Monday, September 25, 2006

Done and done....

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Yesterday was the last Sunday, the fourth Sunday in the grueling rite of passage for all law graduates and prospective lawyers in the Philippines known as the Bar Examinations.

Amidst the cacophony of cheering fraternities, fireworks, drums, brass bands, and beer being sprayed everywhere, I left DLSU thankful and relieved that it's all over.

What's done is done.

Five months of continuous study, four Sundays of rigorous exams.

And now it's all over.

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If you think this pen is looking kinda drained, you should have seen me after the exams.

In hindsight, with regard to all of the tests, there were quite a number of questions that I wish could have answered better.

Retrospection can be that way, make you second guess yourself.

But there's no use crying over spilled milk.

I put in my best effort, and that's all I can probably ask for.

I think I put up a pretty good fight. Not in any way a 100% sure effort, probably not even 90% or 80%, but a pretty good fight nonetheless.

Impressions? It was far more difficult than I remembered it, or anticipated it to be. I don't know. Maybe I'm just getting old. I'm far better prepared now than I ever was, but that didn't seem to make any difference as far as the perceived difficulty of the exams are concerned.

Well, it's out of my hands now, and I leave my fate to God's infinite wisdom.

To everyone who offered their support, encouragement and prayers, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

I wish I can say with all certainty that I will hurdle these exams, and that your confidence in me is well placed, but alas, I cannot. I was never really the sharpest knife in the drawer, though I hope determination will take up the slack.

Rest assured that I gave it my all, and if fate would decline me once more this opportunity to be a member of one of the noblest professions, I will surely try again.

Again, my heartfelt thanks.

For truth, justice, and God's greater glory.





Blogger TK reacted...

"it is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

Teddy shits you not, Pre.

September 26, 2006 7:56 AM  
Blogger Tess Termulo reacted...

So starts the long wait...

But, at least, it's all over. You can spend the next few days relaxing. Or being preoccupied with work. Hehehe. Nevertheless, you can put it at the back of your mind for the meantime. :-)

September 26, 2006 8:01 PM  
Blogger Lynn reacted...

Well you did your best. Can't be anything wrong with that. You have much of a chance as anyone else.
I still think you have the benefit of wisdom. Knowledge is one thing but wisdom makes it real.
I am really proud that you tried. You are the time-keeper for all us older folk who strive for something different.
Cheers!

September 27, 2006 9:07 AM  
Blogger Ronald Allan reacted...

Thanks for the words of encouragement people. :-)

For now, I guess I better put that behind me, and pick up from where I left off before I started on this endeavor.

Thanks everyone! Cheers! :-)

September 27, 2006 4:21 PM  

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