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I'd love to write something funny and interesting but I'm sure I'd just mess it up and sound idiotic. So I'll try to keep it simple.

First and foremost, I would like to state that I am a Filipina, a proud one, and a Catholic.

I love to travel and do all those fun stuffs that I see/hear people talk so much about (kayaking, mountain climbing, etc.) but I'm concentrating on my studies and although we're okay financially, I'd rather prioritize my studies. After all, money is a fickle thing. It can run out. Rich today can be poor tomorrow. Education first, and everything will fall into place.

Of course, I'm not saying that just because you finish college actually gets you rich with a snap of your fingers. Because I know lots of people out there who have a degree but are jobless. I do know that education is the first, albeit small, step towards success. Paired with determination, perseverance and the will to get up, get up, get up again no matter how many times you fall and eat dirt will lead a person somewhere.

Maybe in other countries, people can survive without a college education but it's different here. Which is one of the main reasons why I'm focused on my education. The other reason is that I have this bad trait of self-preservation. I'm sure we all do.

Some of my friends have suggested that I marry someone well off and my problems will be finished. With the divorce cases piling everyday, who can guarantee? I don't want to be dependent on someone. Because that someone may someday leave me for someone better-looking, younger, sexier. Where would that leave me?

My mother always taught me to be self-sustaining. To always try to be a complete person, a whole by myself. She explained to me that those people who are always looking for their 'better half' will never be truly happy because they depend their happiness on others.

Okay. Pause. I'm starting to sound like a a stone-hearted bitch here. But I'm not, actually. :)

I'm a romantic. Candle-lit...

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