How were the relationships you’ve built throughout your stay in UST?
“Very unexpected, spontaneous and sobrang saya lang kasi over a short period of time, compared to highschool, parang ang bilis ng mga pangyayari pero at the same time kasi buo pa rin yung mga pagkakaibigan namin.”
What spots in the University have you had your most cherished memories?
“There was this one bench in front of the Main Building, [Nung] October 22, 2019— that was the day na umamin sakin yung crush ko na crush rin niya ko. ‘Yun din ‘yung araw na nagbago yung tawag namin sa lover’s lane. Kasi we used to call it the friendship lane, but we changed it back to lover’s lane.”
Now that you are here, what has been the highlight of this chapter in your life?
“Siguro ‘yung mga recitations na hindi ko in-expect na masasagot ko nang tama, […] basically [taas-baba] ang expectations — either fail [which is] expected na talaga siya. Pero other than that, I was just doing my best talaga.”
What is one thing that you are hoping for in the future?
“Looking back to this day, my future self would tell me, siguro mga 4-6 years from now na, ‘Attorney ka na’.”
– Jose Andrew Cuevas, political science graduate
Interview by KIMBERLY ANNE OJEDA