Happy news

July 16, 2007

First semester results were officially released today…and I am happy to report that I am exceedingly pleased with the marks that I got πŸ™‚ It’s not like I aced all of my classes or anything like that, but it’s just that initially I was expecting abysmally low grades. As I mentioned in one of my earlier entries, at one stage I just totally lost my academic mojo, and everything went downhill from there. I even got a depressingly low mark on one of my major papers (which was 50% of my grade!) and so I really prepared myself for the worst.

I remember I even discussed this with my mom months ago. I told her that I am already way past the grade consciousness phase (yes, I had no life back in college…up to now even…but see, as a wide-eyed college dork, my life principally revolved around grades and I had generally considered one’s scholastic performance as a yardstick to gauge intelligence and future success…in hindsight, I realize that I was indeed an unbelievably stupid and anal kid), and that I’ve been studying all my life and I am pretty much burned out now and all that jazz.Β  The basic gist of the conversation was that I was mainly preparing her for the eventuality that I will miserably botch up my grades and thus I conditioned her not to expect brilliant results from me anymore.

But yeah, I guess this is sufficient cause for celebration πŸ™‚ However, due to my self-imposed moratorium on deep-fried food (my flatmate and I recently purchased a deep fryer, and believe me we have been putting it to good (?) use), I’ll probably just have a drink or two later. And maybe watch Harry Potter.


3 Responses to “Happy news”

  1. Allan Says:

    Ok, wide-eyed college dork. What did you think of me when we graduated from college and I ended up with a 1.76 GWA? Sablay kid???

    JUST kidding!!! Felicidades por haber tenido un semestre alucinante. πŸ˜‰

  2. nmanuson Says:

    gracias, allan. well, this might be a really belated realization, but now i’ve understood that grades aren’t really everything. but then again, high grades would make anyone sublimely happy, right? πŸ™‚

    and sweetie, i don’t think any less of you for having a 1.76 GWA. you’re still a brilliant genius in my book, amigo mio πŸ˜‰

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