“We need to forgive ourselves for all the things we didn’t do. All the things we should have done. You can’t get stuck on the regrets of what should have happened.”—Tuesdays with Morrie (via quote-book)
“You ever wonder how long it takes to change your life? What measure of time is enough to be life-altering? Is it four years, like high school? One year? An eight-week rock tour? Can your life change in a month, a week, or a single day? We’re always in a hurry to grow up, to go places, to get ahead. But when you’re young, one hour can change everything.”—One Tree Hill (via fyeahonetreehill) (via thegirlyoulove)
Research Proposal for Relocation - Lasallian, what is your say?
As most of you all know, our beloved Alma Mater’s Centennial Celebration is just a few blocks away (or roughly around one year from now to be precise.) As part of engaging this great celebration on 2011, a lobby group of students and alumni of which I am part of is currently making a research proposal that could replicate what the Lasallian Brothers did back in 1921: relocating DLSU-M to a bigger campus.
Now, I know this issue of transferring DLSU has already been part of a hotly debated issue since way, way back. The issue of DLS- Canlubang being the supposed new campus of DLSU-M back in the early 2000s perhaps started the debate. Well, the logical paradigm of that concept is irrational because DLSU-M’s student and staffer population is predominantly Manila-based. Transferring it to Canlubang is very impractical. The issue of relocation back then turned out to be a hoax; the DLS College in Canlubang is autonomous from DLSU-M.
The research-proposal deals with transferring DLSU-M to a sizable area within the Metro Manila Area. Wait, wait, is there still that sizable amount of land within Manila? The answer is YES! It is just a matter of looking for the right place at the right time… and the right amount of cash.
Although I can’t reveal much as of present time, the proposal deals with a ten year plan that could start this 2011 Centennial celebration and end on 2021, the centennial of the transfer of DLSU-M from Paco to its current Malate campus. The plan involves identification of the most suitable relocation site, negotiations with government agencies, funds outsourcing from Alumni and Donors, and actual construction and relocation of the university. The plan also involves turning the current DLSU-M Malate campus into a Graduate Schools and Ecclesiastical- Seminary Campus of the university. Buildings outside the current campus proper such as Andrew Building and Razon Sports Complex could be given to the DLS-College of St. Benilde. If the new relocation site ranges more than 100 hectares, the new campus could accommodate not just the current university units but also basic education and extended research units as well.
The following are possible relocation sites for DLSU-M:
Lot Land: JUSMAG Property City Location: Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City Size to be acquired: 35.5 Hectares Accessibility: C5 Road, EDSA, McKinley Road Description: The property used to be part of the Fort Bonifacio military base. One of the projects of the Bases Conversion and Development Agency’s (BCDA), the property is strategically situated at the heart of Central Manila. Nearby areas include Fort Bonifacio Global City, the Makati Central Business District, posh villages like Forbes Park, and major thoroughfares like EDSA and C5. The main hindrance in getting this land is that corporate real estate companies such as Megaworld (the makers of Eastwood) are already eyeing the area.
Lot Land: NOVAI Property City Location: Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, McKinley Road Size to be acquired: 47.5 Hectares Accessibility: C5 Road, EDSA Description: Another project of the Bases Conversion and Development Agency’s (BCDA), the property is also strategically situated at the heart of Central Manila. Also a former part of the Fort Bonifacio base, it is actually quite near the JUSMAG property. Like JUSMAG, nearby areas include Fort Bonifacio Global City, the Makati Central Business District, posh villages like Forbes Park, and major thoroughfares like EDSA and C5. Unlike JUSMAG, the NOVAI property is not eyed yet by any major real estate corporation (as of the moment.)
Lot Land: Food Terminals Inc. (FTI) City Location: Taguig City Size to be acquired: 120 Hectares Accessibility: E-Service Road, Radial Road 3, Skyway, South Luzon Express Way Description: This property is a former mixed agro-industrial center. The lot is surrounded by villages and industrial factories with the NAIA international Airport and the SKYWAY-South Luzon Expressway standing near the area. Located in Taguig City, this large property is already up for second bidding by the government since the first bidding process was a failure. Regardless of this, large real estate companies such as Ayala Land are already eyeing the area as well.
Lot Land: Proposed Quezon City Central Business District (East Triangle) City Location: Quezon City Size to be acquired: 15 Hectares (of 250 hectares) Accessibility: EDSA, Quezon Avenue, East Avenue, MRT 3 Description: The Quezon City Government, under the leadership of Mayor Feliciano Belmonte, has decided to transform a mixed idle land-settler’s area into a center of commerce. Dubbed as the Quezon City Central Business District project or QC-CBD, the idea is to make a Makati Central Business District or Fort Bonifacio Global City like development in the area. The land encompasses the North and East Triangle Areas of Quezon City. This is the very reason why TRINOMA has been built in the Area. Besides TRINOMA, a Lucio Tan development called Eton Centris (this is the project viewable from MRT Quezon Avenue Station) is being developed in the area. Certain government offices from the area are going to be relocated while other public areas such as the Philippine Science High School, the Lung and Kidney Center, and the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife shall be further spruced up to complement the QC-CBD. Informal settlers in the area are slowly being relocated in the area. In the masterplan for the new CBD, around 15 hectares of land is up for bidding for institutional areas.
