I’m back! I told you I can’t stop writing (or typing). Anyway, I just would like to share something from my undergraduate thesis entitled “CAMPUS COMMUNITY RADIO AS MEDIUM FOR SOCIAL ISSUE AWARENESS IN THE MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITY MARAWI CITY: A PRODUCTION RESEARCH. It was four years in the making. Those four years that I was out of the campus gave me so much time to morph my skills in broadcasting and led me to my undergraduate research paper. It was a rollercoaster ride. It had its ups and its downs. But the joy of it was the adrenalin rush you feel as you go over the loops. That was all that matters.
What I would like to share are the acknowledgements that I NEED to blog out since these people or group of people, one way or another, backed me up throughout my struggles. These are the exact same words and format. No alterations were made.
This goes out to the people who have made a significant impact in my life. YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE GRAVITY OF MY HAPPINESS:
To Mamang and Papang whom I have loved unconditionally for the past 24 years, thank you for the unwavering support;
To Prof. Sorhaila L. Yusoph, my thesis adviser, thank you for putting me right back on track with my thesis. You do not understand how much gratitude I owe you;
To Dr. Rebekah Alawi, my panel member, thank you for the red marks on my papers during my defense. It made this study even more colorful;
To Mr. Rustom Bauya and Ms. April Rose Torion, I offer you my respect for not abandoning me every time I felt lost with my thesis. You made me feel how college was for us more than four years ago;
To Bro Michel, my mentor, who taught me that once there is nothing more for you to learn, move on. Thank you for making radio my passion. You were the sister that I never had;
To Yusoph Ali Amirel, my best friend, and to Tita Josephine, who made me feel like I was part of their family, thank you for the leniency you showed me;
To Golden Bites, who stood as my second home inside the campus, thank you for adding an extra experience in my resume;
To Vanessa, an amazing woman, who patiently tallied more than half of the data I gathered, thank you for the friendship built in just days;
To Jo Alven, Sir Abu, and Jopfler, thank you for squeezing me into your room and keeping me alive throughout those long and sleepless nights (You know what I mean). I offer you my debt of gratitude;
To Jie Nova and Jo Abdul, two of my valuable friends, you guys are too awesome for words managing to make me smile during my super annoyed state;
To my dear Jos and Jies of The Eyoners Club, thank you for the genuine brotherhood and sisterhood I felt throughout my college life. I never felt that I was away from home every time I was with the club;
To the rest of my friends who collectively helped made this research possible, you guys are exceptionally awesome. Thank you for backing me up. You were my constant reminder that giving up is never an option and;
To someone who freed me from hatred through love and forgiveness.