Me, Kuya Paolo , Dad, Mom, Kuya James, Ate Yas
Me, Kuya Paolo , Dad, Mom, Kuya James, Ate Yas
I’ll try uploading the vid one of these days:)
Right after the Christmas program, we went to our respective classrooms for the Christmas party.
December 17, 2011
I had to wake up at around 6:30 am— on a SATURDAY MORNING!
I swear, I had to force myself to get off bed.
Anyhoo, I arrived at school around 7:30.
We had our very first CAT (Citizens Army Training) that day.
What is CAT?
Well, Citizen Army Training is a course that is part of the fourth year highschool curriculum. The students receive marks for their performance. They could either fail or pass. Oh, and mind you, we wouldn’t graduate highschool if we fail CAT! Haha! For 4 hours a week for the rest of the school year, we would undergo rigorous military training. Nakakatamad nang i-explain. Haha, just google it! 🙂
Anyway, the CAT started at 8 am.
I was so glad I decided to attend today’s session.
Turns out that students who missed CAT sessions would STILL be asked to do 4-hour community services..like, perhaps clean the canteen, or worse- the bathroom walls.
First up, community service.
We swept roads and painted on gutters.
The girls were responsible for the roads and gutters IN school, while the boys were responsible for those OUTSIDE/ SURROUNDING the school.
Lol, this photo’s hilarious! Jomar, what are you doing to Dustin?!
December 16, 2011
Check out this blog post to see what I was up to before this party.
So imagine this guys:
After being all so hungry, drained, and not to mention SWEATY, I still had to attend a Christmas party!
So after I had gobbled up all the left over spaghetti (thank God we had around 10 extra plates! Buti nalang talaga hindi nagkulang yung good. Praise God!), I immediately ran to the classroom to pack my stuff, and then headed to my school bus.
But lo and behold, my bus left me.
I checked the clock and- woah- it was already 4:20 pm!!
The party started at 3 o’clock, and would end by 6pm.
So I had no choice but to commute.
Rone, my friend, felt uncomfortable about me walking to my house- even though it’s just like a 15-20 minute walk from Don Antonio.
Not only because I was young and naive, but also because he knew that I don’t really go out by myself (read this blogpost).
He was kind enough to give me money to ride on a tricycle. I was really touched by his concern for me. :’) Gentlemen really do still exist! hehe.
Anyway, Boodie let me hitch a ride in her car.
She dropped me off at Don Antonio. From there, I rode on a tricycle alone.
After riding on the tricycle, I had to run to my house.
I arrived at my house at around 4:40pm. Not baaad! Haha I told you my house was not that far from school!
Anyway, I had to do a super quick, 5-minute shower.
Then, I didn’t know what got in to me but I was able to dress up in 30 minutes!
My sister helped me out with my costume. She’s a stylist, you know:)
Anyway, since the party’s theme was “candy land”, I decided to go in a “Willy Wonka-inspired” costume.
And, mind you, I HAD TO COMMUTE ALL THE WAY TO THE VENUE WEARING MY COSTUME.
Good thing that House of Dance was just inside my village.
I walked halfway going there, and then rode on a tricycle- again, by myself.
[I’m so proud of myself! haha! I’m not sheltered anymore! woohoo!]
It was really funny when, while I was walking, people rolled their car windows at me and just stared.
Maybe they thought, “Has this girl gone loka?”
HAHAHA! And some passersby even flashed me an “oh-my-god-im-walking-beside-a-crazy-person” look!
I arrived at the party SUPER LATE— 5:30 pm.
It was already the announcement of the costume winners.
Aaaw, too bad! I wanted to win, loljk.
These were the winners of the costume party:
Random snap shots!!
I love candies! Hahaha!
Hat- borrowed from my sister
Wig- borrowed from my sister
Rayban Glasses- borrowed from Rone
Zara top- borrowed from my sister
Purple Jacket- from Solo
Denim shorts- bazaar
black stockings- SM Dept store
Harajuku Lovers shoes
This is me with Teacher Fina- a super sexy ballet and jazz teacher! Haha! 🙂
I loooove her costume!
I left the party at around 7 pm, because we stayed to chill even though the party ended at 6.
Then I went to the Big Tent bazaar to shop for some stuff 🙂
I decided to dress down a bit so that people won’t give me “what-the-hell-is-she-wearing” stares again.
The Teenage Queen
Last December 16, 2011 (Friday), us seniors organized a feeding program for the less fortunate people of the barangay.
We planned everything out for 2 weeks: the food, the decorations, the packing of goodies, the handing out of tickets, the games, the agenda— everything.
This experience made me believe that people as young as we are could also help spread happiness to the world!
Our program was entitled “Live To Give”. We were able to host around 90-100 people, more or less.
7am. We packed a bunch of candies into 102 lootbags for the children.
The bags of donated goodies that were collected from nursery- 4th year highschool students.
The bags all had 1 box of alaska powdered milk, 1 pack of milo, 5 packs of pancit canton, 2 bowls of Lucky Me soup, 1 pack of cupcakes, 1 kg brown sugar, 1 kg rice, 1 kg oatmeal, 2 cans of corned beef, 1 can of luncheon meat, and lastly, toys.
Boodie and I playing with the toys! Ah, heaven!!
We all agreed that THIS was one of the freakiest stuffed toys we saw in our lives. eerr.
Packing, packing, and more packing!!
Wow, good work, decorations committee! The court looked magnificent!!!
The boys helping out bring the goodies to the covered court.
Boodie, Geonah, and I hosting the “Bring Me” game!
We had a lot of fun games for the kids like Bring Me, Pass the Ball, and Relay.
For the adults, we had the infamous Hep Hep hooray!
Lola Tacing. I will always remember her:) She was sooo sweet and kind. God bless her!:)
Alec serving food!
The grand prizes!
This experience was soooo life-changing.
First, I felt happy because my batch became CLOSER than EVERRRR.
I love 4th year batch 2012!!
We became one family, and we loved each other very much.
We laughed together, planned things out together, served together, shared together, packed together— we basically needed each other to make this possible!
I am blessed to belong to such a loving batch!!
It felt SO GREAT to be used as an instrument to be a blessing to others.
I can’t believe how simple our guests were! Simple things that didn’t seem to matter to me actually meant the world to them!
The kids delighted in candies and toys, and the adults delighted in cans of corned beef that we gave away as prizes!
This Christmas, let’s not forget how God gave His one and only son, Jesus Christ, for us. It was the greatest present of all time. So just like Him, let’s also share and give to the people around us.
That’s what Christmas is all about, after all 🙂 It is a time of giving!
Have a blessed Christmas, friends!!
The Teenage Queen
Stay tuned for my next blog post about the party I attended after this tiring program! 🙂