Top 5 Signs That Mean You Attended a CDA Party

The CDA community is notorious for its love of good booze and great food.

I don’t think there are any watering holes around De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde that we haven’t gone to. My batchmates will remember (vividly) Marivic’s Bistro (need I point out where this beloved establishment was once located?) and the many nights we spent getting drunk there and basically breaking stuff and shouting at passers-by from the second floor.

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When in Bicol, Find the Nearest Body of Water

When you ask people what they know about Bicol, they usually give two answers, depending on what type of person they are. People who have never ever been to Bicol and have just read about it in guide books (or, in some cases, their elementary books on the different regions of the Philippines) will start talking about Mayon Volcano and how perfect a cone it is. The more adventurous types, on the other hand, would talk about the Camsur Watersports Complex (CWC) and how awesome and rad the facility is.

The thing is, Bicol is a big place. Mayon Volcano and CWC are both great places, but you need to move a little further into Bicol in order to fully appreciate it. Camarines Norte and Sur form the gateway that allows people from Northern and Central Luzon to enter Bicol. But for me, the real jewels lie further on, in Sorsogon, at the southernmost tip of Luzon. Basically, get on the national road and drive south. When you hit water, you’re in Sorsogon.

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