Gloomy as it may seem but my life had a sudden twist of fate. My life in LIMA at first was not that great. Funny as it may seem but yes, I could say that it was quite boring. As I go along counting the days that passed, many things seemed to unfold. I will never forget the moment when LIMA needed to pick a representative for LPU’s Mr. and Ms. Freshmen 2014. I was shocked when I was chosen to represent our college after the screening. What more when I was hailed as Mr. Freshman, it was indeed surreal. I won not for the reason that I am the best, but I believe I was the one who competed with full confidence guided by a gym full of supporters and personal prayers. I’ve learned so much more than I expected in that competition. Not only did it strengthen my skills in people-relation and public speaking, but I also acquired new knowledge of elegance and social graces to positively represent LIMA in public events. I not only became more involved in the university activities, but I also was able to reach out to other freshmen. Lending a hand to the student council of LIMA, seems to be a foreshadowing of things to come.  It will forever be a worthwhile experience because the competition’s journey does not stop there, I am excited for the coming years as I continue to become more involved in LPU’s never ending fun activities even after my title has been passed on. It seems vague, but really every time I go back to the time when my parents and I kept on arguing about what to take up for college, it taught me the importance of – Listening. We should take a chance to listen to our parents because they know what is best for us. The best things in life are not those rare moments that are exceptional, but those everyday moments, the routine that we create and the decisions we make. And today, being part of LPU is really what I am thankful for. I never thought of finding friends inside the college but also family that will surely support me all the way. Finding the right language to describe my first year’s journey in LPU has always been a challenge for me. I suppose I’ll end with exactly what I was hoping to find – a “happy roller coaster feeling.” And will prove to everyone that forever does exist. Because I will “FOREVER” be grateful of being a Lycean. Yes, FOREVER.
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Mr. Freshman 2014 shares his LPU Story

But what really made LPU feel like home are the officials, teachers and staff who treated everyone like family. Yes, surviving college requires more effort than it does in high school but I know everything that I experience within the university, be it good or not so good, will help me in the future. I am very fortunate to have such dedicated professors who help us become passionate and motivated future dental practitioners. Aside from the academic programs, LPU has organizations that offer a wide range of activities to spice up one’s college life. As for me, I joined the school paper (Phoenix) and became a staff artist for one year, I also played badminton in the PISTAKASAN event and I was also able to represent my department in the university-wide debate and won as the best debater. I also had the chance of becoming a student leader as I was the president of my class since 2011 until now. I also took part in the Lyceum Supreme Student Council (A.Y. 2012-2013) and participated in numerous community extension activities. Those kinds of activities surely awakened the leader within me and ignited my desire to help other people. Moreover, I also confidently learned public speaking through hosting numerous events within the University. Aside from all those, pageants are common in LPU and I was lucky enough to experience and win some titles. I was Mr. Freshmen 2011. In my junior year I became Mr. Dentistry, and finally, Mr. LPU 2014. Responsibilities along with these titles are great and expectations of being a good role model are high but through the help and guidance of my advisers, teachers, mentors and friends, I know I was able to fulfill my duties with flying colors. I learned new things about myself, things I never thought I was capable of doing thus making me a better person.
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MR. LPU 2014 shares his LPU Story