I have never been to University of the Philippines Diliman before, maybe because the place makes me nervous and intimidated. I’m nervous because I know there are lots of activists in the area and because I know activists always makes rallies, I imagined the students always rallying all over the place (silly me!). On the other hand, I feel intimidated because only selected students can pass the UP exams so I am thinking of many nerdy students roaming around (if only I tried to take the exams when I was studying then I will know if I can call myself one of the exceptional student hehehe). But, since I signed up for a FREE seminar entitled: A.C.H.I.E.V.E. (Awareness and Conquest in Helping, Educating, and Valuing the Exceptional s) for every Saturdays of July and the venue was held at the Benitez Hall College of Education UP Diliman Campus then my dream of going to UP became a reality.
Before I went there last Saturday, I checked the internet first for some possible ways on how I can go there. I know that there is a jeep from SM North Edsa but I want to try something new so I choose the Fairview route and I went down at Philcoa. From Philcoa I rode a jeep with the UP Campus signboard.
My heart is beating fast while I’m on the jeep because I am afraid to ask the driver where is the building of the College of Education and that I heard before that UP is a 400 hectares land and the campuses are quite far from each other.
Good thing I saw someone who is cutting her ticket at the jeepney, and she looks familiar with the place so I am watching her from a far on where she will go down. But since I am used to looking around while on the way I saw the Benitez Hall sign before she can even say “stop” to the driver.
Next Saturday I will visit the place again, I hope it will not rain so that I can go around and check the place more. Those who have been in UP what are some of the places worth visiting there? I heard Chocolate Kiss restaurant is a nice place to dine in. They also say that the Beach House has the best barbeque ever or maybe I should try Mang Larry’s Isaw.
I’m really excited!