Did you rent a place or went back home when you attended the University?

@ratyz5 (7829)
Philippines
January 31, 2008 1:12am CST
Good day to everyone! Of all the times I went to this University, I always came from our home at Laguna. An average of two hours for the trip. My classmates couldn't believe it at first or understood why I always went back and forth like that (even I now wonder why I didn't rent a closer place to stay when attending that University ^_^;). But there were also other that did that habit of going back and forth from their home and school. Some were just close while others more farther away. How about you guys who attended there? Did you rent a place? Shared a rent with other students if not classmates? I always wondered how it was like to as if live on your own away from home..
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@rhane7315 (5672)
• Philippines
11 Apr 08
i usually went home when i attended a university. it usually takes me about an hour when i'm traveling from home to school
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
11 Apr 08
An hour? That's on average and it usually goes more quicker than that at times? How many rides do you make when going to the university as well as coming back home?
@rhane7315 (5672)
• Philippines
11 Apr 08
yeah sometimes i also arrive at school for about 45mins traveling if there's no traffic. i usually make 3 rides when going to the university as well as going home
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
11 Apr 08
Three rides? Would those rides be comprised of Tricycles, Jeeps and Buses? Or you don't have to ride buses at all since the trip does only take an hour or less so, you'd only be riding one of them twice to make the whole trip have you take three rides? I hve always found riding jeeps in the morning quite interesting..
@o0jopak0o (6405)
• Philippines
12 Jun 10
well usually goes home after school but will change next year where i will go to a dorm because of studying reasons. it will be exciting yet im a little bit tense about it. well its usually 30-minutes to an hour from my college to our home but hour or more home to school because of the traffic
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
13 Jun 10
I believe that it will be exciting indeed. To live in a place that isn't but, one that you would try to make as your 'home' and being responsible with yourself as well as knowing how to deal with different kinds of people, that's if you would have other people around where you'd be staying at.
@iamster (123)
• Philippines
1 Jun 10
I do rent a place near the university :) I live in cainta. ALthough it's not that hard to go to UST back and forth because of LRT2, my parents still decide to just rent a place near the university. When they computed the allowance that they will give us if we go back and compare it with renting a place, it's almost the same that's why they decided to just rent since it will be much easier and comfortable for us. For my first year in college, we just stay in Tierra Linda (a ladies dormitory in asturias). I'm with my sister that's why it's not that hard to adjust. We got in a room for 10 but we are just 9 in the room. Even we are that many it's not that hard because we really get along well. Even the other rooms were jealous of us because we are really close with each other. The next year, we transfer with our cousins, since my dad thinks it would be a lot cheaper and easier staying with our relatives. It is still in Asturias the building just in front of our dormitory :) But this time we just don't rent a bedspace rather we rent a room (parang condo type). And for my third and fourth year in the university, we transfer again in Casa H & A at rosarito st. Because this time my 2 sisters and I are all studying in UST already. We rented a room. Up until now my sisters and cousin stay in this place :) I really enjoy my stay just near the university because of the less hassle but still there is no place like home :)
@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
1 Jun 10
Wow, you sure had a lot of experiences on being away from home while you were studying. I think that would be a good advantage for you since you have already gained experience on living by yourself(?) and handling your budget for it to last until the next time you would get one, well, that's my assumptions anyway. Aside from being able to practice your own responsibility among other people that are not only relatives, you also had experienced different kinds of people so you more or less know how to deal with them. It would've been really nice if I was able to do the same. Thanks for posting, iamster
@xtine22 (200)
• Philippines
9 Apr 09
My home is 30 minutes away from UST. It's actually easy from me to attend the school, so I didn't have to rent a place. I'm a city girl after all. I have a blockmate who's also from Laguna. During out first year and second year, she used to commute, but she finally gained approval to rent a dorm in the latter years. As expected, she saved some time.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
9 Apr 09
Yeah, saving time and money in the process I guess.. Its more practical actually to chip-in with someone to rent a place when your school or work is really far from your real home. Thanks for posting, xtine22!
@alexigne (903)
• Philippines
12 Apr 08
hi there, i stay at batangas and taking up school in calamba laguna, at first i decided to rent an apartment because i have a morning class and also taking caregiver at night class so i have no choice. When i finish my caregiver course, i decided to leave the apartment and went back to my house. but it only took me an hour to reach my house to school or school to house. But still, i feel fatigue because of going to school so early and went back at night on my house. of course during school days, there are times that i and my friends are go for hang out or unwind.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
12 Apr 08
Batangas and Laguna.. never had been able to go there.. I wish I could go there someday.. I'm from Laguna and I went to a university at Manila.. two hour trip and indeed, it is tiring. You mentioned early in the morning just to go to school and then coming home at night.. that is really exhausting.. you wouldn't gain any weight with that routine. Hmmm, hanging out with classmates which I also refer to as friends.. reminds me of nice memories.. damn, I miss those classmates of mine
• Philippines
31 Jan 08
hello fellow thomasian! ^^ yeah, i graduated from that university, endured the 2-hour drive from fairview, quezon city to ust and back and forth. but it was fun going to school anyway. but what really bothered me was the raining season. it was so uneasy for me to go to school many kilometers away from home while the rain was pouring so heavy.
@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
31 Jan 08
I guess I can be called like that but not yet, it might be official if I pass our thesis defense and march my way to get that diploma ^_^ A two hour drive? You drove your own car? Yeah, for me it was also fun since I tend to accompany different types of people and I sometimes get to talk to those that happen to be in good moods for a conversation while on the road. The rainy season is indeed something a common issue with this university but we've already got through that and its becoming a usual thing I guess. I also have a hard time going to or even coming from school when it rains -_-