURE NAMIN TO LOL)

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PAK GANERN! Haha. This shot was inspired by Vampire Diaries

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Gleney’s literal na barkada shot inspired by Greenwich commercialย 

(I don’t have the HD copies of Pia’s and Gleney’s yet so to follow nalangย ๐Ÿ˜)

And of course, last but not the least, today was the bloc’s (ECON DOS ’13) CHRISTMAS AND SEM-ENDER PARTY! We spent most of our afternoon at Camp John Hay playing games. It was super fun. It felt like i was back to my childhood days. What made me enjoy the most was that game of getting and stealing the handkerchief from theย opponent. I got tired running away from Chezka. Haha! Not to mention, I was barefoot because it was kinda muddy there and i was wearing my flats. Tis too slippery. Hahaha! Twas super tiring yet fun! We then had the exchanging of gifts and went to Volante’s after for dinner.

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Exchanging of Gifts

ย Bloc Dinner at Pizza Volante