“Learn to just chill. Celebrate the exuberance of life.”
This afternoon, our Philosophy I class formally ended. And I’m sad about it. Strange, huh? Normally, I’d be as happy as a prisoner who finally received his parole after 50 years in jail. However, it’s the other way around. It’s not like I’ve turned into a geeky philosopher who would like to sacrifice her term break for the sake of learning. It’s just that…I’d really miss my professor.
Earlier this day, I was having second thoughts about going to school because of the following reasons:
a. I was suffering from drug overdose.
b. I was feeling so ugly because of the monstrous zits on my nose.
c. It was too hot outside and I had to walk. (sorry, this may sound so lame)
However, I chose to go to school because I remembered our professor telling us that it would be our final meeting. And really, being the sentimental monster that I am, I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. So there, feeling really ugly and nauseated, I still attended our class—our final class.
At the beginning, it didn’t look like it was going to be a very special meeting. I thought it would be just like our other classes. By the way, the results of our epic $ 9,000 exam were released as well as our grades for the course. And yeah, I’m pretty happy with the results. They make me want to go out and paint the town red. (Yeah, baby)
7,900 out of 9,000 dollars
Moving on, after getting our quiz booklets and class cards, things started to become sad and mushy. Our professor stood up, told us something about enjoying the semester with us, and pulled out a bunch of letters from his plastic envelope. He wrote each of us a letter! Everybody let out a long “Awwww”. Then he turned the letters over and boasted about the Hello Kitty stickers he had used to seal them. LOL. He then distributed the letters.
Do you see the Hello Kitty sticker?
As he handed me the letter addressed to me, he added, “Ayan, bagay na bagay sa personality ko yung mga stickers.” I laughed really hard when he said that. Why? Well, he plays in a band and has a lot of piercings. I really don’t think Hello Kitty is the right cartoon character for him. O_O
Moving on, he gave us time to read the letters. The letters all said the same thing, but the message was really well thought of. I was deeply touched. :c
He then moved on to his ‘last’ words. And yeah, at that point, I was already feeling really sad. Never before have I felt so sad about saying goodbye to a teacher. :c
Our class then ended with a photo op. But pictures weren’t enough for the boys—they all rushed over to our professor and hugged him. It seemed like everybody wanted a piece of our professor—including me.
With Sir. (I look so fat here. I'll never wear striped shirts again.)
I’ll definitely miss our Monday and Thursday ‘chill’ time. I really enjoyed our Philosophy classes. He may forget our names, just like what he told us today, but I’ll never forget his. To be exact, I’ll never forget him. He’s definitely one of a kind. And I’m so grateful that I was given the chance to be his student even for just one semester. Thank you, Sir Tius. :)