FORTY THINGS THAT ONLY PUPIANS UNDERSTAND

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  1. Kailangan mong pumila sa napakahabang pila para lang makapag-enroll. Gustuhin mo mang pumila sa private schools, hindi kaya ng mga magulang mo ang tuition.
  2. Naligaw ka nung first day sa school dahil sa DOME. Kahit saan ka lumingon, iisa lang ang itsura ng lahat ng wing.
  3. Matatapos na lang ang enrollment pero di ka pa rin nakapag-enroll sa sobrang bagal ng SIS.
  4. Minumura mo na sa isip mo yung mga masusungit na taga-ARO at cashier.
  5. Sa lahat ng shake sa mundo, yung shake ni Virgin ang hindi mo makakalimutan hanggang paggraduate mo.
  6. Excited ka sa first day pero walang pumasok na Prof.
  7. Yung kubeta noon Julie’s bakeshop na ngayon.
  8. Pinaglalaban mo palagi na hindi ka isa sa mga nagsunog ng upuan o nagrally.
  9. Gutom ka na nga, siksikan at ang init pa sa canteen.
  10. Instant sauna kapag natapat ang klase niyo sa room na kulang o walang electric fan.
  11. Bumabaha na’t lahat lahat, hindi pa rin nagsususpend. Nung nagsuspend, nakalusong ka na sa baha.
  12. Magsisigawan mga classmates mo kapag dumaan na ang checker pero wala pa rin si Ma’am / Sir.
  13. Dinideadma mo lang ang bahay ni Mabini.
  14. SM Sta. Mesa after class.
  15. Kapag nagwork ka na, ikaw lang ang nakakaalam ng meaning ng FEWA.
  16. Alam mo kung nasaan ang mga motel.
  17. Lagi mong tinatanong kung ano ang purpose ng Great Wall / Intramuros na nakapalibot sa lagoon.
  18. Habang nagkaklase, may bigla-biglang nagrarally.
  19. Matatapos na ang sem pero hindi pa rin nagpapakita ang isa mong Prof. Nung nagpakita, finals agad.
  20. Hindi mo alam kung UFO o malaking thumbtacks yung tower na katabi ng Ninoy.
  21. Kung tagaMain, CEA, or Hasmin ka, palagi kang may nakikitang sumasayaw sa COC kadapunta mo roon.
  22. Inaabangan mo yung ferris wheel at perya kapag foundation week.
  23. May tiangge pala sa ground floor ng main.
  24. Hingal na hingal ka pagkadating mo sa classroom lalo na kung taga6th floor ka.
  25. Na-amaze ka nung nalaman mong may elevator pala sa main building.
  26. May isang sem na nagsama-sama lahat ng professors na sobrang mababa magbigay ng grades.
  27. Nakatikim ka lang yata ng unang uno sa P.E.
  28. May isang Prof. na matatapos na lang ang enrollment e hindi pa rin nagbibigay ng grade.
  29. Excited ka sa Pylon run pero medyo disappointed ka sa mga nakita mo.
  30. TERESA: dotahan, kainan, cuttingan.
  31. Unli-lugaw.
  32. Kahit di mo pinapansin, naiisip mo na mukhang resort yung swimming pool.
  33. Kapag kino-compare ka sa mga taga-ibang school, itong mga linyang ‘to agad ang binibida mo:
  • Utak lang ang puhunan
  • Pababaan ng tuition, pataasan ng utak
  • Scholar ng bayan
  1. Nakatambay ka sa labas ng chapel pero never ka pang nakapasok or bilang lang sa kamay yung mga times na nakapasok ka.
  2. May manok/kambing/baka sa Grandstand. (Pero hindi lahat ng batch naabutan ‘to.)
  3. Quota ka na sa pila mula PUPCET hanggang graduation. Pila Ulit Pila.
  4. Hulog ng langit ang FACULTY EVALUATION. Magagantihan mo na rin ang Prof. mong tamad, absent nang absent, late, namemera, mayabang, mapanglait at masungit.
  5. Nakakaiyak yung mga aayusin mong credentials bago ka gumraduate. Ang sungit pa ng evaluator mo.
  6. Pag nag-apply ka, bungad agad sa’yo yung, “A, kayo yung nagsunog ng upuan”.
  7. Magpapasalamat ka sa mga hirap na naranasan mo sa PUP. Magiging madali na lang sa’yo ang mahihirap para sa taga-ibang school dahil sa mga naranasan mo.

TEN REASONS WHY EMPLOYERS SHOULD NOT UNDERESTIMATE GRADUATES FROM PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

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  1. They are more eager to prove themselves

They’ve gone through a lot during college. They were deprived of trust because society tends to judge their intelligence and capacity. It’s almost every employer’s habit to say that students from top private universities are far better than them. This is why they are eager to prove that they can do what students from top private universities can.

  1. Hardships are easier for them than those who were spoon-fed

Not generalizing but most of them came from poor families. They grew up wanting to liberate from the bondage of poverty that’s why they always put forth the best that they can in school and in work – making them more hardworking and intelligent. They are more motivated and inspired to work because of their family and because they want to start ceasing poverty.

  1. They are good spenders

It’s every public school student’s habit to practice tight budgeting because their parents cannot support them with that much money. This made them good at thinking critically what to buy and what not to. They carry this practice up to the corporate world.

  1. They are good commuters

You can leave them at any spot in the Metro because commuting is not new to them. This skill is very important to those who are working in Events or Research Company.

  1. They don’t demand comfort

They grew up in a not-so-comfortable life. They hardly even care about luxury that’s why they value many things, expensive or not. They’re happy with what they have and if they want more, they’ll work for it and try not to spit any complain from their mouth.

  1. They respect people with blue-collar jobs

Again not generalizing, but they are the kind of people who don’t underestimate and look down upon janitors, guards, sweepers, drivers and such alike because their parents have same profession with these people. And they are thankful that their parents made it to push them through college by having blue-collar jobs.

  1. They are stronger emotionally

Yes they get hurt every time people say that students from top universities are better than them. There are also some stubborn and wealthy individuals who laugh at them and blame poverty to their parents.

Despite these grieving words, they ignore judgments because they are busy working for the next semester’s tuition fee.

  1. Some of them already practiced TIME MANAGEMENT and MULTI-TASKING

Some of them are part-timers during college. While almost everybody is busy reviewing for tomorrow’s exam, they are busy working to be able to pay for and take the exam. Reviewing is just another hardship for them after a busy work. Imagine how hard it is for a part-timer to scan his notes after a tiring day. Truly, this means absolute time management.

  1. They value things more than rich students do

Money, comfort, car, books, laptops, smart phones – yes they dream all these. BUT, they need to use the money they have for school projects. They don’t have an extra for these things that’s why when they are already in the corporate world and they’ve finally got the chance to grab these things, they take good care of everything and value even the smallest ones.

  1. They can easily define true happiness

They are more contented and happy than individuals who grew up to luxury and material things. Simple things are happiness to them. Unlike richer ones, they don’t complain if they are served premium, eat premium, and buy premium.

School discrimination still exists in Philippines. We keep on saying “Do not judge the book by its cover”, but there are still companies who judge applicants too early because of the school name written on their resume. Hope everyone understands that Albert Einstein is still Albert Einstein wherever he graduates.