tranquility

"Damang dama ko na ang simoy ng Pasko. Kay sarap damhin ang malamig na hanging humahaplos sa 'king kutis. 'Pasko nanaman', madalas sabihin ng ilan. Ngunit para sa akin, ang tunay na diwa nito'y ang pagsasama-sama ng mga mag-anak upang ipagdiwang ang kapanangakan ni Hesu Kristo at ang ipinagkaloob ng ating Ama na pagmamahalan at kapayapaan."

I thought I was running late for our NSTP Community Service because I reached DLSU at around 7:15 in the morning, having in mind that the call time is 7 am. Good thing I saw Clarence while I'm on my way to Chowking to take out some food for our host family. She was wondering why I was early, she said that the call time is 8 am and there's no need to bring food because it'll only be a half day. So there I was... confused... so I just went inside the campus.

I went to the PGP chapel to say a little prayer for my Dad because it's his birthday today (Happy Birthday Pa! Distance might hinder us from loving each other... But I believe that our hearts are stringed together, forever... Thank you for all your sacrifice... I love yah!). Then it was still pretty early so I decided to sit in the benches near the ampitheater. It was so cold that the gentle breeze gave me the thought of Christmas is just around the corner! I was thinking a lot of things while sitting alone in that bench... random thoughts that made me realize a lot of things. I felt a sense of tranquility while I was seated there... Oh... Life has never been that good... being at peace even for a short time... and that No matter what, Life, is indeed beautiful!

At aroung 7.45, I went to Mcdo to munch on something. I saw Ms. Bernie Gonzalo and she asked me why there were many students considering it's a saturday. I told her that froshies have NSTP class, and we have to do a community service. Then I saw Kizia and Janna! Good thing I saw them, if not I'll be eating alone.

The jeepney ride to our Brgy. host was so fun. Imagine having a roller coaster ride in a jeep?! When we reached the brgy, we hang out with our host family for an hour and then we went to the brgy hall to present our project. We're going to do some sort of a tutoring class, Im actually excited about this. I'd love to teach lil children Math and English, but not Science. After our presentation, we went back to our jeep. Our facilitator is really nice since she allowed us to go separate ways to have our lunch and then we could go home.

As for the gang, we had our lunch at Chicken Bacolod, across Araneta Center. They planned to watch Harry Potter, I just dont know if they did watch because I went home early. And oh, what a small world we really have! I saw my childhood friends back in Ballesteros!!! We were about to enter Gateway mall when I heard someone calling "Jacq!", I glanced for a while, and there... I saw James Rivera and Ella Gabriel. We'll see each other in Cagayan on December! James and I usually see each other during Simbang Gabi's at our church :)

Oh, I forgot to tell you about yesterday.

It was my dear J-O-Y's birthday!!! Happy birthday J-O-Y!!! After finishing the three mini cakes, we ate late lunch at Wok this Way with the gang. While eating, we were watching wrestling and sharing our childhood memories related to wrestling (I told them that me and my bro had this Hulk Hogan doll, and I comb his blonde hair just like what I do with my Barbie dolls!). After having our scrumptious meals, Kaymee and I went back to school and meet Mary at Animo Canteen.

I asked Kaymee and Mary if they can accompany me to hear the Closing Mass of the Christ Week '05 which will be held at the Ampitheater, 530 pm. Im glad they went with me :) The three of us were chatting about a whole lot of things while doing a boy-hunting job at the ampi. Then, Ms. Gina from the LSPO saw me. I went to her; she asked a favor, for me to be a part of the Offertory and to get 3 more people to join in the offertory.

Mary and I immediately got up and asked the people around. We even went to the SPS bldg to ask the ladies there if they can join the offertory. They refused. When I looked at my right, I saw Ms. Lou and for the first time, I wasnt shy to approach her first... I did thank her again for everything.. She also went to the the mass...

The mass started at 530, sharp. And yes, Mary and I were able to get 3 people for the offertory. Though Mary had to go home, Kaymee stayed with me all throughout the mass.

After the mass, Kaymee and I decided to stay for awhile (because her mom was caught in traffic at alabang) and watch the KKK Concert. Before that, I again saw Ms. Lou on her way home so I approached her and we had a short conversation. I'm so glad I've met her... I really feel at ease and at peace when I talk to her or even thru text... She told me that there was still that "glow" in my face... I hope I can get her as my Relstwo teacher next year.

* Below is my Schedule for the next term

MWF 810-910 Engl3 A55 Atienza
920-1020 Genpsyc A60 Galang
1030-1130 Introso A60 Go
230-330 Litera1 A53 Sangil

T 810-1110 Lbyphyf A53 Teo
TH 1120-1220 Inersci A52 Solis
TH 100-230 Filipi1 A58 Carandang
T 300-500 PE A51 Mascardo

Thanks for dropping by! May God Bless us All!

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