Photos Courtesy of Sir Darrell Sicam
The best conversation to summarize my first impression of Dahlia and the summation of the first quarter experiences:
<from my multiply comments..>
Thea: *in post*Second year is stressful and there are too many smart people in Dahlia.
Jia: Why are the smart people the ones complaining about too many smart people?
Ethel: XD but I agree that there are too many smart people in Dahlia.
Dahlia is basically daring in terms of the activities we do during free periods— usually involving gyros and Dahlia board game playing. Dahlia is one amusing section because of the antics that occur each day. Dahlia is basically a fun-loving section— even more than Sapphire. Honestly, Dahlia has more funny moments than Sapphire because most funny moments in Sapphire revolve around a single person. In Dahlia, any laugh moment can happen to anyone— whether it’s the usual or the not-so common. It’s a section filled with laughs each day amidst the stack of requirements that 14 worth of units give. Having Dahlia as a second year section was a fun ride.
Dahlia was a very responsible section— responsible because everyone demanded to be a part of ay requirement. It’s not the competitive type of demanding, but rather, Dahlia was a fair section with a belief that each person needs a portion to work on in just about any requirement. People from Dahlia have a certain level of maturity and manners that no other section of mine in Pisay can compare to. I guess it could come from the words of wisdom our adviser imparts to us. Our adviser, Sir Darrell Sicam, only taught in Pisay for one year and Dahlia was lucky to have him as an adviser. He is the connecting factor of Dahlia (along with Leona’s birthday surprises).
My feelings for Dahlia have been rather mixed over the four years, but one thing is for sure, we always have a Dahlia outing or event every semester. It’s usually to commemorate Sir Da visiting us or making time for him. I thought Dahlia was so diverse that we couldn’t connect, but over the two years I wasn’t with them, I’ve come to realize that our connection comes in a different perspective— one I still cannot describe. However, I believe that my outlook & mindset towards Dahlia has turned from conflicted to positive.