5 things students do with their uniform and some…

Students who wear school uniforms everyday and feels so sick and tired wearing it like it was a lifetime obligation though it is only while schooling. Every students can relate with this problem.

Some do not want uniform change while some wanted to or even some of them do not want to wear uniform at all while some wanted to have uniform because they do not have enough clothes to wear in school and have a new outfit look every school days.

5 things what students do in their uniforms

1. They alter the required length of the skirt (girls) | Altering the required cut of the pants (boys)

2. Putting other accessories (beads, sequence, patches)

3. Students customize it. (polo / blouse)

4. Adding some “in” clothes (jackets  / socks / shoes)

5. Wearing different color of shoes, socks, skirts and others.

School uniform misadventures

When I was in college my uniform really sucks. It is! Everyday, upon travelling to school, there is someone will ask me if what year I am in high school and if I am a public school student.

My usual reply to them and smile, “Do I really like a high school student? Maybe because of my height and uniform. I am a fourth year college student in UST (University of Santo Tomas)”.

Right after I said those phrases, their eyes widened and laugh and say, “REALLY?! I thought you are only a high school student.”

Oh well, just look at this photo of me:

An old-fashioned uniform

While others schools / colleges / universities change uniforms to fit a new trend in school fashion and to flexibility of the uniform in or out of the campus. Old fashioned uniforms really sucks for others especially for those students who wanted to go out wearing nice and neat uniform tagging along the school name.

When I was in UST, the clamor for uniform change is so loud but the department do not want to change the traditional uniform because there is a “meaning” of what we are wearing for a reason.

I discovered that AB (Liberal Arts Department) uniform in UST was designed way back in 70s, 80’s, 90’s or even older.

Just take a look at this picture.

The evolution of AB uniform in UST

Uniforms is a universal identity

Wearing a uniform can put a person in a class or type which helps the people or the society to keep up things as they are and maybe maintain Karl Marx’s “class struggle”, where there is a proletariat and aristocrat.

Uniforms can help us determine who we are and what status we belong to.

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A Fresh Graduate like me

“My diploma just arrived today and I am so happy! I know it is just a piece of paper in a tube but it really matters to me. I do not have work at this moment, I am at home: being a bum.”

Life to deal with

In the real world there is no exact direction. Everyone needs to choose their own journey and have a good faith. Everyone needs confidence at this moment. Everyone undergo to a test like, searching for a right job, passing the interview, doing everything right and loving the job.

There is no definite future for everyone. What is important to life is be happy while surviving.

What is different from a person having a career on a degree that he finished but full of stress while the other person is enjoying the life running a small business, a farm land or a different course that he finished?

Satisfaction

Everyone needs satisfaction with their lives.

No one can tell what is enough for a person because only “YOU” can tell what do you really need and what do you really want. Having an enough money to buy food, clothing and shelter. Enough savings so that no one can say that you are selfish. What God wanted you is be a good disciple and help other people and share your kindness [I know that’s a universal commandment; but that’s true!]. You know that money can buy anything in this world but here are some exceptions.

-Krisha

By the way, here’s my diploma :)

AB Diploma

Thomasian!

I am a proud Thomasian, indeed! For 400 years and counting more years of its existence, I have witnessed University of Santo Tomas’ (UST) brilliant courage.

I may not be present when it was founded but I am present to see how strong it was when storms and darkness that tried them to put in an oblivion.

I always Imagine that UST especially the Main Building was like Hogwarts in Harry Potter Series because whenever I see the Tria Haec, I raise my hand then wave and say the words, “Piertotum Locomotor”, then I am ridiculously smiling alone imagining that the statues will moved and protect the Main building against to any entruder. Ha! Ha! That was funny to think how someone would relate things to anything! there were certain things I am amazed about my alma mater. it was just amazing because it was old and it’s still existing. I am happy to tell stories to people I will met that I am proud with UST despite it’s controversies.

Recently, UST had this event called “Velada Tomasina”, where it brought back the scenes and traditions of UST in 1800’s. Some people say, “It was a biggest cosplay in the country”, some said, “it was like a giant tableau”, but for me, it was awesome to feel, to wear, to look, to act and to play like I am in 1800’s.

There is nothing more to say than to say, I am thankful that I am part of the 400th and 401th year of UST. In every corner of the classroom at UST I was molded even more faithful to the Lord. There were many things I have learned in UST and I grow more and further know myself. the diploma that I will get on March was just a part of it but the huge part of UST in me was when she molded “ME”, as a person who would dare to talk in the void of strangers, shout out loud when I feel something that I should say, in short, I became more outspoken and more faithful to God.

From what I was when I’ve entered my alma mater up to what I am now today, I would say that I am different from now and then. There were changes, development and progress. I feel how to be ignored, bashed, belittled, adored, victory, defeat and more, from there I become stronger that what I used to be.

I am not afraid of what I will become after college because I believed that life is a continuous progress and development and there will be changes in any of my dreams but the values will still remain.

I am just a proud Thomasian who sometime bashed UST for its flaws yet I am still with her, staying to learn from her.