May 28: Yesterday was Nate's supposed birthday. I decided to skip work and stay for a few hours with him at his resting place. Because I had more hours free, I decided to go back to my alma mater, University of San Carlos, and inquire requirements for returning student. To give you a little background, before Nate came, I had been taking my graduate studies course. I was taking Master of Science in Information Technology. I had just finished taking my comprehensive exams and about to start my thesis. I then learned that I was pregnant. I was ecstatic but also that I had to park my dream of finishing my course years after. Nate came, several surgeries, his passing… all wrapped up in between. So here I am again in my quest for higher education.
I was giddy like a student again excited as I went through the checklist that the Registrar's office gave. It feels so good to be back to these familiar walls. I felt nostalgic. I was hopeful to finish the checklist that afternoon as I went back and forth several buildings. Well, that is… until I bumped into a wall. The wall of Students Affairs. I failed to get clearance for the reason that my hair is "too blonde". Huh?! Yes, you heard that right. I was quite weirded out too so I had to ask again. According to Students Affairs, even when a student is on Graduate Studies Program, he is still guided by the rules as written on the student manual. Hmmm… I always respect rules BUT I think that this one is quite outdated. Don't you think? I could rant about it but I choose not to. I just think it's not fair to stereotype someone by the color of her hair. Mind you, I am no ordinary student. University of San Carlos needs to revisit their rules and check if the rules still make sense. This for me definitely doesn't.
I love my hair color. It's a happy pill. I got it right after Nate passed away. I had it ever since.
Here's a pic of me with my equally beautiful friends. Don't you just love my hair color too?! :)
As for school, we'll see…