18 February 2011

back to school!


i went back to my alma mater, the ateneo de manila university, for one reason.. manangs!!!!



welcome to manangs. an institution in the ateneo campus, as much as the blue eagle gym or the gonzaga, kostka, or faura building. this was my most favorite place to eat at when i was a student!!!! alamat ang manangs. located by the college covered courts and right beside the tennis court, manangs is the most delicious, most laid back, most home-y place to eat in when in ateneo.



they are famous for their breaded porkchop! it goes perfectly with papa banana ketchup! and i just recently discovered they now serve binagoongan! super yummy too!



my personal favorite is the liempo. to. die. for!!!! i'm a big liempo person and the manangs liempo is one of the best i've ever had. haha! i also tried their adobo i must say its a winner too!



eating at manangs is happiness! if you ever find yourself inside the campus, you must eat here. :) i felt like i was transported back into time and with my white sando, jeans, and flats get up, i felt like i fit right in! like i was a student all over again! hmm.. pwedeeee!



took the chance to check out the new buildings in the campus and i must say the campus looks sooo different! since i graduated, the campus has changed so much! there's a huge cafeteria by the jg-som building, and there are landscaped gardens and sculptures nicely placed around the campus!

i was so impressed to see the mvp center which is where the org building, colayco, used to be! a place for students to hang out in, this building is insanely nice! in fact, the ground floor has a fully functional bookstore (as in they sell all school supplies you will need, they even have a mini mac center, and a whole area for ateneo shirts!) and even a bo's coffee! whaaaat?!

i wanted to visit my favorite professor who i feel changed my life, dr. leovino garcia of the philosophy department, but he wasn't in at the time. i sat in his class a few years ago and even wrote a blogpost about it (click here to read my nerdy thoughts!) and i plan to sit in again sometime. i vow to visit him soon!



going back to school is refreshing and inspiring. i suggest you visit your alma mater once in a while! it makes you feel the idealism, positivity, hopefulness that you felt when you were a student, all over again!

amdg. go ateneo!

35 comments:

yhun said...

wow miss bianca! i so envy you for eating those foods pero you stay slim pa rin! your favorites are what most people try to avoid when they want to keep in shape.

anyway, thanks for sharing a bit of ateneo. :D

THRIFTY FASHIONISTA said...

wow so sweet of you miss bianca! you're such an inspiration <3

-missy s

kira permunian said...

Atenista ka pla hehe I miss to do the same thing. Visiting back my alma mater! Thanks for the great share.

Elaine said...

Manangs!!! :) This year lang yung Bo's, before it was Figaro :D the JSEC is student-owned also. Haha :) I didn't know MVP and JSEC were relatively new. :) Too bad I didn't see you around campus!

Anonymous said...

I think Dr. Garcia's really proud of you. I was his student for two semesters in 08-09, and he tells stories about you. :)

sofia said...

Wow! You look like a fresh student! :) Nice foods.. so simple yet busolb! (busog+solve) Hehehe. You're with whom?

Celine said...

hey bianca! cuuute blog entry! cannot wait for your next one :)

marie said...

Hi Bianca, the campus looks nice! I visit five or six colleges when I first visited back in '98 and that's not one of themm I would love to visit that college campus when I come back for a visit. Is that college uniformed required school? I know out of the colleges I visited, only one do not require uniforme -UP. That's probably why I fell inlove with the school.

ampauers said...

felt the same way nung nagvisit kame sa alma mater namin nung High school last month..it just brings back all the good times..ang saya lang!!

Anonymous said...

dont forget manangs inihaw na liempo!

kalansaycollector said...

i love my alma mater too. like your school, daming changes din since i graduated last 2008. well its our 400th year! :)

sheenz said...

hey ms.bianca. i thought when you said your going back to school was you will study again. haha~ i went to my alma mater same day as you. it was our university week. many things have changed also but the atmosphere is still like my college days. i miss being a student, and i miss my allowance. :)

i N a said...

It's so nice seeing you going back at the old times, how you never forget those that contribute to what as you are now. Such a humble girl. :)

Kris Ablan said...

I love the breaded pork chop. But instead of ketsup, I have it with toyo-calamansi-sili. Plus Mountain Dew!

Before Bo's Coffee, that was a Figaro.

