It has always been part of the Ateneo tradition to send off their seniors through a gathering called the Blue Roast. Booths, booze, concert, freebies, and blue roses are just some of the things that you can expect in this awesome event. Normally I don’t attend school activities, but I promised myself during my freshman year that I was going to attend this one and will be with people whom I have been friends since first year college. So, I spent the afternoon with AVC friends and the rest of the night with Jem, Dzi, A, Sharah, Gretch, and Fille. Since I have been spending most of my time with AVC, I found my blue roast experience nostalgic. Definitely missed these girls! SHOCKS. It’s been FOUR, fast years.
To a certain extent, this year’s Blue Roast was just what I expected. As much as I didn’t want to spoil myself with any Blue Roast details, I have been to one before this. Although this was the case, the feeling of the event being dedicated to the batch you’re part of was very different from the feeling of just attending it for a friend. For the record, I wasn’t expecting that it was going to be this fun!
Big ass SMART lantern
I’m not that tall, okay. Ground wasn’t flat
My brother from another made it! Feeling senior ulit? )
Fille and Tec
Awesome Pasco is AWESOME! Had a picture taken with our Philo prof
In the middle of the event, all seniors were given one free blue rose. It is part of the tradition for the seniors to give their blue rose to the person: a) who made an impact in their college life; b) they want to confess their feelings to, or; c) they really love. I’m not sure if these are the right descriptions, but to make things simple, blue rose is meant to be given to a person who’s very special to you.
When the roses were starting to be distributed to the students, PANIC MODE: ON. Honestly, I don’t like-like anyone right now–and even if I did decide to give it to a friend who have made an impact in my college life, THERE ARE JUST SO MANY OF THEM. Gah. Blue rose, y u make things so complicated?! I actually wanted to buy extra roses and just shuffle the free [special] rose with everything else, but it just felt wrong. So, I decided to give my blue rose to JJ [eh, wala kaming picture together ] because he was the one who made most impact in me. Before anything else, JJ’s a really good friend, alright? He’s been there through ups and downs, which not everyone would do. I really appreciate his efforts in always trying to stand by my side–in good times and bad times. For that, he deserves my blue rose
Sadly, Dzi loses her blue rose before she was able to give it to someone else
Hands down to this brave guy (Gretch’s friend) who went up the stage to announce who he was giving his blue rose to
Four years would not have been the same without the four of you. Lam niyo na yun kung bakit. We might have drifted apart, but we always find a way to catch up and act like we still talk each and every day. We stuck with each other no matter how bad things went and you girls always made me feel that I will always have you by my side. Thank you. Sorry. I LOVE YOU <3 106 forever and ever, AMEN
Four girls <3 106.
OC-iest of them all!
Pinakamalakas mang-trip )
A, finish your food
[Can't find a picture of me with Sharah] The Talkative one :>
The person I can dance with anywhere even without music,
The person who’s willing to stay up all night with you while eating cup noodles,
The person who treated me like I was part of her family, and;
The person who I’ve known forever and made beach volleyball fun:
You girls are awesome
After party [este, dinner] at Shakey’s with awesome Rico Blanco
I should definitely remember to thank the organizers someday
Thanks to Gretch for the awesome pictures!