When Evening Falls So Hard
When you're down and out,The verses above come from "Bridge Over Troubled Water," a song by Simon & Garfunkel. I realized the song has much relevance to our MBA batch as the final grades for the first five quantitative ("quant") subjects our class has taken.
When you're on the street,
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you.
Sadly to say, there were classmates of mine who had trouble meeting the eligibility requirements. In the MBA program, there is 15 units worth of classes considered as quantitative, and an MBA student is required to pass 75% of quantitative subjects (Language of Business, Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management 1, Economics & Management of Cost and Profit). That means if you do not pass 3.75 units worth of subjects, you will no longer be eligible for the MBA program; the subjects we got earlier have a total of 12 units.
It's hard to believe that this is the last day for some of us here. The atmosphere in class became more tense as the day passed, with reaching a high at 3:00pm, when the letters were released. What followed were moments of jubilation for the potential Dean's Listers, sighs of relief for most of us, and dejected emotions for a few. As night set in, the tension turned into a collective & somber calm, perhaps as a show of respect and an expression of sadness.
Evening fell hard today, and all I could do is sag my shoulders, ruminate and blog.