Believe it or not, last Chemistry Reflection

I can never imagine how fast time flies. It was as if just yesterday when I was writing my essay reflection for the first time in Chemistry. The time where in everything is oh-so-new, I can still widely recall the period of adjustment I had. I never thought it would be that fast that I’d be writing my last essay reflection for Chemistry 11. It was both exciting and saddening at the same time. Exciting because high school life will finally end, and we will already be welcomed into a new world. We will already see the world in a bigger scope, a scope outside the portals of this establishment we grew upon. But of course, in spite of the excitement, I was also saddened by the fact that we have to bade our goodbyes soon. Just merely thinking about how we have to leave each other, the fact that we wouldn’t see each other’s faces every single day and the fact that there wouldn’t be Ms. Nartia anymore to remind us about our attitudes or to actually scold us for being too noisy and the like, brings me to tears. I will miss everyone and everything about high school and I know that things would really be different in college. I am glad that Grade 11 gave me so much memories to remember that I could bring with me through eternity.

Chemistry 11, in particular, has placed a huge impact in my life. Especially those S.I.A. moments I shared with my groupmates. Shout out to Ixia, Aileen and Rani for making the laboratory activities extra fun and memorable. It would never be the same if not because of them. I will never forget the exciting ice cream making out of oregano as the key ingredient where in the greatest challenge wasn’t only to create an edible and yummy oregano-flavored ice cream but also the fact that we have to keep on rolling the container after. That actually served as a great bonding time, though. Also, I wouldn’t forget that awesome perfume making experience. It is so fun experimenting with the different scent combinations, arguing about what base, top note, middle note and binder to use and ending up just combining random once that’ll suit the four of us. I can really say that the S.I.A. activities really tightened our bond with each other.

Also, who would ever forget the endless ‘kulitan sessions’ of 11-C during Chemistry time. Those times where in they’d keep on teasing and bugging Tim about how annoying his existence could ever be. Times where in Luigi and Jarnard would just randomly shout at each other for no reason at all. Or those times where in we’d just rather sit down and stay quiet the whole hour that would actually leave Ms. Nartia wondering what is happening. Besides from the lessons Ms. Nartia ever thought us, it was the bond and the memories we’ve shared together that I will carry in my heart through eternity. Lastly, who would ever forget the moments when Ms. Nartia turned out to be extremely mad with that scary look on her face, all of us wants to burry ourselves 10 feet off the ground.

The little moments that we’ve shared all together will actually occupy a great part of my heart. 11-C, with our mom, Ms. Nartia; and our dad, Sir Moi, isn’t just an ordinary class, it is a family that cares and supports one another. As how the old saying goes “All good thing comes to an end.”
This year is such a blast. It was not just good, it was magnificent. And it’s sad how it must already come to an end. But I’d like to think that this is not the end. This is just the beginning of our different journeys, different journeys yet all entwined with one another.

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Catherine is a 20-something BS Nutrition student of the University of the Philippines, but her heart screams for the art. She is a freelance creative and model, an artist and a writer, and an advocate of human rights and the environment.

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