How To Say Goodbye—The Atenean Way
Goodbyes are indeed bittersweet and we feel this more during this time of the year: the season of togas and grad pics with dedications. Our beloved senior friends are probably out there celebrating the fact that they're not #gradwaiting anymore, but at the same time, are struggling to figure out how to let go of the place, which gave them a rollercoaster of emotions for the past few years.
For most universities, the opportunity for the seniors to hug their friends and wish them luck as they traverse their chosen paths happen during commencement exercises. After they throw their caps up in the air and have the obligatory photo ops, they'll go up to the people who mattered and reminisce about all the things they had gone through together—the all-nighters, the breakdowns, the thesis defenses, the spontaneous galas—realizing that they've come so far and a lot has changed since the first time they walked into the campus. A chapter of their lives had just ended and although another one had just opened, things would never be the same.
The seniors of Ateneo, however, are given another chance to bid adieu from the university before they set off and say hello to the #adulting life—introducing: the Blue Roast.
The Blue Roast is a yearly tradition for graduating seniors from the Ateneo de Manila University—think: a schoolwide despedida, their last chance to have fun and party as college students and to spend the night with the people who made their college life memorable.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
The traditional roasted calf and beer will be served for the seniors to enjoy while they watch performances from the university's very own talent pools like Company of Ateneo Dancers (CADs) and the Ateneo Musicians' Pool as well as other local bands and performers.
They also hold the annual Blue Roast Awards, which is actually very far from your traditional award-giving ceremony. Seniors are given the chance to nominate and vote for their fellow seniors who they feel should receive the, err, really unique awards. Why unique, you ask? Take for example two of this year's categories: The Perpetually Sawi award, for those who are, well, perpetually sawi and would never fail to make a #hugot out of almost everything and the Kim Kardashian award, for those who became viral on the internet and became Twitter and/or Facebook famous.
But the highlight of the Blue Roast lies in the tradition of giving the Blue Rose, which to most becomes the last chance to muster up the courage and let someone know that they're special to them. It doesn't have to necessarily be romantically special, although most do give it to their crushes or boyfriends/girlfriends, because you can give it to any person who holds a special place in your heart: it can be your best friend who stuck with you through hard times; a professor you really admire; a staff who you think deserves to be appreciated...it's up to you. A word of advice? Whoever you give it to, make sure it's worth it because you don't want to end the night and graduate with regrets, do you?
Now, the adventure begins! Go forth into the real world and show them what you can do. You're off to great places and it's time to embark on your journey to the dream you've been preparing yourself and working hard for all this time!
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Here we are — with rough hands entwined, damned hearts at peace, broken souls resting with ease —savoring each passing moment before we part ways...hoping things will turn out to be okay. Here we are — standing still, keeping our earnest desire and ardent passion for each other at bay — hoping the Universe will finally grant us of the day that we no longer have to pretend... that things will no longer have to end.
Here we are — with crooked smiles, lingering touch that will last for a while -- gathering all the remaining courage to set each other free. Wishing for the day that our hearts will no longer have to worry. Here we are letting each other go. Even though we both know that the future is uncertain. Even though we're unsure if our paths will cross once again.
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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song
By: CJ Reyno
Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?
Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.
You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.
As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”
I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend