A first post

Wow. A blank space to write on and absolutely nothing to write about…

I guess I should start by saying hi. Hi =)

My name is Olen and I come from Philippines (btw, there is actually a country called Philippines. I did not just make it up.) In 2004, I collected my ridiculously heavy suitcase from the revolving suitcase-collector-thing at Dublin airport and got into a taxi. I was jet-lagged, I was exhausted, and I had absolutely no idea that in five short years, I would be be having heart palpitations at the mere thought of sitting the leaving cert in June 09.

Last September, I became a naturalized citizen, of Procrasti-Nation. And with that, I of course had to stop myself from doing any work that could remotely be considered studying. This ritual of abstention lasts only for a week. In theory, at least.

I had become so used to this “work ethic” that this morning, I actually exercised, when I should have been hunched up in a corner somewhere, with a biology book in one hand and a rosary on the other, willing myself to learn the Krebs cycle. Which just sound like an STD, by the way.

I’ll do better tomorrow. I hope. Otherwise, I will send myself to rehab.

p.s. just like the other bloggers, Elizabeth and Jane (wow, Pride and Prejudice much?), I’m also crossing my fingers for medicine.

Discuss the leaving cert in the forum

10 thoughts on “A first post”

  1. Hello, Olen. I guess it shows how far out of the loop I am that I can’t remember what the Krebs cycle is supposed to be.

  2. Jennie isn’t a very Pride and Prejudice name though :p I suppose Jennifer is!

    Welcome Olen and good luck!

  3. I did make mild reference to it in my first post!

    “…my course of choice- which is medicine. I hear it’s not very nice but a spoonful of sugar helps.”
    This is, however, all I’ve said on the subject. It’s alright, Jennifer forgives you.

  4. (to candy) sorry i just saw this right now.. um yea we were taught english since, like, play school.. and I watch a LOT of tv πŸ˜‰

    (to the artist formerly known as πŸ™‚ ) yea i actually still can understand it.. but i probably sound ridiculous when I speak in Tagalog =)

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