School fairs still much in the air!

Philippines
February 17, 2011 9:00pm CST
February, I think, is not just a Valentine's month. It is also a school fair month. Students are actually gallivanting from one school to another, exploring grounds, trying rides, tasting new food, purchasing bracelets and t-shirts, listening and dancing to the crackly sound of rock bonds, and yes, meeting new boys and girls... The UP fair is still underway, and yes, the frolicking in the Sunken Garden is contaminating... have fun!
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@margeryann (1853)
• United States
18 Feb 11
Schools where I live don't have fairs like that. They only have a PTO carnival which is a place for elementary kids to play kiddy games and it goes on in October.Students here would love to be able to have something like that. Don't want to sound stupid but what does UP stand for. It sounds like the Phillipines has some really fun activities for kids.Pretty cool!
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@Unah08 (671)
• Philippines
18 Feb 11
Oh sorry for the abbreviation. UP stands for University of the Philippines, one of the most prestigious school here in our country where all the great minds meet in order to have quality education.
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• Philippines
19 Feb 11
Unah, I am a Thomasian but I would concede that the University of the Philippines, being the state university and an academe where every course is a quota course, is definitely the most prestigious university in this country. Eat your heart out ADMU and DLSU, all things considered, you don't come at par with UP. Now, I am creating a war here, but hey, we know who to hail. Period.
• Philippines
19 Feb 11
Sorry about that marge, but in this country, the university thing could get so intense. I am just joining the brick brat all for the fun of it.
@Unah08 (671)
• Philippines
18 Feb 11
This is so much true, that's why February is a much awaited month for most of us students because it also means diverting some of our attention in different fun and exciting activities aside from our academic life that is intoxicating. Oh I do hope I could attend UP Fair this year. I've graduated in Diliman years ago and I really do miss this much awaited event. One night is indeed not enough to enjoy everthing that UP Fair has to offer. :)
• Philippines
19 Feb 11
It's the last day today. Hope to bump into you. I would be watching the UP Concert Chorus at the Abelardo Hall, 4 pm.....
@Unah08 (671)
• Philippines
14 Mar 11
Thank you Ma'am for the appreciation. It's just unfortunate that I wasn't able to make it to the Fair, not a single night. This was due to a sudden changes in my school schedule. Too bad I missed the last performance of "Sugarfree" in the UP Fair. They're one of my ultimate favorite Pinoy band and most of their compositions is very close to my heart. Now, I'll just have to satisfy my cravings for their music through my gadgets and get used to it. I hope no more Pinoy bands would get disbanded. It is just so sad. And I have no choice but to wait for another year for UP FAIR 2012. And this time I won't miss this splendid event. UP FAIR 2012 see you soon.
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@xtedaxcvg (3191)
• Philippines
18 Feb 11
I can still remember when I was in high school. We went to this all-girl school and we were like WOW! That is because of the fact that we were in an all-boys school. We saw lots of girls and the rides were awesome. I wish I was young again.. hehe.
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• Philippines
19 Feb 11
I know the feeling. I was also convent bred and gosh, the sight of boys in open house fairs was overwhelming for us back then.
@EdnaReyes (2628)
• Philippines
18 Feb 11
Yes, enjoy your Fair, meet new boys and girls but don't over do it, have some clean fun, and make the most of it but also don't tired out yourself, remember exams are still coming and reserve some energy for them! Have a happy day! UP Sunken Garden, yes!
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• Philippines
19 Feb 11
I like the clean fun thing. After Feb, it's back to burning the midnight oil..., good reality check Edna.
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
23 Feb 11
There are not much school fairs over here in singapore. School fairs are usually for primary school kids to celebrate the school's anniversary. I remember having such fairs when i was around that age and it was fun. HOwever the fair is only restricted to within our school, our own students. As schools here are small, thus we can't afford to have any forms of rides, but just some stalls and games.
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• Philippines
21 Feb 11
Traditionally, school fairs in my experiences are a good way to be in school without actually doing school work. Like many other students, I used to do the things you mentioned until I find myself stuffed with food and sights. My wallet is mre lighter compared to the beginning of the day and I never felt guilty about it. Have fun with your own school fair.
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@dorannmwin (36696)
• United States
21 Feb 11
That sounds like something that would be a lot of fun. However, that is not something that we have where I live. In a sort of similar manner, the children that are going to be moving from one school to another for the next school year are getting the opportunity to visit the schools that they will be attending next year. My neighbor is going to be going to middle school next year got to go visit the school last week and got to start picking out her classes for middle school. She is very excited about it.
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