I was metaphorically dragged by my ankles to attend this poorly scheduled school assembly, got somehow bemused by torn priorities, but decided to eventually give in. For one, my closest college friends’ graduation falls exactly on the same day, but I couldn’t argue more, so I finally settled on choosing and attending this one.
The KASAMA Leaders’ Assembly was a first in MSU-IIT history. This meeting also serves as a joint strategic planning with the KASAMA and the Executive Council officers (represented by the college governors).
The program started with the usual invocation and national anthem, followed by Mr. President Red Sacayan’s opening remarks and Senate President Mikee Maruhom’s overview and objectives.
Senator James Antiquina took the honor of introducing the guest speaker, Prof. Marlo Novino, an MSU-IIT BSBA Entrepreneurial Marketing graduate. We couldn’t ask for a better speaker; he was definitely the coolest! Loads of charm, if I may say.
Photo Ops with the college governors (SET, COE, CBAA, CED-IDS, CASS, SCS), the KASAMA president, and Sir Marlo (guest speaker).
The talk was about time and event management (something that I am seriously weak at, but am working on) and as an officer, this was a big avenue for future possible applications. Sir Marlo also introduced the concept of work life balance (in which I am greatly amazed) and Stephen Covey’s “The 8 Habits of Highly Effective People” (in which I am very hopeful to achieve, so help me God!). HAHAHA!
These are the LOSERS (capitalized for emphasis) of the Pula-Puti pastime game brought in by Gea and we couldn’t stop laughing at the consequences that they’d undertaken: the “Guess What?” game of presumption initiated by Justine.
So lunch break came, and Markki, one of our closest friends (also a graduate, obviously) visited us. Of course, we wouldn’t miss the chance of photo ops, right? Thus, the gang pic. Then I hurriedly ran to the gym, hoping that I could still catch some of my friends, but failed. So I went back to finish the assembly.
Here’s my certificate for attending the assembly. Special thanks once again to the President and the Senate Pres. for this one!
Then with the V-Pres Sarah Jane Aninon and CSM representative.
True to the fact that I couldn’t feel any hint of remorse for missing my closest friends’ grad because of the epic-awesome wisdom that Sir Marlo imparted, this was definitely a big help to my governorship. Coz despite the ceaseless what-ifs and constant fears of future potential EC problems, I can finally say that “I am ready!”
More photos at Jomie Hospital (Facebook).