An essay introducing one’s self can be considered as one of the most difficult writing assignment that was given to me here in the University. I am proud that I survived my undergraduate thesis in Philosophy during my junior year, and yet here I am, spending an unreasonable amount of time thinking what to say about myself. Maybe people were right to say that it is easier to describe others than to describe yourself – certain instruments, like a mirror, will be needed in order to give a bare description or judgment of one’s own looks, actions and qualities. And with the rate that I am going, I am not really sure if I’m heading towards a productive write-up.
Born and raised in Malolos, Bulacan in a household of humble origins and unknown number too many to count, I moved to Quezon City and accepted the challenge of real life. I lived in a boarding house where I learned how to budget my allowance and cook my own food. A couple of years after, I went to the States and worked, planning to stay there for good until I fell in love and went back home. I fell in love so hard I had a hard time putting myself back together after the break up. But then again, every story’s lesson is in the end, and learning it the hard way made me the person I am today.
As of now, I am a fresh graduate and is taking basic English units, hoping that these courses can actually save me (or at least help me) from the terror professors in Law school. Currently unemployed and still waiting for the Law Entrance Examinations, I am active campaigning for the Reproductive Health Bill and condemning frat-related violence. A photography enthusiast and a constant thrill seeker, my goal is to visit the major islands in the country before the school year ends.
Saying what I know about myself is obviously full of biases, generalization and a colorful tone that can make everything sound so great. The best way to know someone is still through constant interaction, but then again, first impressions last.