The Melting Pot Called Mineski

IMG_20151214_150224Romel Building, an establishment just in front of the Saint Louis University main gate. A multipurpose building where several businesses reside. A favorite to SLU students for the 7/11 and other needs. It’s not an eye-catching building if you’re an ordinary passerby. But if you’re a gamer, this building is very memorable.

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Mineski Infinity, an Internet cafe usually filled with university students. The title in the picture was blocked by electrical wiring, but some students will recognize it right away. Its computer units are filled with updated online and LAN games such as DoTA 2 and LoL. They clock users by the hour except the first where they clock by a half-hour. These traits are common to other Internet cafes, so why is it so special? Well, this place is where SLU and other students unite and battle against another at a regular basis. Games such as DoTA 2 are usually played here, and it is famous for that. Even when this photo was taken during SLU’s hell week, it’s still filled with students! Almost every gamer in SLU know the place. UP is no exception. Although, the place isn’t very renowned since it’s very far away. But some UP students go out of their way and go here to play with students of different universities. They fight, laugh, and have a  good time playing games here. No discrimination, just games.

-Cyanide

Ministry Work as a Scholar

Now, this may not be something that every UPB scholar does, but I do it. And I am most definitely a UPB scholar. Despite my flaws. So on the weekends (and sometimes even weekdays) I help out my church by doing volunteer work. I’ve been teaching little children about the word of God in Kids’ church since I was in 3rd year high school. It’s really fun and uplifting lol. Truly, nothing like explaining the gospel to little kids. And just earlier this year, I started volunteering in the multimedia ministry for the 2pm youth service over at Hotel Albergo. It’s pretty fun, and I’ve really gotten more spiritually mature from the experience. The team that the Lord set up really takes the cake. Those guys are great. If you’re reading this, then why don’t you drop by sometime? It’s not just boring church. Church is awesome :b Anywho, there are a ton of other UPB scholars that do ministry work. Heck, there’s even more than just one org dedicated to serving Christ lol. ENC is only one. There’s still SIT and the other guys. Cool, yeah? So there. UPB Scholars do serve Jesus. Say what you like, and think what you want, but this is true. It may not be true for all, but ofc, I’m hoping that someday, it will be. Here, have a picture of the 2pm team.12358463_1031886590197048_1192378201_n

 

Food Place For a Stuffed Face

What does everybody enjoy doing? (No, don’t answer the question.) Regardless of whether or not you enjoy it, you’re gonna have to eat sometime. And you know what? Everybody I know who’s from UPB happens to love love loooooove eating. No exceptions! Friends, classmates, profs… they will mention food at some point. And some more often than others. Verdict? Acads or no, scholars love eating. Let me just list down a few expressions I hear often.

“tara caf”

“tara guys kain”

“uy tara sa silungan”(cheap place to eat near SM)

“feed me”

“tol gutom nako”

“gibe food pls”

anywhooo in relation to that, I was able to at a place called Mesa. Apparently it won a Philippine something or other thing? idrk. I ate ostrich. Pretty bland imo. (Pic related)IMAG1450

Here’s the something or other thing it won.IMAG1452.jpg

Anywho, I’m serious about UPB peeps loving food trips and all that. But then again, who doesn’t?

Family Time Yih

GREAT MORNING even though it’s not morning at all! So as I mentioned in a previous post, I was out in Pampanga for a couple of days, and you know, it got me thinking. “How do I turn this into a blog post. I have to make like 4 omg.” And then it hit me like whoa. SCHOLARS LIKE SPENDING TIME WITH THEIR FAMILY. Especially the ones that don’t live in Baguio lol. My mind was blown right then and there in the hotel room. Well, unless of course you don’t have such a good relationship with your family. If that’s the case, then I sincerely hope that it gets sorted out and all ends well for you guys. It absolutely sucks to be in that situation. Anyway, back to happy bubbly fun time.

So we drove on over to Pampanga for mom’s high school reunion, and us children tagged along because hey, why not? We got to spend a little bit of quality time together over at Hotel Gracelane (totally cool very orange hotel which appears to be a Christian establishment so yeah awesome. Pic related btw.)IMAG1440.jpg

It was a pretty cool experience, and I hope y’all scholars and sirs out there have a very merry Christmas and get to spend lots of time with fam, friends, and foes alike. Picture dump.IMAG1428

This tv.

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IMAG1442.jpgThis fountain.IMAG1432.jpgThis mirror.IMAG1430.jpgTHESE trees.IMAG1429.jpgBlurry bedside Bible.IMAG1443.jpgHO. HO. HO.

Totally Not Late Post About Pasik

Alright, so I was outta commission for a few days. No big deal. Just got back home from a trip to Pampanga (which I’ll talk about later), but I’m up and ready for a POST ABOUT PASIKLABAN OMG. So after all the legal torture that UPB scholars receive from the piles and piles of (necessary) school work we do, Pasik happens. It’s a Christmas thing. Anyhow, there’s the lantern parade (which I won’t talk about in detail because I don’t have any pics of that </3), the oblation run (which I don’t plan on talking about at all because well, jiggle jiggle), the fireworks display (ah, this, I’ll talk about), and all of the performances from the various college faculty (and staff) members. Anyhow, the fireworks arrangement was loud. No duh. They were all set off in the parking lot on campus, and everybody was super duper close, and it was really loud. Being that close to something that loud must have damaged some ears lol, but anyway about the fireworks themselves. It was quite a pretty display, featuring ALL YOUR FAVORITE COLORS SUCH AS RED, BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW, AND WHITE, plus the actual arrangement and patterns they made in the sky were okay. It wasn’t really something spectacular, but at least all the scholars and teachers and guests could enjoy it after a long year of backbreaking work, yeah? Not much else to say about the fireworks.

Next up was the oblation run. After that, it was the college performances! (I told you I wouldn’t talk about the run lol.) So all three colleges had their own respective performances. CAC(College of Arts and Communication[s?]) made a video parody of a Ghost Fighter episode, CS(College of Science) had a cool little intro video that transitioned into a dance number, and CSS(College of Social Science[s]) dished out a sweet mixtape medley of their own versions of popular songs. I swear, all the scholars look forward to this part of the program. The crowd was so thick and everybody was watching and listening so closely that they gave almost no room to breathe. I understand though, since it’s basically watching those same professors and teachers and other peeps, who terrorize you whole year round, put on a show meant not to destroy your hopes and dreams. Here’s a vid of the CAC performance that they posted lol. Soz but I don’t have any for the rest ;w;

So yeah, after all the hard work, UPB scholars enjoy the cheery atmosphere and upbeat (heh UPbeat) event called the P-P-P-PASIKLABAAAAAAAN! Also, it means people get to home soon after. Like legit home to their families and stuff. So yeah. This came out longer than I planned.(Random Bold Words To Confuse You)

-SometimesMaybeKindOfAlwaysMark(?)-