It’s graduation time once again and obviously, the most prestigious moment of a UP student’s life is when they get to proudly move their Sablay to the left and announce that they have finally graduated.
On Twitter, @JhioAranzaso shared his appreciation for the people who have posted about the journey to their Sablay moments with the following tweet:
I don’t care if I don’t know you personally, it’s an automatic like/heart react for your Sablay pic.
UP has put you through a lot and that Sablay is the indication that you got through every obstacle along the journey.
Padayon, Batch 2018!!! Para sa Bayan! 🌻🌻🌻
— #DefendDemocracy (@JhioAranzaso) June 22, 2018
We did the same. But we also stumbled upon some unique, heartwarming and sometimes sad stories while going through Sablay tweets this year, like Ludwig Dasalla who perfectly described how hard a long distance relationship can be:
June 22, 2017 – Sablay 2017. You said “A year from now, we’ll be having another moment just like this. Let that be an inspiration.” I did.
June 21, 2018 – Sablay 2018. Another moment just like 2017 but this time, no one fixed my Sablay and pins for me.
LDR — a tender sacrifice. pic.twitter.com/KscepvjeWT
— Ludwig Dasalla (@LudwigDasalla) June 21, 2018
And Lawrence Gabriel, who sadly won’t see his friend Roel wear his own Sablay:
Three years ago, we promised to attend each other’s graduation, no matter what happens, as sign of our friendship. I know you don’t break promises. It’s just sad that I won’t ever see you wearing your own sablay.
I miss you so much, Roel. I hope you found peace. I love you. pic.twitter.com/hNC1A1tGYO
— Lawrence Gabriel (@lolo_lawlaw) June 22, 2018
But there are also those like Gus, who is super proud to have graduated on time despite the ‘fiery race’ (that now feels like heaven) that he went through:
Thank you UP for the constant struggle and challenge that you have given me. This race is fiery as hell but feels like heaven after wearing the SABLAY. Now im more than ready to face the corporate world!
— Gus (@solidliguidGUS) June 20, 2018
And on the flip side, we have Clarus Cortes, who took longer to get there (but he did – and that’s what matters!):
If college will be the best 4 years of you life, why not make it 6? Or better yet 8?!
AKO ANG DEFINITION NG GUMAPANG AT LUMALABAN PARA MAKAMIY ANG PINAKAINAASAM NA PAG SABLAY.
I’m PROUD to say that Clarus Cortes SN 2010-28195 is FINALLY a graduate ng UP Maskom pic.twitter.com/ihQqCdzsuK
— Clarus Cortes (@TheRealCCortes) June 24, 2018
And this couple who graduated together:
First pic together wearing our white uniform vs. Latest pic with our sablay shifted to the left
Congrats to us, Ichi Nakamura, M.D. (yesss that M.D.)
Sabay nating paglingkuran ang sambayanan! ✊🏽 pic.twitter.com/zBMO5GjQg6
— Cess (@cesspenetrante) June 22, 2018
We are super inspired by the stronger and bolder Gela D:
This is for the man who said I am trash and nothing without him. It’s been years since you graduated from Arki but here I am with my Sablay and medals to prove that I made it and I don’t need you. Here’s to a stronger and bolder Gela you’ve never seen before. pic.twitter.com/yjrB4HgWTG
— Gela D (@gelllaaahhh) June 23, 2018
And also by Derrick Rondilla, who entered with a girlfriend and left with a boyfriend:
pumasok ng may girlfriend, lalabas ng may boyfriend 🌈 thank you UPLB!
officially a graduate! 🌻
Derrick Ivan M. Rondilla
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition
University of the Philippines pic.twitter.com/GMasXwWSpf
— Derrick Rondilla (@kcirredallidnor) June 23, 2018
What’s your favorite Sablay story? Or maybe you’d like to share your own? :)