"Perseverance is the key for every success", words from my father that I should never forget. Perseverance coupled with hard work will give a person the objective he or she is aiming for. As a student, it helped me in every problem I encountered and give my best to make the best solution I need. I may say I have many experiences that need perseverance but only few help me define as a person.
The Lyre and Drum Corp. is the first ever club I joined when I was in elementary. It was like I never intended to join I guess it was my classmates that forced me to join on that club. The School Choir was my first choice even though I don't have that "voice". I joined the two clubs but it comes to the point when my mentor said that I need to give up the other one. I feel sad but I did my best to make the right decision. I chose the Lyre and Drum Corp. because most of my friends are there. I'm not a music lover but I learned how to love and appreciate it. I worked hard to cope on what our mentor was saying. Musical notes that at first I'm not interested with. As time goes by, it became my hobby. Whenever I have a free time, I practiced a lot. Oh, before I forgot, I played the lyre. I used to play the regular one. At last, it was the day before the recognition when my mentor told me that I was the "most promising lyre player". I was very happy at that time because all the hard works that I've done result a good outcome. It makes me realize that music has a part on my life and always be. Also because of Music, I can express my feelings through it.
This time it was an experience at the same time accomplishment at a division quiz bee. My teacher in grade 5 told me that I'm the representative of the school for HEKASI/History Division Quiz Bee. I'm so happy because of all the students in our batch; I'm the "chosen one". My teacher helped me to review some lessons. So many dates, long forgotten dead people and mysterious places are the things I should focus on. I ended up 3rd place. It gave me that feeling of relief after the competition. It was such an experience because it was my first time then and I overcome my fright on facing a lot of audience.
Graduation. 27th of March 2008 when I graduated elementary. I'm the 2nd Honorable mention of our batch and I got for the second time the Most Promising Lyre Player award. Along with that are the Best in HEKASI, Filipino and English. I know that I deserved all the medals that I got because I give my best to be the best. After hearing my name from the stage, I feel that when the next chapter of my life begins, I know I can survive it.
Field Trips. In these side, I learned that I have a great taste on travelling and discovering things you'd never expected you would like. Our visit to the oceanarium 3 years ago implies that I have these appreciations for animals especially fishes. Fishes can do whatever they want inside the big aquarium. Sadly, they can't get the freedom that they need. As I looked at those fishes, I'd realized that even though you have all the items you want but the fact that you'd been controlled by the people around you is so meaningless. You'd been under their hands and can't do anything but to obey them because your life depends on them. These aspects already affect me as a person. I'm very lucky because my parents let me choose my future. Maybe we don't have much money but my parents doesn't lack love for us. I promised to myself that all the hardships of my parents will be worth giving. I will also do all the things just to make my parents proud.
I think this one affects me so much. This happened just 2 years ago. My parents decided that I should transfer to other school. I worried a lot. I don't want to leave my friends immediately. I want to graduate there. I said to myself, I would never forget them. It was not easy for me. I thought I could make friends at once but it took a long time before I could make one. I thought maybe because I'm from the province that's why they don't want to me to be on their circle of friends. I'd focus on my studies and gladly I'd made it to the KHK (Kalipunan ng mga Huwarang Kabataan). I'd learned a lot from this experience. Like I said a while ago, if you want to attain a goal or accomplished something, you must strive hard to get it. My friends became my inspiration. I know that they are already happy without me. I'm just glad that even though it has been 2 years, they didn't forget me.
Life as we all know is not that easy. These experiences helped me know myself more. As I ready myself for the next chapter of my life, I hope that more challenges will help define me as a person.