(An Autobiography of Abril Roman a.k.a. “The Walking Contradiction” Obed)
I was born on cold night at a private hospital in Tabaco City, Albay from a great line of political ancestry. My family moved to Manila when I was four and since then, it has been a roller coaster ride for me. I studied at a private Catholic school for all my elementary years. But because of some business matters, waves brought us back to the Bicol region where I had my high school at a premiere university in Naga City. My perseverance to study in the number one university in the nation brought me to Laguna where I majored in Biology for two joyful years. Unfortunately, luck didn't give me much regarding my academic subjects so I had to transfer again to a premiere college in Manila where I am currently taking up the current national course. I am now living at a village in Makati, still with my parents, J. Adan and Noemi and two brothers, Dino and Noli. I don't know many things about them since we don't usually hang around because of busy schedules.
Ever since I stepped on a school, my room wall has been filled with numerous academic awards, medals, and certificates. I just didn't know what happened in college. All I know is that college is more fun than elementary and high school. Think of the most extreme things, yes I have done them all. I won't enumerate since a paper as simple as this can be used as a legal document against me. I'm twenty-two now and obviously, I'm responsible for all my actions. For me, as early as a man is circumcised and as early as a woman have her menstruation, he or she is responsible for his or her actions. In short, I should have been responsible for my own actions since I was in sixth grade. Yes, I was circumcised later than most boys should and I'm proud that no one of my elementary classmates knew up to this certain point.
I was frustrated for a number of things that I did not become. Yes, I'm a frustrated professional basketball player, drummer of...