In this aspect, I guess I have so much to brag about myself. And I would like to apologize once and for all if I overdo it as I go along in this sharing.
My grandmother told me that when I was around 3 year old, I already know how to read and write. Because during that time, I will not go to sleep until she teaches me new lesson from my "abakada" booklet. And so I grew so eager about schooling. When I am already 4 year old nearing 5, my "lola" sent me to school and temporarily joined the grade 1 class as a "saling-pusa". The following year I was accepted as official grade one.
My main goal since then was to finish my studies and I never thought that I would be part of the cream of the crop in our class and I even got the first honors. And so from grade one up to my senior year in high school, I consistently got the first rank and graduated Valedictorian.
But this is not so much for me to be proud of coz the competition is not that tough and the school population is not that big.
When I get in to college, my elementary and high school recognitions were my greatest investments though I was not part of the dean's lists and all at least I passed the College Entrance Examination of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM). I am proud I was once an "Iska" and because of that I love me - mentally.
Being a graduate of PLM is a greater advantage for me when I entered the corporate world and the world of professional accountants. This has helped me to find a better job.
I may not be a CPA but I have the credibility of an accounting graduate. (Right Niko? Hehe!).
Come to think of it, even if I'm intelligent as others see me, still I am not rich. You really can't have the best of both worlds. Most of the time, as what people say, if you are mentally smart you are dumb when it comes to love life. Do you agree?