It was the University I didn’t dreamt of entering but now regretting of not trying. Maybe because during my later days in high-school I got swayed by the surge of computer related courses and the “effective” advertisement of 1:1 student, computer ratio of one computer university, that’s why I’ve forgotten by first love of being a journalist. Although I was influenced by my family to enter PUP (where I stayed for 2 years) I still got to move to the computer school which already got my attention first.
Now that I have so many acquaintances and some friends who are UPian and seeing how our country is being molded by its alumnus, I can’t help but feel some regret why didn’t I even tried to take the UPCAT. But past is past and I cannot pull back years to change my decision then.
I am happy that last Sunday I had the chance to somehow enter the campus known for its activism, idealism and people with great minds. Together with one of my friends who acted as my tour guide (thanks to you) we walked around the university and took pictures of some of its well known landmarks.
We had the chance to take the canopy walk along the Palma Hall area. I love the way they are preserving those trees which have great effects especially the yellow colored fallen leaves on the road. I was also able to see first hand the famous UP sunken garden and their main landmark the UP Oblation. Just realized that the Diliman campus is not very far different with the Los Banos campus. I’ve been to UPLB several times as my uncle’s family lived there and they seemed similar. And I also discovered that it’s just some kilometers away from SM North EDSA (now I know. hahahaha).
It was really a nice and satisfying walk on a Sunday afternoon. I may have not been able to experience what is life being in UP, at least I got the chance to somehow enter the campus and feel its grandeur. A chance to walk and step on its halls which are witnesses to long years of its history in producing graduates who have contributed in building and rebuilding our country and its institutions.
“Traveling is almost like talking with those of other centuries.” – René Descartes
“People don’t take trips . . . trips take people.”
– John Steinbeck
- My First-time Adventures around Peyups. (nuelenegallos.wordpress.com)