We’ve seen beautiful flora-inspired pictures from all over the Philippines. But let’s be honest, nothing beats the sunflower photos at UP Diliman’s graduation season. These radiant blooms have become a symbolic part of every Isko and Iska’s journey in one of the world’s most esteemed universities. As an annual tradition, we browsed through hundreds of Instagram feeds to find ones that truly live up to the hype. Prepare to be mesmerised!
Colour matching is the name of the game
Let the flowers do the smiling and you the fiercin’ (we totally just made that one up)
“If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully.” Right?
There’s ALWAYS room for a loved one
If you can’t beat ‘em…
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Something about the sunflowers really makes me happy, maybe how they make other people happy, and maybe how it's already rainy season, and yet they are still standing! It's been a really emotionally draining and confusing few weeks (something I am not quite openly ready to talk about just yet), but I feel like the sunflowers are some metaphorical way life keeps reminding me that no matter what happens, there's always a way to find your own sunshine. 🌻📸 @upsunflowersessions_
Can you spot the Hidden Mickey?
Near, far… this little fella doesn’t disappoint!
Follow them dreams — these sunflowers will be behind you 100%
Just an equally cheerful being blending in…
Raise your hand if this reminds you of a Japanese or Korean drama scene!
One of the few kinds of “framing” we actually love
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L&L Circled: Faces Amongst Us > Shoot Venue: UP Diliman > Shoot Date: 6/22/19 ⠀⠀ > #LNLMEDIA // E1— Liana Lu, Safari Girl // Face’s Motto: “Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to help you grow.” ——————————————— The cowardice of her soul reverberated throughout tightly knit walls, bouncing back and forth with no escape. The comfort grew on her, and she believed the short expanse of her territory would suffice. It remained for a while, until her soul decided it was capable of executing a higher frequency. ⠀⠀ Liana Lu. She is the epitome of patience and a desire, of which covered many grounds, actually— the desire to learn, understand, and check up on a friendly face. Lois knew her for the longest time, and the impression of her having a genuine heart, kind and simple, stayed true until this very day. Although seemingly now the type to approach people and find ways to push her own boundaries, she used to be quite the opposite. Transferring to a new section was hard enough for her, making friends had been a hard enough challenge, and joining activities people found would suit the talents she hid within her frightened her. Seeing her growth, though, is really inspiring. She’s faced her own battles, conquered her own wars; but she never forgets to take her sword into others’ battlefields as well. ⠀⠀ Advice? A late-night video call for deciding what to wear the next day? A public dare? She’s the go-to for everything. You will be amazed by how much this little one can push you with nothing but quick words. Additionally, when you shake the hand of this pure face, a flow of humbleness will you receive immediately. After meeting her only recently, Lance was extremely shaken. He loves the raw eagerness in her, how she yearns to believe something is good when it’s not. She’s loved by everyone and loves everyone. Fearless in action and calming in spirit. L&L is, indeed, a face with the blessing of another.
Rain and sunflowers? We stan!
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Don’t they make you want to drive down to Quezon City and snap your own pictures of these flowers? If yes, then do it now — the 2019 graduation season has just ended and you have a few days left to catch them before they’re completely gone for the year.
For even more inspiration, feel free to check out our 2018 and 2017 collections of these Instagram-worthy sunflower photos in UP Diliman. Looking for amazing travel photos? Make sure to follow @tripzillaph on Instagram, too!