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#KwentongBabyTam: Christian Joshua Untalan

August 17, 2021
Published: 10:37 am August 17, 2021 | Updated: 10:37 am August 17, 2021

When one is taking a path unknown to them, it’s important to establish personal expectations. Doing this creates a baseline for comparison of how things will turn out in the future. This wasn’t the case for Christian. As a student hungry for new experiences, he recalls not having expectations as he entered senior high school at FEU HS. He believed that the “best moments happen spontaneously” and that setting expectations would prevent him from letting things happen genuinely.


#KwentongBabyTam: Christian Joshua Untalan

FEU High School isn’t only a school of choice for students living near its campus but also for those hundreds of miles away from the city. While proximity is a general consideration for students when choosing a school, there are still those willing to travel if not move to other cities to find the education that suit them. The same is true for FEU High School student, Christian Joshua Untalan. Christian grew up in the province and among his biggest “moving-out” concerns was the unavoidable battle against unfamiliarity of the place, people, practices, and way of life in general. Christian describes the feeling to be both “overwhelming and exciting” at the same time.

When one is taking a path unknown to them, it’s important to establish personal expectations. Doing this creates a baseline for comparison of how things will turn out in the future. This wasn’t the case for Christian. As a student hungry for new experiences, he recalls not having expectations as he entered senior high school at FEU HS. He believed that the “best moments happen spontaneously” and that setting expectations would prevent him from letting things happen genuinely.

Immersing oneself in an unfamiliar environment is difficult enough, even more for teenagers who have spent most of their lives in the comfort of their own families. However, Christian did not let this discourage him. He admits that it took him an entire four months to adjust to his new surroundings until he learned to embrace the slightly overpriced meals, the multiple times he took the wrong jeepney trips, and the high costs of living and studying in the metro. He braved these challenges in exchange for a solid foundation for his future.

Christian’s life as a student at FEU HS wasn’t particularly easy for him either. He recalls that at FEU HS, “competency is really high and the standard for the outputs are also not easy to achieve.” However, he adds that as a student, these forced him “to do better and be greater, not only in written works but also in class participation.” Committed to their mission of producing future-ready Baby Tams, the school makes sure that its curriculum maintains a competency-laden foundation. This is to ensure that every graduate produced is a graduate ready for college, the world of work, and life.

Even when the education system in the Philippines was disrupted by the pandemic, FEU HS was quick to adjust by fully shifting its delivery methods, making it entirely technology enabled. Christian cites that FEU HS managed a consistent switch of synchronous to asynchronous study sessions. According to him, this only goes to show that the FEU High School really does provide its students with #FEUHighAdvantage. He hopes that, like him, more students could get to enjoy this kind of learning experience.

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