Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Green Diliman

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.

21 comments:

arlene said...

UP never looked as beautiful! Nice photos. Uhm may i ask, are you a professional photographer? You take very nice photos. And the captions are well-thought of.

the donG said...

Hi Arlene,

thanks! how i wish i can be a professional photographer. maybe soon.

Chuck said...

One of the best things about blogging (for me) is visiting others all over the world. I had friends who grew up in your neck of the woods, so always a pleasure to see posts and pics. Beautiful campus - always loved the serenity of being on a campus and studying. Happy WW and thx so much for your visit.

SandyCarlson said...

That looks like a beautiful place to study. The more I see of your country, the more interested I am in seeing it in person!

PS To follow up on your comment on my blog: I'm not sure if that's the Archangel Michael. I can't track down my notes on that piece.

Lori said...

Wow, what great pics. I cant get over how green everything is. That campus is beautiful. Happy WW and thanks for stopping by:)

ZJ said...

Hi Dong.
Wow, beautiful UP! It's been ages since I last visited the Diliman campus. I love the pictures here in your blog - tipong slices of Philippine life. Congrats and good luck sa pagpasok mo sa UP!

Ferdz said...

Green na green nga! Sarap nga sana mag-aral dyan nung college pero sa iba ako napunta. Ok din tumamabay lang dyan

the donG said...

Chuck, thanks. i also miss campus life.

Hi Sandy, you are surely welcome here.

Lori, thanks.

ZJ, thanks. thanks.

Ferdz, pwede pa naman mag aral dito. daming masteral courses. pero hindi mo na kailangan yon.

Earvin said...

Yay! campus namin yan! ganda nga ng UPD. Yung mga fac\vorite UP Campuses ko ay:

1) UP Los Banos Campus - ANG GANDA! dapat nag-LB na lang ako! Wehhehehe

2) UP Visayas (Mian Campus) - May mountains na at may beach! Sarap mag-swimming dun tuwing Sunday after naming mag RO dati! Wehehehe

3) UP Diliman - pwedeng mag-bike, mag-jog at lahat. Sarap nga sa Sunken Garden. Walkable pa ang campus. Wehehehe

the donG said...

wow! i only visited UP Diliman, UP Los Banos and UP Cebu. never saw UP Visayas yet but sounds interesting especially the word "beach" plus the mountains.

Ely said...

I like how they maintained the green environment at UP-Diliman. Lahat ba ng UP ganito? Mas green pa ata ang Diliman ksa sa UP-Baguio...

the donG said...

Never visited UP baguio yet but UP Los Banos is really green green green! UP Cebu is a very small campus but it is also has big trees around it.

desperate blogger said...

tnx dong for the "amen! " in my prayer. i noticed that the day i wrote my prayer was the day you were in UP where my son is a student.=)

so you'll be in UP starting May. masteral?

later...

the donG said...

hi blogger mom, that's a nice timing. yes i'm taking a special course this May in UP.

desperate blogger said...

sige. maybe we'll bump with each other. my son trains at the gym m-w-f 5pm onwards.

the donG said...

blogger mom, that wont be a problem. see you soon.

my gulch said...

i jog there nearly everyday. a very enticing place to hangout lalo na ngayon super init ng panahon. UPLB is the biggest UP campus simply because it has an upper and lower campuses + the research institutions affliated with the unuversity. UPLB is still my favorite though. well, almost all UP campuses are, kaya lang kung "green" ang pag-uusapan, sagana sa vegetation ang UPLB hehe.

sho said...

hey i've been here b4

the donG said...

>hi rayts, yes. nakita ko na rin ang UPLB. gusto ko yung rainforest at tsaka yung path papuntang mt makiling. we trekked this route going to its peak.

sarap nga talaga magjogging sa UP diliman. plus may padyak project na rin.

>stanley, it's great that you were able to visit so many places in the philippines. diliman is the most prestiged university in the philippines right now.

Reena said...

hurray to UP 100!!UP fight!college days are (so far) the best years of my life...aww, i miss melchor hall na....

honey said...

very very nice shots, dong...
ganda ng campus...

-honey-

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