My college degree is your run of the mill 4 year business course. I chose it because it was the same course my parents took and I wanted to be readily employable by the time I graduated.
Martin meanwhile graduated with a Civil Engineering Degree and subsequently passed the board exam after graduation. This made him a LICENSED professional.
I didnt think much of it until social invitations came in addressed as "Engineer and Mrs Reynoso". Why did he get a special title while I was just a regular "Mrs"?
So when the opportunity came for us to study and take the Philippine Regulation Commission board exam for Real Estate Brokers I decided to tackle this challenge head on. Never mind the fact that this was not my area of expertise, or that we didnt have much time on our hands to procrastinate. I just wanted to be a bonafide licensed professional.
Yes babaw (shallow) my reason for taking the PRC exam. But if I passed I would be the first "professional" in my family.
So I said good bye to summer devoting half of April and the entire May preparing for the May 24 exams. This meant sacrificing social commitments, work and Jaycees just to have a chance of passing.
Yes there were a lot of times I felt completely stupid especially when we were studying Philippine laws regarding socialized housing, Building Codes for land development and computations for taxes. You have to understand I fell into this industry because I married into it. I left my comfy corporate job in banking/finance and joined the family business dealing in Real Estate. Half the time when Martin talks shop I dont understand it- words like Reparian Right, Accretion, etc escape me.
The exam was fast approaching. Having done 2 mock exams and feeling even more stupid than before I didnt know what to expect. Friends were telling me I could do it and not to stress too much. But I did.
Mart and I woke up early on May 24 and headed to our examination room at 6:30am. The test was broken down into 3 parts weighing 25%, 25% and 50% respectively of the grade. We would finish well into the afternoon and by that time wait an additional 5 days before results will be released.
The Real Estate Brokers Exam is a late addition roster of Board Exams given by the PRC which means it may not be as challenging as the the Law Bar, Accounting board Exam and the like. But for me it was a challenge.
I finished my exam at 5:30pm completely dazed at all the questions I had to answer that day. But I felt elated that (1) it was over and (2) I had a better chance of passing compared to when I started out with the mock exams. It was all up to God now.
PRC released results on the midning of the May 28. Only 5,220 of the 10,370 examinees passed the exam. Miraculously, Martin and I were among them.
Last night we were screaming and elatedly jumping. Martin, despite having undergone the process with the Civil Engineering Boards once before, was nervous that he wouldnt pass the exam at all given we didnt have much time to prepare.
So yes, LICENSED PROFESSIONAL na ako. Licensed Broker. Thank you to all those who prayed, cheered and supported us throughout the endeavor. Perhaps God made us pass because all of you stormed the heavens with this petition.
The question now is how do you address a Licensed borker? Will our invites come in as "Engineer/Broker and Broker Reynoso" now?
Dont ever underestimate the power of a good sandwich.
I have always loved a good sandwich, making one is SIMPLE EASY and very DELICIOUS. Especially if you have the right ingredients to create a winner combination.
This is why for May, given my very hectic schedule studying for a board exam and submitting bids the recipe I chose is the perfect sandwich...something I'd like to call the MONSTER SANDWICH.
With Martin's current obsession with smoking meat and fish, our ref is full of his little backyard creations. One that I really highlighted for this recipe is his home-smoked bacon. Upon frying on a cast iron pan the smoky flavor and spice rub really makes this humble piece of meat shine!
There is no perfect way to make a perfect sandwich. Sandwiches are highly personalized creations because it is based on your tastes and hungers. For this particular sand-wish I raded the ref for all the good stuff I'd think would go with the bacon. I came up with the ff:
Now to assemble the MONSTER SANDWICH is all about layering. This is how I did it:
Truth be told it was one hard sanwich to eat because it was so tall! But my target audience - aka my husband- loved it!! Since I had extra vegetables I decided to create a small side-salad. (Also because I wanted the dish to somewhat still be healthy despite the heart attack nature of the ingredients!)
It tasted so good that I had orders for the MONSTER SANDWICH from my mom the next day.
So yes the perfect sandwich-- based on my opinion. Why not try making your own perfect sandwich? Be creative, go crazy and most of all enjoy your gastronomic works of art!
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