Alarm bells early Monday morning
Last night Randy and I slept late, as we consider Mondays our day off (we work the hardest on weekends). More so this Monday, as we have already been bitten by the Holidays bug. But then something roused us from our deep slumber before 5 A.M.: consecutive beeps of my mobile phone and of his iPad. I tried to ignore it but shortly after, I heard another series of beeps. And then Raviv, who has been waking up quite late for the past months, woke up early too. So I had no choice but to wake up and check my cellphone. This was what removed any trace of antok in me:
At first I thought it was a joke, or that Arianne (the student who messaged me), was mistaken! After all, the previous UPCAT results were released in February this year! Way, way AFTER the release of the ACET and of the DLSUCET! As far as I know, the earliest previous UPCAT results were released mid-January, and definitely NOT before Christmas! But then I also saw another message:
And then I got a notification of a “mention” on IG:
So I checked my news feeds on Facebook and true enough, almost everyone awake was posting something about the UPCAT.
Like what I’ve said in the past years, I really get ambivalent feelings whenever the UPCAT results come out. And this batch’s result is no exception. Of course, I feel great when I receive “thank-you” messages or even when I read status posts of my students expressing their extreme elation.