Sunday, March 22, 2009

an extraordinary evening...

Just yesterday morning, we had our last swimming class for the year. And just before we started the session, Jhem, the vp of our class, asked me to come back at school at 1 pm to take the place of an RSR and usher in the GAWAD event for the CPACs. I hesistantly agreed for I never really enjoyed being with lots of people.

When I went back, I came earlier than 1 pm because I had to ride with my brother who was going to his college. It didn't take long until Jhem and Ada came. We were given lunch (Jollibee - 2pcs burgersteak) haha.yum! Then we went to the campus ministry office where we left our stuff and readied ourselves for the event. (Nagbihis na ang mga alila ng gabing iyon.) I totally hated the feeling I felt wearing the filipinian costume. I could barely breathe under the thin cloth wrapped around me. Soon after the adjustment, I felt a bit comfortable under it.

When the time came for us to do our jobs, I was assigned at the registration table. It was fun! We had very little problems. Then, when the awarding ceremony was about to start, I was asked to come up the audi-gym and usher the male awardies who'll be called up the stage. I was nervous at first but I realized that the people probably won't care much about me doing my job in there because this is their night to enjoy. And then I came to enjoy my task, walking the male awardees up the stage, sometimes congratulating them and receiving their hurried but warm smiles and thank yous.

After the awarding proper, we had dinner. My feet felt tired but I still felt hyped. The RSRs and FSAs who were with us in the table were very friendly and funny. Sir Mike was really nice. After that, Ada and I went back to the campus ministry office to check our cellphones if ever our parents were already worried. This is when the real adventure started. The whole building was dark. We courageously (although I had my right hand tightly gripping Ada's left arm) went up stairs turning the lights on one-by-one. I was really scared I never let go of Ada's arm. We checked on our cps and found no new msgs. When we were walking back, Ada turned off the lightsone-by-one as we pass by each of the switches. Then came the last switch, we saw an image of a dark sto. nino at the corner of the lobby. (I always feel scared looking at dark images of saints.) After Ada clicked the last switch off, everything went balck. I couldn't see anything. Lucky, Ada could still see the steps. Down we went, me gripping Ada's hand tighter than before. I was like, "Ada wala na'kong makita! Ada sabihin mo pag patag na ah. Ada...".

Well, we managed to go back down alright. We even went back to the campus but we found the lights on already. Now I realized that it was a fun and extraordinary night I had. It could be nothing for you but it was quite an experience for me who rarely goes out of our protective home. Jhem constantly thanked me for doing her the favor, but I realized that I should've been the one to thank her for that one chance she gave me to meet new friendly people, witness my friends and some acquiantances get awarded for their talents and have extraordinary experiences in the dark.:p yun lang. haha. corny ba? comment ka nlang sa c-box ko....XD