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I was pleasantly surprised to learn that my Alma mater, University of Santo Tomas was included in the Top 15 Most Beautiful International Colleges  in the world. Proud alumna here.

Photo  and texts courtesy of profascinate.com Location: Manila, Philippines In the sprawling urban jungle that is Manila, UST stands out as a beautiful sanctuary. The private college is one of the world's largest Roman Catholic colleges, making it a popular destination for popes to visit. It was established in 1611, yet its older buildings maintain their beauty and blend flawlessly with their newer structures.

Photo and texts courtesy of profascinate.com
Location: Manila, Philippines
In the sprawling urban jungle that is Manila, UST stands out as a beautiful sanctuary. The private college is one of the world’s largest Roman Catholic colleges, making it a popular destination for popes to visit. It was established in 1611, yet its older buildings maintain their beauty and blend flawlessly with their newer structures.

 

If there is one place where I love to bring my camera and take photos of every nook and cranny, it’s UST. In a few days, Pope Francis will visit the Philippines and UST is lucky to be visited by a Pope for the 4th time.

 

10392288_929506627061122_3281170746010591455_nViva USTe!

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Getting a little nostalgic seeing the pics I took of UST  a few years ago. I spent my high school and college life here. And this central lane leads to the lovely main building of the university.

Bringing back the clock – remembering old friends who were part of  my growing-up years, the heartaches of first love, cramming for exams, early morning student mass at the UST Chapel, the daily walks inside the campus, banana que at P. Noval, cornik laced with chili oil at Dapitan.

I just love taking photos of every corner of UST. This Arch of the Centuries is the “ruin” of the original structure of UST founded more than 400 years ago.

Well…I am just proud to be a Thomasian!

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Where Heroes Are Made.

That’s the theme for the 73rd Season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines which will be hosted by De La Salle University.  Yes, we can be heroes in our real lives.

I spent the whole afternoon glued to the TV screen. I love the opening song done by Ogie Alcasid,  and the different school colors of the eight universities participating reminds me of the long ago cartoon series, Bioman.  I am not a connoisseur when it comes to basketball because the only games I watch on TV is the yearly UAAP series.  I get excited just watching everyone  but of course, the lion’s share  goes to my Alma Mater, University of Santo Tomas.  I remember the last time the team won, four years ago.  The three of us, my daughter, my son and I were jumping like crazy while watching the championship round.  The three of us are UST alumni so there never was a question of who  was  rallying for whom, we were one in supporting UST of course.  Sadly though, the next three seasons were not meant for UST Growling Tigers but that was okay with me because, overall, UST remained the champion and last season was their 37th win.  I am still optimistic that Pido Jarencio and his boys would draw  magic inside the court. Would that be too much to ask and dream about?   Then it would be nice to celebrate it with the 400th year of the university.  We are celebrating the quadricentennial  year of UST by 2011.

Wow, it seemed that they were up to a good start.  UST won over UE by a margin of 13 points.  80-67.  It was a very exciting game and I enjoyed watching it.  Go USTe! Go Tigers! Growl!

(Photo courtesy of WikiPilipinas.org)

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Congratulations to the University of Santo Tomas for winning the 37th OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP  at the UAAP Season 72.  Go USTe, good luck Growling Tigers for Season 73.

Proud to be a Thomasian!

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