Long day again.
It all started at 6am. I woke up, brushed my teeth, took a while to decide what to wear, then finally got down to the new laptop and went through all the Nat Sci power points again. While going through them, I suddenly remembered we had to study the 7 kinds of plastics. So I copy-pasted the table onto a word file, and to be safe, printed out the 5 types of fires too. Then I grabbed my Cookies and Cream Poptart and ate it in the car on the way to UP, while trying to cram the new info into my head.
I got to Abelardo Hall. The CR was open, so I went there first. I fixed up the box for Ma'am Luci, then went to Aha to run through all my etudes. I did a quick scale, then... ran through all my etudes hehe. It went okay enough. So afterwards... I left my violin in my locker, then took an Ikot jeep to science, since I really didn't want to walk this morning. Got there around 8:25.
Sir Oma is so funny. So we were all seated there and he comes in suddenly and goes, "Before the exam, I have a favor." He pulls out a camera. "Can we have a class picture?" The class bursts into little giggles and we all stand up, compress in the middle, and smile as the camera flashes - twice, to be safe.
Finally, the exam starts. He hands it out and off we go. I don't know how I did. But I had the strangest feeling while taking the exam. I felt so tired? Like, I didn't really care anymore? No wait. I DID care but I was just so tired I didn't want to think. Which is so weird coz I didn't sleep THAT late last night, and I even took a jeep to science to conserve energy. Why was I so tired taking the test? So what happened was there were some numbers I didn't really think through. I just kinda eliminated the options 'til I had one left and then I just presumed that was the answer mwahaha. I hope my strategy worked. Then right after the exam, I had no desire AT ALL to compare answers with achi Jaye. As in, I didn't even mention the exam anymore. And you know what? I didn't even REMEMBER my answers. Which is so weird! Coz I usually memorize them after the test right, after going through them so many times? I remembered some of the questions, but I don't remember what I answered. Wah!!
So anyway. We walk, and I get to Abelardo. I make Aie and Simon sign Ma'am Luci's letter (I made Mikki sign it early early that morning) then head to Anx 228 for theory. No one is there. So I hang out in 226 with Ken and Stef while waiting. Then ma'am Luci comes up and I tell her that yeah, no one is there... so she goes down to get the Kuya and I hang out in 226 again.. then later on she calls me and we go to 228... and it's just the two of us haha. So she was talking about she forgot all about our dication exam, and how she has to panel so many recitals... then Sarah comes in. But we don't really do anything yet. I interview Ma'am a bit about why she's a theory teacher and not primarily a piano teacher coz well, she has a masters degree in piano and all... so she explains her entire story... then after, she starts writing our solfege bit on the board and then Aya comes in. Yay! So Ma'am starts "lecturing" again on how to prepare for solfege, then Aie comes in... then about ten minutes later I have to leave coz it was almost my turn for major finals.. But before leaving I have Ma'am Luci envelope#1 hehe. The envelope that says "Oops! Your gift isn't here!" Haha.
So anyway. Major finals time. Had to wait about half on hour before my turn. So I go in the room... they look at my etudes... and ma'am Mich goes, "Kreutzer." I hold my breath. "Kreutzer 12." I almost dropped my head in despair, but I decided to hold it up, take a deep breath and start playing. La do mi la do, mi la do mi, la do mi la, do mi la do, mi la do mi, la do mi laaaaaaaaaaaaa.... re fa la re fa, la re fa la, blah blah blah. It was quite agonizing hehe. But I finished it. And ma'am mich goes, "dapat tinaas mo lahat ng nota mo!"
Mr. Guitar teacher then picks my next etude: Dont 7. Phew. I would've preferred 4, but 7 isn't bad. I go through it without much incident and ma'am Mich caps it off with a "Good." PHEW.
They both look at my list again, and Ma'am Mich goes, "Kreutzer... 8." I almost jumped for joy but I decided not to. I think I smiled a bit though. So off I went playing my favorite etude. Mi so si mi so si la fa re la fa re, mi so si mi so si la fa re la fa re... I had one "incident" where my notes got all jumbled and I just.. made noise for about one measure hehe but then I didn't stop, I just continued on to the next measure. It was all fine until the very last measure, that small e4. I thought it was pretty ok, but it was low apparently. It got ma'am Mich wondering why... it was a harmonic note. Why was it low? My open string was in tune. What was wrong with my harmonic note? Mr. GT contributed to the discussion by saying that it sometimes happened on the guitar too... Harmonic notes are out of tune, even though the open string is. So there's "confusion" for a few more seconds and then suddenly ma'am mich goes, "Okay, call in na the next person who's not my student..."
"Si Criselda ma'am?"
Mr. GT: "Ah, guitar po muna."
Ma'am Mich: "Ah sige. Basta sabihin mo kahit sino hindi ko student nandyan maghanda na. Kung wala, sabihin mo sa dalawang boys maghanda na sila."
I wait a bit... and nothing more is said to me. So I left the room.
I have no idea how my exam was!! :( I left feeling pretty bad though. I don't know, I guess I just expected.. something more? Or I guess I just really wanted a comment. Coz now I have absolutely no idea how my exam went for Ma'am Mich and Mr. GT. I saw Ma'am Chona afterwards and she asked how I did and I couldn't answer her either. But then I was talking to like Zhai, and I told her I played non-stop and she said good for me, coz she had to keep stopping... so I don't know. I have absolutely no idea.
MuL was cool. Watched some hula videos...then Master Aya and I finalized Ma'am Luci's stuff and left them with Ate Lisa na... then spent the next two hours or so with Sara Matsuura looking for a piano room (we failed. For two entire hours)... bumped into Ma'am Luci and asked her if she got the stuff... told her to make hagulgol when she read it but she didn't understand me hehe so I decided not to repeat it and just told her to enjoy. XD
Commuted home. It was kinda enjoyable, strangely. Passed by Unimart to buy KitKat for Sharyne and Sara, since Melis and mom ate 1 of the Twix I bought supposedly for Sharyne haha. Ngek. Oh well. At least it gave me opportunity to go to Unimart and buy something for Sara too.
Ugh I'm so tired. Isn't it obvious? I feel so hot and sticky and I'm still really sad about my examS today. Trying to be productive, but I'm sad. It's hard to work when you're sad, you know?
Solfege panel tomorrow. :(( I feel so out of it. I'll practice solfege later, and tomorrow morning. I promise to do good.