The GREATEST News of the Year (so far)

@neildc (17268)
Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
March 28, 2010 7:41pm CST
I don't know how the sacrifices it took for a LAWYER before finally getting into the BAR. Getting away from the loved ones for months during the reviews and four days during the examinations. But it will definitely the GREATEST feeling to see your name in the list of the successful examinees who passed the BAR. I am just so DELIGHTED to receive a call last SATURDAY and had the GOOD NEWS from my sister that our BROTHER had passed the 2009 BAR EXAMS. Now, he is finally a LAWYER and I am so proud of him. So, what it is the BEST and the GREATEST News so far that you ever had this year? Care to share yours? Neil
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@basqui (3892)
• Philippines
29 Mar 10
Wow! Congratulations to your family! Having a lawyer in the family is such an achievement for the whole. I have a cousin who is a lawyer and we were all happy when he passed the BAR. He is now a captain in the Philippine National Police. He practiced being a lawyer for some time before joining the Police. I remember when we were younger and we were talking to our Grandpa and he asked us what we want to be. Grandpa asked him if he wanted to become a lawyer and he said no because lawyers justify all even if it is not right or lawful as long as his clients win the case. We still laugh about it when we reminisce that time. The good news for me this year is that school time is over and summer vacation is coming. It's time to unwind from many paper works at the school I'm working in. It's time to get to the beaches and resorts and bask in the sand and surf.
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@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
29 Mar 10
wow, a lawyer in the police force? well, that is good. i always wanted to be a specialist in at least more than one field but since i have no money to continue my studies, i only work better in my field now. but i won't stop learning online. thanks for sharing your family's experience. and good luck to your summer vacation. well, good to hear that teachers or non-teaching staff like you have still some times to spend vacation and unwind. but here in our office, work continues all year round.
@basqui (3892)
• Philippines
29 Mar 10
Is it only now that you've heard of lawyers getting into the police force? I know more. Lawyers who get into the police force gets higher ranks than those graduating from the Police Academy. Well, vacation is not long for us still, We get to unwind for some time but eventually we have to get back to school some time in summer to prepare papers for the incoming school year and also to manage summer classes.
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@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
29 Mar 10
actually not. and even in some agencies like the NBI, lawyers get good positions. it is that i feel good to hear what your cousin have already achieved.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
29 Mar 10
I am thrilled to hear that your brother has passed his bar. If I remember correctly you had told me you were helping him financially with his studies? I am not sure if it was you or another person. Well congratulations to your brother. As far as good news this year, I can't say that there is any thus far.
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@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
29 Mar 10
i actually can't remember if i really talked about him before and about the finances. anyway, thanks for having you here. i hope my brother can read all are wishes for him. i hope to see you back here when you have some good news to share with us.
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• United Arab Emirates
29 Mar 10
Am so glad for your brother concerning his call
• United Arab Emirates
29 Mar 10
to bar,it's same here as i have a sister aspiring
• United Arab Emirates
29 Mar 10
to be a lawyer and she's ready to go to law school
• United Arab Emirates
29 Mar 10
My greatest news so far is the purchase of a car
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 Mar 10
Hi Neil, Congratulations. That is such a great reason for your family to celebrate. it's really tough. He deserved all the treat my friend for passing the board exams. Cheers!
@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
29 Mar 10
thanks my friend. i am really so proud of him. i hope to see him one of these days to personally congratulate him for this new achievement.
• Boston, Massachusetts
30 Mar 10
yes be there as he digest this one in a lifetime achievement. imagine, your family is now blessed with a lawyer. maybe later i can get him as our family lawyer.
@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
31 Mar 10
why not? i guess he will going to be part of the private lawyers league cause i heard he cannot work back with his agency since he AWOLed two years ago just to concentrate in review classes and the examination proper.
@Ladyslipper (1330)
• Philippines
29 Mar 10
There's a lot of good news but the greatest so far is when my Mom told me that my younger Sister passed the 2009 Nursing Licensure Exam. Another news that I'm looking forward is our Annualization this coming July. We get our Annual Basic Salary increase every month of July and this is a performance- based increase. My stats are good so I'm so excited to know the percentage of my Annualization for this year.
@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
29 Mar 10
that's really a great news for your family too. that is also one achievement that not everyone had given. and that is really another one, another salary increase this year. are you also a government employee, ladyslipper?
• Philippines
1 Apr 10
No I'm not. I'm working in a private company. Each achievement that we have we should always be happy for it and cherish it especially those achieved by people who are important to us. I've realized that the key to happiness is to treasure and be happy with every little nice things that happens to us. ;) have a nice day!
@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Apr 10
that's true. thanks a lot for sharing.
@eileenleyva (9352)
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
Hi neildc, from this day on, whenever you are peeved by someone, do not get angry anymore. All you have to say is See you in court, ha ha! Congratulations! Your brother needs to treat. Give him the cash!
@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
31 Mar 10
eileen, he really needs a good treat from all of us. that i have thought about earlier, when another collector called me up and trying to convinced me to settle my account with the bank. i told him, i really got no cash this time and if they really wish to sue me, go on, i said.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
31 Mar 10
That is fantastic news! You must be so proud of your brother; that is a great achievement. He must have worked very hard to get to this successful point! So far this year I haven’t had too many news yet, except that my sister in law is going to have a baby due any day now! Congratulations again to your family and your brother, great stuff!
