Uy: School Daze


SO I completed my first two weeks back in school. It felt like getting punched in the brain. For eight hours straight.

I decided to enroll for higher education in the hopes that it would equip me more for the technical, business side of things, which I admit I am very poor at. I had previously dabbled in many other things (a writing workshop here, a cooking class there), but this was my first real attempt enrolling for a master’s degree that both applies to my course and applies to the work I’m currently in.

Let me tell you, when I got the first class assignment, there was much internal screaming going on. I had been un-educated for so long I guess I’m dazed by having to, once again, set aside a chunk of my time to do research and synthesis. For all the students reading this, I feel your pain again; assignments should be outlawed in any form. It does nothing but destroy the student’s psyche and turn them against each other Lord of the Flies-style. (If it wasn’t obvious, I’m kidding.)

If you’re my professor and have just stumbled onto this article, I just have to say: Prof, it’s not you, it’s me. I’m the one with the baggage. Cool-off lang tayo. Pwede pa ako magbabago.

All kidding aside, I liked that the atmosphere was very collaborative; we all wanted to siphon as much as we could from our different industries and see what we could apply to our line of work. Even if I was one of the youngest in the class, I’m glad my classmates were very accommodating. Personally, I’m thankful for that; I don’t have the time or the wherewithal to engage in “I’m better than you” competitions with anyone.

I was extremely excited to be the dumbest person in the room. Yes, dumbest, for all you who think I didn’t get that right. With the broadness of experience all my classmates showed, I was prepared to just shut up and absorb it all, but class participation is part of my grade. I’m approaching this with an “empty cup” mindset; I dump out all I think I know in order to open myself up to new experiences and insights.

All in all, if I can take home one or two “nuggets” every single class, I think I win already. There’s still a long way to go before I can say “I graduated—again.” But I plan on enjoying this every step of the way.

Well, at least until we get to Accounting class. Then my classmates will see that, like Jon Snow, I really know nothing.


SunStar website welcomes friendly debate, but comments posted on this site do not necessarily reflect the views of the SunStar management and its affiliates. SunStar reserves the right to delete, reproduce or modify comments posted here without notice. Posts that are inappropriate will automatically be deleted.

Forum rules:

Do not use obscenity. Some words have been banned. Stick to the topic. Do not veer away from the discussion. Be coherent. Do not shout or use CAPITAL LETTERS!