Forever Collehiyala

Sharing Her Prowess in Life's Journey

Page “365 of 365” of year 2017

It’s the last page of your book. An end of a chapter of your life and a new one to start. So much has happened and so much to look forward to.

My life this year. Let me point out briefly.

1. Graduated from college

2. Reviewed and took my board exams

3. Failed the exams

4. Start and Try Again 

These four are the highlights of my year. Never regretted anything.  It all comes down to your perspective.

 As I always point out, Life’s a journey not a race.

Pictures are not mine, credits to the owner.


I used a book to help me become who I am today.

Hi there random reader,

This is a review and reaction of a book called “10 Keys to College Success” with the author, Ms. Leung-Yao. I bought the book on year 2014, but I came to know the book way back 2012 as a student in my previous school in Bohol, and was introduced by our professor in one of our minor subjects. Then I have been following the tips ever since. Now, this a special article because, the book actually has influenced me become a productive and effective student attaining college success!

SPECIAL ARTICLE: Collehiyala’s College Days (briefly discussed.)

On October 2013, I transferred to a local university in my hometown. I became a first year student again because I shifted from another course and school. It was difficult to adapt at first; because of the new people, to seek out new friends, and get-to-know the school policies. A year later, I bought the book as was mentioned above. It intrigued me because I wanted to start over again. I want to be independent, responsible, and I wanted to be acknowledged.

The book helped me in a way that:

A. I started to be positive about my future. I was very preoccupied at that time because I have issues back then, but the book reaffirmed me that I can make a difference, that I can change my bad habits and try to become the person I wanted to be. 

B. I started to use my school’s resources. It says in the book “How many times do you borrow book and read a book?”. Back in my high school days, I don’t go to our school’s library. I didn’t even have the slightest of interest to read a book. I was very contented with what the teachers are teaching. Week after week, I wanted to increase my comprehension. I wanted to learn more and understand better. It was fun, spending my vacant times in the library. I was also able to finish my assignments and projects as I worked on them in the library. Peace and quiet.


C. I started to do creative ways to enjoy my vacant times at home. I went from gardening to sweeping our house’s floors. I pretty much enjoyed cleaning the house. I also read the books that I borrowed from the library.

D. Outside home, I joined Fun Runs (by myself). I loved staying fit and taking a part in the local activities our local government offers. I met local politicians and police officers.


E. Few years then, I started to have the idea of going out of my comfort zone. I joined an organization in our department in Psychology. I was elected as Secretary. The responsibilities were heavy but I was able to survive. (Yay!) I mumbled a lot, because I became a treasurer at the same time the secretary!!, all that helped me gain friends! I also joined an organization called, Peer Facilitators’ SocietyWhere I was forced to but gained a skill in emceeing and facilitating activities which I didn’t had a thought of having. I loved what I was doing, and all the tasks given to me and the leaders acknowledging my efforts. A great third year! Boom year too, because I became the Outstanding Peer Facilitator of the Year 2016!! (AMAZING!) God is amazing!

In my fourth year, I was not able to use the book anymore, but my mindset is now totally different. I think independently, I became a leader and became a person to rely on. (The year was also challenging because of some personal issues) Well, I survived and all is well! It was rocky, bumpy, and full of holes but I succeeded. I was able to get a degree. Yahoo!

Prayer, friends and family also helped me in attaining my goals! I graduated from college last March 25, 2017 with a bachelor of arts degree in Psychology and smiled with a proud face!


Thank you author! Thank you reader, for reading!



*Now, my road to RPm begins on June!

Collehiyala Outfit

I’ll be working soon!

City Public Library of General Santos City

The City Public Library is a newly renovated public facility use for the Generals or the citizens of this city. This is a free for all use, especially for students, professionals, and knowledge-loving individuals.

This building consists of two (2) connected buildings. First building is thr main library which has: prayer room, and breastfeeding room. The second building is called City Public Library-Annex. This building has the Filipiniana Section and the IT Section where the people can search and surf the internet for research purposes. The Main building is a Wifi-zone, so citizens can bring their electronics.

I went here and I appreciate the comfortable place for study and reading.


LTO Gensan: On The Move!

Photo by: Kenneth Rangas

September last month, a group of green plated tricycle drivers and their tricycle units placed themselves in front the General Santos City Hall. They were protesting about the law which was recently  promptly put effective by the Land Transportation Office. They rode fast around the city and blew their horns non-stop as they passed by.

