Here’s another question that I received yesterday that might be of your interest too!
Tip #1: I hope you are aware that there is a Facebook page for all you ID 112s out there. Log-in to your Facebook account and go to this link:http://www.facebook.com/groups/347045578680215/
Add yourself up if you haven’t joined yet! There are polls there for the different colleges with the different blocks as the choices. Choose which block you belong to and see who are the other people who chose it too because most probably, they are your blockmates! Don’t be scared to add them up and converse with them because they too may be feeling the same way as you are for your LPEP.
Tip #2: If you have mutual friends with your blockmates-to-be, try to ask those friends of yours on how did they know your blockmates or what they know about them. At least, in this way, you already have an idea or maybe even a conversation-starter to your blockmate/s during your LPEP.
Tip #3: Smile and make the most out of the activities that your LAMB/s have prepared for you! Especially in those activities that will help you remember your blockmates’ names and those that will also involve teamwork.
Tip #4: During mealtime, sit to a table that you know in yourself you’ll be comfortable to be in, maybe because of one or two persons that you know already. You’ll gain more confidence in meeting your other blockmates that are seated in your table as well. Trust me, when you know more than two blockmates already in the same table, you’ll actually realize that you’re getting the hang of meeting more people.
Tip #5: Be yourself and don’t even try to be someone you’re not just to fit in. Do remember that you really can’t please everyone. If they don’t like you, then so be it. Never forget who you really are because that may just be your greatest asset in life.
These are just five tips but if I were you, do update me so that I’ll be able to give you more tips, if ever these won’t work during the first day of your LPEP. But, to be honest, I doubt that you’ll not be able to meet new friends. Being yourself really is the best tip that I can give for now.
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