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I passed the bar!


Yes, folks, I freakin' passed the 2017 Bar Examinations! I'm a lawyer!!!!!!!!

(Well, technically, I still have to take the oath and sign the roll. But the most difficult hurdle is over!)

It has been almost a week since the results came out but I am still trying to wrap my head around the idea that I'm finally — finally — a lawyer. How did this happen? How is this even possible? Am I hallucinating? Is this all a dream? This is surreal. I passed the bar. Wow.

For the first time in more than a decade, I can finally heave a huge sigh of relief. This is it, I've finally reached the finish line. After this, no more class, no more studying. Only life awaits. To quote a Hold Steady song, this must be how a resurrection really feels.


June 2017: Graduate from law school ✓
November 2017: Take the bar ✓
April 2018: Pass the bar ✓

To have reached the finish line and to succeed — completely beyond my wildest dreams. I am humbled by the grace the Lord has shown me as He carried me through this victory.

The last few days have been surreal. I still can't believe how things turned out. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone who sent their love. I couldn't have done this without you. Forever grateful to my parents, family, friends, loved ones, Loved One (hehe), sisses, professors, lecturers, blockmates, batchmates, reviewmates, officemates — everyone who cheered me on and believed in me.

There is a light at the end of this tunnel indeed. What a feeling. ♥