It has been more than a decade since I attended college. Yes, IT IS that long but the memories are still fresh like it just happened yesterday. I can say that my college life defined the type of the person I am now. Having studied in the country's premier state university, I felt the prestige and the pressure of meeting expectations not only of professors but also of the people around me. We were heralded as "Scholars of the Nation" ("Islokar ng Bayan") but apparently we were not as privileged in terms of the basic necessities we need. As we all know, the government's budget for education is not enough much more to supply students with books to use the whole semester. It was during that time of my life when I discovered the 'real' use of The Library which I visited frequently to read and look for reference books to survive my courses and especially my major. With the meager allowance I had, I was not able to afford any book during the entirety of my college days.