@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
31 Mar 10
yes paula, he really worked hard for this to the point that he lost his job. but now, he can always get better living when he starts to practice his chosen profession. well, with this, i also congratulate you for the coming baby. hope he/she will be a healthy bouncing baby.
@dawnald (84126)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Mar 10
That's wonderful. Did he pass it on the first try? Best news this year, hmmmm.... Naomi doesn't need braces yet. I guess that's good...
@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
31 Mar 10
yeah, it was his first try. i still don't have an idea what his average score but the people in the bar reported that passing score was lowered that made the examinees happy and more passed though there were only 25% of them passed.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
30 Mar 10
to soon to tell nothing has happen just yet to be great news!
@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
31 Mar 10
ah, ok.
@salonga (27969)
• Philippines
30 Mar 10
Wow! It is a tough exam.I would like to congratulate your brother and your whole family as well for that. You now have a lawyer and that is one feather in your cap. Not all aspiring lawyers managed to fulfill their dream actually. I know someone who have taken this exam to the limit and still was unable to pass. It is good they've lowered the passing more to 71 percent I think. Again my Congratulations!
@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 Mar 10
thanks a lot salonga. i am really really proud of him. it was really a very tough job. but he did good. i also know someone from here in the office. she actually made it after 5 tries. the other lawyer here told me she made on her third try. it is really tough. yeah, they said that they lowered the passing and that was really good for the new lawyers. thanks again.
@besthope44 (12146)
• India
29 Mar 10
Well greatest news of this year is yet to come this july. Its my brothers marriage and my sisters baby. I will update this discussion in three months after those greatest news!
@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 Mar 10
yeah, that is really one great news. well i hope you will really come back and update us with the wedding.
@savypat (20248)
• United States
29 Mar 10
I have a grandson who went through that a couple of years ago and I remember how hard it was for him. Now he works to defend children and says learning to pass the Bar was just the beginning, he's now learning how to be a Lawyer.
@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
29 Mar 10
i like that statement, learning to be a lawyer after passing the bar? i think that really is how it is, we can only know and learn what actually is our profession once we practice the profession. it could not be the schooling for some, but after the testings when we passed it and when we are allowed to practice, the profession is yet to start.
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
29 Mar 10
Congraulations to your brother, that's quite an accomplisment for him. I can't think of any real good news i have had so far this year but thank god i haven't had any real bad either. Happy mon. to u.
@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
29 Mar 10
well, that is already a good news, for not having a bad one either. thanks for the greetings for my brother. and have a nice day to you too.
• Philippines
29 Mar 10
Wow congratulations to your brother.I had seen a one crying lady on Manila Bulletin yesterday, she saw her boyfriend's name on the list of the board passers. I know how you feel and it is a wonderful feeling if you became successful achieving your goals. The good news I received this year is I already starting the operation of my business. I am happy that I can now finally move out of the rat race.
@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
29 Mar 10
yes grecy, it is really a wonderful feeling to have succeed in the examination. and even if i am not actually the one who took the tests, i still can feel the hardship since the review classes and the test itself.. good luck to the business of yours and hope it will be a success too.
@shibham (17025)
• India
29 Mar 10
Its a really good news to here. Lawer and lier are quite common. ( dont misinterpret it please ). Here lawers tend to lie to get free their clients from several cases. I am also encountering a case where i was attempted to murder by a youth. I registered a police case and it has run to court just month ago, where our rival lawer confused me with tones of lies. So i hope your brother will be a true lawer, never a lier. Offer my congratulations to him. For me the best news was, when i was declared as 2nd best villain in an international drama competition. Photos added. Take care.
@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
29 Mar 10
yeah shibham, i know what you mean about lawyers and liars. i have been working here for years with lawyers and i know how the court runs, how cases are being heard at court rooms. your greetings will reach him and thanks. well, congratulations too, for being the 2nd best villain in the international drama competition you have joined. good job.
@GardenGerty (90075)
• Marion, Kansas
29 Mar 10
Congratulations to your brother. You must be very proud of him. Personal good news is that I quit a stressful job, and have just a little work to keep me occupied. On another site where I post my Easter Poem was featured one day, and I was touched by that. I love Easter and what it means.
@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
29 Mar 10
yeah Gerty, i am so proud of him. he is really an achiever ever since. quit a stressful job? what do you mean? so you are a bit relaxed now? writing poems, to wait and spend the Lenten Season? that's nice. congratulations to that.
@Hatley (157527)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Mar 10
hi neildc I am so happy for you and your brother, I have read all about the sacrifices and work it takes to pass the bar exam and become a full fledged lawyer. So congratulations to you and your lawyer brother. I really do not have any greatest news of the year yet but the year is still young and I am still alive and kicking so guess thats' great news, not the greatest.
@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
29 Mar 10
yeah, hatley my friend. having a good health, alive and kicking is already a great news to hear from you. i will extend all your greetings to my brother. thanks.
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