Monday, March 19, 2007

Pinch Me!

OH JOY!!!!

I just got an email this morning that I have been granted a 50% scholarship for a one-year Masters program I applied for in the UK.

Gasp! Can't believe this is happening!

When I first thought of going back to school for further studies, it seemed like an appealing dream but not really something that I thought would actually happen--I know, weird weird.

Anyway, when my colleagues and friends asked me about the application, I wasn't really all that excited, or even positive that I would get the scholarship.

To be honest, I wouldn't have minded if I didn't get the scholarship--because that would mean another major move for me (I have moved a minimum of 6 times in 6 years) and the Gypsy also knows to get (sick and) tired.

But obviously, God thinks laziness would be an unbelievably poor excuse for not granting this UK schooling.

Now that I got the news (a month earlier than promised), I am beside myself.

How does blogging from the UK sound? WheeeeeeEEEEeee!

25 comments:

Lazarus said...

Yehey! Congratulations! I always wanted to have a Master's Degree. I just didn't have the time these past 10 years.

snglguy said...

Hey congrats, Gypsy. Blogging from the UK sounds real dandy...

So when do you leave for merry old England? :-)

melai said...

wow nice! congrats :)
should u need a nanny beside you when you're in UK na?
apply ako hehehehehe!

vernaloo said...

oh blimey! holy smokin! lolz

wow..congratulations Gypsy! parang na excite din tuloy ako hehe...blogging from UK? naks mare..sosy yan...sure sure!

Gypsy said...

Thanks guys! :) I leave sometime first week of September. And Melai, malayo atang mangangailangan ako ng nanny heheh...wala naman akong chikiting..yet. Hehe.

Swipe said...

Bloody 'ell! You done really well! Good on ya, Gypsy. You be blogging about about those English pubs and English blokes soon enough.

Pardon my English. Congratulations.

melai said...

hehehe in case u need lang naman :) kasi baka ikaw kailangan mo ng yaya lol!! kasama sa gimikan :)

flue said...

Ang galing! Caongrats! Exchange notes tayo when I get to Canada. :)

kathy said...

Hi there! I bloghopped from Annamanila's site. ;)

Congratulations on the scholarship. Working on a higher education is always a worthy endeavor!

dimaks said...

Gratz! wow that sounds grande.. blogging in UK will surely be a new haven for new stories to tell :)

Mon said...

Naku sarap naman forever student na. Soon enough madugo nang magsalita si Gypsy with all that bloody 'ell.

Congrats ha, eh sino sasagot sa other 50%. Gusto mo mag umpisa na ko mag kolekta para sa Gypsy Bloody 'ell campaign?

Gypsy said...

Swipe, I reckon I'll meet quite a few Brit blokes! :)Will check those pubs out for you, ye?

Melai, Oo nga no. O siya, sige humanda ka na! Ipasok kita sa maleta ko! Hehe.

Hi Flue! Oo nga, compare tayo kung saan mas malamig! Ngiii..Hehe. Thanks for the visit, balik ka ha? :)

Kathy,Thanks for dropping by and your encouraging words...hope I can hack it!

Dimaks, oo nga grande. Pero hwag naman sana mag-ala Queen's english ang language ko. Oh deah! Too high fallutin'. :)

Mon, naku, salamat sa offer, touched ako...Hehe. Nagreserve na ako ng space sa iba't ibang overpass ng QC, guitara na lang kulang ko. Bwehehe.

niceheart said...

Wow! That's great news. And UK sounds exciting. Congrats, gypsy! :)

Jen said...

Wow!!! congrats! go gal! excited to read about your future blogs from UK!

sillyserious said...

woohoo! happy for u, gypsy! great gift from the generous heavenly father! ;) start the countdown to september!

Alternati said...

Cool! Congratulations!

I've been thinking of pursuing Post Grad studies abroad as well but work is getting in the way.

So which university are you going to and what course will you be taking?

The Gypsy is gonna see the Queen! fantastic!

jophen baui said...

Hello Miss
I really love your coffee article!!! so saraap basahin. walang stir. inggit tuloy ako sa yo. bakit galing mo magsulat? Tutula na lang ako pero ikaw ang aking best creative non-fiction writer. Di ko alam kung pano dadating sa iyo ito. Pero kakulangan sa Youth Bible kung wala kang mabibigay sa akin na tatlong articles for the youth Bible. Ito'y ang punto ay mapabasa nang mas lalo pa yung mga makakahawak ng Bible kasi sa Bible ilalagay yung mga articles. naku day, kapag di ka nagsulat don iiyak ako. walang stir. Kaya sana makasali ka dito. Tatlo lang naman, isang slice of life, isang devotional at isang opinionated informal essay. Your voice, I'd like to hear that voice in this anthology. Di na tayo nakapagsine. kaya lang nakupooo punta ka ng UK? Pano naman ang ligaw kong ito? But well, dear, God really loves you. So Go! (E malay mo maisingit mo pa rin)Ganda mo talaga.

Jophen

Gypsy said...

Hey guys, thanks a lot for the encouragement-- I truly need it! As in! Especially now when I am so overwhelmed by the amount of requirements I need to come up with for the student visa application!! Yikes.

Joph, got your email--will see! Thanks for your kind words but the coffee post was just something I stumbled across online so its not really my writing..:)

hoop said...

Congrats Gypsy! :D

annamanila said...

Wow! Congrats for the scholarship ... at sa UK pa. Say hi to the Queen and to Charlie and Camilla for me. And yes, keep on blogging from the land of Shakespeare and Shelley and the Beatles. Manuod ka ng plays ha and go to the British Museum.

Sidney said...

Wow! Congrats!

Beng said...

Jojie! Galing! I am so happy for you! :) I almost missed this. Grabe, I'm gonna miss you the whole year you're away but I'm not thinking about that yet. I'm just ecstatic over your new blessing from the Lord. Let's meet up when I return. :)

Gypsy said...

Thanks friends! Please pray for the paper chase--grabe ka hirap!

Beng, of course, see you when you come back! Lots of catching up am sure! :)

Toe said...

Wow, you must be really good! Is this Chevening? So the Gypsy goes to England! Good luck and more power to you!

zelle said...

Hi Gypsy! Got here through verns!

Congratulations! Good Luck on your new adventure! :)