I’m hours away from taking the famous University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT) and instead of using my spare time productively, here I am typing like I have all the time in the world to study permutations, wavelengths and arithmetic sequences.

You probably think I’m one of those brilliant students who can determine the value of x in less than a fraction of a second. Just because I’m lazing around doesn’t mean I know everything already. The truth is, I don’t even know what’s going to happen to me once I face the the UPCAT. Yes, I can solve for the number of terms in a sequence. Heck, I can even give you the periodic trends for electronegativity and atomic radius. But is that enough to pass the UPCAT? Will I see these stuff once I open the test booklet? I don’t know. That’s why I’m torn between studying really hard or not at all. Between memorizing formulas for Physics or finishing this blog post. My mind’s in a haze right now. Like there’s a tornado inside and my thoughts come flying out, circling around one single thought: the UPCAT.

I don’t understand what I’m feeling right now. Maybe a bit terrified but excited. Seriously, I just want to get this over with. Can I just go all the way to UPLB, answer the Language Profiecency and Reading Comprehension tests and then hide under the covers until February? Or until the results are released? All I know is, once this UPCAT madness is over, I will never ever read about permutations and probabilities in my free time again.

“May the MASS X ACCELERATION be with you.”