For our campus tour last Friday, we went to two La Salle schools located in the city of Manila. Our first stop was at De La Salle University located along Taft Avenue!
Although I pass by DLSU often when I go to Malate or Ermita, I have never been to the campus itself, so I was very curious on how it looked like–how similar or different it would be from our school.
For some reason, the trip from Alabang to the place took around an hour, even if we passed the Skyway.
7:19 am. We left school at that time. Here I am taking the window seat, which is sort of a must for me, anytime, anywhere!
Food on the bus: Ruffles from Chino, which was being passed around the bus, Raspberry Air Heads from Raissa, Piattos from Regina, and Regina’s M&M’s which she called fake!
Half-Time. That’s Mariah’s restaurant in the middle!
I just realized that the one on top of it is Zark’s Burgers, which everyone was raving about. I found out that the restaurant had this “Man vs. Food” approach.
8:22 am. The view of the university from the bus. Love the exterior of the building!
The obligatory me-and-my-friends photo. First pic as we stepped down our bus!
Random pics of the class as we waited to be toured.
Who said DLSU had no trees?
We had the orientation at the Yuchengco Auditorium. We all got some campus tour goodies which included some brochures and fliers, a cute archer bookmark, and a baller.
One of the speakers was a Star Scholar named Mic, an alumni of our school. I liked everything he said. His words were very inspiring and even mentioned the Pareto principle (or the 20/80 rule) which I had to google… haha. I wish I wrote down some of his sayings. Despite being a scholar who receives monthly stipend and all that, he was very humble about it.
“I wasn’t anybody in high school… I wasn’t part of the student council or part of the Top 10,” he said.
Ha, he gives me so much hope!
Bituin, a 100-year-old tree. Coincidentally, the student council was having a pictorial. Familiar faces abound!
A super artistic wall at St. Joseph hall. Gah, it’s too pretty!
A solar-powered car! This one’s either Sikat or Sinag, I don’t remember.
The tour guide for our class was Yullia, a Lasallian Ambassador. She was so nice!
Funny thing I remembered: Liberal Arts is where all the girls are, while Engineering is where all the boys are. Lol.
The last building we went to… to eat!
Ceiling fans at the cafeteria. Get it? Haha, benta! Lol. Credits to Ralph for the witty + corny joke.
My tablemates and my table-next-to-ours-mates!
Arroz a la cubana. Yay for free lunch! Everyone said the meal was good.
A group picture before we left to go to our next destination.
Coming from a Lasallian school, I anticipated a similar feel of our school to the university. It was not exactly about the culture or the familiarity, but somehow, I felt at home here. Seeing statues and mosaics of St. John Baptist De La Salle or praying the Lasallian prayer wouldn’t be a new thing in case I would be studying here.
Ever since, I only had two colleges in mind, and not one of them was DLSU, because I thought that going to another Lasallian district school for the next chapter of my life as a college student would be so “repetitive” and would lack variation. After the tour, I realized otherwise!
Derecho La Salle, maybe?