In the Eastern Negros Island is where you can find the "City of gentle people" and it's the city of Dumaguete in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines.
Back in December 2014, I've fulfilled my desire to visit Dumaguete and was able to see the first American learning Institution in the Philippines and in Asia -- the Silliman University.
Upon the invitation of the student government organization, I delivered a talk about "Balancing Life Strategies" and "Stress Management" to their officers and select staff.
That was a memorable talk with full attention and the desire to learn by the student leaders. If I had more time, I could have given another talk to some members of the faculty and staff.
But a day visit at the Silliman University wouldn't be complete without a campus tour. From the entrance to the exit gates, the different departments, historical and iconic buildings, chapel, open grounds and the library. The campus is truly ideal and conducive place for higher learning.
|At the Silliman University Library|
|At the Silliman Hall|
I was impressed with the clean the green campus. The tree lined Acacia provides cool shade plus the windy breeze coming from the sea , truly they have the best campus in town and one of the best in the country.
Siliman University is facing the sea. With just few minute walks, you can stroll at the baywalk along Rizal boulevard. That windy breeze makes a good place for walking along the boulevard. That's the place where I reminisced the time when I was a student in college. Those times when I had full of hope and dreams just like any student would do.
I hope one day to visit Dumaguete again and be able to step foot inside the famous Silliman University. To be able to experience politeness and friendliness of the students and their genuine hospitality.
As I remember, it's on a higher learning when we aspire for growth and have the burning desire to achieve our most cherished hopes and dreams. Those times when we have enough energy and passion for learning.
Those student leaders that I've met may now be achieving excellence in their chosen field. They may now be living their dreams and unleashing their untapped potentials. They may now be 'living their greatest life' and following their ultimate heart's desire.
Learning doesn't end after stepping out of the College or University. It's a continuous process and a lifelong journey. We continue to learn along the way as we embark challenges and achieve new milestones in our career and in life.
©️ 2020 Del Cusay