Thursday, September 20, 2007

Bakit masarap maging Atenista?

  • It’s not easy to pass the ACET. Even if you’re 6’5” and have a mean hook shot.
  • Our campus is gorgeous.
  • When we say “hell week”, we mean “HELL week”… and we always survive.
  • Thanks to countless Philo oral exams and papers, we can BS our way out of anything.
  • We know the gratification that comes with getting an A from a Jesuit teacher. Or even just a B.
  • Meron.
  • Our patron saint’s leg was broken by a cannonball, but it didn’t break his spirit.
  • We get to yell “Win or lose, it’s the school we choose!” every time we sing our school song.
  • Even our least respectable course is still a hell of a lot better than “Sports Management”.
  • La Salle jokes are really, really funny.
  • When people ask what school you’re from and you answer “Ateneo”, they get a look on their faces that says “wow”.
  • Magis.
  • We sit through tediously long and unbearably hot graduation ceremonies with smiles on our sweaty faces.
  • Our diplomas are impressively ginormous, and printed in Latin.
  • The Placement Office helps us land good jobs after graduation.
  • The Alumni Office sends us letters for our birthdays, Easter, and Christmas every year.
  • Our good teachers stay, and many are still around up to now.
  • No matter how many years have passed since graduation, Loyola Heights feels like home.
  • We always give everything ONE BIG FIGHT.
  • It’s not that we’re better than everyone else. It’s just that we couldn’t imagine being anything else other than Atenean.

(inspired by an emotional text exchange with my friend Yang, one of the most passionate Ateneans I know)


At Saturday, September 22, 2007, Blogger sugeina said...

ahh... nostalgia.

At Tuesday, September 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ms lim!! i remember my philo teacher sir lagliva dun sa "meron" haha! miss you! -ida

At Tuesday, September 25, 2007, Blogger Ailee Through the Looking Glass said...

"Meron" is signature Fr.Ferriols, and arguably his greatest contribution to modern philosophy AND Ateneo culture. Albert Lagliva, like all other Ateneo Philo teachers, takes that page from Roque Ferriols. :)


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