"Whatever will be, will be" were the last words I muttered to myself before facing the jurors. And thank God, after all the unexpected detours, we finally did it! We won a national design competition!
The past days have really been overwhelming and fast-paced. Last week I was just doing the usual stuff: stressing over plates while stressing over org works (UAPSA is life!). Then I suddenly found myself sitting inside the beautiful fortification of Baluarte de Sta. Barbara (feeling nasa set ng Game of Thrones yung vibe!!!!) together with students from well-known universities nationwide. But just when you thought you're going to mess up because of all the jitters during the competition, the plot twist happened: Your team is there, standing on stage, receiving the award for the Grand Prize!
This has to be the best experience in my 3 years in Architecture! Not just because of the win, but because of the amazing people who we got a chance to meet.
Thank you Anthology Festival for this opportunity! To our jurors Arch. Sudar Khadka, Arch. Billy Kwan, and Arch. Alexander Furunes: thank you for the inspiring words. We truly appreciate your praises and constructive criticisms. It was very overwhelming to hear those words from you. Thank you so much!
Kuya Fram, Kuya Je, Ate AC, and I owe this glory to our supportive families, friends, classmates, faculty members, and co-Honorians who continued to cheer for us during the whole competition. It's so overwhelming to feel your support. Thank you so so so much! Laban Arki DHVTSU, this is only the beginning. Let's continue to pursue greater things!
DON HONORIO VENTURA TECHNOLOGICAL STATE UNIVERSITY-- Grand Prize Winner, Live Design 2018
To God be the glory!