Arch of the Centuries; UST

To <slowmo moment of running> go out of the Arch of the Centuries was one of the most fulfilling things I've got to experience! Being one of those studious and law-abiding student, I never dared going out because I wanted to graduate on time.

You see, here's the thing, there's this urban legend going on among the Thomasian community. They say that after doing your Rite of Passage (this is the Welcome Walk... of which you're going through / entering the Arch of the Centuries), the legend says that you shouldn't go out of it until the Baccalaureate Mass. Otherwise, you will never graduate.

There are a lot of stories out there, but I know a few who dared to go out and their academic standing was affected... some were delayed.. and some became dean's listers. But as for me, I'd rather not risk it and truth be told, it was so worth it because during my Bacc Mass, going out of the Arch of the Centuries was one of the most memorable and fulfilling experience ever! Success at its finest! I swear, it felt like I was in a movie, and though everything happened so fast, that moment my foot stepped on that pavement, it was so fulfilling and I so couldn't contain my happiness. It was like, we were running but suddenly, that few minutes was like in a slow motion! I couldn't explain it better but if you're also a Thomasian, you'll understand this feeling!

Anyway, while I was waiting for graduation, the BS Interior Design graduating students conducted a mock board exam. And I think I was just getting the results when these photos were taken. My friend and I decided to walk around our soon-to-be-alma mater and shoot.

These photos were taken two years ago, and yes, it's only now that I'm publishing. But the memories are still so fresh. Apparently, student life will always, always be so memorable.

Of course I had to do an attitude back ballet pose. :")

As I work on this blog post, I realized how happy I was on this milestone... of graduating with a Bachelor of Science major in Interior Design degree (wasn't able to blog about my graduation 2 years ago though). And I had no idea of what's in store for me in the real world. 2 years after graduation, though I went through a lot... seriously a lot... I'm just so thankful that UST molded me to be the person who I am today. :)

I actually had blue highlights here. I cut my hair short before graduation. :">

WEARING: Ginger Tea brown top | Kicks shoes (bought at SM Dept. Store) | Random Shop Blue Pants

Photos taken by Jen Santelices

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  1. I love places connected with past **

  2. hi,
    beautiful !! love photos :)
    have a good week end, 😘

    1. thank you so much ange! have a great week :")

  3. Muito legal seu blog! Linda fotos *.*
    Já estou seguindo aqui! Segue o meu blog também?
    Obrigada pela visita, linda!!
    Bom final de semana pra você!!! Até mais. Beijinhos ;*