As some of you know, I have been busy scattering pieces of me all around the metro (Translate: Nagpapaulan ng resume). I've also been doing online applications to some hospitals. Last night, I just read an email from Hospital X turning down my application because my "grades are all exceptional but my board rating didn't make the cut". WTF?! I didn't know that they have a board rating cut-off because they didn't indicate it on the list of requirements.
I had crazy thoughts pouring. "Baka nag-clash yung grades ko sa TOR at yung board rating ko", "Bobo ba ako?", and other whatever things. It did damage to my self esteem. There was even something that came up and made me blame myself for getting a 74 on Test 4 since it's the only incriminating mark that I got that greatly affected my rating (sabi ng ale sa PRC).
What the heck. I'm proud of my rating even if isn't even close to what everyone thinks as "satisfactory". I won't let this rejection stop me. There are lots of opportunities out there for me, other than this one. I just felt sad about this "grade stigma" because it seems as if they limited everyone's abilities with the figures that they saw on the board rating slip. Yeah, whatever. All I know is that I'm a whole lot different than the whatever mold that they had placed me into. Ay pampalubag-loob? Nyahaha.
When I was in college, my motto is: "Grades aren't the measure of what I'm really learning". I never limited myself and my abilities just because I have a grade that reeks of mediocrity. I believe that whatever the sky-high graders can do, I can do too. Well, except memorizing. Tee-hee.
That got me into thinking: who are the super intelligent people anyway? Ngek. Whatever. Pauso lang.
Anyhoo, I'm OK now. It's part of the role I play in the theatrical play that we all belong into. That play is what we know as: LIFE.