November 10, 2008

Second term

Term breaks at the Ateneo de Manila University are used to repair and renovate buildings, classrooms, roads, pathways and other facilities. The first semester of school year 2008–2009 ended on October 11 and I took this photo the week after, when I had reason to pass through the area. These workmen were not just renovating—I think they were actually building something new. The fluorescent tubes on poles means that they were working through the night (in shifts, of course)—probably rushing to finish whatever it was in time for the first day of the second term, which is today. Now I have to go back to find out what the new structure is.

construction workers at the Ateneo de Manila University

11 comments:

Mo said...

Maybe a new classroom?

the donG said...

wow! maybe a new faculty building or best if it would be a research facility! what part of ateneo is this?

Webradio said...

I think also a new classroom ???

See You later...

metromanila said...

Probably something temporary? It doesn't look like a big project, at least from this photo.

Jackie said...

Maybe it's some sort of facility for the students - not necessarily teaching, but a meeting place or a stationery shop or something?

lunarossa said...

It looks like a small array of little rooms...Maybe new toilet facilities? Don't laugh, they are useful as well. Let us know when you find out pls. Ciao. Antonella

Eki Akhwan said...

I didn't know school terms in the Philippines breaks in October. Considering Christmas and new year, will the second term be shorter?

marley said...

Intriguing! Show us an update!

To answer your question, your right, the drunk gingerbread man is my profile image. To see the full window display head back to the dog jumping post and click on 'white stuff' in the labels :)

Boise Diva said...

The construction method doesn't look like buildings in may part of the world...um...where's the foundation?

JM said...

Looking forward to see what's new.

Hilda said...

BD:
I'm glad you noticed the same thing I did. It can just be landscaping, for all I know. I really just have to go back to satisfy my curiosity.

Eki:
The two terms still come out the same length, even with the Christmas to New Year break — about 4 months per term.