I’ve been receiving a lot of arki post request lately. To tell you guys, hindi ganun karami experiences ko as an architecture student since first year pa lang ako (
and there’s no guarantee na maitutuloy ko ‘to since may cut-off pero ugh please sana pumasa ko). I really don’t know how and where to start pero i’ll try my best to make this post worth reading. :)
Just like you, seeing my name on the list of students who passed the entrance exam/drawing test for UST Arki was probably one of the best feelings I’ve ever felt. Iba kapag sinabing “Ust Architecture” kasi UST is one of the best schools in the Philippines na nagooffer ng ganyang program, well maybe, the top school or second. Laging may place sa Top 10 board passers ng Architecture ang UST.
1.) Mahirap po ba first year arki? Sobrang saya ko nung nalaman kong pasa ako sa drawing test and i’m hoping na makikita kita around Beato next year! Btw, please do tell me more about the “cut off” thing. THANKYOUUU!
Mahirap. The kelangan-kong-hindi-matulog-because-of-plates kind of mahirap. Hindi sya katulad ng ibang courses na magbabasa ka ng 5 chapters ng book dahil may quiz kayo tomorrow. Kasi it’s more on plates and drawing. Minsan nga lang may mga minor na feeling major kaya dagdag yun sa stress. Pero if you know how to manage your time wisely, hindi ka mahihirapan masyado. And kung passion mo talaga ang drawing, drafting, rendering and stuff, you don’t need to worry. Hehe thank you! Please pray for me na pumasa ko sa cut off haha. 2.25 cut off namin this year. It means na kelangan yun yung final grade mo after 2nd sem, plus, you should have no failing grades. Kasi kapag may bagsak ka, bye arki na.
2.) 3rd year hs pa lang ako. Ano po usually dino-draw nila kapag drawing test? Paano pag di ako kagaling magdrawing?
According to a friend na nagdrawing test, “Draw your favorite place of worship." yung pinaka-draw sa batch namin na nag USTET. Definitely, buildings/houses and other archi structures naman pinapadrawing. Hindi mo kailangan maging magaling magdrawing, bonus na lang yun. Kelangan mo is creativity and a lot of practice.
3.) Masaya ba college week ng arki?
May isang post sa The UST Files:
"Non-arki peeps: "Ang saya naman ng arki week!" "Bongga talaga kapag college week ng arki"
Arki-peeps: Boring naman ng arki week.”
Mas maganda kung makikita mo yung pictures. Here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153638656827355.1073742084.197486717354&type=3
Siguro this year’s arki week was kind of “bitin”. Yung iba parang 2 days lang nagcelebrate. May Float parade plus yung performances nila yung highlight, yung play ng first year (Disney in Beato), battle of the bands, may iba’t-ibang exhibit din ng mga 2nd year and yung mga ginawang plates ng selected arki students, kumuha din ang arki student council ng guest band this year gaya ng Franco!! \m/ May The Voice din, and because napatapat ang Valentine’s Day nung arki week, may Arki Ball na naganap that day. So yun, hindi sya boring =)))
4.) Marami bang maganda sa arki? HAHAHAHA
Hiiii. Loljk. Maraming maganda, yes. Pero mas maraming gwapo hahahaha
5.) Bakit sabi nila wala daw social life ang arki?
Nope. Not really. I have arki friends na palaging pumaparty kahit madaming plates and namamanage pa rin nila magkaroon ng mataas na grades. Hindi mo naman kailangan ibigay lahat ng oras mo sa paggagawa lang ng plate. Kelangan mo din mag-relax and mag-enjoy. Yun nga lang malayo building natin sa ibang courses kaya di gaya ng ibang colleges na madaming friends sa ibang courses (tho depende na rin yun sa tao) except sa CFAD kasi ka-building sila ng Arki. Pero huwag masyadong yolo ;)
6.) Can you post your plates?(Yung drawings and painting lang ayoko masyado maspoil lolol) I wanna see. I wanna have an idea on what we’re going to do this coming school year. Thank you!
Yes I can, but I won’t. Hahahaha I suck at doing plates. I usually get a 2 or 2.25 on a drawing plate. It wasn’t that bad pero I feel so small kasi sobrang galing nung blockmates ko. So i’ll post some of my blockmates’/batchmates’ works instead. Konti lang kasi di naman namin palaging pinipic-ture-ran and na-delete yung files ko na may works nila, so, yeah. Plates lang ng isang subject yung ipopost ko which is VT (Visual technique)
7.) Nagpunta ko ng ust para sa drawing test tapos nakita ko uniform ng arki. Ang ganda nung red na coat.. and bakit nga pala naka black na coat yung iba?
Black coat - first year and second year students. Red coat - 3rd year to 5th year.
8.) Mas maganda ba kung naka dorm or uwian?
It depends. May pros and cons kung nakatira ka sa dorm/condo like freedom, and just in case may kailangan kang kunin or gawin, or kung kailangan mo magpagabe malapit lang unlike kapag nakatira ka sa bahay which requires you to travel. You can have more time to do plates especially if it’s a major plate unlike kapag nakatira ka sa bahay, bawas sa time for plates yung pag-cocommute mo. And if you’re like 5km to 10km away from UST lang naman, or taga QC ka, or Taft. Wag ka nang magdorm! Haha. Pero it depends pa rin naman. May mga kilala akong taga malayo pero di sila nagdodorm. They still manage to finish their plates on time or stay late in school. It’s up to you, kung saan ka magiging kumportable.
9.) Saan pwede maglunch? (pinaka mahirap na tanong)
Madami kainan around UST. Mapa España, Pnoval, Dapitan or Lacson man yan. I recommend… MCDO. HAHAHA jk. Magexplore na lang kayo. Lalo na sa Noval and Dapitan side.
Yan yung mga messages so far. Other questions are almost the same as what’s stated above so di ko na ipopost. For the other activities, you can visit TomasinoWeb! page on facebook. Goodluck & Godbless incoming freshies! If you think you really like Arki… think again. ;) It’s not easy. Well, there’s no such thing as “easy course” tho. Pero I swear you’ll enjoy being an arki student if this is really what you want!
Credits to the ff:
Marwell, for the photo of the Beato Angelico Bldg
Austin, Martin & Jenefy, for their VT plates
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