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Janine T. Maniego “The Ano ‘To Bakit Kailangang May Ganito type of person”

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aikling Listahan Ng Mga Bagay Na Okay Alalahanin Pag-Alis Sa Unibersidad

fi password. Tandaan din na bawat peklat ay may kaakibat na kwentong okay ilagay sa future semi-autobiographical novel mo.

1. Magulo. Maraming nangyayaring kung anu-ano. Kailangan ng tamang pag-husga at tapang at mapagkakatiwalaang mga tao sa paligid para makarating ka sa dapat mong puntahan na bilang lang ang sugat.

4. Hindi lang pag-ibig ang nagdudulot ng heartbreak. Minsan mga salita, mga bagay na hindi nagawa at mga bagay na dapat hindi ginawa. Pero mas madalas pa rin talaga yung pag-ibig. Okay i-consider ang pagiging Halaman.

2. Hindi naman sa masamang bagay ang magalos at maluray ang suot. Nasa pagpili din ‘yan ng tatahaking daan at sasalihang mga laban. Alalahanin na ang mga okay at totoong laban ay hindi kailangan ng filter at wi-fi connection.

5. Sobrang daming bagay ang okay at pwede pang matutunan-- sa unibersidad, sa lansangan, libro, sa mga tao, buhay man o patay. ‘Wag makulong sa dating natutunan. Mag-pursige na lumago at yumabong tulad ng isang puno. Tutal halaman ka na din naman. Panindigan mo na.

3. Tandaan na ang mga peklat, galos at putikang sapatos ay nakukuha lamang sa pagpunta sa mga lugar na walang aircon, kasama ang mga taong hindi nagtatanong kaagad ng wi-

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“The difference between trying and doing is that doing is an attempt at trial, while trying is simply that —a means to escape the very concept of “trying” itself.”


Bernard Jay D. Mercado “Direk Bernie”

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or most, the dream of change lies in steps and sequences, in linearities and paths. The dream of change begins for most somewhere in the midst of things, where a break can create itself for the new, the revolutionary, to trickle through. Bernard Jay Mercado, ever quick on his feet and unwilling to be contained, does not recognize these—there is no linearity or path. He creates change from out of nowhere. He runs left and right, not at a loss for direction, but yearning for better, discontent not simply because he wants more of a path, but because he is curious of what and where the path is not. He does not find cracks or breaks in the midst of things in searching for difference—he questions the very idea, the existence and non-existence of these precipices and the structures they lie between, and crafts the new from everything

that is and is not. He questions even his own plans, strays from even his own strategy, a critic not only of the what’s but the how’s and whys, the within’s and without’s, which is further than most are able to go. Above all, his comfort lies in symmetry, in the balance of what is certain and perceivable. In the middle, he sets his winding and even to himself an unpredictable path, for though there is always the shift in a mind that is unbounded by the subjective and undefined truth, there is also a permanence in the very nature of its subjectivity and undefined-ness, and that is change—a permanence that lies always in this certain middle. As Bernard Jay Mercado, creating change from without and beyond instead of close and within, is among the blessed few who truly understand change.

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“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.� -Jack Kerouac


Ma. Patricia R. Nabong “...”

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ovember 2013. I met Pat Nabong in Cinematography class. There didn’t seem to be a need to try and get to know her. It seemed she felt the same way about me. And that was okay. September 2014. Pat and I are talking about our fears and our anxieties of the future. She decides to take a picture of me to commemorate the event.

Pat is very talented, almost to a fault. Anything good that ever happens to her is almost fitting. She is committed to her work, excellent even in the smallest things. She knows what she wants to do, and how to get there. Her life has touched so many people, and yet her heart is still big enough to welcome new friends. That’s Pat Nabong.

It’s a strange thing—the route frome Point A to Point B. It isn’t clear and I don’t really understand how it happened. But I do know this:

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A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.” - Douglas Adams


Vincent Philip A. Pacleb “Where’s the beer?” Cool guy. Really tall and funny and stuff. He likes to draw or whatever.

