Happy 100 years, UP! Can I just say that I’m very, very proud that I was able to witness moments like these when I’m still studying?  Back in High School, I was right on time for Don Bosco’s 50th year anniversary in the Philippines.  And now, I was able to witness, firsthand, UP’s 100th year!  Am I lucky or am I lucky?

I woke up pretty early to prep myself up for the celebrations.  I have to do a coverage of the event today, because I’ve been recruited by Bikoy to write for USC’s newsletter, The Oblation.  So I had to be extra-ready for whatever’s going to happen today.

When I arrived in Quezon Hall, they’ve just finished singing UP Naming Mahal and have already began singing Happy Birthday, UP.  It was so cute!  I sorta had a hard time managing everything I was holding at the time–notepad, digicam, towel, fan and cellphone for live-twitting–that I wasn’t able to do things very efficiently.  Well, on the upside, I was able to live-tweet again and people actually tuned in for the events.  Sorry, though, when I had to suddenly stop because the events were just too much for me to handle.  Haha.

The newly-elected USC Officers took their oaths in Quezon Hall for the first time.  I don’t know where they usually do it, though.

After that, they unveiled the (overrated) UP Commemorative stamps, with 4 designs to choose from!  Seriously, though, who still collects stamps nowadays?  Moreover, who still uses them?  I know they’ll be of greater value in the future but… it’s just too overrated.  =P  Me and my idiosyncrasies.

They soon did a countdown before releasing a hundred (or so) green and red balloons into the air!  At the same time, kwitis shots were fired.  It appeared, therefore, that somebody was shooting down the balloons from the ground.  Hehehe.  At this point, the marching band started playing “Ako ay may Lobo.”  It was sooo cute!  Hahaha.

After the funfare, the marching band led us to Vinzon’s Hall, where the launching of Vinzons UPgrade, the USC’s renovation project of the Student Center, would take place.

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2 Responses to “UP Centennial Celebrations Part 1 (Quezon Hall)”
  1. Gian Paolo says:

    You are lucky. Hehe. While you were enjoying the events in the Oval, my classmates and I were busy waiting for our lecturer in one of my majors to come–just to find out that she wouldn’t. Boohoo. 🙁

  2. JM says:

    Awwww. You are such good students! Hahaha.

    I didn’t have classes that day, so I was free to roam around. IN any case, I had work done during the event, so I had to juggle several gadgets and whatnots, and the sun was up very high, and there were a lot of people and perspiration and such and, well, you get where I’m going. =P

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