What do you do when you realize that the time to say goodbye to the place that you have been used to for the last three years, the place that has become your second home and the place where you have built a thousand memories in has come at last? All I could do was slow down and take a trip down memory lane.
It seems just like yesterday when I entered De La Salle University for the very first time and had the slightest idea regarding its surroundings. “Where is the North Conservatory? Where is Yuchengco Lobby? Where is the canteen?” were just some of the questions inside my naïve Frosh mind. Fast forward to the present time as a graduating La Sallian, I have come to be familiar with the university grounds like it is the back of my hand. Cliché as it may sound, time really does fly fast- way too fast, if I may add.
Within the academe, I met friends that have slowly but surely become family. I met wonderful people that are at present additions to my now stronger support system. I am thankful for my college barkada; my Fags- Abbey, Aressa, Chum, Coleen, Denise, Joy, Rosette and Thea. Without these girls, my college life would have been a total bore. I will never forget our weekly matching outfits and cray cray afternoons at Beach.
♫ ‘Cause we gon’ rock this club, we gon’ go all night, we gon’ light it up like it’s dynamite! ;) #themesong
Within the academe, I got to know a former schoolmate of mine, Joy- who is now very much like a (Jeje) sister to me. All through high school, we only shared hi’s and hello’s. Now, what we have is something so much more than that. She is one of the people who pushed me into starting a fashion blog, my personal photographer who coincidentally took the set of photographs in this post too!
Within the academe, a relationship that was once lost was brought back together and has made me one happy girl ever since. I will always be thankful for my boyfriend, Gabby. Without this boy, I would have taken the taxi (or the train) to and from school every day. Haha! Seriously speaking though, thank you for making me your priority, thank you for always taking care of me and most of all, thank you for not giving up when you had every reason to do so.
Within the academe, I was well taught. I entered DLSU as a raw freshman student. Yes, I was able to acquire learning from high school but the knowledge that my professors have endowed me with are without a doubt beyond price, an education that I will truly take with me and make the most of as I enter the real world. At this moment, I leave DLSU as an accomplished person with utmost confidence as to what lies ahead of me.
Thank you, DLSU’s guards and discipline officers for letting me get away with breaking the dress code (sometimes). Thank you, MyWiFi for being there when I need you. Thank you, my favorite Andrew guards for always having a joyful disposition that is quite transmittable to us students. Thank you, Andrew Building’s stairs for giving me batak legs whenever I’m running late for my classes at the 10th floor.
Thank you, La Casita Cafeteria at Andrew 6th for serving delicious breakfast that starts my day spot on. Thank you, computer laboratory at Andrew 17th for being a convenient place to print my procrastinated home work using my e-Purse. Thank you, 7-11 at One Archers Place for having good coffee that preps me up for my early 8 am classes.
Thank you, Agno’s BacSilog for being the yummy you. Thank you, Zen Tea EGI for being a nice chill place during my long breaks. Thank you, Zaide’s siopao for filling my famished stomach. Thank you, Pearl of Great Price Chapel for being my serene sanctuary. Thank you, Yuchengco Building for providing me with scenic surroundings and sufficient sunlight for my outfit photo shoots.
Thank you, Henry Sy Sr. Hall for being as beautiful as you are and for making me take pleasure in your facilities even just for a short while. Last but definitely not the least, thank you, De La Salle University for an incredible three years of my college life! To my fellow June graduates, a big congratulations to us! We finally did it!
What I wore: Beige skulls studded sheer top [Signatures by Cristina A.Venue], Black skater skirt [Hong Kong], Black tassel earrings [Stylebook MNL], Gold skull earrings used as collar tips and White and Gold Skully Arm Party set [Young Wild Free], Gold angel wings ring [Chatuchak weekend market Bkk], Amber and Black Chunky Chain bracelets [J9 by Design], Alexander Wang inspired bag [Platinum Fashion Mall Bkk], Germaine spiked sandals [Trunk Show], Nails by Nail It! Salon | Photos by Joy Maslog
College is one grand rollercoaster ride. Enjoy it when you still can!