^ That’s the answer of a co-freshman when the host asked us the question, “Bakit UP?” :))
We just had our Freshman Orientation Program (FOP) yesterday, and boy, it was fun. :D I’m so happy that I decided to go, even if I was gonna commute alone. I’m still new in this place, and I don’t know much about the places here. My brother briefed me about the places and landmarks and jeepneys and stuff for two days, though, and I’m so happy because he let me go to UP alone. Yayy! :D Hahahaha
I arrived at UP 10-15 minutes after the FOP has started. I decided to wait for Ali (HS classmate/friend) at the Infirmary so that we could go to to the orientation together… as latecomers, of course. HAHAHA. :) After what it seems like an eternity, Ali texted me to go to AS instead to meet him there. -_- I rode a jeep to get there, and then we went together to NIP. It was already almost 1 pm when we got there, and it was kind of embarrassing, because the FOP has already started and everyone was there already. Ali and I ran to the nearest empty seats, which were located in front. Sa front pa talaga kami umupo ha. Hahaha nakakahiya.
We watched a damn lot of videos about the different offices of UP. There were also intermission numbers (UP Concert Chorus, UP Singing Ambassadors, etc), which were really great. The best part of the FOP was the last part, where the UP Pep Squad (OMG! HAHAHHA) taught us the different cheers of UP. U-nibersidad ng Pilipinas! :D
The FOP ended at 5:30, and I panicked a little because my brother instructed me to go home on or before 4:00, so that I wouldn’t have a hard time looking for a ride home. Thank God I arrived home safely, from UPD to Katipunan to Sta. Lucia to Taytay. Even though I got lost at Taytay (I dropped at Filoil Estrella instead of the next Filoil. Oh, I don’t wanna talk about it) and I almost thought that the tricycle driver would kidnap me, I’m glad that everything went well in the end.
My Tita said that it’s normal for me to get lost, since it’s my first time commuting alone in Manila (and not to mention my 3rd time pa lang to go to UP). Oh well.
I’m enrolled, btw! :D I’m too lazy to blog about it. It was really energy-draining, but I survived. I’m officially an Iskolar ng Bayan! :D Yayyyy