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Thesis Acknowledgement

Posted in Uncategorized on April 13, 2010 by Rica Cristina Baldomar


In the making of this thesis and for making this thesis possible in the first place, I would like to thank a couple of people:

First, I would have to say thank you to the Big Guy Up There. You created the world and made anything and everything possible. You gave some incredibly tough exams but having taken them and passing (at times barely) has made me a better person. Plus, you gave me great study buddies who stuck with me despite my tantrums and overall grumpiness. The polishing you gave me is much appreciated.

To Mama and Papa, thank you. I just have to say that I am amazed that despite all the heartaches and headaches I have given the both of you, you have continued to love and support me. I might not win the Best Daughter Award but I’m sure the two of you would Best Parents award if there ever was a contest like this. I love you and thank you for not giving up on me.

To my ever patient and ever generous thesis adviser Dr. Alice Tan-Gonzales, thank you so much ma’am for everything you have done for me. I know I’ve raised your blood pressure a couple of times, and I apologize for that. Words cannot describe our gratitude for what you have done for us. Thank you! Thank you!

To my Sisu, thank you for taking over my responsibilities. I’ll make it up to you someday. Eventually. Maybe. I love you Sisu!

To Kaka and Yanyan, I cannot ask for more affectionate siblings. I’m sorry that I missed out on a lot of things. I can now finally watch the two of you grow up.

Best, Wilbie, Lei, Leng, and Anna: You guys are the reason that the therapy I need for my childhood trauma is not too extensive. Cheers!

I would like to thank the teachers who taught me life changing lessons: Prof. Tita Torrio, Dr. Henry Funtecha (God rest his soul), Prof. Joseph Loot, Prof. Rey Carlo Gonzales, Prof. Alfredo Diaz, Prof. Jonathan Jurilla, Prof. Jayne Barcelona, Dr. Rex Sadaba, Prof. John Ryan Recabar, Prof. Mary Lyncen Fernandez and Prof. Susan Tosalem. Each of you, whether you aware of this or not, has imparted some profound knowledge. I am much obliged. 

To Eduard, Benz, Jean, Meloi, Rosarie, Inday and Soule we have been through a lot. Kaya gid naton ini. Salamat gid sa tanan. Kag kung may ara pa sang mga sakit-buot nga nabilin, kalimptan ta na. Let’s move forward! Go! Go! Go! Love ya all!

To my Miagao family: Daddy, Mommy, Tiay Shiela, Tiay Sheena, Tiay Kring, Tatay, Nanay, my twin Karat, my special Special, Erlyn, Candy, Ayeng, Jobolei, Kit, Aivan – Thank you for being my family of friends. Cheers!

Para sa Samahan: Adolf, Emdy, Edz, Pai, Cherry Cherry Bum Bum, Dada, Danskie, Gui, Princess, KF, Tita Melds, Bea, and Resty. I will always remember the nights we got drunk on iced tea, Pepsi and laughter. I will never forget the karaoke videos and scores. You made things fun for me. Thank you for making me laugh when all I wanted to do was cry.

Marty, you are the older brother I never had. Thank you for taking care of me. Tita Sonia, thank you for giving birth to Marty and always supporting him.

Nesser and Gudai, salamat gid sa pag ampon sa akon. Be strong. Always love one another.

My beloved UPV Capizeños, you are a joy. I expect great things from all of you. Asa, Cliff, Kate, Ela, Benz and Iana keep the organization alive. Remember, we are a family and always will be one.

To Sidney and Ging Ging, thank you for crying with me and letting me cry with you. I love the two of you so much. Keep each other strong. Sid, resist the urge to hit JC.

Crisie, Michael, Jayvee, Oielie, Porkie, Tanda and Torshie. Wala lang, kamo gid ang una ko nga barkada diri. Live on Broke Crew!

Dax, thank you.

Angel, I’m glad we met. I’m glad we talked. I’m glad we stayed together. Thank you for keeping my secrets and letting me keep yours. I love you.

In my five years here in the university (two as a Political Science major, two and a half as a Literature major and half an academic year as a Literature-History major), a lot of people have come and gone. Some of them have barely scratched the surface of my being, while others have dug roots so deep that for them to pull out now would definitely damage me. For those I have not been able to mention, thank you so much. You have all been a part of me.

Cheers to life!!!