I love the U.P. Diliman campus. I love the trees and the grass, the Sunken Garden and the amphitheater, the Oblation and the Chapel. I love eating at Rodic’s, having a picnic at Sunken, taking a walk around the Academic Oval or the track behind Bahay ng Alumni. I love the dorms and the vendors, the College of Music and the Main Library, bbq at Beach House, chicken pork adobo at Chocolate Kiss, baked oysters at Chateau Verde.
I love the UP Vargas Museum, the Cordillera Coffee, the plays and the concerts. I love to sit in at English classes, listen to the students at Abelardo Hall, watch the sunset at the Admin building, and listen to the Carillon.
After studying for eight years in U.P. (business econ and then law), I have come to know its nooks and crannies, and I still go back as often as possible to experience its secrets.
If I would go back to school, I would enroll either at the College of Arts and Letters or the College of Music. But I don’t want to study in the near future.
Instead I will enjoy the weekend walks and the occasional visits, every chance I get.
There is probably one thing only that I missed from my college days, and that is a visit to the Observatory to gaze at the beautiful nighttime sky. I think I have waited too long for the perfect moment to do that. So I will just do it.
Love is a strong word, but that is how I feel. U.P. aking mahal. 🙂