I was a rebel kid.
It all started when I was in 5th grade, 3rd grading, 10 years old then. It was our quarterly exams the next day and I did not tell it to my parents. My mum and dad just found out that we have had our exams few days after it was over. They were really mad at me because they did not see me reviewed any of my notes or even read a book. To their surprise, my scores were much higher compared to the previous quarters. From then on, they did not review me and let me do my own thing in studying.
On my 2nd year in high school, I was transferred to another section and I was not part of the cream section then. I have had been part of the cream section from kinder and it was just the time when I was not included. They were disappointed with me, but I had other things in my mind. I was elected president of my class, then, and I was ranked 2nd in my class from 1st up to the 4th quarter. My grade averages were excellent; thus, I got transferred to the cream section by 4th quarter. I proved to them that I could get through anything that I’m putting myself into.
Even now, they let me do my thing or two on my own ‘cause they have full trust in me. When I found out that, I never did doubt myself and kept giving and being my best with the things that I do and I have done.
As I will be entering a new chapter of my life, my family is still there, despite all of the disappointments and headaches that I give and I have given to them.
To my dad who never fails to support us with all of the things that we need and want in life, I don’t know what else to say to you. As your one proud gay son, I am thankful for all of the enlightenments that you have given to me. You and Joss are the only guys I will love for the rest of my life. I love you to death, dad.
To my mum who’s always there for me through the ups and downs of my life and who’s the patient one to wait for me when I get home late, thank you for being understanding even though I always give headaches to you.
To my brother, I can never say anything else to you. I know you know why. Kuya Kim will always be here for you.
To my real friends, you know who you are. I need not to mention you all. All I want to say is thank you for always being there for me, even though I rarely speak of what I feel and what I think of. I know you know that I’m one of the most secretive persons in the world and I really am sorry for that. Still, I thank you all for sticking with me each and every day of our life.
To my ex-lovers, thank you for making me strong and even stronger than I was before. If it wasn’t through to all of you, then I couldn’t be where I am at right now. I learnt the best and I have had experienced the best things in life because of you all. This sounds corny, but true. See you all at the crossroads again.
To my soon-to-be-boyfriend, please come faster, will you? I’ve died here waiting for you to come. LOL! I’m just kidding, though. I’m not — and you are not, too — in a hurry. We know where we’re going. :)
To my professors, school mates and everyone from DLSU, I owe everything to you. There’s no other place like DLSU, my second home. I will miss the days when I had to stay at the Political Science Department for a meeting with Sir Louie or to meet with my other professors; to stay at the University Library until 10 PM for a research work; to stay at Taft Avenue until midnight for some good chit-chats and catching ups; to find the best places to eat cheap yet clean and good foods… I will miss everything and I will definitely miss college life.
To myself, you’ve gone so far and you’re doing great. Indeed, you are! Another milestone for you and you’ve put yourself through it again. You are the most beautiful creature ever and never ever doubt yourself again. I’m happy for you!
I was a rebel kid but not anymore. I’m a grown up man who already knows his priorities in life. I’m a different person now — a better one, I shall say — and I keep getting better and better.