Anonymous said...

wow its nice going back to youre alam mater eh? ;) and yes! liempos are to die for.haha you love eating i see :)

-shiela

Anonymous said...

i saw you at the art in the park last night :) u r soo pretty in person. i was planning to ask you na magpapicture but i was shy.haha and yes liempo is to die for! :)))

-shiela

majinbhoo said...

Inspite of being famous and blessed, you still stay humble. you inspire students, like us, to enjoy school and not to despise it. ate bianx, you are really a role model for everyone.

zencart templates said...

It's awesome to read a blog like this. Thanks for sharing bianca..

Nica said...

ooohhh! looks like the food served at manangs is truly delicious! :) wish, i also studied ateneo so that i could taste the mouth watering food of manangs. :) ♥

superman said...

so so good. filipino foood. i missed them. mamaligya@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, Bianca. I'm just a random follower from Manila, college freshman. It's my first time to visit your blog and actually read your posts. I think you're a good host, but you're a better writer. I love how you express your thoughts, simple yet heartwarming. You are able to convey your emotions with ease and so much sincerity.
I just have a few questions in mind, I hope you'd have time to answer them:
1. Where's your dad? I don't know if you've mentioned him in your previous blog posts but I haven't noticed you do it.
2. Are you and JC Intal exclusively dating?
3. When is the next PBB season going to start and for what age bracket?
4. What advice could you give to students like me who are confused as to whether they should stick to their course or shift and whether they should stay at their current university or transfer to another primarily because their parents want them to?
4. What's it like being an Atenean?

Thanks a lot :)
x

Anonymous said...

I also love manang's! :)

Marikoy said...

Wow! Sarap nyan. Naalala ko tuloy yung mga nagtitinda ng pork barbecue sa likod ng LCC-Bacolod... talagang binabalik-balikan kasi masarap!

Confideo said...

Hi Bianca! I see a connection between this post and the previous one re y speak. It reminds me that when we need to say goodbye to something special (show), a part of us wants to go back (subconsciously) to a place (school) or a person (professor) who helped us get to where we are right now. It's our way of saying thank you. :)

Corine.Honrado said...

OHMYGOODNESS.. Ateneo.<3 My DREAM SCHOOL!:)<3 ..Well, you've certainly been a good example of what an Atenean should be-- A man for others. Oh, sorry, a SUPERGIRL for others.<3:)

I love you beautiful Bianca!:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Bianca! I'm an avid reader...so nice to reminisce those good old days noh... Just to share lang po, if the liempo of manangs is to die the "pansit bato" in our school is to live for..hahahaha...

keep on writing Bianca... =)

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Jodel Tanael said...

it makes me miss my alma matter. . .

Nice blog Ate Bianca.

Janina :) said...

B! I really love reading your blog. It's so inspiring and entertaining at the same time. How I wish I have that extra talent in making a very interesting blog like yours. i hope a lot of people get to read your blog. Because personally, your blog helps me to be an optimistic person :) I really admire for being a SUPERGIRL. Yes! You are a SUPERGIRL not just a wannabe. I want to be part of your project because I really want to do something that I can be proud of. I hope you'll reply to my comment and soon we'll get to know each other by being part of your project! GO SUPERBIANCA!

αвву M. said...

aaw ur such an inspiring lady :) just saying^^

the campus looks nice yeah! i miss my schooL in Pinas too! it´s kinda boring here in Norway x)

Anonymous said...

love reading your blog.. very inspiring and interesting.

stay sweet, smart and beautiful! love your humbleness despite all of your success... :)

Koi Mejia said...

Manangs! Everytime I visit, I make sure to get liempo too! and a bottle of mountain dew hahah

Jing said...

Hi Ms. Bianca! The supergirl!:D i enjoyed reading your blog posts. 'm looking forward to reading another post of yours. By the way, i didn't know u are an Atenista, thought u are from UP. But anyways, i admire u for being smart! Keep up the good work!;)

Giselle Nagut said...

hi bianca.. i enjoyed reading ur tweets.. wala naman kaung kasalanan don.. ur just stating ur observations en opinions.. sabi nga ni ms. lea salonga, This is a democratic country.. we can say whatever we want to say.. we can do whatever we wanna do.. its called FREEDOM...

Eric Buenaventura said...

I know that feeling reminiscing my college and high school days... how awesome is that huh? I love that feeling every time I go to my Alma as well... remembering the places I've been... eating my usual order at canteen :) That catsup as well made my heart so big right now for that very reason I always order that catsup online at https://www.goods.com that always fulfill my flavor needs... thank you for sharing a nostalgic memories...