College Days

I have a hard time in public speaking, I feel tense and nervous that I tend to mumble to get it over with. The thought of speaking before an audience scares me so I tend to talk real fast and tend to skip some words/phrases that I don't make sense anymore.

Here's my top 3 funny unforgettable moments --

  1. Pilipino class. The whole class was sleepy as I was making my 'boring' report and in my nervousness I accidentally used the word "gahasain" (rape) instead of "ihasa" (to sharpen) ... the whole class laughed and the worst thing was I didn't even know what I just said! what a bummer!
  2. Thesis term paper. We were defending our Japanese thesis paper regarding 'The Basic Japanese Family Unit'. As I was emphasizing on the importance of the first born in a Japanese family, I said "... the eldest boy son ... " yet, we (me and my thesis mates) still manage to get a 4.0. It's a good thing we were not being graded for our public speaking skills.
  3. Japanese language class. This is not about public speaking. My Japanese language instructor claims he can read minds... and it was quite embarassing when he caught me 'daydreaming' in his class and the worst part was he told the whole class what it's about ... (I can't remember the specific, cause I daydream a lot) but I do remember that he was right. From then on, he will each give us a "reading" (without the tarot cards of course) and advice about life... hehehe...
Read all about my high school memories. Now, you know a little bit more about me...

2 comments:

Lynn said...

Hey Jo, funny you talked about some of your college "bummers" while here on my side I talk about my elementary life... mas malayo yata ang nostalgique ko lol!

JO said...

Hi Lynn, wala na yata akong ma remember during my elementary years... super boring kasi buhay ko... no sense remembering??? hehehehe...