Saturday, July 11, 2009

parallel life | brod

natatandaan ko pa nung first year college ako. madaming bawal para sa mga freshmen. syempre nga naman, you’re still proving yourself to a lot of people. college is like an entrance to the world of adulthood. dito ka dapat maraming matutunan kaya mahihigpit ang mga rules lalo na sa mga nagsisimula pa lang. at bawal pumasok ng fraternity.

pero dahil bata pa lang e matigas na ang ulo ko, ginawa ko ito ng patago.

1999 sa taas ng bundok ng rizal nung napatunayan kong meron pala kong masochistic behavior. first batch kami nung taon na yon. at sa kabila ng mga laway, sipon, pawis at dugo, i never regretted making this one big decision. medyo matagal ko nga din itong pinag-isipan, mga three hours.

modesty aside, the fraternity has a very good reputation in the university. majority of the members are student leaders and heads of organizations in the different colleges. alumni members occupy top positions in different industries. 'yung isa nga, member ng board of electrical engineering. textmate kame.

pero mahirap pa ding baguhin ang perception ng mga tao pagdating sa mga fraternities. madami kasing fraternity-related violence at lagi itong highlighted. kahit nung ipinasa na ang anti-hazing law, hindi masasabing nabawasan ang ganitong insidente. karamihan kasi nag-underground.

ours is not much different from the others, so to speak. but i can say that mine has helped me a lot during my college days. the principles that i was able to imbibe has guided me every step of the way, up until now that i am already a working professional.

the brotherhood put their trust in me and i'm glad i never let them down. we were able to preserve our tradition. on my last year, i became the chair of the student council, the fourth one from our roster.

yesterday, our chapter celebrated our 15th anniversary; another year to look forward to and ponder how far we have gone and what more lies ahead. we now walk different paths but all are one in saying long live the great gamma sigma pi.


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our flame, it is beautiful because it is truth prevailing
and because it is truth we will know no darkness.
our flame, it is eternal for as long as each one of us remains a spark,
it lives.

3 comments:

  1. love live the great gamma sigma pi!

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  2. congrats and happy anniversary sa inyo! :)

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  3. i've been trying to figure out what technical field youre from base on your posts... nice!

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