#CoupleGoals: BS Architecture Couple Both Graduate as Cum Laude

College can be tough, especially if you are in a new school and taking up a more challenging course but school can be fun with friends – and most especially if you have an inspiration to keep you going.

John Khenbert L. Yu and Kimberly P. Dospueblos recently wowed social media after they graduated from BS Architecture as cum laude. They went viral not because they finished with honors but because they did it as a couple, as a team!

Khen shared on Twitter:

5-year course

4 years in a relationship

3 years of struggle

   (masaya pa 1st at 2nd yr ng arki)

2 laudes

1 dream

Kim & Khen

BS Arki

It turned out that the two had actually known each other since Grade 1, having been classmates since Grade 1 at the Ateneo de Davao University. But their love blossomed in college, after they became ‘barkadas’ while taking the same course at the University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao.

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According to Kim, they were block mates since their freshmen years in college and eventually fell in love. They became officially together in December 2013. It did help that they were block mates as they were able to spend more time with each other, in school and after their classes. They automatically became each other’s study buddies.

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With people recently dubbing them as #RelationshipGoals, the two shared that they did set goals together. Their ultimate goal as students was to graduate together – and they successfully did just that, even surpassing their primary goal by both completing the course as cum laude.

Their next goals are to complete their 3,840 hours of apprenticeship and to pass the board exams, within a 2-year time frame.

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Perhaps the next goal after that is to get married after starting a great career?