Thursday, April 16, 2009

The trees

I'll miss this place

I was in UP this morning to do stuff that soon-to-be graduates do: pay for the transcript of records, apply for clearance, and meet up with old friends.

Until now it has never dawned on me that I'll be leaving this place soon. Which is not to say that I won't ever come back. I think a part of me will always miss Diliman.

I'm taking up medicine this coming June at PGH, which means I'll have to contend with the infamous Manila pollution, the kind that sticks to your skin, only to be removed by a nightly cold shower. As I walked around the oval, all by myself, I realized how the wonderful the trees looked: ancient yet towering, you won't miss them.

If only UP Manila looked a lot like Diliman, I wouldn't feel so nostalgic. And so concerned for my pulmonary health.



Blogger lani said...

Congratulations on your graduation! :) This is Lani, classmate mo sa Physics 71. hehe. Don't know if you still remember me? Accidentally, stumbled on your blog through pinoy cook. Bilis talaga ng panahon. Enjoy med school!

Sat Apr 18, 04:35:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Lance said...

Hi Lani! Thanks so much for dropping by. I looked at your profile, and you do look familiar! Small world talaga, ano? You're studying in UK right now?

Sat Apr 18, 08:21:00 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ancient yet towering...i like that.



Sat Apr 18, 02:37:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger rokirode said...

don't worry kuya, we'll drop by and visit you if we have time. :D

Sat Apr 18, 11:28:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Lance said...

Hi Paul! Thanks so much. I'm sure namimiss mo rin ang UP pagkatapos mong gumraduate.

Sun Apr 19, 03:19:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Lance said...

Wow, thanks Mike! But I doubt that. Next sem's going to be pretty heavy for you?

Sun Apr 19, 03:19:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger PauT said...

Kuya Lance!!!

On the bright side, you're on your way to med school. :) Perhaps the ancient giants of Diliman will also encourage you to be more earth-conscious. :)

Mon Apr 20, 12:21:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Lance said...

You're right, Pao. I'll prolly bring seedlings to Manila and plant them on the sidewalk. HAHA.

Mon Apr 20, 01:12:00 PM GMT+8  

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