It’s the first month of school—a fact that has just sunk in among students in the Philippines. Those enrolled at De La Salle University (DLSU), whose trimester started in May, have had more time to spend with their new schoolmates.
Even before some of the first year students (dubbed “froshies”) had their first day at DLSU, they had been wanting to know what it was like to study in the school on Taft Avenue. They would turn to the page where they could get real advice: their Secret Files Facebook Page.
The Facebook page on their fellow Lasallians has become a favorite among students and faculty to read, relate to and laugh about. Most of the people know the drill; you have a story, then you send it out and wait for the comments to come flying at you.
Some of the quotes you are about to read are by froshies or about froshies. Since the college experience has just begun to sink in, their days in school might be all new to them.
That’s where the upperclassmen come in and point out what things they have to get used to, or point out how they are simply being too much of a “frosh.”
“Habang nagkaklase ako, maraming dumadaan sa hallway ng LS (building) na mga nakatoga. Then sabi ng prof ko, ‘Tingin kayo sa bintana, nakikita niyo na ba future niyo?’ Since di ako nakikinig sa kanya, medyo late ako lumingon. Pagtingin ko, may dumadaan na janitor. Baka imbis na maka-graduate ako eh janitor ang bagsak ko, bigla tuloy ako nakinig sa lesson nya.”—Natakot, COB 114
“June 4, 2014 sa Library, 8th floor ng Henry Sy building.
“So ayon, gumagawa kami ng ka-blockmate ko ng analysis ng isang movie. Suddenly may four guys near sa isang bookshelf. Sabi nung guy 1, ‘Ano ha?’ then sinuntok niya agad yung isang lalake. At yon, rumble nga. Napatayo pa ako sa sobrang intense ng suntukan nila. Feeling superhero, na palapit-lapit na gusto ko sanang awatin. At ayon, inunahan ako ni manong guard, medyo panira ng moment. After ilang minutes naawat din, at di na namin alam nangyare, di kami chismoso/a eh.
“At ang nagawa na lang namin ng kablockmate ko ay i-tweet yung nangyare.
“More peace please! Na-experience ko na kasi mabugbog dati.”— Manny Pacquiao, CLA 114
“Tawa ako nang tawa sa sinabi ng frosh sa 7-11 (Vito Cruz). “Sabi ba naman, “KULANG NA LANG PATI PAG BAGSAK NG EKONOMIYA NG PILIPINAS ISISI SA ATING FROSH!”—Ekonomiya, CLA 112
‘Wala akong paki’
“Sobrang nakakag*g* talaga ang mga freshmen. I was on my way down from the 10th floor at Andrew Hall after my first class. When the elevator opened, a couple of froshies went out and DELIBERATELY PRESSED EVERY SINGLE FLOOR. When they were walking out, one of them asked, ‘Bakit mo ginawa yun?’ The girl who pressed the buttons said, ‘Wala akong paki.’ GO *bleep* YOURSELF.”—Pissed-off Senior, CCS 111
“This is about Yahoo groups… Hiningi ng mga prof yung Yahoo e-mail address namin para sendan kami ng invite sa mga Yahoo groups. Iisa lang Yahoo e-mail address ko, which is…pang-jeje pa. So hiyang hiya ako habang sinusulat ko yung e-mail address ko. =(( Bakit kasi Yahoo pa rin ginagamit nila? Pwede naman Gmail or Facebook group na lang kasi ultimate throwback yung Yahoo e-mail address ko, grabe nakakahiya. I had no choice, kaya ayun nilagay ko… And to be honest, first time kong gumamit ng Yahoo group.”— mhalditah, CED 114
“Admin please post this. I think everyone deserves to know the truth. June 25, 2014, around 8:25 p.m. lumindol ng magnitude 5.6 sa Batangas at magnitude 3 to 4 sa Metro Manila. Kasalanan ito ng mga frosh! Wala na kayong ginawang tama! Pag-aaral na lang atupagin niyo please, ang mahal na ng bawang at sibuyas.”—Blame it on the f-f-f-f-froshies, CCS 111