"Kalayaan" is the Tagalog word for "freedom".
It is also the name of the freshman dorm in the university I attended. I guess it is symbolic of the new freedom we experience of living away from our parents for the first time (for most of us, at least). When I look back on all my years, I always remember my year of living in Kalayaan as one of the BEST.
It was difficult to keep in touch with the friends I made there, but once every few years, all of us who are still in Manila manage to meet for dinner somewhere.
The elements in this layout are from the Tender Moments kit by Lilas Digiscrap and this layout was submitted to Scrappity-Doo-Dah's Scrappin to the Music challenge for April.