spent the afternoon at the University of the Philippines in Diliman Quezon City, Philippines. this is the country's pride in higher education and is also one of the biggest campus in the country today. this year, the institution just celebrated its hundred years of existence and excellence as it was established in 1908. what makes it a really nice place for studying is its campus itself. most of the buildings are already old but its environment which is full of trees and wide grassy areas makes you feel that you're not in a city. early morning or late in the afternoon, you will see people and students jogging around its oval. fresh air and enough shade gives the people just the right reason to walk around this big campus although there are jeepneys that travels within the campus. another part of the campus that people enjoy spending some time relaxing and playing is this big field called the "Sunken Garden". it forms like a rectangular basin filled with grass and trees on the sides. so far this has been the biggest field that i've seen in the country. there are museums, theaters, dormitories, mini food shops and a lot of research facilities inside the campus. you can freely enter the campus and may even try jogging with your ipod when you visit. all in all a great place to study and motivate yourself to excel.
i say this school stands out in the academics and in its natural way of balancing nature and excellence.i'll see more of this campus as my class starts this May in this University.