Bad news: starting next month, I’ll have no weekends

It’s official: our first semester in MAPAC is over. For me, it doesn’t necessarily mean to be idle this one-month long break. Now that the break (not a vacation) removes the pressure from studies, I can now shop some books for our project, plan for the next newsletter, train for the basketball tournament, and look for a LET review center. Last Wednesday, I was searching in the internet for nearby review center when I saw Mind Gym. It’s a jackpot since it’s near and not so expensive. I don’t know if their list of topnotchers for promotion looks credible. But anyway, I gave it a shot. I discussed it with my superiors and they approved it. Within two days, I enrolled there. I did it during this afternoon. So, I’m studying in MAPAC during weekdays and on the review center in weekends. That means 7 days a week of studies!

I’m not really bothered with these but what I will miss would be the urban poor kids in our apostolate. Their settlement site looks like our house. And I just blogged about their area being flooded during the typhoon and Ondoy (Ketsana). So another option for me is to to teach in the afternoon shift program students in Marist School. And that means studying in weekend mornings and teaching in the evening. I’ll be needing a lot of siesta in between these busy days. But don’t worry, this blog will not be offline. This is my online journal, right? Because I don’t like writing in notebooks; that’s too girly. And yes, I have machismo issues. I don’t like it it but I have it. That’s Spanish machismo influence still messing up with Filipinos since 1500s. That’s another story. Sorry.

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4 thoughts on “Bad news: starting next month, I’ll have no weekends

  1. Hi Allen! Saw your blog entry randomly and felt a need to confirm your speculations..

    Yes, our LET review topnotchers list is 100% credible 🙂 There are many places online where you can track and verify their names, topnotcher status, testimonials, even photos (via PRC, their personal articles, blog entries, our Facebook page, website, etc).

    Once your classes begin, you’ll get to know (and maybe even befriend) many of them yourself. They will be among your lecturers in specialized topics. Some will also drop by for surprise visits– to say hi, share experiences, be open for a Q&A.

    Lastly, I’m happy to share that we have a total 56 topnotchers now. We recently welcomed nine more reviewees who topped this August 2014 LET – http://www.mindgymphilippines.com/2014/10/august-2014-let-topnotchers/

    Looking forward to meeting you in class! Hope that you keep writing this blog as promised–it’s a wonderful exercise for writing, reflection, and discipline.. which will all come in handy in managing your productive days ahead 😉

    • Coach A,

      Thanks for dropping by and congratulations for the reviewees who topped.

      Actually, I enrolled because I just searched your site in the web. When I read the post of a sister’s testimony, I told my superiors that I’m joining your program. I was looking for a topnotcher majoring in Values Ed from the results but I found none. Hope you teach me well on Values Ed. See you guys there next month. 🙂

      Br. Allen

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