Mrs. Rosenda Ramirez-Sayson
A Thorn-Sharp Delicate ROSE
She is an outspoken disciplinarian. She may look strict and “mataray”, but her personality says otherwise. One can never really tell about a person from what he/she merely sees on the outside. Underneath the stern exterior is a joyful personality – soft-spoken, heart-warming…someone who is easy to get along with.
“There’s nothing really interesting about me,” she humbly says. And then teases, “…but people can come to me and find out for themselves.” For one thing, she’s a good cook and loves cooking for her family.
Mrs. Rosenda Ramirez-Sayson is the Office Assistant of the Student Organizations and Activities Division (SOAD), one of the four major components of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA). She started as a reliever back in 1992, and officially joined the team the following year (1993) as assistant in the then Silliman University Mobilization for Mission Action office, handling mostly donations from alumni and friends. During the same year, she was given a new assignment at the Student Center.
Ms. Rose enjoys working at OSA, including her previous role at the Student Housing and Residence Division (SHRD). She describes her length of service in the University as “happy 18 years”.
Let’s get to know “Ate Rose” more beyond the four corners of her table.
Describe yourself in three words.
I am outspoken, a disciplinarian, and joyful.
What is your mantra in life?
To always think positive.
What makes you laugh/cry?
My friends make me laugh. I cry when one of my family members gets sick or passes away.
What’s your favorite time/day of the week and why?
I like 5PM of every workday because that’s my relaxation time. And Sundays, too, because that’s our family day.
What is your favorite thing to do when not working?
Since I’m a couch potato, I always watch TV and movies anytime of the day when I don’t have work.
What is your favorite hangout place in the University?
Student Center because it’s where my office is located.
What makes you blush?
I blush when I’m angry or laughing.
If you were an actress/actor, who would you be?
Judy Ann Santos because she’s family-oriented.
Tell us a fact about yourself?
I am easy to get along with, soft-hearted and a warm person. I’m a good cook and a prayerful person.
What’s your favorite game growing up?
Bahay-bahayan and tayokok.
What is your idea of a relaxing day?
A relaxing day is when I don’t think of any personal and financial problems.
What is one thing people would be interested to know about you?
There’s nothing much interesting about me. But people can come to me and find out for themselves.
What song best describes the YOU and the life you have now?
“You Made Me Fine Again.”
What is the first thing you do right after waking up in the morning?
Brush my teeth.
What’s your idea of a family?
A family should always find time to eat together and pray together.