Saturday, May 03, 2008

100 Kwentong Peyups (100 stories of UP)

The Philippine Daily Inquirer published today an article I wrote (Section C, page 5). It is one of a hundred stories the University of the Philippines (UP), my alma mater, publishes in major dailies in celebration of its centenary this year. I recounted the roller coaster ride I took to get a slot in the university, and eventually a UP education, arguably the best education one can get in my homeland.

Unfortunately it is not available online and you have to buy the paper to read it!

Updated: click the photo above to read the article. I especially like the artwork!

(newspaper and photo courtesy of my mother and brother. Salamat!)


mharra said...

wow, ganda naman ng article. hmm.. ganun din kasi ako eh.. waaaah.. Congrats,,

mharra de mesa
BSHE-batch 02

jadz said...

hi mharra,

salamat sa comment. sana na-enjoy mo din ang time mo sa LB!


Omar Acosta said...

nice stuff, please break the copyright law and put a pdf version online

see you

mj said...

Drew, my sister (your fellow iskolar ng bayan hehe) was able to read the article you wrote. She told me about it when I called. She got really excited to see your article. ^^

I'm proud of you.

About your other post: I saw your blog about 'Dialogue in the Dark'. There's one in Seoul, too! Hopefully, I'd be able to go there soon.

faye said...


I've read this article of yours months ago and was relieved to see it again here in the internet.

Your article helped me a lot through many things because like you, I'm a waitlisted too. :))

well done! :)

jadz said...

hi faye,


I'm glad you can relate to my experience. Are you still a student? In that case, enjoy your stay in UPLB!


faye said...


yeah..I'm still a student. Infact, a freshman. :)

Being one of the hundreds of hopefuls (waitlisted),I was about to get interviewed days after your article was printed on PDI,it certainly cheered me up and gave me hope to keep going on whatever happens.


-tye- said...

Hi! I was able to read your article the day it was published at PDI. Congrats!

Amazing lang that I bumped unto it again here on the net.

Fellow UPLB student din pala ako. :-)

jadz said...

Hi Tye!

Thank you! That's the power of internet. I didn't get hold of a copy of the paper, so I asked my mom to send me a photo. :)

Enjoy UPLB. UPLB- I like!