Thursday, September 18, 2008

2008 Philippine Blog Awards

I vote for, who insists that he's not the type who blogs about blogging. So I'll do him the honour and vote for him. Oh yes, he's also in Diliman, and he was the top of the last University Student Council councillor-ship race. Hope he wins this one too!

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Monday, January 07, 2008

Absence of "Self-Help" in the Dewey Decimal System

News just came in and I can't help revive this blog with such unpleasant update.

A worker by the name of Arnel Zafra attempted to end his life by jumping off the 5th floor of the UP Diliman Main Library. He is now in critical condition.

All I can say is, I'm definitely sure that the top floor isn't the fifth, I've been in it. Actually, you can't really tell if it's the 5th because there are many floors between the third floor and that apex tower, I just remember climbing a lot of stairs. And securing a permit from the ILIS administrators. And obviously, that was two years ago, and I'm pretty much alive.

I'll probably post pictures if they didn't die in my great hard drive crash.

What's on top of all this?

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Gonzales Hall (Fake UpperFloor)

For most of you who are not from UP Diliman, no, teh Topnotcher wasn't strong enough to carry the Oblation indoors. She could, however, photoshop it climb to the "top" floor of the Main Library Building, also known as the Gonzalez Hall. This is the original Oblation made by the first National Artist for Sculpture, Guillermo Tolentino.

The floor where the main staircase ends in the main library lands on the third floor. The University Archives and Records Depository will be the first to greet you. Rm 300 are archives for famous people/alumni and their submitted requirements, most probably their theses and dissertations. Rm 301 (as seen on the image above) is for all of us regular mortals, or maybe you (because I don't think I have anything archived in there). Don't worry people, we will go back to this room later (it's a tad bit controversial).

Also on the floor is the Institute of Library Science. The administration office is one that will greet you on the main floor landing, but you can enter that^ gate entered by the unknown person over there.

I found this exteremely cute: a nested library. A library inside a library. For future librarians.
There are other nifty stuff in the hall, mostly lecture rooms and computer labs (since they offer Management Information Systems). There are also tambayans for the org (one of them is UP FLIPP). Going back out from here, we go back to Rm 301.

When I did the coverage of this building, there were books all over the place. Sort of blacked-down battered types. I thought they were recovered from a secret cellar of a famous person.

After talking to Tita Marlou Rodriguez, she told me that they were actually restoring some pieces of the personal collection of another National Artist this time for Literature, N.V.M. Gonzalez. His house was sacrificed to an electric fire.

In light of the recent events on this blog (which "terminated" me actually), it's important to honour the pseudo top floor of the Main Library building, with its staff who are capable of bringing back National Artists' treasures, even if they were caught in the flames and of course, the fact that it installed a fire exit.

Sana madali siyang babaan.

I am going to violate my own rules, because wuh. Thanks to Jonaks who informed me the mythicality of a library, and that this was a deceiving top floor.

What's on top of all this?

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Save Top of Your School!

Someone is trying to set my school on fire.

School Arsony being costly. In recent years there have been on average three arson attacks on schools every day.

Most of the culprits are teenagers - often high on drink or drugs - from problem families in deprived inner-city areas.

Teenagers eh? Here's the greatest solution to juvenile delinquency. [extra: kawaii! BR]

Even if you already tried to fix the source, it is true what he said: You can't have a top floor if you don't have a building.

We can always take the advice of the Koalas.

Or maybe a renovation of the school building's walls and water fountains. Let's make sure we get our own Mr. Benson: In 1912, Simon Benson, lumberman and civic leader, commissioned 20 drinking fountains with a $10,000 gift

If you can't find Mr. Benson, make sure you'll have a 20 minutes to spare during class and have a film viewing of Grief-o. (If you don't have that, excerpts of Waterworld will do). Also, you might want to take care of your firefighters.

What's on top of all this?

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Non-Building Post: Autobiography

Sorry for the now infrequent feed of your boring buildings around UP Diliman, which I have to disturb with *something* that might turn out to be annoying, but really, it's worth seven buildings with all the manual labour I had to go through to finish it.

Video embeded on this site:

Gomen for the broken link. And for mediocre quality. My film career is at its infancy. This is *also* my pseudo-editing debut.

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Sunday, February 19, 2006

UP Vanguard

The third building in the University to start with "V", I once thought that the V-Rooftop on my Form-5 meant Vinzon's Rooftop, resulting to a very embarassing incident that I wish not to recall. The Vanguard Rooftop is on the third level of the building, home to the now optional ROTC programme, the Judo/Martial Arts Sparring Room and the Dance Classes of Professor Mynette Aguilar (coz she finds the dance area in the main gym too noisy).

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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Church of the Risen Lord

Oi Peyups People! I'm back. Sort of. Consider it the return of the prodigal son. Only I'm a daughter. But if you really want genuine entertainment from A prodigal son, watch Pinoy Big Brother, Celebrity Edition.

My comeback brings topofyourschool on top of the Church of the Risen Lord, otherwise known as the UP Protestant Church. The structure itself is designed by Cesar Concio, the same guy responsible for Palma Hall and Melchor.

The top floor is the second floor, that opens to a huge landing which serves as a good venue for events. The signboard says "Happy Birthday Jesus."

Obviously, still in a hangover from that old holiday. Which reminds me, Belated Happy Valentine's Day. (Consider this a blasphemous gift, but it might bring you to a different floor)

Aside from the wide, spacey venue for events, there's the Gentlemen's Loo, The Ecumenical Ministry Foundation Incorporation Board Room, Christian Education and University Ministries Offices.

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