Kilati's Worth Life Adventures:
Patty Kilati. Yes, I know my name sounds weird and a lot of
people find it funny. But I kind of like my name. Sometimes, I
make it sound like a superhero. Up, up and away Patty
Kilati!...though I know it sounds really embarrassing saying that
in front of many people. I mean I'm not superman (seriously,
Superman is a guy!) and I'm not running around with a red
underwear! Okay! Okay! Don't look at me like that! I know you're
not here wanting to hear (or reading as a matter of fact) about
me fussing over my name. Right. I'll get almost to the
point. So, uhm, yeah. Let us begin…
Okay, where was I? Oh yeah. Hi, I'm Patty Kilati
(Again with the introduction, I know). I'm seventeen and yes, I
am a little childish (admit it, a lot of you are little
childish sometimes). I'm not tall (though I wish I was). I have
no plans to tell you the exact measurement and since you're just
reading this, I'm not really worried. Alright, as you may have
noticed already, I talk, a LOT! With capitals. I do have a slight
problem on keeping my mouth shut. Anyway, I'm the girl in school
who always wear my hair in a ponytail and mismatched colored
clothes (Yes I know, I'm weirder than my own name). And yes, I go
to the same university and college as you do (How do you think I
got this published at Banwag?!) In totality, I'm a loud,
talkative, overconfident, energetic and mostly reckless person
you'll ever meet. But I'll admit I', quiet brave, I'm not gonna
lie to that one. So this story (well not entirely, more like my
opinions and minds written in a diary, hehe) is all about what I
call "Worth Life Adventures" that I lived through that I want to
let people know. Some of them can be dramatic, funny, weird or
probably scary (not that I met vampires, but I would love to meet
one. Yes, I'm a total Twilight fan). Life is already a little
scary already, you know.
So…this Worth Life Adventure is what I called: "Core
Values: Is it Worth our Attention?". I know what you're probably
thinking: Boring, boring and boring. What were you thinking
Patty? The Core Values?
Well, HONESTLY! It even took me quite a while to
probably think I can cope with the core values. We're going to
start by Excellence. We all know what excellence is,
right? If you don't, drop out of school (*joke*) but seriously,
it has been in our line since last year: Excellence at Forty. But
what really is excellence? You're probably going to look it up on
a dictionary, Well, it's always about being the best! MSU-IIT is
one of the universities known to the country. So here's
I have two best friends: Elsa Rivera and Anna
Espiritu. Elsa is this serious person who likes to wear t-shirts
and jeans. She carries a lot of things (you should meet her, 2
full sling bags and a hand carried green folder, Really!
I'm not lying), She always gives me advice, corrects me and even
tease and calls me names for being so reckless but I know she
cared (Isn't that right Elsa? I know you're reading this!). And
Anna is this sweet person who's really shy. She likes to wear
long flowy skirts (talk about girly, no offence Anna!). Then
there's this feeling close Kyle Santiago, a proud, boastful guy I
know yet he's not boring to hang out with (not that I have a
crushed with him. Seriously, I don't!)
tired of this hot place! (He complained while facing the electric
fan) I mean, hasn't the college thought of fixing the darn
There isn't any budget. But I don't think it's nice to complain
things without proper facts. You can't really blame the
What does that mean?
I mean look at it? Aren't we supposed to be an excellent school?
Shouldn't we have excellent facilities? Classrooms? I mean even
our air coned rooms is killing me now!
huh? (doubting), What about you?
What about me aside from being handsome? (grinning)
Handsome? How can you be handsome? No girl in there right mind
would think of you.
(laughing), Oh you're just jealous!
(growling) I have the urge to kill you right now.
(wasn't pleased with the situation) It's as simple as an example.
What happens to you when you get a grade of 3.0 in lets say in
I'll be jumping for joy! (Kyle agreed)
(raising her eyebrow) Why?
(staring at Elsa like she's crazy, who wouldn't be happy with a
grade of 3.0?) Well, I passed right?
have you at least study every day or at least a week before the
exam or the night before the exam?
(Ouch! That really hurts! I don't study much except the day
before an exam) *silence*
(Seems to have read my mind) See? You complain about the
excellence of the school, yet you yourself do not give you're up
to it to be excellent!
A lot of us are like that.
isn't the school that makes a school excellent. It's the people
in the school. The faculty, the staff, the security guard, the
custodians even the most populated, the students.
it's what you give to what makes you excellent and because of
what you bring yourself that made this school excellent. Majority
of us thinks that as long as we get a grade of 3.0, we'll be
fine. But that's not right, The reason majority of us got that is
because we didn't care. We go to school, go home without even
knowing what the last thing our lesson was. We just scan or
skimmed through our notes thinking: "I'll just pass". What about
"I'm going to get a high score? Or I'll make my mother proud by
getting the top on the honors list? Or what about I'm going to
study hard to be number one for once? I know a lot of people have
great potentials and are wasting it up to spending on the
internet and hanging around more with friends. There is a big
reason why Excellence is one of out core values.
Hey! I'm the narrator here!
(smirking) Well, you got speechless on the speech. I know a lot
of people got themselves hit on my words.