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“A certain type of perfection can only be realized through a limitless accumulation of the imperfect.� -Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore


Mariah Nicole N. Santuico “The Visionary Japanophile”

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ng pag-isip ng aking isusulat ay nagdulot ng pagninilay sa aking nakaraan. Marami na palang nangyari. Marami na rin ang nagbago. Sa’king unang pagtapak sa unibersidad, hindi malilimutan ang kagalakang naramdaman. Ang mga mata’y tila pininturahan ng bahaghari kung saan lahat ay naging makulay sa paningin. Pakiramdam ko’y nasa napakataas akong lugar sapagkat aking nakuha ang pangarap na matagal nang minimithi. Subalit, ito’y simula pa lamang. Ang mga unang buwan ay maihahalintulad sa’king unang pagsakay sa ikot jeep. Aaktang marami na ang naging karanasan na tila alam na ang lahat. Itatago sa iba na ako’y “freshie” pa lamang ngunit palihim na nagdarasal na sana’y maibaba sa tamang lugar. Dahil natatakot maligaw, nagsimulang maghanap ng makakasabay. Nakipag-usap at nakisalamuha. Unti-unti akong nagbago kasabay ng aking pagkilala sa bawat gusaling nadaraanan. Nagnilay-nilay kung saan nga ba ako patungo. Namulat sa mas malawak pang pagtingin sa

kapwa at sa komunidad. Ngunit sa bawat byahe, maraming lubak ang kailangang daanan. Sinasagisag nito ang bawat puyat at pagod, bawat kabiguan at bawat kapalpakan. Mapapakapit na lamang sa hawakan na lalong pinatibay ng suporta mula sa’king mga magulang, mga kaibigan at mga propesor na may tiwala sa aking kakayahan at kahusayan. Sa buong pamamalagi sa unibersidad, iba-iba ang dyip na nasakyan. Nakaranas ng mga pagsubok at natuto ng mga bagong aral na siyang bumuo sa mga taong ‘di malilimutan. At sa pagbayad ng pamasahe, aking naitanong, “Sapat na ba ang naibigay?” Sadyang mahirap pakawalan ang buhayiska lalo na’t akin nang nakasanayan at minahal. Minsan, naisip kong magpaikot-ikot na lamang at ‘di na bumaba. Ngunit gaya ng lahat, kailangan ko rin sabihin ang “para”. Sa pagbanggit ng katagang ito, alam kong dapat na muna akong magpaalam. Marami pang kailangang matutunan at malaman ngunit, bababa akong may lakas ng loob na lubhang pinatapang at hinasa ng byaheng kolehiyo.

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“Everything could have been everything else and it will have just as much meaning.� -Mr. Nobod


Joey Alexis Singh “One with the Free & Brave Heart”

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oey is one of the few people who is equal parts hilarious and admirable, not only when making films, but also in the most carefree of times. Creatively incredible is what I think of her, marvelous is how others see her. Joey is diligent and responsible especially when it comes to work ethics. She is passionate about art and can talk about it for hours. It’s a joy working with her despite the grueling and stressful atmosphere in productions because she remains calm with a smile upon finding her

solutions. Joey is a good friend who walks with you when you need support, walks ahead of you when you need guidance and walks behind you when you need someone to watch your back. She will not let you down; instead she will lift you up and encourage you to always move forward. Joey is a strong woman. Despite her strong and stiff personality, she is still a lovely and sweet lady. She’s totally one in a million.

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“Try to live so that you can always tell the truth.� -Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated


Patricia Denise A. Singson “Mutya ng Marikina”

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he is an open book written in Old English. Every word of every page of every chapter of her is an infinite void constantly searching for answers that are already embedded between the gaps of each of her letters. Her pages are as old as the hills, delicate at the edges, yet firmly bound. There are days when some of them might fall off, but blank spaces are always there to be satisfied. She fills her empty craters by filling other people’s dents. She doesn’t talk, she speaks. She doesn’t hear, she listens. She’s that lone book by the shelf only a few souls grab to take time and read. That one book that you thought would just be another pile of paper you’ll get over with and forget. But no, she will

be your pile of paper that you’ll breathe every single day until you realize how lucky you are to grab her by the covers. She is a raging poetry of beauty, of sadness, of joy, of flaws, but of beauty nevertheless. Her verses are filled with struggles and laughter, with heartaches and hopes. She isn’t the epitome of strength, she is strength herself. And for less than two years of reading her, I’ve learned more about myself within the process of defining her complexities. That was one of my biggest mistakes: trying to define her. Because at the end of the day, I’ve realized she is a thousand strings of stories bound in flesh and bones that may never be confined inside a single word.

