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Doctor Honoris Causa

Recently, I have participated in a Doctor Honoris Causa award giving ceremony. It was my first time attending one, and I must say, it was a very interesting experience.

In the beginning, I really had no idea what to expect. To be frank, I was not even sure whether or not I was going to participate, since I was a little scared that I would not be able to keep up with everyone, or that I would embarrass myself for not knowing how to act or what to do. Besides, none of my classmates were going, which meant that I was all alone.

Since I was being indecisive, I asked one of my professors for advice; Continue reading “Doctor Honoris Causa”

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My Easter Break in a Nutshell

Despite all of the assignments and other projects I was required to prepare for after the holidays, I have packed all my things in a hurry on a Wednesday night, ready to go back home and spend a well deserved week relaxing and having fun. After all, Easter was coming and everyone would be home, celebrating.

My entire family could hardly wait to see me again. Especially my grandparents who haven’t seen me ever since the winter break. My siblings were also eager for my return. They have all expected me to go home earlier, since Thursday was practically off, and on Wednesday I had no more classes. However, Continue reading “My Easter Break in a Nutshell”

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First Time Play

I have promised myself that I would stick to the schedule and that I would try to organize my life better, but somehow, my poor table is falling apart after not even a month.

Life is getting a little hectic again, with all the rescheduled classes, presentations, and all the crazy stuff we have to do for our classes. Crazy, in a good way, I mean; my classes are enjoyable. Which reminds me, last week I went to a theater performance.

But let’s begin with the beginning!

A couple of weeks ago or so, while in the Shakespeare Adaptation and Translation class, the professor came up with the idea of us all going to see a representation of one of Shakespeare’s plays, which, she further explained, would give us the opportunity to test our knowledge on the subject. “And then, maybe we’ll go out for a drink!” she added. Continue reading “First Time Play”

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Tale of a Bird

When I was little, I used to help my mother around, with various household chores. Sometimes, I would just tag along, watching her take care of all the work by herself, since the tasks would have been too difficult for a child, to carry on. So, all I did was keep her company and listen to her tales.

One day, while we were out in the garden, and the birds were chirping happily above our heads, I came across a tiny little delicate white flower, which majestically raised her head through the blades of greenery. I almost stepped on it, since, in my rush to keep close to my mother, I did not pay much attention to where my steps left prints. Continue reading “Tale of a Bird”

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Red and White String of Spring

The day started off nicely, with the sound of the raindrops splattering rhythmically on my balcony’s roof. A delightful sound, there’s no denying. And all that was missing was a piano. Too bad I can’t play it. Oh well.

The whiteness of the ceiling greeted my eyes good morning and the phone cried silently by my side. I must’ve hurt its feelings by not checked the message it received and tried so ardently to share with me fast enough. The alarm slept quietly. I must’ve shut it off at some point. Ack. I got up later than planned and today was a busy day by definition! After all, it is the first of March! So many things to do, so many plans to fulfill.

A few days ago, I’ve decided to make this spring special, for you see, I was blessed with some amazing friends, visitors from other lands, who knew very little of the magical day of now. Naturally, I’ve chosen to cast some happiness across their paths as well. Red–white thread of spring in action! Continue reading “Red and White String of Spring”