It's College Entrance Test Results Season again!
Back in high school, University of Santo Tomas was my dream university for two reasons;
1. I really wanted to be a doctor then and UST's always been known to have the best pre-med programs in the country.
2. Although I passed ACET, I had this prejudice then that Ateneo is a conio school and I'd never fit in.
Plus, UST is closer to our house near Espanya.
So in year 2000, I did my best to pass UST Entrance Test (USTET) and was eventually offered a slot in the university's BS Biology forte course. I still remember that day I went to their Main Building for the Bio admission interviews; "Explain Xylem and Phloem." -- I'll never forget that.
I passed both the written and verbal exams but I guess there's only so much you can do to control your life or to plan where you're headed.
I ended up being a scholar in AdMU and graduated with a degree in Economics in 2004; How exactly that happened is a story filled with miracles and pleasant surprises, calling for a separate entry altogether.
Anyway. Despite the fact that I didn't particularly become a Thomasian in the strictest sense of the word, to this day, I still believe that UST is one of the best universities not only in the Philippines but the whole world.
I've come to my senses. I'm sorry. I never should have dedicated a TP post to this hateful story.
For a while I forgot she's STILL in high school. I mean, when I was in high school, I was the class clown, one of the rowdiest boys in class. I'd like to believe I eventually outgrew that; I darn hope so.
Let's all just forgive her for her immaturity and give her enough room and time to grow. She's a kid and she's still got lots of things to learn.
Thanks to my friend @thesiegemalvar (Carlos Malvar in the comments section) and my TP Friends on Twitter and Facebook for sending me messages to consider editing the post or deleting the entry altogether.
You all can be more level-headed than me sometimes. Thank you for sticking it out with me despite my shortcomings.
Again, I'm sorry, TP Friends.
Channeling shards of the foul-mouthed concept that is 'Angie Ligot' and using Tumblr - a popular blogging platform - to express her thoughts, she called University of Santo Tomas both 'walang kwenta' and 'nakakahiya' and those who passed UST College Entrance Test 'bobo'.
Here's the complete text:
"Like I said, hindi ako bilib sa school na 'to. I didn't take the test. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I don't deserve to be in UST.
Anyway, kahapon, nalabas na 'yung results the first batch nila. Wala lang. Puro bobo lamang 'yung nakuha nila. Well, karamihan. I mean, ang dami kong kilala na matatalino pero hindi nakapasa. Samantalang 'yung mga kakilala kong tatanga-tanga, nakapasa. SRSLY. Ano bang problema ng school na 'to? NAKAKAHIYA SILA.
Sa twitter, ang yayabang ng mga nakapasa pero mga bobo naman. I mean, sinasabi nila na bakit bitter daw ang mga taong hindi nakapasa. Sa isip-isip ko lang, sa tingin mo. Ikaw? Kung 'di ka nakapasa? 'Di ka magiging bitter? HAHA. Funny. Dun' pa lamang, nakikita mo na na bobo talaga siya.
Tapos, napag-usapan di namen' ng mga classmate ko 'yung mga possible reasons kung bakit pumipili ng mga BOBO ang UST. Maraming reasons pero 'di ko na dapat state dito.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Walang kwentang school talaga. Knowing na Catholic Church 'yun ah.
Siguro, kaya 'di nakapasa 'yung mga kakilala kong matatalino kase, they know na sa sobrang talino nila, mas makakapasa pa sila sa ibang magandang school at syempre, since walang kwenta ang UST, wala ng mag-eenroll sa kanila."
Goodness gracious. Such harsh words from someone who hasn't even graduated from high school.
1. This Tumblr post angers me like nothing but I refuse to let this emotion get the better of me. First, I want to ask, 'Did she really write it?'. I want proof. Maybe her account got hacked or something. Or maybe this is just Angie Ligot Part II. Anyway. A lot of Pinoy Tumblr users are pretty convinced the girl actually wrote it; And according to them, she has another piece lambasting the University of the Philippines. I've yet to read that one.
2. How we view the world - nature, the landscape, the cities, the people and the institutions they've formed - is merely a reflection of who we are. So if we say something or someone is 'walang kwenta' or 'bobo', it's only because we likewise are.