8 Things Only Students From Saint Jude Catholic School Can Relate To
Saint Jude Catholic School may be known for being strict and comprehensive, but it's the school's way of preparing their students for what is coming ahead of them. The learning experience in SJCS is what makes the school very unique because from a very young age, students are taught to work hard. We live up to its core values and take it with us as we grow older. Here are eight things SJCS students can relate to.
- Grace Under Pressure
Judenites are trained to have good study habits in all their subjects. Even though students are engaged in various extra curricular activities, we still make it a point to do everything properly and completely—that's called grace under pressure.
- ATM Mind
The minds of the Judenites are just like an automated teller machine (ATM), but instead of being always ready to dispense cash, we're always ready to dispense information. That's because we are trained to memorize everything—from numbers to letters—since pre-school up to the last grade. That is the reason why we are knowledgeable and ready to serve.
- Free Day-Thursdays
Some people may think that having no school on Thursdays is unfair. However, this comes with a price as our beloved Saturday, which is supposedly spent with our familes, is spent in school. So instead of having two days in a row of relaxation and fun, we have it on separate days.
- Batch Play
Every fourth quarter, two batches are expected to prepare a production that will be performed live in front of the whole high school department. This is a part of their final grade in English. The lower batch would usually act a Shakespearean play while the upper batch would perform the annual passion play. It's really stressful but it's sure worth the experience.
- The "Chinese Fever."
"Chinese Fever" is very common during Chinese exams because most of the students seem to have been hit by an epidemic. They try their best to memorize their Chinese lessons to the point that they act like zombies, which causes English teachers to be concerned about their lessons since the students are not participating in their classes.
- "Epang" Dumplings and Mang Alex
In SJCS there is this one food stall where the owner, Epang, would sell delicious dumplings, fries, and hashbrown. Every recess period, Judenites rush to the ground floor to purchase these delicious delicacies.
After school, students would eat at Mang Alex Fishballs together with their yaya and driver. A lot of people enjoy eating here because of the special sauce they use.
- Annual Sportsfest
Just like most schools, St. Jude hosts an annual Sportsfest in the middle of the school year. Here, different batches compete with each other in a variety of sports. The highlight of the sportsfest is the Mr. and Ms. Sportsfest as well as the Cheering competition. Sometimes, it can get a little dramatic, but it's normal for us to get all competitive during the season since it truly brings out the unity and hardwork of each batch.
- Junior-Senior Prom
JS Prom is the peak of our high school lives. The partnering system is always assigned to the batch advisors who will pair you up with someone from the other batch.
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I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!
First. Pixie dust and paper cuts – these are the first things Wendy knew about Peter Pan. Aurora first met Prince Philip when she was sixteen. Learning how to ride a bike was also a first while I was growing up, but you are probably the first of too many. The first collection of dust and stars; maybe Luna will try to ask, who was your first? I might answer and tell her that it was you.
The first of too many stars in the sky. You are the first of too many fallen leaves during fall – and you will be the most anticipated snowflake as winter comes. A dark path that you can’t see without any light, hence, you were once the moon and there are the stars that shine so bright at night. Are we too early? Or we just really want to be ahead of time? Even in a glimpse, I would like to see the two of us connect as if we can reach the sky. There are other parts of the heavens you have never saw and other oceans you haven’t laid your feet onto – but the constellations will always wait for you. Close your eyes, love, close your eyes. Start counting backward: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Count backward until you see the twinkling lights that will guide you to the right path. To the right satellite; to the right person. A first.
There are many firsts – first love, first heartbreak, first sport you played, the first thing you do in the morning, the first thing you remember about the person in front of you. There are a lot. It’s actually up to us how we will consider something as a first. So, Primo, you are already a first of too many.