They say home is where love resides, memories are created, friends and family belong, and laughter never ends. When I first entered the halls of LPU-B as a junior high school student the feeling of excitement and fear flowed through my veins. I was eager to do my best, but I was also scared to fail. Seeing all those unfamiliar faces back then was overwhelming. I found myself thinking of a way to release all this pressure and just spend my whole first day by being my genuine self. I’d like to start every day with a simple kind gesture; greeting the guard (most especially the lady guard who usually inspects my bag) good morning every day and 2 years later, it’s still part of my daily routine. As a class president, I knew that it was going to be another rough day ahead; a day where I will be assigned to collect and pass all these paper works of the class, where I have to arrange our chairs before every subject and make sure they’re all perfectly aligned, a day where I have to meet all these expectations, but most importantly, a day where I will learn a lot over the course of my student life. I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all had our fair share of good and bad days. There was a point where I got tired of school and all the activities that come with it but when I think of what is yet to come, I got up and bounced back. LPU- has always given me the opportunity to showcase abilities I never knew I had. Aside from the classroom knowledge, I learned to love my self-more, including my flaws, in order to love other people, it has equipped me with the right values and a wiser mind. It is my home. It is where I found my heart.
– Ria Ysabell F. Boongaling, ABM Grade 11