\\TOPIC FIVE: VALEDICTORY. This one was near graduation, and we all realized that it was finally time to say good bye. I think we were all crying while writing our Notes for this one. But as you read, you’ll notice that I’m not ready yet. Instead, I picked something a bit more temporary. Hope y’all like it!\\
Goodbye. Like its counterpart, hello, it has different meanings for different occasions. It can mean something temporary, like ‘Bye, see you soon’ or something permanent, ‘Goodbye. I will never see you again.’ Sometimes, it’s also confusing for everyone, mainly because they can’t distinguish whether they’re getting the former or the latter.
Saying goodbye to people I’ve considered family for four years is bound to be painful. We’ve been through thick and thin together. They saw me through my best and through my worst, and they weren’t there to judge. They were behind me through it all—supporting me, saying encouraging words, working their damndest to keep me from falling, and helping me get up when I do.
Now that graduation is near, goodbyes are inevitable, seeing as each of us now has to go down our own path, and it is unavoidable that all of us have different paths. After all, if you force someone to do something he is not passionate about, someone is bound to get hurt. I will never forget you guys, and I’ll always carry a part of you guys in my heart, forever! <3
After four years of experiencing ups and downs together, I really believe that all of us are ready for the real world. We, dear batchmates, are ready to take the world by storm, and prove how the cream of the cream of the cream of the crop will excel in any field they choose!
To the underclassmen, another batch of your ates and kuyas will be leaving. Rest assured, we will miss you guys. You’ve been a part of our Pisay experience, and I’m glad that we got to spend part of it with you.
But, one thing’s for sure. Saying goodbye need not be final, even after death. We’ll still find each other in the depths of our hearts, in our thoughts, and in our memories. Who knows, we might see one another in the most random places—a comfort room, a shopping store, the road, a jeep—the odds are endless.
So, au revoir for now. See you soon!