Cuesta, Dan Moises Dave Repasa DCAT Passer Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA) My DCAT Journey (long and worthwhile) During our CGP classes, people asked me what I wanted to be. I was left blank, thinking of how I see myself in the future, but it was vague. The only thing that was clear to me that time was I want to have the longest name engraved on a gravestone. And so I answered, "I want to be a CPA" not because of the passion or calling but because of the label and honor. I did not have a clear vision of my future self, not until I got to hear the calling of the a green archer. One day in 2014, we were wearing our best business attire and went to DLSU Manila to attend the Economics Leaders Congress. I saw a vision of me in those La Sallians I saw, and from that moment I had a dream of becoming one of the green archers. July of 2018, I was determined to take DCAT for two main reasons: First, I read that DLSU is the leading university when it comes to Accountancy. Second, I felt that too much time is wasted by the new educational curriculum and only through the trimester system of DLSU can I fill the lapses. October, our dog died and I was too affected to the point that I could not review. I stayed up all night before the exam to rush browsing lessons. I read a lot but I understood a little. October 7th, I took the examination not to pass but to just take. Perhaps that day was not my day and DCAT was not meant for me. Before leaving the testing venue, I bid farewells to my dream university, and to my dream to becoming a green archer. January 12, I was on my way to PUP when my friend informed me that DCAT results were out. I felt nervous, bothered, and excited; but the bad thing was that I have to carry that feeling for a whole day because I did not have an internet connection that time. After getting a rest from taking PUPCET, I took the courage to see the results and hey, I passed! And hey, with my first choice again. Huhu, I did not know who I was and what I did on my previous life but I am beyond thankful I am reaping the seeds that person sowed. Thank you and Animo, La Salle! 💚 (2/n)
Cuesta, Dan Moises Dave R. ACET Passer 100% Scholarship Grantee It felt like yesterday I left the examination with no hope of passing and today I receive one of the best blessings I could ever have, huhu, where do I start? 😭 Thank you so much Lord! This is indeed a good way to start the year. I'm more than grateful. To my family who has supported me all throughout, to my friends, thank you! 😊 MY ACET JOURNEY (Not short but still sweet) The first time I met the blue eagles was during the Ateneo CODE's OD on Overdrive way back 2013. I saw a vision of me in them, and from that moment, I had a dream to be blue. One day in 2018, I had talk with my research teacher. She was sharing a story of her friend who took ACET and validated that indeed it was the hardest entrance exam in the Philippines. I was challenged and motivated at the same time; and from that moment, I knew what I wanted. September 22, 2018 is what I considered as my "one big fight". I knew I prepared but the pressure was so heavy to carry. Minutes before the examination, I felt the call of nature. It was definitely one of the worst things that could actually happen to every examinee. I was torn between letting out or keeping in, but the former prevailed. The test itself was nerve-wracking because it felt like I was answering the first question and the next thing I knew was we only had less than ten minutes to finish the essay. That's how hard ACET is, perhaps it became harder because of the time pressure. I left the testing venue with no hope of passing. From that moment, I concluded that not all battles can be conquered through preparation, and that timing has a say on winning. January 11, 2019 (11:11AM) Today is the verdict. It was only half past one when I saw something that made my heart jump in gladness! Not only did I pass the exam but I aced it, for I received a 100% scholarship grant! And yes, I passed on my first choice that is "Honors Program", an undergraduate program only available to the top 15% of ACET passers. It's surreal! But from this moment, I have to know now that I can if I want, I will if I do, and I have what it takes! Thank you, Ateneo! 💙 1/n
Yea it's my tradition to post this on the 2nd of January so here it is. 17/18 is an excellent job and I hope this year I'll be able to complete my 19 Goals! PS: I put an (*) on things that I think you should not know by now. I guess I'll be sharing this before the second half of the year. In the meantime, I will be posting the detailed accomplishment of every goal on FB this month but not now because I'm up to something more. ;) 18 Goals for 2018 √ To get the highest academic distinction and one core value. √ To get passport. √ To attend a national seminar. √ To complete misa de gallo. √ To take a bigger break. √ To practice driving. X To learn how to ride a bicycle. √ To practice punctuality. √ To remain friends with Pao-pao and the Sang’gres. √ To be more open especially to my bestfriend. √ To close doors, move on, and move forward. √ To remain single while waiting for my Juanito. √ To accept and love myself more and get out of my own shell √ To go to Batangas beach/Baguio/Nuvali (alone). √ To make history again and get back what’s mine. √ To reach Php. ***** by the end of the year. √ To take entrance/scholarship examination at *******. √ To apply for ***.