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.� -Albert Einstein


Hazel Marie C. Tan “The Nutty Director”

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Paradox is a statement that contradicts itself, and yet might be true. It is often used to describe a serious situation, delivered with a humorous treatment. It is how big things come in small packages, and how a few words can speak volumes when done right. In essence, this is Hazel. To start describing her is to start contradicting one’s own thoughts as he goes along.

Hazel is...

A bookworm who doesn’t like caffeine, but enjoys the taste of vodka and Sprite. A Filipino-Chinese who uses neither Filipino nor Chinese as her primary language. A private and “shy” person who won’t hesitate to go to a costume party and stand out among a hundred people to win best-incostume--for 2 years in a row.

negative if Shia LaBeouf, Kate Winslet, or Brendan Fraser is part of the cast. An exemplary athlete who disregards the idea of a healthy diet by declaring her cravings for fast food, chocolates, and pizza when the clock strikes midnight. A girl who dislikes cheesy ideas, but is innately sweet. A quiet individual when in a huge crowd but a lively one when in the midst of an intimate group, Hazel breaks the mold of what is normally considered an introvert. At first glance, one might think that she doesn’t fit the archetype of a life-of-the-party kind of person. Yet having deep conversations with her reminds you that there’s a life to live in the party we are all living in called Life.

Even if she’s petite, she has a big heart.

This is Hazel.

Short, and sweet—literally.

A future filmmaker who is critical when viewing multifaceted films, yet refuses to be

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“Our own life has to be our message.� -Thich Nhat Hanh


Gabrielle Patrice Tayag “Pampanga’s Sakto Lang”

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“Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.” -Frank L. Gaines


Ludy Anne C. Tianzon “The Sporty Gal of Few Words”

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gal of few words. But once she spoke... sabaw rin! She is an athletic gal who never stays much in CMC or Media Center. She may look “masungit” at times and

be very shy. But once you get to know her, she will be the gal you’ll never forget. Humble, smart, kind-hearted, naturally funny, “sabaw” and beautiful inside-out.

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“Do everything with love.”


Earl Joseph N. Usi “Horror Cinephile”

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eople’s first impression of Earl: masungit, maarte, quiet, cute? When they get to know him a little more: Cool, friendly, quiet with evil intentions. When he becomes a friend: a good rant buddy, has sense, awesome.

But how does a special someone describe him? He loves unconditionally.

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“The magic of today is the science of tomorrow.”


Jan Karlo C.Ynion “Fix-It-Felix”

I first met Karlo when he had long, curly hair. It intimidated me. I thought he was a rocker type, a rebel wannabe, but of course first impressions are often wrong. Karlo is funny, almost to a fault, and to a point where you mistake his serious side for humor. I don’t know anyone who hates Karlo-it’s impossible to hate someone who makes you laugh. He is meticulous in hygiene and cinematography. The Cineastes jokingly and fondly call him Direk. And it’s well-deserved as his knowledge about film is impressive yet he never keeps it to himself.

beyond the head of explosive hair, and though we will all miss him, I’m glad to see him graduate and take on the world.” “It’s a privilege to have known such a brilliant filmmaker who’s prominent in both tutoring his fellow artists with the proper methods of filmmaking and simultaneously having everyone burst into joyous laughter with his insanely humorous punchlines. When it comes to the technical aspects of creating digital films, there hasn’t been any student as influential and knowledgeable as Karlo Ynion.” Words by NJ & Rod

Recently he has cut off his locks but it’s still the same Karlo. I’m blessed to have known (the) Karlo Ynion beyond the first impressions,

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CMC 2015 Yearbook P9  
CMC 2015 Yearbook P9  
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