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Overheard at Ateneo: Konyo and Proud

By Miguel Antonio N. Lizada, Photos by Arvin Lim

So, there we were again.

Our kapitbahay once more were our kalaban for just one afternoon. Pero you know, you can see naman that there’s respeto. Like halimbawa, except for that unsportsmanlike foul done by that UP player on Nico Salva, the players were so magalang to each other. They were helping each other up whenever they would get accidentally knocked down. That’s so mabait of them. Right? People on both sides were also cheering the UP Pep Squad as they made their very interesting and unique half time performance. Friends tayo, diba?

The game was quite exciting sa simula. There were times na they were catching up on us which for me was quite good for the UP team. I mean diba kahit paano, we should be happy for them that they’re somewhat getting their act together. Diba?  So anyway, once Norman Black sent in the big guns, things became more and more favorable for us. I started relaxing. I was able to eat my sandwich and make inom my iced tea with comfort and ease.

And about the fans. There were a couple of neat banners that were being waved by the fans. One read: “We believe in Kirk Long’s Power.” Ikaw na, Kirk. Ikaw na ang may Power. And I’m sure the power comes from your new haircut. Sa head.

But aside from that, we were quite konti, ha? I mean compared to big games. The Upper B seats were not filled. But the good thing about it was, the Blue Babble Battalion members had more chikka time with the gallery. Leaders, cheerdancers and lifters were seen not just in the Upper boxes but they even made baba to the Lower Box and Patron seats to encourage the more mayaman and sikat fans to cheer for the team. Fans were still cheering all the way pa rin naman. May mga Blue Babble members na nagwawala pa rin even though ang laki na ng lead.

And speaking of Babble cheerleaders na nagwawala, there was this particular cheerleader who was so into the tense mood of the half-time show that when he finished the Blue Eagle Spelling routine (by jumping), natanggalan siya ng sapatos. So yun, after bowing to the cheering gallery, he was making his angas power walk, his right arm cheering “Go Ateneo” with the crowd and his left hand holding his shoe. That’s passion. That’s giving it your all. The spirit of St. Ignatius is with you, hijo! Happy Feast Day!

This Thursday, we do battle with the University of Santo Tomas. I think I want to make a banner “Pass the Reproductive Health Bill.” For now, I will conclude this write-up on this convincing victory by saying “Konyo and Proud.”

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Made me roll over in laughter. Don’t know actually if this is any different from that blog I read one day that gave me one heck of a migraine (read: wrong grammar, wrong punctuation, off topics, and on top of all that – a self-aggrandizing sidebar!) Well this one’s better, haha.

I think this one’s for the good laughs! A little hinay-hinay on the konyo though (ansabeeeee?!)

UTUBE: The green campus goes GREENER

This poster has been all over my school for quite a while. I remembered quickly my UAAP post and how I said it’s prolly the single thing I like about the green-and-gold campus. Well, this is one swallowing that I will do. Because I really love this thing called environmentalism.

Lo and behold – UTUBE: Use your own TUmbler and Baonan for the Environment program spearheaded by Tamaraw Volunteers (TamVol) and FEU Central Student Organization (FEUCSO).

My friend Hanna told me that she saw this and has been propagated in Facebook by former FEUCSO president and batchmate Ramon Roxas as a campaign for “Environmental Advocacy Policies” in the campus. This program encourages students to use their own tumblers and lunch containers to reduce the waste inside the campus.

Moreover, UTUBE appeared to be and, actually is just a part of a larger plan to save the environment from unneeded waste and yes, the nerdy Global Warming, the FEU way. I want to believe that this is a legacy to leave in a campus that speaks and shouts green – We are going GREENER!

Anyway, according to Roxas’ Facebook account this is the plan:

Environment 101:
Phase 1 – NESSA Policy (No Entry of Styro and Straw Advocacy) for a styro and straw free Campus.
Phase 2 – UTUBE Policy ( Use your own TUmbler and Baonan for the Environment)- Discounted Prices with every use of Tumbler and/or Baonan.
Phase 3 – BUSS Policy ( Banning on the Use of Styro and Straw at FEU) alternative use of white/brown paper plates.
*Mechanics, Description, Penalties Hidden for documentation purposes.- To Be posted soon

This will be implemented first week of October this year, and that is right about now.

I am particularly glad that FEU stands up to the other meaning of green other than a color to don on UAAP – to care for our environment, to save our earth, to preserve this place for future generations. I hope that in this little way our school did to promote environmentalism, schools, as well as other institutions will also see the need to be greener and also have a legacy in saving a beautiful place such as our own planet – Earth.

Way to go FEU!

Getting ready myself

Here is my tumbler. No baonan pa. Hmmmmm where to buy?

School Spirit

Well, okay, not all of the time I had school spirit, but now that I’m about to graduate and leave FEU and every green and gold that it has, I want that, for the last time, I give my last cheer.

Tamaraw v Eagle crowd

I may have lots of matters to deal with my university but when we talk about UAAP, it’s always a different matter. And I never watched basketball out of UAAP. And I always thought that FEU has the cheeriest cheerdance team ever. This year, FEU was the team to beat.

We started out good

I am so positive this year, that this is somehow a graduation gift for my batch, to bring back the crown the Tamaraw basketball team has long desired and lost — from the alma mater I almost loved only because of UAAP. (Okay, just read on.)

Tweetveraging during the game

But today, being the day that I will give my last cheer, with all the notes my vocal chords can hit, we have failed. I do not blame them, of course. It’s just… sad.

We started strong this season, by being on the top. We were twice to beat this season — and yes, true enough, we were beaten twice. Ateneo must have reserved a secret weapon (that Kirk that kept on shooting suave hoops and keep on being pushed also) and after a tight, blood-pressure-rising, heated, and well-fought game, Ateneo claimed it’s third title in a row.

Massive confetti litter

To Ateneo, congratulations you have earned it fair and square. To our Tamaraws — you have given those birds a hard time to get this far. You have fought well. Yes, sad, but there will be always another season. I would have preferred that I’m still a student when you bring home the bacon, but that no can do anymore.

MIGHT

I just always wondered, how come Ateneo was so prepared to win that day — from the grand halftime break performance (that had me, “are they singing their anthem already?”) to the largest confetti cannons that I saw! A lil’ bit overconfident? I hope not though :)

This can shadow all pain

Now let me get back to my papers, and yes I WANT TO WATCH THAT DAMN GOOD CONCERT OF JOHN MAYER. By hook or by crook, for the love of John Mayer!

See y’all!

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