I can’t really describe the feeling properly… It’s ecstasy… bliss… and all words you can relate to happy and giddy and <list goes on>…
I wanted to cry, fly and just hug everybody! It was funny, right after I got out of the prometrics I was smiling all the way… It’s like I’m saying hello to every people passing me by. And I was kinda dancing too… 😀 Looking at the sky and sending a million thank you to the One up above. The prometrics building in Shinagawa was one nice place. When I got out of the building, I stopped, closed my eyes and breathed deeply… I savored the smell of victory… and tasted the oh so sweet winter air… It’s 5 pm yet the moon was already up… It was the beginning of the perfect night… It’s the beginning of the perfect mid-life crisis 😀
Anyway, if you’re wondering what the hell I’m talking about right now, it’s some geek stuff (SCWCD) which I decided to pursue, while I wait for some epiphany to happen on what exactly I want to do with my life. It’s like a next level to SCJP, Java plus the web. Something like that. 😉 Anyway I heard that it’s good for resume.
Talking about the experience, I had these preparations and more..
The atmosphere was the same as SCJP. SCJP is more difficult. You need it before you can take SCWCD. I had the best score on SCWCD… but it was tough! I was already crying in the middle. I wanted to go out of the room and bang my head to one of the servers I saw there… Again… the agony of waiting for the score to process was torture! Always always the longest 10 seconds of my life… And to top it all, after I push the END button, I was still sitting there. The text “please go <somewhere i forgot> for your score report” was already displayed. And I could not stand up because I was feeling really apprehensive. I waited for the next screen, and clicked some button where parts are printed… basically that button destroyed my life. A window appeared showing divisions (like a table of contents), and I saw a lot of 0 numbers!! I closed it right away and did not bother to think about it. Didn’t even think about knowing what it is… I just thought.. OK, I saw a lot of 0s… I must have failed to a lot of sections. And my heart was crushed and burnt on my way to the admin desk for my score report. Then… I looked at the paper, saw two numbers immediately, 70% and 91%… then the status… PASS!!! I was saying loud omgs to the girl in the desk and she gave me a congratulatory smile and greeting.. Passing score 70%. My score was a whopping 91%!!! 63/69!!!
So now, I still don’t know what to do with my life yet, I can think about pursuing another certification… we’ll see. Maybe I’ll talk about EJBs or management-related certifications like ITIL or maybe Microsoft certifications (hmmm going to the other side huh…)
Cam-whoring in the prometrics center…
The only time I appreciated the beautiful giant christmas tree in the building entrance. It was already lit by the time I got out.
I also took a lot of photos of myself while waiting for my exam to start.. Couldn’t avoid it… waiting was also torture! I was so nervous! This is camwhoring to the maximum level. Only discreet photos by the way, hehehe. The guy in front of me (who’s also taking a test) was probably singing to me “you’re so vain.. (and weird)”;
Oh, I forgot, I still have JLPT 4 coming up! Hahahah. Now I really need to pass this Japanese stuff coz I often take it for granted hehehe.
By the way, you know I’m not really the religious and devoted type. I’m not a saint, I’m a bad girl (good girl sometimes 😀 )… but I pray. Along with all the preparations I did, my finale was a really really big-time prayer. Faith can move mountains. And it just did…