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Before, these three words, “rise over run” are just words describing the slope of a line. Until I repeat it over and over and I read this:
Originally a facebook post from Narinig ko sa UP
1st sem AY ‘12-‘13
Math 1 class
SIR JIREH ESPINOSA:
“”Hindi kayo nagpunta sa UP dahil madali sa UP. Alam niyo pagdating niyo palang dito na mahirap siya. Pero yung fact na nandito pa kayo, ibig sabihin kaya niyo.
You can do it. You have to hold on to that. No matter how difficult it gets. No matter how challenging. No matter what adversity it takes. Hold on to that faith, na it is possible, na kaya niyo. Nandito na kayo, that’s all you need to know. It’s not going to be easy. You might fail a subject here and there. So did I. And here I stand, ‘di ba? Kaya niyo rin yun.
This is not impossible. UP is a school, is a place, that can be found downright cruel at times. Parang gustung gusto niyang ibagsak ka. Na binubugbog ka na at gumagapang ka na at lahat, sinisipa ka pa rin and yet all I could ask from you, kahit ano mangyari, never stay down. (…) Just never stay down.
Alam ko nabanggit ko na sa inyo ito. The greatest lesson, guys, that I have ever learned from mathematics is something so simple. I did not discover it until later on. It’s a message hidden in the slope of the line. Alam niyo ba yung slope of the line? RISE OVER RUN.
Such precious precious words, such simple simple words. Rise over run. Parang napakasimple but if you repeat it to yourself over and over again, you will find that everything you need to know and everything you need to carry with you is hidden in those words. (…)
No matter how difficult it gets, rise over run. When you fall, rise over run. When the rest of the world tells you it’s impossible, rise over run. When they tell you it cannot be done, when you kiss the dust, rise over run.
Rise over run means we never quit. It means na UP tayo, na hindi tayo susuko.
Rise over run means if you must die, you die fighting.
Kung meron kayong matututunan sa akin, kung yun lang ang matututunan niyo sa akin ngayong sem na ‘to, masaya na ‘ko. Tibay ng loob lang ang kailangan dito. Never ever quit. Never ever lose yourself. (…)
I hope you find a dream worth fighting for and I hope you find the courage to fight for that dream wherever it takes you.
I hope UP never becomes strong enough to break you. I hope you hold on to the strength to keep on fighting no matter what happens.
All I want for you, at the end of this message, is to be able to walk out that door, look me in the eye and say, ‘Sir, I gave it my best.’
I do not know whether or not you did, kayo lang ang nakakaalam nun. Sana ang sagot ay oo but I hope I can send you out today as fighters. Fighters for the rest of your college life and beyond. Once a fighter, always a fighter. Sana pag-graduate niyo dito, you bring something, you take something from this experience that changes you. Take something in your head and in your heart (…).
Mahirap siya. You will feel like quitting very often. (…) Pero I can promise you, take it from someone who’s been there, I can promise you when you get to the end ipagmamalaki niyo lahat ng sugat na natanggap niyo dito at sasabihin niyo, ‘UP ako! Sa UP ko ko ito nakuha!” And you will tell them it was worth it. Believe me, it will be.
This coming elections, I think people should vote for Villar, Binay, Enrile and pretty much any of them candidates who’re in a political dynasty.
As a self-proclaimed political expert, I truly believe this is the only way to purge our government!
I can just imagine… with enough families in…
some snapshots with the best people, on one of the best days in my life.
to my parents this is for you! To our daddy sir Al, thank you so much.
to my Lord and Savior, indeed nothing is impossible for You.
Kahit nag extend ako ng isang taon, worth it ang pag-shift ko sa BS Food Technology program. No regrets.
A new world awaits me…
It had been six years when this then reluctant, shy, anxious girl went to the University. I could still remember how overwhelmed I was and at the same time scared of the new world before me. How as I took my first few steps in my classes, find buildings and rooms one after the other, sat, listened to my instructors and professors, introduce my self to a new set of people every class, my thought was like: “How do I fit myself with all these?”
Indeed college is way, way different from high school and UP has its own unique way of proving and emphasizing that. And I never really forgot these words straight from my freshmen orientation prior to my official day as an iska “Passing the UPCAT and surviving UP are two different things.” True enough. I’ve got my fair share of the best and the not-so-happy experiences in UP. Well, I wouldn’t have it any other way though.
Throughout the six years I’ve spent in the University I have learned to make decisions for myself, on my own and then stand by it. Today one of these decisions will manifest as I receive my Bachelor’s degree a few days from now. I have learned to accept that there are things that will never happen the way you want it to and you have to get on with it. I have learned to prioritize and let go of things when circumstances call for it. I have learned to be more patient and be much much more patient. :) I have learned to rely less on the people around me and be more self-reliant. I have learned that hard-work does pay off. I have learned to cry at the things that frustrate me, cry at my failures and then wipe the tears off, man-up and say “well come on!” I have learned when to fight continuously and when to pause for a moment before fighting back again. I have learned to persevere. I have learned to stand up.
One of the best things UP has granted me is the opportunity to meet, work with and learn from the best and the brightest people in the country. To all my professors and instructors, hats off to you. They say that people look up to us UP graduates and they listen to what we have to say. Well what can I say, we learned from the best.
To my thesis adviser Sir Al, my acknowledgement page had not done you justice. I wanted to thank you for sharing your knowledge in the field, for being an adviser with a big heart :) for caring enough that I graduate this semester, for you being considerate and working with me to beat that deadline. I am so honored and privileged to have had you as my mentor. To be honest, I don’t feel I deserved the grade but it meant a lot that a grade as high as that came from someone like you. Thank you so much Sir.
To the other people I met along the way, acquaintances, GE and PE classmates, my former social work major classmates, my CCC co-movers and my disciplers, and my FT friends especially the “block shifts”—my UP experience would not be this complete and meaningful without you.
To the people who rejoices with me, my parents and my siblings who waited patiently, cried, laughed, prayed and stayed with me throughout this journey, I owe all this to you. To my titas and their family for going out of their way to help me in every means possible, thank you. This one’s for you too.
To my God and Savior Jesus Christ, I am in awe (and will always be) of what you have done in my life. Thank you for your promises; indeed your thoughts and ways are higher than mine. Thank you for your faithfulness especially in moments when I myself lacked it. There is still a long way before this clay will be furnished as you have carefully planned, I will still be committing mistakes here and there but I know I will always come back to your welcoming arms.
It took me six long years to finish my journey in UP. Six years spent well. My undergrad days may be over but we would cross paths again and I shall meet, work and learn from your best and brightest people in your four great corners UP.
A new world awaits me. And this time I know I am equipped. See you around.
just when I thought it was already an endeavor in vain, suddenly it had come to this ending. Graduating this term is much much sweeter than what I thought it would have been :)
It’s almost done. My thesis adviser was, is encouraging me to have that graduation march this april.
It’s a sign. :)