As a teenager, Arlene spent 5 years at the prestigious University of the Philippines before heading to study medicine at De La Salle. This morning we hired a driver for a nostalgic tour to the University campus and nearby student haunts.
The University of the Philippines is located in Quezon City in the West of Manila – about 30 minutes by car from our hotel. We saw places Arlene hasn’t seen for nearly 30 years.
Joining us on today’s tour was a very special guest – the official lime green Class 87 DLSHSI carry bag. We decided it deserved to feature in every shot! As daughter Toni would say: how random!
University of the Philippines
Palma Hall (Former Arts & Sciences)
Student management HQ
Arlene’s first university co-ed dormitory
Student shopping centre!
Rodics eatery – a student favourite since 1949
The Ikot Jeep – student transport
San Francisco del Monte (Frisco) Avenue en route to Arlene’s 3rd-year student apartment
Arriving at student apartment in T.Morato Street
Outside student apartment (right of frame with pot plants)
Meeting Sita – ten year tenant of the apartment.
Leaving the old neighbourhood