Talk about predictions gone wrong! I was voted by our school as the future “Pambato sa Bb Pilipinas”. Ummm, guys, I hate to burst your bubble and all..but medyo kulang ako ng 7 inches LANG naman to be a beauty queen! I didn’t quite make it to the Venus Raj-Shamcey SupSup level as my peers predicted. My kuripot parents didn’t invest in Cherifer, they fed me Star Margarine with rice and that Flintstones vitamins instead..MAJOR MAJOR FAIL!!!
After a bajillion years, Alessa and I decided to finally claim our yearbooks at the Alumni Office last week. Our yearbooks were so heavy, it’s like we took home 5 volumes of the Britannica Encyclopedia with us.And to make our BFF-ness even more cheesy and predictable..tadahhhh! Check out our pages! They’re right next to each other!!!! Laurel and Libongco! Inseparable!
I was sort of dreading the grand reveal of my yearbook, worried that what was written back in 2004 would be so far from where I am right now. These yearbook write-ups are always meant to give the future you a remembrance of who you were back in the day and also a safe prediction of who you are bound to become in the coming years. So when I found my page, I took a deep breath and read the write up. Thankfully, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. In fact, I was quite relieved to find out that I’m still very much the same person..the very hopeful and positive girl I was back in 2004. When I read the line”A chocolate lover who never exercises” I wanted to slap myself! Damnit!
Of course, a few things have changed like I was formerly a “sweet and thoughtful” girl…Well, these days, alam niyo naman na I’m more famously known for being “Sexy and Mysterious”.And OH, my so-called “down to earth demeanor”, that’s no longer true as well dahil MAYABANG na ako ngayon at hindi na ako marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan ko! CHE sa inyong lahat! Sorry guys, I’m now like the BIGGEST of BIG TIMES and I can’t be friends with SMALL TIMERS! Mwahahahahaha!:) I kid, I kid!
After seeing my college yearbook, I decided to dig up my old high school yearbook as well. It’s been more than a decade since I last opened my Yearbook. It was buried under a huge pile of books..after rummaging through the alikabok filled chest, I found GOLD! Hahaha!!! Meet Patty Laurel of De La Salle Zobel batch 2000!
There’s always a struggle to GROW UP vs GROW OLD. Growing Old is inevitable, age is something we can’t escape and our bodies will succumb to it all. But GROWING UP is a state of mind, the goal we all hope to achieve. I’m in my twenties and there’s so much GROWING UP left for me to do. I’d like to think that I’m a very sensible and mature person, but there’s still so much to learn about myself, about the people around me, and about the world in general. And pausing just to look back at the year that has passed or even the past decade or two, will make you realize that “HEY I AM GROWING UP and I’m not as stupid, selfish and shallow as I once was! Well done, you!” 🙂 As the year comes to a close, I urge you all to take a look back at the life lessons you’ve picked up and use these realizations to motivate you for 2012! 🙂