Food & Dining My Kids


The one thing I like about UST is the block section. It was my main consideration in choosing the college for my 2 kids. Kap came from DLSU & his schedule was a nightmare. He would pick me up from USTe from my 7-11 am class, we’d eat lunch somewhere, he’d drive me home, then he’d have to go back for class in the late afternoon instead of pauwi na sana siya.

You wake up early to catch the first class, then there are so many vacant periods in between which for me, is such a waste of time. Time they could use catching up on sleep or studying instead of bumming around campus waiting for the next class. I vowed that I would never send my kids there.

Fast forward to now. Enrolling is easy peasy because the 2 older kids have block sections & their schedule & professors have been mapped out for them for the duration of their 4-year stay. Downside is they can’t choose their profs, but upside is they don’t have to fight for time, super chill lang talaga pag block section, kahit na laging baha. :P

Another thing is I’m a creature of habit. I don’t like too many changes. So with a block section, your classmates from year 1 will be your classmates until year 4. Again, downside is you’re stuck with an annoying classmate for 4 years (unless you pray that he fails a subject & has to attend a different class, LOL). Upside is you’re comfy with the people around you. There’s no surprise & no worry about who you’re having lunch with or hanging out with in between lengthy periods like surprise free cuts because you have already established a clique.



Like these girls (and 2 boys). :) Ate has been with the same group from Day 1 & they are as close as siblings. They share everything & help each other in class. They eat together, study together, do projects together. I’ve gotten to know them & I trust them fully.




But my one rule with my 2 girls, yes even Ate at almost 21, is no sleepovers. Especially if I don’t know the family of their friends. I will protect them for as long as I can, KJ na kung KJ but it’s better safe than sorry. And I am thankful that they don’t give me a hard time about it. They can stay at their friends’  homes for as long as they want with the driver just outside, but they HAVE to come home at some point. Which is why Ate doesn’t dorm. Uwian talaga kahit pa dusa sa traffic.

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT WHY I’M SO PARANOID. With a follow-up story HERE. These are actual life stories of people we know (and what I mean when I say girls are delicate flowers that need protecting). There are always outside forces to be considered & reckoned with. You just need to pray very very hard that your loved ones are always kept from harm & danger. But even then, there is no guarantee, as you can see.

Anyway, because of my NO-SLEEPOVER  policy, my girls have sleepovers at out home instead. (Ang daya ko lang diba). In Ate‘s case. Kahit lahat pa sila taga QC and we live all the way in Alabang, they’d come over to study for all-nighters & I take care of them the best that I can.

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Buhay estudyante. They are always tired. Being mentally active is more draining than physical activity so they try to catch up on sleep whenever they can, poor girls. </3

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One more year to go, and another 4 years after that. Sigh. I hope that you get the same kind of friends in Med School Ate as the ones you have now. Having good friends in school makes life much more interesting & having to wake up so early waaaaay easier.

Congratulations on not just passing through another hurdle. but being on the Dean’s List too Ate -woohoo! I am SO proud of ALL of you. Bio is not an easy course, and what you ladies & gentlemen are doing is nothing short of amazing. I love you guys! :-*

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  • Reply Kei Aclaro

    Yan po talaga maganda sa USTe. Yung block sectioning… I remember my classes there na hanggang 2 or 3 pm lang. There’s enough time to rest and study afterwards. When I studied naman in De La Salle Lipa for my 2nd course, grabe po, umaalis ako dito sa amin ng 5AM kasi 7AM first class ko so nag aallot ako ng 1 1/2 travel time from here sa house papuntang Lipa. Then my last class is until 8pm. Kaya pagdating ng house almost 10pm na. Super burned out! Nakakainip pati pag mahaba ang vacant period. Kaya pag super pagod na, minsan umuuwi na ako at hindi na ako pumapasok sa last class na I remember eh Trigo! Hahaha! College life… :)

    Anyway, kahit naman po malayo yung sa inyo from QC, masarap mag sleepover sa inyo at for sure enjoy ang mga friends ni Ate kasi super dami food! Hahaha! Gosh, may donuts na, may snacks pa at Amber’s pancit and I believe BBQ yung nasa mas maliliit na boxes. Hehehe… Gaganahan talaga kumain… este, mag review…

    June 14, 2015 at 9:43 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      eksakto. Kawasa naman if you have to wake up suoer early for just 1 class then mega wait ng 3 hours for the next diba? Unless super gala ba kaya everyday naglakwatca in between hehe, hindi enjoy ang ganyang sked. ;)

      June 14, 2015 at 11:59 am
  • Reply mr_jeng

    Nyahahaha!!! Don’t worry mama bear.. Same thing happened to me in USTE…. Even if im a guy my mom makes sure that all the sleep overs are done in my place. Most of my group mates and kada are from Cavite. Wala pa din magawa laging sa bahay ko ang sleep overs and meetings. Nyahahaha.. congrats to Jana :D :D :D A small step going into the future…. :D :D :D

    Goodluck and enjoy!!! :D :D :D

    June 14, 2015 at 4:18 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Paano pareho kasi kayong spoiled brats ni Jana hahaha mga baby damulag ;)) Magkakasundo kami ng mom mo for sure! <3

      June 14, 2015 at 5:39 pm
  • Reply Noel Q.

