There's nothing like school pride to lift students' spirits, especially when it comes to sports competitions.
With the vivid school colors of red, blue, yellow and green on full display, inter-collegiate sports tournaments continue to keep the youth's adrenaline afloat and raise them towards excellence.
Popular actor and current heartthrob Enchong Dee is one person who definitely knows a thing or two about school pride--being a university athlete and three-time Most Valuable Player awardee himself.
With his admirable attitude and charming ways, Enchong is also the face of Jollibee University Floats which now have four new flavors to let college students express their school pride. These new flavors--Blue Bubblegum, Yellow Dalandan, Red Watermelon and Green Apple--represent the colors of some of the primary schools, universities and colleges in the country.
"I love Jollibee Floats. When I buy, I get three to four floats at Jollibee since I love sharing it with friends on the set. And now I am so much happier since they have new flavors to choose from that also inspire school pride. These are perfect for me sa maiinit na shootings. The university floats also remind me of the good times I had in college," Enchong shares.
Before becoming one of the country's promising young actors, Enchong was a top athlete of the De La Salle University swim team, even winning three MVP titles in different tournaments during his athletic heydays. Though he graduated two years ago, his most-cherished university memories are still fresh and clear. He holds the memory of swimming competitions locally and abroad close to his heart.
"It's very uplifting representing and making my school proud. I also treasure the moments where I've felt my school's support at its fullest during competitions. Yung bago ka tumalon sa pool, ramdam na ramdam mo na they are pushing you to do your best," says Enchong.
"At saka nung first time kong nanood ng basketball game, gumagalaw talaga ang stadium dahil sa mga cheer!"
Aside from his days as a top university athlete, he misses many other things about college life: "I miss the allowances and the air-conditioned library. That is where I used to do my researches, alam kasi ng mga professors kung nag-Google ka lang."
He also fondly recalls fun adventures with college buddies: "I can still remember the fun and meaningful experiences I enjoyed in college, especially my Boracay trip with friends for four days where I only had P700 in my pocket. I also remember our team-building in Cavite where I ran 20km non-stop."
Proving that you can take the student out of the school but you can't take the school spirit out of the student, Enchong is still making his alma mater proud up to now: "I still lift up my school pride as I always try to do my best in everything, especially in the field I am in. I also try to stay away from anything negative. I don't want to make any bad contribution to our society."
With the new Jollibee University Floats, every student can enjoy a refreshing lift and showcase their school spirit loud and proud.
"My advice to every college students is this: Don't rush things. Enjoy campus life every day because once you're done with college life, it's over. And be proud! Jollibee University Floats are here to lift your pride higher."
The Jollibee University Floats are available in all Jollibee stores nationwide at a very friendly price of P28 for regular floats and P38 for giant floats.