While we were lounging around the Arki Admin courtyard in our attempt to discuss our entry for the Build Forward competition, a fifth year fanatically called out to Kuya Joey and said, “Kuya Joey, gagraduate na ako!”
To say that it was a heart – warming scene would do him injustice. Hell, I can’t even narrate the scene with considerable impact. But words alone probably won’t suffice in expressing his relief and euphoria in being that close to finishing his baccalaureate degree.
I, too, want a “Kuya Joey, gagraduate na ako” moment. But earning that fleeting moment of glory would take time. And it’s time I’ve got plenty of, in my disposal.