Gen. Artemio Ricarte, on 22 June 2012 - 04:09 PM, said:
Tsismoso talaga yan si Buknoy
, kasi kilala niya yung utol ng mga Recio brothers.
Question, The Argo 1932
Ayon sa kwento ng isang Recio na brod ko (na narinig din daw niya sa erpat niya), tradition daw sa Tau Alpha na magpakalbo sa finals. At ang recent batches daw (when I say recent, I refer to the late 80s, early 90s) ay optional na lang daw ang pagpapakalbo. So ang tatay ni Recio (sorry ha, Recio ang nakasanayan naming tawag sa kanya) ay di daw kinikilala ang mga Tau Alpha na di nagpapakalbo. How true is this tradition/belief? Thanks sa pagsagot!
Our heads are shaved including the armpits, pubic, and leg hair. This is done way after The Final Rites, not right after and definitely not during the Final Rites. It signifies birth as a new man.
We then schedule a day where these bald brods would go around the College of Engineering then proceed to Palma Hall to meet up with our Sigma Rho (at the AS Lobby) and APO (Green House) allies and greet them with "Isang malaking... P-K-!!!"
Yung pagpapakalbo ay tradisyon namin na matagal na. Used to be compulsory but not now. Kantyaw lang yung hirit ng erpat ni Recio.
I remember my time when I was bald, I was courting this girl from UST. I visited her at her school. I was wearing my frat jacket, a white shirt, and tattered jeans with matching doc martens. A UST professor approached me and asked me what school I'm from.
I said, "U.P., ma'am."
She quickly retorted, "You see, here in UST, students look like students."
I immediately quipped, "Well ma'am, in UP, it doesn't matter what you wear and how you look like. What matters is what is inside here. *pointing at my cranium*"
Walk out ang lola.
For as long as there are men of stout character, men whose eyes seek the truth, men who call each other brother and mean it, so will there be TAU ALPHA.
"Sail on, sail on, ye Argonauts, the Truth for each of you is there, for you to find. As you find it, so will you find the common good.
There are gangs and there are pseudo-frats... then there are fratmen and there are U.P. Fratmen... and there are Argonauts of U.P. Diliman.