I was born at the UP Los Banos Infirmary. I studied elementary school, high school, B.S. , and M.S. in UPLB. My parents worked in UPLB. We lived at the UP Housing. I worked in IRRI for 5 years. Most of my life's memories are concentrated in the 4031 zip code. I was quite happy to find What's up Los Banos? while blog hopping the other day.
I really love the post about the PhySci waiting shed after the Milenyo and the old Chem building fire. I remember watching the old chem fire from BioSci. I can still feel the heat just as if it happened only yesterday. We saw the smoke from a friends house in Faculty. We ran to BioSci to see what was happening. We watched the old chem burn in silence.
A few years ago, when I was in college, they changed the route of the jeepney that we didn't have to use the PhySci waiting shed anymore (I think they made the road one-way). I remember being very sad just because of the thought I will not use the shed again.
I have a memory set in every waiting shed, tree, road, bridge, building, restaurant in Los Banos it seems.
"What's up Los Banos?" takes me home everyday even if I am so far away.
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