In the next few minutes and even in the coming days you will be listening to speeches about how life really starts after graduation or that it is now your time to serve the people. You will be listening to a lot of congratulatory messages and some of you might even start reminiscing your college life. People will tell you how real life can be a real B to the H and that you cannot just twerk your way out of any bad situation like Miley. Worst, you cannot just whip/nae nae your uber high taxes. But no matter what challenges you face after this, when life starts getting you down and reaching the stratospheric heights of your career seems impossible, there is always that nook you can come home to. I’m not talking about infrastructure and I am not referring to your loved ones alone. I’m talking about your heart. This is your real home. Listen to it. Be at peace with it. Take care of it. And don’t let other people ruin it because not many people have the talent to rebuild it. Sometimes, not even us. So to you dear graduates, I only have two words and a few lines from Kristin Chenoweth.
Living here in this brand new world
Might be a fantasy
But it taught me to love
So it’s real to me
And I’ve learned that we must look
Inside our hearts to find
A world full of love Like yours,
Like mine, Like home
In behalf of the program, Take Care everyone! Congratulations.
This was my last message to this year’s BACA Graduates during the CHSS Send-off Ceremony last 23 June 2015.