Journalism: My Course and My Curse
Sometimes, I feel pissed off when people especially my relatives ask what my course is. I become tamad of replying a four-syllable (or is it three?) degree program: Jour-Na-Lis-M. And at some point, people wonder what the hell did I just say! I mean if I took Engineering, or Business Administration, or Political Science, they would instantaneously perceive the essence of my course. This pickle, come to think of it, could be worse off with the people from Film, and even CommRes in CMC, right? Lol.
Before, I had the option of shifting to Creative Writing because I wanted to work after graduation in any comics, animation, entertainment and/or book firm. But little by little, I came to love Journ because of, umm umm, nakalimutan ko na. Hehe. And perhaps, I cannot seem to imagine myself on other industries besides The Media. I can’t be a lawyer— for sure, I’ll end up in an actual spat with everyone else. I can’t be a doctor or a nurse— simply because I have more of the potentials to syringe wrongly thus killing instead of curing the patient. I cannot be a public servant— I hate [Philippine] politics. I cannot be an engineer or business manager or accountant— I wished to be spared from Math. I could be in Architecture but they have Math subjects. I could be in Fine Arts but I feel disparaged by the other artists. Kaya Journ ako!
I remember what my “moody” Journ101 professor told us last semester, “If you think that Journalism is easy, I’ll flunk you!”
Of course, I know that the course is really that demanding. At first, I really hated news writings. In high school I wrote poems believe it or not. Then in Senior year, I shifted to writing opinion and feature.
Moreover, I know I’ve got some place in the media industry. No to the extrajudicial killings of the media! Boo.
Barry now all set for the future!
PS Speaking of fieldtrips, I’ll be going to Letran on Friday for AdSpeak 2008! Yay.