Adiós 2018, bienvenido 2019! 😊
Year-end gala! @car_yl_anne @the.gutsss @mrkjhzzdmrtn
|12122018| National Champion 💙 Essay Writing Contest 56th National Rizal Youth Leadership Institute (NRYLI) Conference
|12132018| Baguio City 💙 Mansion House ☑ Wright Park ☑ Burnham Park and Lake ☑ SM Baguio ☑ Session Road ☑ Strawberry Farm ☑ Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto ☑ Baguio Cathedral ☑ San Jose the Worker Parish ☑ Botanical Garden ☑ Mines View Park ☑ Good Shepherd Convent ☑ Rizal Park ☑
|12132018| Veni. Vidi. Vici. Veni Going to the conference was not a slice of cake; it tested my personality and at some point it made me want to give up. I was hesitant, but my determination was more than my fear. I travelled to Baguio alone, with nothing but courage, dream, and strong desire to know Rizal more. Sunday evening, finally, in the Summer Capital of the Philippines, I CAME! Vidi To go to Baguio City has always been my dream ever since I was a kid. This year, opportunity knocked on my door and I grabbed it in spite of the thorns attached to it. During my stay, I spent time visiting places that made Baguio worthy to be called a must-see tourist destination. But more than the tourist spots, I saw someone that I have never seen before. He was more than just a great writer and only through the 56th NRYLI Conference did I see him more. It was Rizal that I SAW, and from that moment, I can never see him the way I perceived him before. Vici I had so many fears and hesitations before going in the 56th NRYLI Conference; but I was able to overcome those fears and turn it into motivation to strive harder. I pushed myself beyond my limitations and I became better. Being hailed as a national champion was just a bonus for me because my sole mission in joining the said conference was to get to know our national hero and his tenets and principles. I learned so much things in a short span of time and for that reason alone, I CONQUERED! To end this, I just wanna say that if there is something you want to achieve, you don't just sit and wait for a miracle to happen. You stand and do something to achieve your goals. Life is not always a matter of going with the flow; sometimes, you have to exert a little force even if it's against the flow to arrive at your destination. You are the sailor of your own ship, the pilot of your own plane, and the writer of your own destiny. I am Dan Cuesta, sole delegate from the Division of Cavite during the 56th National Rizal Youth Leadership Institute Conference at Baguio City. I came to Baguio. I saw Rizal. I conquered my fears! #JustLikeRizal
While waiting for the official photos, let me just post a picture while we were waiting outside the Malacanan Palace earlier (where we were still free to take pictures) and tissues I got after the event! These are the only things that I have right now because phones were not allowed inside for security purposes. Hoping for the release of official photos the soonest. 😁 © Ate Da
|11162018| Better late than never. It will always be my greatest honor to host the Regional Children's Month Celebration of Region IV-A CALABARZON at Cultural Center of Laguna. My second and last hosting became more memorable because of the freebies! Thanks to our humble sponsors. :) © Ate Da
Visited the oldest university in Asia. 💛
Am proud to have witnessed the 26th National Children's Month Kick-Off Celebration at Cuneta Astrodome! Let us all continue to empower the seeds of today and ensure their growth and development! #BataProtektahan #KarahasanWakasan #EndVAC #ChoosePositiveDiscipline #2018NCM
One of the best moments I ever had in my entire life was when I once got home late after an exhausting day. Before I even open the gate, I saw her running in joy towards me - with her eyes sparkling and tail wagging as if it were years since she last saw me. It was a warm welcome, that kind of welcome that can ease sadness and tiredness. She was one of the few reasons why I can still feel like our house is a home. She is more than just a dog to me, she is my little sister. And now that she's gone, I'm both sad and glad: sad in a way that I lost someone I love and glad in a sense that God finally ended her suffering. She fought a tough fight and I guess it's enough. It's now time for her to take a rest. We love you and we always will. Adios, Camea! PS: I literally can't take the view of my older sister sobbing while dressing Camea. This is supposedly the dress she was about to wear on her 1st birthday next month. Sadly, she was not able to make it. :'(
It's not everyday that you see light whenever you look up.