yesterday, friends invited me over to up diliman for the centennial kick off celebration. various delegations coming from various system campuses participated in this event. ofcourse, my alma mater campus, up baguio have sent their own delegation. although there were only a small number of participants that represented my campus, in consideration with our campus' population and the distance of it to the venue, it was still such a delight to see your former professors and other familiar faces parading around the academic oval. there were also several students who performed a cordilleran dance with their ethnic attires tagging along the up baguio delegation. it makes you feel proud to be from this university in particular to this campus just by mere watching the parade.
the celebration lasted up until midnight. there were torch parade that was lead by a 100 year old chemical engineer, making him the oldest alumna of the university, chancellors, deans, and other alumni personalities including richard gomez, there were also various presentations from different university constituents, sky divers, and firework displays. the entire academic oval scene was filled with various crowds cheering for their university. while the centenial celebration theme song, UP ang galing mo, that sounded like a rock theme songs for tv show such as super inggo, was played during the entire celebration. nonetheless, the celebration kick off as a whole was such a blast and worth remembering and lookig forward to for the next event.