This is an open letter to the following people::
Petrucci, Mortimer, Whitten and CHANG! - bet you know these guys ehhh??
Dear Mr. Mortimer, Petrucci, Whitten and Chang:
Greetings! I just want you to congratulate that you had your books published for the benefit of the students worldwide, particularly the Biology, Physics and Chemistry majors. Well, I'm just an ordinary student here in the most prestigious university in the Philippines, which is University of the Philippines, and honestly, I'm not as rich as YOU are. Our Chemistry professor HIGHLY recommends you. The reasons were, your topics are well organized and it's written in a comprehensive manner. But, as I sought your books at the leading bookstore in this country, I found out that the cheapest book of yours was roughly Php 700.00! Imagine, I saw the book and it was still tagged as LPE or Low Price Edition. Is 700 low for you?? I guess not. In that amount, you could actually buy 2 pairs of jeans or 2 penshoppe t-shirts or whatnot. And I'm talking to you, Mr. Petrucci. And to you Mr. Chang, your book contains wonderful pictures of different structures of atoms that can't be seen on our naked eyes. The pictures were far from our creative imagination. Somehow, your book roughly cost Php 2000.00!!! Imagine, in that amount, I can already pay our electric bill. Shoot.
I just want you to know that your books were highly recommended by the leading professors worldwide, but please, slash your price by about 60%! Please, oh c'mon, give me a break!
The Crappy Gerk..
Okay okay. Enough of those complains regarding the overwhelming price of books. Anyways, I can already feel the pressure of a UP-student. In short, life must go on, rain or shine, snow or typhoon, ugghh whatever. Somehow, I observed that suggested readings were MANDATORY! God, I could hardly imagine that I'm a GERK - combination of Geek, dork and nerd. My high school friends, special mention to: JEANNINE LEDESMA, BEATRICE PADILLA, GENEVIEVE VIADO and REENA ALVIZO, baptized me with this term. Well, admittedly, I am your typical geek, or gerk, whatever. Ever since in highschool, I really love to study, read books and my favorite place in the highschool, is the library. But despite these funny accusations, I'm proud of it. Where can you find a GERK that has a funny yet weird attitude, a social animal, talkative and a musician?? Nyahaha. Well, maybe I don't belong to the group of HOMO SAPIENS, but rather to HOMO-GEEKIENS-ENGOTIEST. nyaha!
I had a hard time to squeeze my study periods on my leisure time. It's just like for two weeks, I didn't bother to watch teleseryes, big brother or even news. Okay, so right now I'm not updated of what's happening on my surroundings or what. But hell! Even on Fridays and Saturdays, I still need to study especially on Biology and Chemistry. Shoot.
But thank God, I really love these subjects so it's not a BIG DEAL to me, I guess.
So Life of an Iskolar ng Bayan is very difficult, but take note, it's a one-of-a-kind experience.
I just wanna say, goodluck to myself, goodluck to my future sleepless nights and say HELLO to the REAL WORLD!
PS: I won the BEST MALE PERFORMER on the recently concluded TORCH NIGHT! yahoo!