In my longest  stay in Gen. Santos for 19 years, I have been dissatisfied with the lack of prompt effective act on public transportation such as the tricycle unit. Holistically, the drivers were undisciplined and abusive on the road, their plate numbers were not ‘yellow’ which signifies that they are private vehicles who take passengers and do not pay their supposed taxes. But, now I can see CHANGES. I see PROGRESS. I have been praying for this to happen. Thank you God.

Yes, the LTO’s (Land Transportation Office) move made lots of negative criticisms, replies, and complaints but, this is for the betterment of the city as a whole. It makes the people disciplined, it promotes systematic approach to application of laws, and deliberately has a goal in mind. I applaud the LTO for a Job-well-done. Keep up the good work!

Thank you LTO! Thank you for the visible appearances on the streets, thank you for acting and making a great progress on the problem, passengers are greatly happy and are also starting to get disciplined. Laws helps people orderly if its done the right way.

Truly yours,



TUNA FEST’s Miss Tourism 2016

Collehiyala and Edel Everdeen (c) Photo by Isagani Zoilo


Celebrating the City’s Tuna Festival which started on September 01, 2016 until this first week of September. Now, enjoying the City’s Holiday, September 5, 2016.

I enjoyed the Fest actively as I supported a friend for her 1st PAGEANT ever joined; Miss Tourism 2016. This girl is a course-mate classmate. Proud Friend here as she finishes off 3rd Runner Up in her PAGEANT Career. As she said to me before, it was an opportunity she grabbed to get out of her comfort zones. She’s a Pro-singer and now a Pageant Queen.

Have a great TUNA Fest Generals!

Amidst the bomb threats, we continue the celebration!



The Influencing Mind

As a young leader, I face challenges and hardships regularly as I continue my schooling. These involve; different and difficult people. My environment has always been my influence. The struggles I face are constant. I am battling with Wants, Desires and Responsibility. Everyday, I want to give up. I’ve lost touch with my priorities and the voice in me.

Now, all this time, I realized that I haven’t been mindful, mindful that I had a choice. An independent Choice. I have a mind that I can control. God’s greatest gift is my mind. Here comes change.

I want to change. Change is difficult but with the right mindset, change is possible.

I am my own enemy. Acceptance of faults. Doing what is right. I am on my way to change.

God is my influence. My morals are my influence, my friends are my influence, all that, my Mind is my greatest influence.

LOVING AND FORGIVING. It’s not being naive. It’s doing what’s right.
SAYING SORRY. It’s not being naive, It’s mending the broken bond between people.
CONFRONTATION. It’s not bad, it makes people know their behavior and if they had fault. Don’t keep it. Let them know.

My mind is my mind. I need to think, to do, to believe, to listen, to accept fault and to love.

Our Body Heat on Emotions


“That Anger at the first left upper part, brings memories. Also,  that anxiety and happiness <3”

My On-the-Job Training Completion,

Though! It’s not that fulfilling yet because I still have to finish my OJT compilation and other things to do. Such as: Notarization, reminding supervisors and other student-ish stuff needed to complete.  But, It was a blast! I will form the experience in to a one-liner sentence.

It was a very hands-on work with heavy pressure-expectation, mending bond with friends, brain and patience-cracking experience!! haha

Different kind of emoticons could express what I felt in my OJT Experience!

For starters, I enrolled for Psych 29 this summer 2016 for Psychology Internship. We are given 280 hours to complete within 2 months.

We have 3 settings which included: Industrial Setting, Clinical Setting, and School Setting with each 100 and 80 hours separately . So, I hurriedly prepared my resume, which was highly criticized by ma’am ——! anyways, I did my best to make it look presentable. With my friends, we took pictures of 2x2s for the resume and were all worked up of getting hired or not. Kinda stressful but, Challenge Accepted!!

The companies I’ve worked for are the following:

  1. For CLINICAL SETTING – NDRC/New Day Recovery Center in Lanang, Davao City

  2. For INDUSTRIAL SETTING – SOCOTECO II/South Cotabato Electric Cooperatives, Inc.

  3. For SCHOOL SETTING – NDDU Guidance and Testing Center

Long story short, I have to cut it down, It was..

The Best educational and stressful SUMMER I’ve ever had in my life! 😀





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