Though honestly, Elsa was right. It has been common
behavior among students to be "Just Students" not "Excellent
Students". Like me for example. We complained about how difficult
the exams are but then to think about it, we just studied the
night or even an hour before the exam. If we did our best, even
if we didn't get to be on top, it still feels like you're number
one. We give on lame excuses such as "I'm just not smart
enough like him or her". We're all smart! How do you think you
got into MSU-IIT? It's because you got potential. (Unless you
just copied off from your seat mates during SASE). So what are
we? Are we just students or are we excellent students? Our being
excellent is what makes our teachers happy to be educators
because they did their very best to be excellent at teaching.
It's what makes our school excellent. Not the facilities or the
laboratories or the libraries. It's us. So if you excuse me, I
have some studying to do.
Next stop…Teamwork. We all know what teamwork
is right? There's teamwork in basketball, there's teamwork when a
group of men pulls a stranded car to the right road and there's
even teamwork where a group of friends sit together during an
exam so they can help on each other (to whoever gets hit by the
stone, please don't throw it back on me. I'm definitely not
Stop interrupting me! I'm in the middle of discussion!
(*growl*). So where was I? Oh yes, teamwork.
hate this! I have Nella, Cairo and Bromski as my group mates for
the project! Why didn't the professor let us choose our
(shrugging) I don't care as long as I got the Elsa on my side.
I'll just sit this one out. OUCH! Why'd you hit me on the
Because you're an ajo!
That's Japanese for idiot! What makes you think me; Kyla and Mike
are willing to accept to get all the dirty work? We're supposed
to be a team!
I'll just pay it off! (covered his head for an expecting
(hands on hips) Paying us isn't gonna help as much as what a
group effort can give!
What's the point? You know I'm still useless?
Actually not…you can carry the boards.
want to pass don't you? Carry the boards! After all, you
are a guy!
(watching Elsa and Kyle leave) *sigh* At least Kyle got the
diligent ones. Who do you got Anna?
Joe and Emma.
got the crazy ones?
don't think they're crazy, I know that teamwork is all about
working together to finish off a goal or a project. But I think
it's also think that it is also about how to work with others
whom you don't like to work with.
What? I'd rather work alone! I can't live with people I don't
of it as a challenge Pat. When you get to work and assuming
you're going to work with a group of people you're not really
going to like? How do you handle it? How do you handle them for
that matter? You're job will probably on the line.
we're all different. That's going to make it a lot
the fun part of being a team. We're all different. We just have
to learn how to make the different notes make a harmonious music.
(pat me on the shoulder and left with her earphones on).
Though Anna almost sounds like Elsa but quite calming
(ANNA: Thanks!). Hey! I'm in a dramatic moment here! (ANNA: Oh,
sorry). Okay, so…there a lots of teamwork. But the hardest part
is where you get to be paired with people difficult to handle or
you really dislike. Come to think of it, there are a lot of ways
to make the lazy person move their butt, the proud one to take
trust on his or her teammates and the loner to make friends.
Every one is different. Yet, how'd a group of different people
managed to create an organization? A town? But better yet a
civilization? One of it is a goal but the thing that we mostly
overlook is how we work together despite our differences towards
our goal and how harmonious it was when we were doing the work,
that despite that it failed it makes us really happy because to
think that as a group we did our very best and we have fun to it.
So…I have to meet with my group mates, see you soon.
The third is commitment. What is commitment?
The thing between a girlfriend and a boyfriend? How to keep a
certain promise? Seriously? Is that the only commitment you can
think of? Commitment is all about being responsible and being
determined on something you think is important.
That was my line!
Will you quit it! It doesn't matter. At least you made
an impact on me! (ELSA: You'll probably going to forget it sooner
or later!). Quit it Elsa!
Could we stop with all these live acting for these people to
understand? I'm getting tired of it.
ANNA: I like
Will you guys let me finished off my work?!
think you should hurry up! The longer you make it. The lesser the
probability that the Banwag staffs are willing to published
What? They'll better be! I didn't got this working out if they
aren't going to!
They'll not going to publish this. You couldn't shut up!
Fine! If I'm going to be famous, you guys will not be part of my
you guys be one with it! Majority of us don't like the idea of
Aha! Gotcha! We were just pretending to do that.
Yup! That's right! Majority of us didn't like the idea of
reading. The more readings hand out from our teachers. The more
we complain about it. We just don't like the idea of being
(murmuring) You hate to read too you know.
Elsa, nobody knows that!
Anyway, being committed to your work is being responsible,
determined, hard working and loyal.
That's what makes the world move. You wanted something, you put
yourself into it. You'll do anything to read, you'll study, and
most of all, you never give up. (Unlike Patty).
STAFF: Excuse me Patty but the line is really over the
What? But I'm not done yet! What about Accountability and
Integrity? Which happens to be the one of the most
STAFF: But the line is over the limit. They are other writers
here too you know.
Huh! Will you please let me finish!
STAFF: Well you have to wait for the next issue.
can't do that! I still have loads to say.
STAFF: That's what I'm worried about.
*CRY* You can't do this to me! (***********)
everyone, I believe our line is over. I think you should wait for
the next issue to come up. Thanks for reading. We hope you'll
read us next time.
Hey! I wrote this! I'm suppose to end it!.....
Because of Patty's behavior we have to cut this. Hope
you enjoyed it and hoping to wait for another issue. Thank you
> Banwag is the name of our school publication
> The setting is in MSU-IIT (A university from the
> There are 5 core values in our university: excellence,
teamwork, commitment, accountability and integrity
> Patty Kilati is just a fictious character, so are the names
in the story
> Any similarities are purely coincidence.
> Thanks for understanding