In this side of the planet, the third month of the year is also the last month in the life of any student. And how fitting for the month’s name to be the same as the action word done by a student every year – at least by one who is about to take his or her last few steps as a student.


Congratulations to those who have survived all the struggles and felt the joy as well as the pain of living as a student. Now’s the time to put your best foot forward.

Did you do well enough to get any piece of recognition from your school? Will it matter if you did or didn’t? No one knows. One thing is for sure though: You have learned to try to do better in anything that comes your way from this point on.


Ready to march your way to the stage and receive your diploma? Ready to share your last bunch of memories with classmates and dear friends?

It’s okay if you feel like crying. You’re not the only one who feels like it. And it is your special day.


Hug your friends and teachers. You won’t be seeing them as often as you would want to. Confess your feelings to your secret crush. This could be the right time. If it doesn’t work, at least it’s your final day to see each other.

Whether you’re off to high school or college, or to get a job, give yourself some time to relax and recharge. Try not to think of what’s to come and what might happen. At least for a moment, be in a Zen and focus on your “now.” Enjoy some things that you would satisfy you (without the guilt, of course).


Every fresh graduate does one thing during vacation – get some ample sleep. Doze off and recharge your whole being.


Don’t be hasty when it comes to preparing for the future. For the meantime, think of nothing but “now” thoughts. You need to prep your perspective. Things are going to make a sharp turn as you yourself grow older and more mature.

You may want to postpone any plan for the first few weeks of the summer vacation for Holy Week is just around the corner. Get some divine blessings. Thank your Maker for what you have accomplished so far.


Then, troop over to the beach and enjoy the moment. This may not come as often as you want it to when you get busy in college or in your career.


Life becomes very different once you step out of your former school. Best to be charged up to face any difficulty you would encounter. Yes, it is going to be more difficult this time around. But no one is as ready to face this as you are…dear graduate.

Omedetou Gozaimasu!