4 Things to Experience When in PUP

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Finally, I was able to finish college at Polytechnic University of the Philippines. But it's been past 2 weeks since I graduated yet it feels like I'm unemployed for a month already. At the same time, separation anxiety with my classmates and PUP is also sinking in. At times like this, I just recall some of the must-experience things in the university.

Philippine National Railway (PNR) Train


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Expect loads of people during rush hour because of it's uber low fare and travel time. (You can ride the train from Manila to Sta. Mesa for 20php only!) Some PUPians even consider this as their main transportation to and from their home. 

Never experienced riding a PNR? Here are some few notes to remember.

1. Be mindful of the arrival time of the train. As far as I recall, the train from Sta. Mesa arrives every 22nd and 52th minute every hour. The last ride and Sta. Mesa is at 7:22 pm.

2. Always bring a fan with you. The air conditioning system of the trains can be quite unpredictable sometimes.

3. As much as possible, ride the train on dead hours. Ladies are a tad lucky because they have a coach exclusive to them. 

4. Be mindful of your things. As much as possible, place your bags in front of you to prevent getting robbed. I actually got a friend who lost his PSP upon riding the PNR. 

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Mabini Shrine


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Even if I'm a PUPian, I rarely give a visit to this place. It's quite saddening to not discovere the beautiful history that this place has to offer.

Pay a visit at Mabini Shrine. Anyway, it's for free! Plus, they got accommodating interns who will tour and educate you along the way.

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Footlong with Egg Wrapped Around


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Walking around PUP might make your stomach churn. Why don't you try this PUP-famous FEWA (Shortened for Footlong with Egg Wrapped Around). This unique snack also serves as a lunch for some with different appetite. I swear this is a piece of heaven! I cannot help myself not to take a video on how it's made! Hope I can actually make my own version one of these days.



Trolley Ride


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Since I'm preoccupied with school activities few months before graduation, I'm glad I was able to sneak in some time to ride the trolley. The fare from one station to another costs 10php per head only. It's quite an adventure being in the trolley as you pass a high bridge. Quite scary, but it's definitely worth giving a shot.


Have you tried them all back when you're still studying in PUP? Or do you have any unique experience in the university? Comment it below! :)

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