    I remember the days when I was still studying at this public school in Diliman, kailangan gigising ka ng hatinggabi kasi kailangan nakapila ka na sa mga prerequisites mo ng madaling araw para lang makakuha ng slot sa subject na yun, hahaha… #universityofpila

    Pero that was during the paleolithic age, nowadays yata pwede ka na magpa-reserve online.

    Ang sarap nga siguro ng block sections pag college. Kami kasi first year, first sem lang naka-block… pagkatapos nun you’re on your own, hahaha…

    Ang hashtag pala dapat ni Ate ay #StrictAngParentsKo hahahaha…

    June 14, 2015 at 9:28 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Haaaaay hirap ng estudyante life Niel diba buti nalang tapos na tayo diyan. Pahirapan talaga sa Patience 101 hehe. Oist maluwag na nga ako kumpara sa ibang parentals (kunwari) hahaha!

      June 15, 2015 at 8:17 am
  • Reply erika

    Bravo to my sis Jana! konting push nalang may doctor ka na Mother! my Bro in law will study in UST in August :p and we want also our future children to study there.

    June 15, 2015 at 7:41 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Go go go Uste hehe. Thank you erika sa mga push ever mo kay Jana. Malayo pa ang tatahakin pero step by step kakayanin. :)

      June 15, 2015 at 8:18 am
  • Reply Cherryll

    Amber’s!!! Have you tried Taste of Joy? Their BBQ is ok din. And yes to block section! I’m from DLSUD though. Hehe. I was supposed to take up Bio din but changed at the last minute. So excited for Jana! God bless you Ms. Jane and family! :)

    June 15, 2015 at 9:09 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Wow I will google yang taste of Joy for a variety naman. Kadaladan the kids have their barkadas over I need to expand my delivery service haha thank you for the reco Cherryll! :/*

      June 15, 2015 at 10:46 am
  • Reply michymichymoo

    Congratulations Jana and Mama Bear!!! :)

    I love that UST have fixed sections. I’m very close with my blockmates til now. And we’re friends with our siblings and parents too. :)

    June 15, 2015 at 10:39 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Oo nga sana paoayag si Jana the UST throughout. May balak yatang lumipat huhu.

      June 15, 2015 at 10:48 am
  • Reply med

    DEANS LISTER, WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Beauty and Brains! Kaya takot ang mga boys…

    June 15, 2015 at 8:53 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Oo nga. Pero mega prize catch naman si Jana ko haha kaya dapat super deserving ang guy. Hindi ako papayag ng anything less. :P

      June 15, 2015 at 11:06 pm
  • Reply michconstantino

    Congrats ulit kay Jana! Would’ve been a Tiger sana as well if I opted to choose the course I passed, AB Philosophy and AB Behavioral Science :))
    Beauty and brain talaga, please dont settle for anything less. Good luck sa med school!

    June 16, 2015 at 10:30 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Ok lang yan. You are where you’re supposed to be & you’re shining with your masteral program! Good luck to you as well Mich! :-*

      June 16, 2015 at 10:38 am
  • Reply Mel

    Block sections na rin ang DLSU, at least when I was in college. You only get removed from your block if you fail subjects that are pre-requisites for other subjects. Otherwise, I had the same blockmates from freshman to senior year (we started from 40, ended up around 20 kasi Accountancy maraming disgrasya! Haha!)

    My mom never allowed me to sleep over in friend’s houses until law school ata. When I was young I always complained, pero I eventually understood why.

    June 16, 2015 at 3:10 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hi Mel! So happy to hear from you again. Really block na? Jana’s friend in Benilde haba parin ng in between wait baka depende sa courses. Si Jana din doctor na palagay ko hindi ko parin papayagan mag-sleepover hehe. #StrictAngPayrent

      June 16, 2015 at 3:44 pm
  • Reply kyla

    Hi. I also took Bio but I’m from DLSU. I was able to fix my schedule in a way that I don’t have useless long breaks, although, I get to rest at my condo naman. Hehe

    I wish she chooses UST. Quality learning at its finest (bisas). But it will be really, really tough (lahat naman eh). As in on my first days, I was always crying. Yung tipong I’m in a new school, I don’t have friends, everyone is smarter than me and they gave me so much reference to read but I had only the night to study for tomorrow. Haha. Torture. I graduated not too long ago (2013), so I can still feel the fear, pressure and hierarchy of UST. My schedule for 3 years was going home at 5:30pm. Sleep at 6, Wake up at 10. Study all night. Study study study. Take a bath at 6am then walk to school. I do hope you consider renting a dorm or a condo because driving to and from school, even with a driver, is wasted time and should be allotted for studying. Goodluck to Dra. Jana.=)

    June 20, 2015 at 1:24 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hi Kyla! :) Thank you for your valuable advice & insight. I really appreciate it. Now that her brother will be joining her in USTe maybe I’ll consider getting them a condo so they can have a halfway home. Estudyante life is really so hard, congratulations on passing that hurdle! :-*

      June 20, 2015 at 10:44 am

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