Next to the University of Sto. Tomas visit, was the University of the Philippines in Diliman. It was almost an hour travel from Espanya to Diliman and thought it was very tiring, it was worth it. I was with Eiffel, Alyssa and Ate Jhosa that time and we rode an LRT and jeep before reaching our destination.
UP is the national university of Philippines and students are called as “Skolar ng Bayan” because part of their tuition is subsidized by the government (from the tax we pay) and all of the students in the university have great minds. This was founded in 1908 through Act No. 1870 of the First Philippine Legislature, known as the “University Act” by authority of the United States. (hello wikipedia.)
Aside from the brains and the significant public figures that the university has produced, it is also famous by its concrete statue of a man facing upwards you will see on their entrances which was sculpted by Filipino artist, Guillermo Tolentino. This iconic symbol symbolizes selfless offering of oneself to his country.
My favorite part was the sunflowers because I rarely see these kind of beauty in my life. I learned that sunflowers bloom at the University Avenue during April, just in time for the state-run school’s commencement excercises. The are planted annually to mark graduation season of the university. How I wish I brought home a single stem but I think it is illegal. This was the time that I started to make “sunflower” as my favorite, defeating my favor on roses.
Given the brain and the money, I would love to apply in UP and take Political Science or Psychology as my pre-Law. This univeristy is on my list together with UST as my dream school.
I had friends along and also met a new one, Ate Sarah. She’s a friend of Alyssa and she is very friendly. She was our tour guide during that visit.
Well, didn’t get to have 243543 pictures during the visit and some of the photos are just imprinted in my mind. I would like to thank my dear friend, Alyssa for bringing me here in this place. Ah. Another memories.