Déjà vu: Choco Mucho Brought Heaven on Campus

This season of Choco Mucho U is coming to an end, but we’re not ready to leave heaven just yet. Try to pick your faves from each episode below, but we bet you couldn’t; every episode is seven minutes filled with food trips, fun campus tours, chitchats with students, and celebrity encounters. So, ICYMI, here’s what went down at the Choco Mucho Campus Invasion.


Iskolar Ng Bayan - Inspiring us through Academic Excellence

We kicked off the first episode with our first guest, TV personality-slash-lecturer, Ramon Bautista. According to him, U.P. sees academic excellence as more than just being book-smart, instead, it means serving and bringing honor to the country.


In the same episode, we went on a food trip around Area 2 in Q.C. and tried out student-favorites like the famous Mango Shake and Iskomai. Other Isko-approved choices are Snack Shack’s burgers and Shake It Out’s Mango Shake.


Students shared that their friendliness and their awareness toward the issues we face today are what make them unique. We’ve surely learned a lot from these well-rounded students!


Lasallians -  Supremacy in the Collegiate Sports Scene

On this episode, we talked sports with DLSU Lady Spikers Team Captain, Aby Maraño, and Libero Melissa Gohing. The two shared that being a part of the university’s volleyball team has taught them to always give their best even when the going gets tough.


Some students around the campus said that one word that best describes a Lasallian is wild. Another group said that one thing that’s in Taft but not in Katipunan is Happy Thursday, and we can’t help but wish that we had that on every campus! We also discovered the infamous BacSiLog (Bacon, Sinangag, Itlog) in one of the students’ go-to food stall.



PUPians - #HUGOT is their game

If studying helps you keep those grades safe, #HUGOT makes PUPians’ daily campus life struggles less sad. One student shared that her personal favorite is #PilaForever because of the long lines they often have to endure on campus. Another just went for it and pointed at his crush on the 2nd floor, whom he says inspires him to study hard. Naks!



PUP alumnus, Marcelo Santos III, shares that some of his heartfelt #HUGOTs are inspired by stories of his friends. And just like any other student, he’s been through a lot himself. His first book, Para sa Hopeless Romantic is actually about his own love life!

The Bulldogs - Rhythm and Resilience
The N.U. Pep Squad Alumni all looked mighty proud with their school’s 4-peat championship win at the UAAP Cheerdance Competition. They shared the school’s motto—stay hungry, stay focused, stay humble—greatly inspires them to aim for more victories in competitions. Right now, the newbies are getting better and stronger because of the more intensive trainings and wider skill set being taught to them

Students around the campus proudly say that the new breed of NU Bulldogs are brave and aggressive. There’s no stopping these students persevering for higher goals, even if they’re already doing mighty fine.

Thomasians -  Music and other musings
On aThomasian’s LSS List:
Bumalik Ka Na Sa Akin (Silent Sanctuary)
Oo, Tadhana (both by Up Dharma Down)
Sila (Sud)

There’s no denying that the hit OPM song, Sila, has found its way to heart of lots of millennials since its debut in 2016. For those who don’t know, the indie band behind that song was formed in UST. They started off as classmates in the university’s conservatory of music in 2011.

If the band’s Sila, was a declaration of love without saying I love you, one Thomasian dedicated the song Randomatic to España, because you never know what to expect in that area! “Minsan traffic, minsan hindi!” shares one student. Another sang Ulan by Aegis for the floods, which they are all too familiar with. Yikes!

Tamaraws - Making movies and making memories
The challenge was for students to drop a movie line for:

  1. Your thesismates: “Kung hindi tayo kikilos, sino ang kikilos? Kung hindi ngayon, kailan pa?” (Vilma Santos in Sister Stella L.).

  2. The cheaters who copy your answers: “You’re nothing but a second rate, trying hard copycat!” (Cherie Gil in Bituing Walang Ningning)

FEU is also home to the creative bunch, one of which, is Cedrick Juan. This actor has starred in several theater plays and award-winning indie movies. Cedrick shared that the highlight of his college life was being part of the Morayta Boys, FEU’s very own version of Kanto Boys.

And speaking of kanto, this university is famous for its street food haven dubbed as the “Hepa Lane,” where students enjoy snacking any time of the day.

The Ultimate Campus Life Survival Guide

You’ve probably had your fair-share of shenanigans in college that you’re thinking , “Campus life. No thank you,” but we have good news: There are hacks. Also, there are people who survived campus life, and even ended up loving it.

There are so many things that could happen in campus life in a U-Belt, but your fellow students have got you covered. On this episode, we talked about campus hacks. Oneof the most common problems among students: being sabaw, which can be understood as a state of not functioning properly during stressful moments. Here are the most amusing hacks we’ve gathered for those sabaw days:

  1. “Hinahawaan ko yung classmates ko ng kasabawan ko.”

  2. “Matutulog nalang ako para fresh pag-gising ko.”

Another much-talked about topic on campus: Love life. What do students usually do when their crush is caught on the radar?

  1. Just smile and keep confident.

  2. Make sure your hair looks dope. “Para pogi.”

We hope that the fun campus tours, the food trips, and life lessons from our guests, will get you pumped to embrace college and be campus ready. It has been an awesome season for Choco Mucho U. See you next season!

What's your favorite episode of Choco Mucho U Exclusive?
Episode 1 - University of the Philippines-Diliman
Episode 2 - De La Salle University-Manila
Episode 3 - Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Sta. Mesa
Episode 4 - National University
Episode 5 - University of Sto. Tomas
Episode 6 - Far Eastern University-Manila
Episode 7 - Katipunan Avenue
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