Thursday, March 26, 2009

Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning

It’s time to put on your toga.

March is the most awaited month for students.

Graduation is a good symbolism for change.

Fresh out of college, Raft3r entered law school. Four years later, he dropped out. It was the best decision ever.

My folks were deeply disappointed. But I stood my ground.

It was now or never.

Seven years later, most of Raft3r’s batch mates are practicing lawyers.

I am not one to be envious. While they write their legal drafts, Raft3r does his blog posts.

Guess who's the lucky one?

33 comments:

Andy Briones said...

What-evah (evah, evah, evah...).

Hey, you like my Dolby Digital Surround echo? Ehehehe.

Sayang naman yun, naka 4 years ka na. Wala ka nang balak tapusin?

Raft3r said...

andy briones, Dolby surround! Wow, parang sine! Hehe. Wala, eh. Sinayang ko na 4 na taon ko sa pag-aaral. Ako naman ang dapat masunod ngayon. Hehe

liza said...

Yeah nakakahinayang yung 4 years but it's more nakakahinayang if you've finished it tapos hindi pinakinabangan kasi hindi ka masaya.

My friend was forced by her parents to take dentistry. She obeyed, graduated and practiced for a few years. Umayaw rin kasi di nya talaga gusto. Sayang di ba?

Raft3r said...

liza, Sayang. Sobra. Life is too short to do things na pinilit lang sayo. Sayang ang 4 na taon ko, ha. Hehe

pixie27 said...

sayang naman...eh ano ba ang gusto mo talaga?

Raft3r said...

pixie27, Hanggang ngayon di ko pa rin alam. Hehe

Hi! I'm Grace said...

So sad... pero i don't believe it is wasted... :(

Raft3r said...

hi! i'm grace, I don't believe either. Thanks, Grace!

Jella said...

Denoy, palit na lang tayo ng work, mas malaki sahod mo sa abogado eh, hehehe. (,")

Sayang, you could have been one of the best lawyers if your heart was really in it. You're a good pleader since you do write exceptionally well. Sa pleading pa lang, panalo na. There would be no need to argue in court. Your writing skills would do the talking already.

The IBP's loss is US Embassy's gain. (,")

vhincent said...

masmagulo nga naman ang pagiging lawyer kesa mag post ng blog at isipin n lang kung panu magkarun ng maraming readers :)

tsaka madali k tatanda dun.. lol

len said...

The second to the last line had me smiling. :-)))

It's really more enjoyable to write blog posts than legal drafts. Plus, you have avid readers. You're lucky indeed. hehehe

Happy weekend. ;p

Parumpum said...

the lucky one? e di yung lawyer na may blog.

Raft3r said...

jella, Nagpapalakas ka yata. Mukhang may hihingin kang pabor, ah. Hehe

vhincent, Nyahaha. Pano nga ba makakuha ng madaming readers? Hehe

len, Your comments keep me smiling. =)

parumpum, Ganda ng nickname natin. Hehe.

bestfriend said...

decisions coming from the heart are the best decisions we make...hindi sayang yun bestfriend although you did not earn the degree, you retained naman all the learnings di ba...and mas masaya trabaho mo ngayon...tax free pa...winner!

Raft3r said...

bestfriend, Di uso sakin ang regrets. Alam mo yan. Hehe

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

hmmm dati trip ko ring mag-law kaso masyado ako ma-law-ko para dun... hahaha! naku, I'm so nervous nung grumadweyt ako, wala na kasing baon.

pero pare ok yang decision mo, pag di talaga trip wag na, sayang ang time, effort and money.

tas malamang kung lawyaer ka na ngayon... baka hindi ikaw yung kilala naming raft3r nina len at avi. ewan ko lang kay tonet. mabuhay!

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Hehe. Oo, nga ano. Galing mo talaga mag-analize ng mga bagay2x. Hehe. Teka nga pala. Nasan na si Tonet? Hehe

len said...

Kung lawyer ka, may free legal service sana kami nina Tonet at Hitokiri if we're sued with libel. nyahahaha

Raft3r said...

len, Nyahaha. Pwede! Hehe

Wendy said...

Hey, it was a lot of fun having you around in law school. I would have slept through Spec Proc during the entire sem if you weren't seated next to me in class. Ang daldal yata natin nun kahit medyo nasa harap tayo.

I admire you for doing what makes you happy and fulfilled now. And matagal ka ng dollar earner e. Of course, you're the lucky one. Hehehe

Andy Briones said...

Yeah, I agree. Follow your heart and do things your way. Hassle if you get stuck in a job you don't like doing.

It's great that you're earning dollars; you should share your wealth, you know, for good karma.

Pautang naman jan! Ehehe, biro lang!

The Scud said...

you only have once chance at life kay do whatever makes you happy. kaya ako nag-cocomment sa mga posts mo. nyahaha.

Raft3r said...

wendy, Kaya ako pumapasok dati para makipagdaldalan sayo. Hehe

andy briones, Dollar earner? Sino? Hehe

the scud, Yes. Panalo ang sagot! I like. Nyahaha

the donG said...

"While they write their legal drafts, Raft3r does his blog posts.">>> kulit ah. buti na lang yung mga kakilalang kong lawyers ay nagbablog na rin. three of them.

Raft3r said...

the dong, Nyahaha. I know.

brainteaser said...

Hahahahha! Blog posts versus legal drafts, eh?

Why did you wait until you've finished 4 years before dropping?

This reminds me and my MA class. Am done with the acad subjects. Thesis na lang. And now, I'm so tamad!

Raft3r said...

brainteaser, Hehe. Every year gusto ko mag-quit. Ayaw nina ermats. Hehe

Anonymous said...

why dont you be a writer instead? But the tone of your writing sounds melancholic.--charis

Raft3r said...

charis, Melancholic. I like how that word sounds. Hehe

Andy Briones said...

O nga, agree ako kay anonymous; okay yung writing mo. Paborito ko yung post mo about GMA. Naks!

Kumuha ka ba ng creative writing nung college?

Raft3r said...

andy briones, I did. Pero lagi akong tulog pag klase. Hehe

abie said...

at pa travel travel na lang diba...sarap buhay mo dude..kaya si bela, di ko din paluhain ng law yan eh...hehehe

Raft3r said...

abie, Tama yan. Gawin career template si Raft3r. Nyahaha