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For my other pen name Mystic Nymph, the word mystic really came from the show Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog. I used to be so hooked to that show. I am also obsessed with mythologies, and nymphs are mythical creatures depicted as beautiful young women who are considered as guardians of objects and places in nature. Thus, the evolution of Mystic Nymph.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Mystique Shutterbug: Evolution (Week 5)

I could say my life in college was the hardest part of my life, not just academically, but also socially and emotionally. I've undergone culture shock and identity crisis in that stage to the point that I became very rebellious, especially to my family. I really regret that, and I want to apologize to my parents who have become the victims of my aggressiveness before. I pray that they'll notice how sorry I am that I disappointed them a lot of times. I hope they find it in their hearts to forget the past and to forgive me.

In my freshman year, I joined a sorority even though I was not allowed to. The moment I said yes to my masters made a turning point in my life. It was from them where I learned being intense with the way I expressed my opinions and grieves. I tend to say things that are beyond the boundaries of what is accepted by the many. When issues came up with my membership with that organization, I began to lose my self-esteem more because everybody started to hate me and call me names.

Some might not know I'm that girl who squealed against a fraternity-sorority organization, but I doubt it. News and rumors spread faster than I know. I actually hate talking about it now, because it has been four years ago already. But that was one of the most unforgettable encounters I had in my past year in college. Thank God, I've managed to deal with people's whispers and smirks with head up high.

That circumstance challenged me big deal. I've experienced many difficulties that made me tougher and more mature, despite my delicate facade. I may look sensitive and reserved, but actually I’m not. I have gone through instances that sharpened and shaped the way I am now.

For my fifth week in this blog series, I'm going to show you some photos I had from my first year to fourth year in college. I'd like to look back before I go on in my SUPER SENIOR year here in the University of the Philippines. Let's begin tripping down memory lane through photos.


I was a FRESH MEAT then.

When our school was still under construction.

BA Communication Arts Batch 2007!


At Datcom Internet Cafe's grounds.

BACA - BA Camera Addict.

After our speech presentation.


BACA Christmas Party 2009 at Kookel's Bangkal.

This was during our Intercultural Book Launching.

Kabahin Magazine group mates.


This was during our Semana BACA last month.

Confident enough to take a pic with Oble despite the urban legend.

Marketing Plan groupmates with Ms. Elaine Isip.

Let me divulge something: Up to now, I still get intimidated with UP professors. It’s like I don’t know anything sensible whenever they are in front, speaking about different things that are new to me. Back in high school, I was one of the best writers, but now I think I am one of the worst. I can’t help but sell myself short whenever I encounter professors in UP. They're really up there and I'm down here.

I'm planning to have an episode here in Mystique Shutterbug that will showcase my photos with those UP teachers I look up to the most. Hopefully they'll give me the chance to camwhore with them. God willing!

What were your best memories in college?


zaharatales said...

awww.. this post kinda makes me sad. i miss my college life. it was the best time of my life.

best college memories: meeting my roommates. sneaking out after curfew hours at the dorm. campus concerts. morning walks. and of course having a boyfriend. haha.

Mystic Nymph said...

Huhu. My classmates will be graduating this april, i'm gonna be a loner na. :-(

Tessa said...

I think there are really times in our "school years" that we make decisions we regret... But I believe you shouldn't regret for something for so long. Just move on and make things better. Like what they always say, mistakes should be taken as a lesson. I have a very big mistake in college too, when I dropped all my subjects at AdDU and then transfered to another school... but I learned a lot of things... about my capabilities and about myself.

I think your family has accepted and forgave you a long time ago. Most of us get through things like this.

High school was still the best time I had regarding school life... because in college, I've met people who are more "plastik" :D So I tend to stay away from them.

Cheer up! It will be your time soon... Sabay-sabay ra ta ug graduate :D

As for your professors, just make them an inspiration. Do not compare yourself. Instead do your best. :)

Mikimoto Angel said...

Thank you Tessa, you really know the words to say. Thanks for the comforting words! You are truly a psychologist! :-D

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