Friday, January 10, 2014

Throwback Travels: Reminiscing my college days in UP Diliman

[June 2013 entry...]

I was supposed to go home right after having brunch with my college friends. But for some reason, I urged myself to walk around UP Diliman before going home. So I obliged myself with a little 'me' time. I mean, my recently injured foot could also use some exercise, so I trailed away.

My friend dropped me off in-front of CAL (College of Arts & Letters) before going back to her class. And from there, I started my slow walk. That's when I started taking pictures of the buildings that I used to frequent back when I was still in college. Here are just some of the structures that made me reminisce the good ol' days.



I got to see Palma Hall and the famous AS steps that gloomy morning. This is where I used to study, hangout and people-watch during breaks. I suddenly missed being in school! 


The UP Academic Oval is also a famous site in all of the areas in the University. This is where I usually jog during the weekends. The cool breeze, the quiet ambiance, and the tree-filled scenery is what makes a good run so refreshing. You should try it some time. 

 

The photos above shows the lovely and memorable Sunken Garden. I would always hang out here, as it always provides the best shade in all of UP (to me that is). It's a nice setting for picnics, study sessions, pictorials, outdoor games and more. It's also surrounded by several ginormous Acacia Trees, where a 140+ Acacia Trees are planted around. 

I was also able to visit one of the churches in UPD --- the Parish of the Holy Sacrifice. This church used to be my constant hangout place since my org is located nearby. I used to be an active UPSCAn (UP Student Catholic Action), so we would always hear mass here before doing our daily activities. We would also spend some of our sessions within the area, so the Parish became my second home throughout my life in UP.


How about you? When was the last time you visited your university? 

Explore & Be Free!
Your Biyaherang Iska :)

24 comments:

  1. Good one here Mai. I am thingking (for months now) to re visit my alma mater to reminisce and take some photo. You just inspire me to do it soon ;)

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  2. Ganda din ng sites and structures sa UST, Jhe! Gora na yan! :)

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  3. yeah... maybe this January. gusto ko nga i suggest sa PTB Blog Carnival tipong "Show Me Your Campus" hahaha... kaso nahihiya ako lol

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  4. Pwede yang suggestion na yan! Gora lang, sali ako. :)

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  5. Iniisip ko lang baka may magtaas ang kilay. haha... they might think na "ano to payabangan ng school?" haha

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  6. One day I will visit my majestic Alma Mater too :-).

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  7. Halos every weekend ako nagjojogging dyan. Hehe

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  8. Ang ganda talaga ng UP. *buntonghininga*

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  9. i've always been a UP admirer. Diliman and Los Banos. Simply amazing.

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  10. I haven't been here but it looks like a relaxing place :-) Pag uwi ko ulit pinas! Eheh :-)

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  11. Up always reminds me of the 2.2 kilometers run in the oval. You came from a really good institution Mai.

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  12. i love UP i wish I went there and especially Chocolate Kiss!!!

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  13. Collaboration tayo jan... hehehe...

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  14. Paano? :) Balak na nga din ni Jherson bumisita sa Alma Mater niya. :)

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  15. Hi Mai, nice to know we're from the same school. I miss UP also though mas madalas ako tumambay sa Sarah's nun hahaha. :-)

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  16. Hi Ava! Astig naman.. :) By the way, I saw you following Cherry Cular on IG. Are you from Tacloban as well? Ang batchmate ko kasi sa UP yung sister niya. :)

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  17. 2.2 KM pala yun, all in all! Pwede! :) Been running there but never really took the time to check the distance. :) Anyhow, thanks Franc! Ikaw din naman. Kapitbahay lang kita eh. ;-P

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  18. Hi Pauline! Where are you located now? :)

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  19. Tara Claire! Tambay tayo don and let's be senti together..hehehe!

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  20. Wow ang saya naman! :) Taga-QC ka lang ba? :)

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  21. Di naman siguro payabangan, Jhe! Ganito na lang.. gumawa na lang tayo ng hiwalay, at ikaw magHost. Parang guest post lang. :P

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  22. Gora!!! Then let's compile our content ;)

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