Friday, January 20, 2006

College of Arts and Letters: CAL New Building (CNB)

Well, I'm still trying to figure out who institutionalised abbreviating an unnamed building as the "New Building." I thought it was a thing in my grade school, because most of the buildings aren't named anyway. But hello, the CAL building isn't very NB. It's almost standing there and used for two years, after all. Relatively speaking, maybe it is an NB since the influx of NBs to replace it is slow.
two girls by the grand staircase

Aesthetically, this building is pretty. Italian tiles, grand staircases, an "overlooking scheme" that's very theatrical in the sense of like watching an opera. The fifth floor is their topfloor, with no means of getting to a rooftop, so I surveyed the halls, windows, views, windows, views, and alternate access points.


I did have a class here last semester in Rm 501. A 4:00-5:30 class on Pop Culture. It would have been a nice class, especially under Professor Nadera. The problem was, I was coming from my PE class, and I usually walk to the class. The height of this building was just good reason to curse about. Until of course I visited it again, with knowledge that this particular exercise routine is out of my system, I feel happier.


For this semester, you can find the following classes in this floor: Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, European Languages, English, French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian, Spanish and Speech Communication. As you can see, dominated by the Department of European Languages.


Well, I'm taking two of the classes in the roster, and I'm pretty glad that we're on this floor.

View of the second floor from the fifth floor.

9 Comments:

At 20/1/06 20:39, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sana bigyan nila ng ibang name yung CAL, kasi parang ang stale ng CNB (e arts and letters pa naman ito). & pano na pag di na siya new?

- joy

 
At 20/1/06 20:56, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i meant the name was not-so-catchy, not the college. hehehe. i love CAL

- ako pa rin. :)

 
At 21/1/06 04:55, Blogger Teh Topnotcher said...

mwehehehe. fast disclaimer ha. considering our class is in CAL. anyway, i agree with you in giving it a "proper name". come to think of it, even the math bldg doesn't have a "proper name". even palma hall is still referred to as "AS". maybe soon they will call CNB ... "AL". Yuck, ang panget.

 
At 21/1/06 10:20, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oo nga. i realized CAL people pala ang classmates (and teacher) natin e baka patayin nila ako in class. :)

 
At 21/1/06 12:59, Blogger drakulita said...

But the CAL building is actually officially referred to as 'CAL' (check your Form 5) and not really 'CNB' as opposed to popular belief :P

Siguro naghahanap pa sila ng kagila-gilalas na Arts & Letters hero bago ma-name na iba! LOL.

 
At 14/4/06 09:29, Blogger Jun Cristobal said...

Actually, the main hindrance about naming the building is not the lack of personalities to name it after. There are actually quite a number to choose from but one question stands. Something the Filipino and English Departments have been quarelling about. Ever wonder how predictable of UP to to name FC after Rizal? It was a good choice but all the National Heroes are already taken before this NB was built.

I'd name it after my father. Hahaha!

 
At 9/11/06 03:11, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's been two years since the faculty members were asked to choose a name for the cal building (by the way, the present structure is but less than half of the whole building!); however, the suggested names have not been endorsed: bulwagang balagtas, bulwagang cesar majul, s.p. lopez hall, bulwagan ng katutubong sining at kultura, etc.

 
At 9/11/06 03:12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's been two years since the faculty members were asked to choose a name for the cal building (by the way, the present structure is but less than half of the whole building!); however, the suggested names have not been endorsed: bulwagang balagtas, bulwagang cesar majul, s.p. lopez hall, bulwagan ng katutubong sining at kultura, etc.

 
At 9/11/06 03:13, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's been two years since the faculty members were asked to choose a name for the cal building (by the way, the present structure is but less than half of the whole building!); however, the suggested names have not been endorsed: bulwagang balagtas, bulwagang cesar majul, s.p. lopez hall, bulwagan ng katutubong sining at kultura, etc.

 

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