Division School’s Press Conference - Part One.
1.) Before the DSPC, we had this one half-day practice. I mean, we messed up so much and I was allowed to bring my point-and-shoot camera only so I left Katniss for a while. Anyway, we weren’t really prepared for the contest, and yeah.. that’s all. We’re both nature lovers, so we prefer taking pictures of cute little flowers. Okay, so gay~
2.) My partner and I. Or should I say, Emman. Hi guys! Meet Emmanuel Cabatbat. My partner in crime-slash-shooting. Huehue. He’s been my partner in Photojournalism ever since we’re in grade 5 until now. Haha. Anyway, he’s often mistaken as my “boyfriend” I’m like, ewww. Hahahaha. Loljk. I remember one time I was asked by an old friend during the DSPC. She asked, “Ate, kayo?” And I’m like, “Noooooo, dear. No.” And she’s like, “Weh?” And I’m like, “Seriously? This guy?” Hahahahaha. Even my Coach said, “Ang tagal tagal niyo ng magpartner pero bakit di kayo naiinlove at nadedevelop sa isa’t-isa?” Ugh. Peopleeeee are sooooooo ugh. Ugh. Hahahahahah omg
A great realization with a good friend.
We shared both of our family’s background. Exchanged stories from what our both families went through. It all started very humble. Especially when we talked about his dad, and my dad. The thing is, it was very awesome. Having someone relate to what happened in the past and to where you are standing now. She was also a very good listener. She knows when to talk. I appreciate that a lot.
My dad… is one of the persons I admire the most. His family history was very humble. He experienced the “1..2..3!” cycle a lot of times when he rides a jeep. Sometimes he didn’t go to school for his bothers and sisters to have their baon. And they share their clothes for almost everyday. Their mom and dad (my grandparents) were having a hard time to budget because they have 7 kiddos. After high school, my dad used to desire to learn in a University but it didn’t go well as he planned though, because they have no enough cash.
But my dad wanted to strive harder. He’s something, you know? Look at him now. He’s a successful OFW. And I’m really proud of him. *wipes tears* Now, he keeps on telling me these things. And that he NEVER wants me to experience them. So I should keep on studying hard for my future, for my parents, for my own. Because “education is the only inheritance they could give me.” And I’m very blessed to have my parents. Especially a responsible and a hard-working man—my dad. He’s my hero. Czarina and my story about our dad is almost synonymous but, it’s still different. Though we both are very thankful and grateful we haven’t experienced what happened to them. And yes, I will study very hard for you, dad. I love you.
Last Friday after the English Festival, we, SSG officers went to an “isolated” place called Bayoyong. We call this activity as, “Pasko sa Nobyembre” or our Immersion. Have I mentioned the peace it brought me seeing each of their faces smiling as we hand over to them our so-called, little help. It was so overwhelming. Seeing strangers beam at you because they knew you helped them even with just the little things. And I’m telling you, they will never forget you because of that. Anyway, we also wandered off and pretended to be like adventurers or something. Hahaha. The awesome feels. ;)
How my (last) week went:
1.) Random shots are random.
2.) Been working on my essays. I keep on doing it wrong. I re-write it again and again and again and again until my fingers finally gave up. I’m a contestant in the field of essay writing which will be on Thursday. English Festival is near!! Well, I’m taking all the confidence I have left, all my guts, and my faith in God. I don’t expect much from myself because I easily get brain washed. I’d still do my best though.
3.) From Monday to Wednesday, Ms. Red (One of our school paper advisers) excused me in our class for a three-day seminar or the Division Training for Campus Journalists and School Paper Advisers. I was with the elementary and high school editor-in-chiefs together with our school paper advisers. The reason why they let me join that seminar is because uhm I don’t know if it’s appropriate to share it here but… oh, the feels keep on overwhelming me, I can’t contain the happiness! I’m so privileged to be the next year’s high school editor-in-chief!!! Thank you God!
4.) Just read “The Alchemy of Forever” by Avery Williams. The word “cliffhanger” really is suited in this book. I made it sit on a corner and think about what it has done to my heart. Several stabs. Good thing though, I’m still alive. Ha! immortality, people! Loljk, what am I saying.. Anyway, thank you so much again, Kirstel for lending me this novel. I’m caught in awe. I just really can’t move on. Why does it have to end like that? I. Cannot. Understand. Authors these days are so horrible and at the same time so awesome! I want to lay my hands to this book’s sequel!!
I feel that deep longing to go and just wander off this destructive world right now. It’s weird. I never felt this way for so long and it feels really sad. Really, really sad. I wish I can tell people how hard it is for me to be undergoing this kind of circumstance. I’m not used to this kind of mess. I do have a hard time opening up to people ever since. I realized it’s not that easy anymore to do that.
I’m sad and I don’t know what to do. I’m sad and I can’t voice out my feelings. I’m sad because I’ve been condemned for about two months and I’m still being condemned by now. I’m sad because I wasn’t paying so much importance to something that is really important, and now I’m regretting it. I used to be one of them but I think it’s slowly fading away. I hope not, though. I’m still hanging on.
I keep on asking what’s wrong.. Have I changed? Am I not worthy of it anymore? Then I remembered.. It’s not their fault. It’s mine. I don’t think it’s even essential if I’d continue condemning myself because of all my deficiency. I showed them no time when they needed me. Even though I was okay with my schedule, I keep on hiding. What is wrong with me? I don’t know what to do but just cry and cry. And… cry out all these worries to God. He’s the only one who understands what I’m facing now.
“I wish I was the sky, so I can immediately find you where you are and protect you.” — Hiro Sakurai (Koizora - Sky of Love)
The movie that captivated our whole section. The movie that really gave us enough trouble to make all the high school teachers disappointed. Hahaha. Uhuh, quite funny. I can still remember the epic and heartbreaking scenes with the teachers and the St. Benilde students on a Wednesday afternoon. It’s like watching 2 dramatic movies in one day with a bucket full of fresh (salted) tears!
Whooo, someone here is talking nonsense again. Scratch all of that. Anyway, about the movie? It was really captivating. My tears keep on escaping from my eyes and I couldn’t force them not to because it really is something. Though I wasn’t alluring on the first place for me, but as I went on watching it, I felt my cheeks wet. So that’s when I knew I should blog about this in tumblr because it really is breathtaking amazing! I mean, ugh. Tragic movie, yes. But believe me, it’s really something. You guys should watch this. You’ll fall in love with every moment. Except for the scenes that are really asdfghjkl. You’ll understand me if you watch it. I still can’t get over. :(
The Elite by Kiera Cass