“Sarah, get your manuscript today. Deadline of clearance is 12 noon.”
Oh, lookie. Again, I got a deadline notification ON the deadline. Four freaking hours from the deadline.
Great. Perfect. Fabulous. Superbly wonderful.
I had been told that the deadline of clearance was during this week. I guess I must have misunderstood or something. I was also told to wait for my adviser to give me the go signal to have my SP hardbound. So I guess this is my go signal, huh?
From the starting line, take a jeepney to Quezon City Circle. From there, take a CUBAO IBABAW bus, and get off at the HM station to get to UPLB.
I got to Los Baños at exactly 12:00 noon. But I still had a few minutes of travel to do to get to ICS. “It’s fine,” my adviser said. “I talked to Ofel. Just go to my office.”
We discussed my manuscript, and it turns out that I still had MAJOR revisions to do. As in MAJOR. And I had to finish that by tomorrow.
Uh… Did I mention that I had to have this hardbound, and that I didn’t have a house (and PC) here in LB?
After talking to ‘the adviser’, go to the College Secretary’s Office to get a clearance form. Go by foot and have it signed by all the department heads within the College.
From IMSP, go to INSTAT and the Institute of Chem. Then cross Oble’s island to get to NCAS. Have your clearance signed in HUM and Department of Social Sciences. Go to the back exit and cross the street to get to BioSci.
Then, walk in the scorching heat to the library. Don’t forget to say hello to the Pegaraw.
From there, go around to the back of the library and cross the bridge. Don’t look down, by the way.
Climb the steep road to get to the University Health Service. This will take about 10 minutes, and about a gazillion beads of sweat. Say hi to Maria Makiling.
From the UHS, ride a jeepney down the über steep road, and get off at Baker Hall (DHK). Walk towards the neighboring building of the Office of Student affairs.
From there, walk (again) to the administration building to pay the graduation fee.
Walk (what else?!) to the internet shop to cool off and start your revisions on the manuscript. This will be your pitstop for this leg of the race.
Sarah’s comments: Did I mention that I did all this alone? And that the sun is, like, VERY cruel?! Argh. I would have appreciated the campus tour on any other day, but come on.