by Christeen Mae Juan

Aside from Christmas, New Year is also one of the most awaited celebrations every year. It’s the time that people would say good bye for all the bad memories the incumbent year brought and welcome the upcoming year with a fresher and brighter beginning.

There are different preparations when New Year comes- buying 12 different round fruits, preparing and cooking sweets and delicious foods, scattering money around the house, having fireworks, wearing Polka dotted clothes, and of course, the making of the New Year's resolutions list.

Youths like BulSUans, or students from Bulacan State University (BulSu) usually make New Year’s resolutions. New Year’s resolutions are like promises that one does to change a bad habit to a good one. It’s about preparing a list on how and what to improve on one's self.

For a teenage girl who is self-conscious like Gee Karen Ablanida, an Industrial Technolgy student at Meneses Campus, she said that her New Year’s resolution is to go on a diet in order for her to be fit, and to save money at the same time.

For a grade-conscious student like Heizelyn Maeh Magsakay, a bachelor of Science in Math student, “Magseseryoso na ako sa pag-aaral. Hindi naman sa hindi pagiging kuntento sa nakukuhang grades pero alam ko sa sarili ko na kaya kong makakuha ng matataas pang grades kung magseseryoso ako."

For someone who spends a lot like Joi Bautista, a Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) student, her New Year’s resolution is to save money and spend it wisely.

For someone who made wrong decisions and have regrets like Kazel Clint Gameng, a Tourism student, “Hindi na ako magiging tanga sa lahat ng aspeto ng buhay.”

If most of the BulSUans are making their New Year’s resolutions, there are some who do not just like Justin Flaviano, an Engineering student.

“Hindi ako naniniwala sa New Year’s resolution kasi hindi naman natutupad,” said Justin.

Justin also added that if a person wants to change his bad attitude or bad habits, then he should not wait for New Year to come because a person can change and be good anytime.

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