Lot Land: Taguig Lakeshore Project City Location: Along Laguna de Bay Lake, Taguig City Size to be acquired: 150 Hectares (of 1,200 Hectares) Accessibility: C6 Road Description: Perhaps the most feasible area for a relocation of the university, the Taguig Lakeshore project is a joint project by the Taguig government and the Laguna Lake Development Authority. Described as “1,200 hectares of largely untapped prime real estate alongside the tranquil waters of Laguna Lake,” the Lakeshore District is primarily composed of idle land and soon to be reclaimed land along Laguna de Bay. The area is still under development, but such status gives DLSU the chance to dialogue with the Taguig government. Such dialogue can provide the university ample space for relocation and development. Land that can be purchased by the university can be most preferably as large as 150 hectares.
Well, that is all for now. I will post more information regarding this research proposal soon. As of now, Lasallians, what do you think?
“People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain”—Jim Morrison (via fatalistichues) (via quote-book)
“I want to believe in it all again..music and art…fate and love, and I want to believe that I’ve made the right choices, and I’m still on the right path, and there’s still time to fix some mistakes I’ve made….I guess I want hope.”—One Tree Hill (via babyits0nlylife) (via littlemissdorkette)
JACK (age 3) was watching his Mom breast-feeding his new baby sister….. After a while he asked: ‘Mom why have you got two? Is one for hot and one for cold milk?’
MELANIE (age 5) asked her Granny how old she was.. Granny replied she was so old she didn’t remember any more. Melanie said, ‘If you don’t remember you must look in the back of your panties. Mine say five to six.’
STEVEN (age 3) hugged and kissed his Mom good night. ‘I love you so much that when you die I’m going to bury you outside my bedroom window.’
BRITTANY (age 4) had an ear ache and wanted a pain killer. She tried in vain to take the lid off the bottle. Seeing her frustration, her Mom explained it was a child-proof cap and she’d have to open it for her. Eyes wide with wonder, the little girl asked: ‘How does it know it’s me?’
SUSAN (age 4) was drinking juice when she got the hiccups. ‘Please don’t give me this juice again,’ she said, ‘It makes my teeth cough..’
DJ (age 4) stepped onto the bathroom scale and asked: ‘How much do I cost?’
CLINTON (age 5) was in his bedroom looking worried When his Mom asked what was troubling him, he replied, ‘I don’t know what’ll happen with this bed when I get married. How will my wife fit in it?’
MARC (age 4) was engrossed in a young couple that were hugging and kissing in a restaurant. Without taking his eyes off them, he asked his dad: ‘Why is he whispering in her mouth?’
TAMMY(age 4) was with her mother when they met an elderly, rather wrinkled woman her Mom knew. Tammy looked at her for a while and then asked, ‘Why doesn’t your skin fit your face?’
JAMES (age 4)was listening to a Bible story. His dad read: ‘The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city but his wife looked back and was turned to salt.’ Concerned, James asked: ‘What happened to the flea?’
The Sermon I think this Mom will never forget …
This particular Sunday sermon….’Dear Lord,’ the minister began, with arms extended toward heaven and a rapturous look on his upturned face. ‘Without you, we are but dust…’ He would have continued but at that moment my very obedient daughter who was listening leaned over to me and asked quite audibly in her shrill little four year old girl voice, ‘Mom, what is butt dust?’
Make sure you pass this one on and spread the smiles…
“You know that feeling? That feeling when you just want the right thing to fall into the right place, not only because it’s right, but because it will mean that such a thing is still possible? I want to believe that.”—Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (via kari-shma) (via kaikayee) (via itsantonia) (via thegirlyoulove)
“Love is like a tree. It grows by itself, roots itself deeply in our being and continues to flourish over a heart in ruin. The inexplicable fact is that the blinder it is, the more tenacious it is. It is never stronger than when it is completely unreasonable.”—Victor Hugo (via johannal) (via quote-book)
“The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.”—
“I don’t have a fear of commitment- I have a fear of abandonment. We all screw things up, I screw things up. Especially with the people I love. I get needy, I get moody, I get distant, I want to be too close. I get confused, I don’t understand all of it. But I keep pushing because I hope in this thing, the universe, there’s no way I’m the only person out there who wants something this bad. If I want it, someone else out there must too.”—(via raindropsonredroses) (via aarrching) (via camillecastill0) (via yezzir)