Speechless!!!

11:17 PM

I was invited to be a guest speaker at my Alma Mater's 14th commencement exercise last month. I was a product of their school and I'll be a good role model for their fresh graduates, as per the faculty who were my friends back then! Haha! Can you believe that? I was actually overwhelmed. What should I say to these young people when I myself is still as young at heart like them. I'm just starting out in the real world. These guys are excited to get out and run the world, what advices should I tell them? So I prepared a long speech the night before, and guess what, I wasn't able to read any part of it! I was so freaking nervous standing in front of all these teenagers. There i was, like stunned and speechless. I didn't know how the words just came out of my mouth. For all I know I did make sense. Haha! I just told them how it was for me when I was fresh out of school. How tough it was at first, how I learned slowly and how I survived and got here where I am now. Well I've graduated 4 years ago and I can say I've been into quite lots already. I've tried and I've overcome mean challenges from different kinds of mean people out there. I'm not yet this successful lady in a corporate world like I've imagined I'd be after 4 years. I dont have a car yet. Give me 3 more years and you'll be seeing me drive a Hilux!! I swear! Haha! Still, I can say I'm in a stable job and position right now which is good since many are unemployed and lucky me to not be one of them!
It had been such a great opportunity to share inspirational words to younger generations. I hope they liked me even for a bit. Haha! I was also in-charge for giving out diplomas. Too many hand shakes for few hours!
When I was brainstorming and writing a really long speech, I found graduation speeches from famous personalities:

Maria Shriver"I'm only asking you to stop every so often and turn off your mobile device, put down the Angry Birds and the Words with Friends and take a moment. Stop to look up and look around. Pause and check in with yourself -- and spend a moment there. "
Jane Lynch"You can’t make a cloudy day a sunny day, but can embrace it and decide it’s going to be a good day after all." 
Commencement Address at Smith College 2012
Oprah Winfrey
If it doesn't feel right, don't do it. That's the lesson. And that lesson alone will save you, my friends, a lot of grief. Even doubt means don't. This is what I've learned. There are many times when you don't know what to do. When you don't know what to do, get still, get very still, until you do know what to do.
Commencement Address at Spelman College
Neil Gaiman
"And now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make good art. " 
Commencement Address at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, 2012
 After any activity, our tummies need to be full! We ate at newly opened Seafood Island. Of course I had my biggest fans with me, my mom, brother and dear friend Law. Mga supporters ko! It was like a summer inside. Love the warm ambiance. It's a beach themed resto. Hindi bagay ang aming attire! Plus boodle fight pa! I recommend this place for those who wants to eat good food with tight budget, I swear sulit ang bayad niyo!
 There, happy and satisfied tummies! Have a great week ahead!

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9 comments

  1. Wow! Congrats Macy! The fact that you were invited already speaks a lot. You are someone to admire. Smart and pretty, go girl :D

    By the way I haven't tried Seafood Island. There are many branches emerging here in Manila. Hopefully, I'll be able to try it too.

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    1. you should try Seafood Island! sulit! thanks Diane =)

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  2. Wow that is quite an honor! Congrats and I bet it was a great speech :)

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    1. I hope it was. thanks so much Ellie =)

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  3. Hello Macy! :) Nagkataon lang dear. hihi. sa Starbucks kasi talaga kami pupunta and nagpapicture lang ako sa Giligans. But i love the food there :) Bili ka na rin ng beret! :)) i wanna buy nga ulit ee. ;D

    xoxo,
    http://raellarina.blogspot.com

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  4. Wow! You were a model student? And it is so awesome to be invited as a speaker. I think saying your words out without looking at your prepared script is so much more fun and exciting and also it shows that you are indeed a good speaker!

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  5. Wow! You're too young to be a commencement speaker. Awesome! :D

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  6. That is great! congrats :)
    Wanna follow each other on bloglovin? Let me know ^^
    xoxo

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