June 18, 1999; Friday (7:55 pm)
Hello, hello, and... HI!!! Ha! Gotcha! OK, don't mind me, I'm
jus' feelin' kinda wacky. 'Newayz, since I didn't get to tell u 'bout our
wonderfully wonderful trip to USA, I'm gonna share it with 'ya now. Just
don't complain 'bout how long it is. Hey! What can I do? It was a one-month
stay! We left for US on May 4, and went home on June 4. Then school started
on June 7. But it's fun first, school later. I wrote an essay about my
summer vacation, and since I don't really feel like writing from my mind
much right now, I'll just write the essay instead, 'k? Here goes...
My summer vacation was a very busy one. But it was probably the
summer I have ever had.
Not only were we able to go out of the country, we were able
our own country too! We went to Baguio, a city near the top of a
mountain... which caused it to be as cold as San Diego, California
in the Philippines. And I was never so proud of my country when we
Cebu, a very nice island in the Philippines filled with beaches and
trees. It was beautiful.
The next month, we went to United States of America.
And that's when we
got really busy. Take this, in a month's time, we were able to cover
Diego, Arizona (when we went to Grand Canyon), Las Vegas, Ohio, Washington
D.C., New York, Boston, Chicago, and even to Niagara Falls!
I enjoyed New York the most. Especially when we watched The Phantom
the Opera in Broadway. That was definitely the highlight of the trip...
me anyway. The set and special effects were breathtaking. The story
songs/music would make you cry. The actors were just overwhelming.
wonderful. Just wonderful.
Of course, we communed with nature too. Grand Canyon and Niagara
In Niagara Falls, we rode a sort of ferry boat (Maid of the Mist) that
TO the falls. I loved every minute of the ride. Cool water splashing
face. Seagulls squawking and flying everywhere. The breathtaking scene
Of course, Grand Canyon was great too. Just think, each layer
hundred billion years old.
When you're in nature, you just can't help but feel little. Insignificant.
God created waterfalls as beautiful as you can imagine. God created cayons
that records the age of the Earth. God created the universe. A universe
huge beyond imagination. God created us. It makes you wonder how much insignificant
we are compared to all the other things God has created... but even so,
God loves us, even though we take his creations forgranted. And God's love
is the most wonderful thing there is in the
Hey again, ppl! I thought I'd cut my entry since it's kinda boring
to read one very long entry at once. So anyway, now let's talk about
school. We just had our class elections yesterday, and surprisingly, I
was nominated for vice-president. It's already kinda obvious that Bertha,
the other nominee, is gonna win though. I mean, the odds are 10 to 1! I
don't exactly mind though, to tell you the truth. I'm feeling sorta neutral
actually. It's okay if I win, but it's okay if I lose too. Whatever.
As for our school clubs, I've decided to join the Young Debaters
Club for the first semester, and then the Photography Club for the second
semester. I wanted to join the staff of our school paper, the Young Observer,
too, but you can only have one club per semester. Besides, as a friend
of mine pointed out to me, I could submit in an article to the paper without
having to become a member of the staff anyway. So that's just what I'm
gonna do instead.
By the way, in case u were wondering, I'm in 7th grade now. We'll
be graduating at the end of the schoolyear. I'm guessing it's gonna be
a lot harder this schoolyear than it was last time, but I'm also
hoping I'm gonna be able to cope with it. I'm planning on joining a lot
of organizations, contests, and activities. That way, I'm gonna get (I
hope, anyway) a lot of recognitions and awards. Wish me luck!
June 27, 1999; Sunday (11:52 am)
Hey, 'sup? Last Friday, in school, we had
our club promotion. That's when each club presents a little something to
let students know more about the club's objective. Well most club moderators
ask students to help them endorse their club. And guess what?! I actually
promoted TWO clubs! Creative Writing Club, and Speech Club.
I was asked to endorse Creative Writing 'cuz I joined that club
two years ago, in fifth grade, and the poem I wrote then got published
in our school paper. So I was to recite that poem in front of an audience
composed of 4 WHOLE BATCHES. I got through it. :o)
Then in Speech Club, I held a bond paper with a big letter "E"
together with a bunch of other 7th grade students who held the other letters
to form the words "Speech Club". We each said something about speech club
(scripted of course). It funny though, 'cuz I'm not sure any of us were
exactly planning on joining Speech Club. Oh, well.
That's pretty much everything!
July 3, 1999; Saturday (12:50 pm)
Hey! I just came back from band practice.
Well, actually, from lunch. But just the same, today, we practiced a piece
called "Chariots of Fire" which we're gonna play on our October concert.
And, we also had our elections! And for the first time ever, I actually
became an officer! Vice-president, to be exact. Sure, I've been nominated
a few times, but I never won. Cool, isn't it?
Anyway, I'm planning on working a bit on my site and on our class
site today. I've got a few things in mind. Not much happening right now.
My brother and my cousins are out watching Star Wars Episode I, though.
We (my family and I) already watched that movie when we went to USA for
vacation, but my brother wanted to watch it again, anyway.
P.S. Hey, I just realized I
didn't get to tell you guys
who won in our class elec-
tion two weeks ago. As ex-
pected, Bertha won. It was
awfully obvious anyway. So
I didn't really mind. :o)
July 11, 1999; Sunday (3:10 pm)
Hello!!! It occurred to me that I forgot to tell you guys that
I changed clubs. Well, I decided against joining Debate and Photography
Club. Instead, I joined an organization named "Tugon". It was one of the
organizations I joined during the first week of school. But then they made
it into a club. There, you go out into the "real world" and help the poor
and stuff. You know, you arrange drives (clothes drive, medicine drive,
etc.), tutor the poor kids, you know... you do stuff.
Anyway, last Friday was only our second meeting (by the way,
we're only 3 members, but that's OK, I think I like it better that way
anyway), and we already have a project proposal! We decided to call it
(courtesy of my idea :o) ) "Clothes for Kids". We decided not to make it
the boring ol' clothes drive wherein you just gather all your old clothes
and put 'em in a plastic bag. Nu-uh. We decided it would be nice if it
would be more personal. Like a gift. So each student in the 7th grade will
bring a bunch of clothes to give away, and then one day, most probably
a day before the outreach day of each class, the class wil giftwrap the
clothes they brought. Then on the outreach day itself, the students are
going to give the gifts to the children themselves. Nice, huh?
We're going to have a meeting tomorrow at lunch time so we could
talk about that. I just got an idea today. I thought maybe we could make
it more than just a clothes drive. We could make it into an everything
drive. I even though of a name already. "A Kid's Needs". There, you could
donate anything that you think would make a child happy. Clothes, shoes,
books for fun or educational books, combs, toothbrushes, toys, etc. What
do you think?
Speaking of activities, I, together with other picked students
who were *ahem* active in the campus ministry or in doing social work,
are going to go to La Salle, Lipa (La Salle is where I study, and Lipa
is a city in Batangas, a province three hours from where I live) for a
three-day convention. I'm not sure what it's gonna be all about. But we're
gonna discuss it on Tuesday.
But that's not all that's happening. (Sorry if this is getting
too long. I hve so much to say!) You see, our batch is going to sponsor
the First Friday mass for August.And our Christian Living teacher assigned
me to form a sort of little 'band' for the batch to play the mass songs.
I already have the members. What I don't have yet, is the piece for the
entrance song, and the xerox copies of the pieces for the members. I've
already scheduled practices, but I have to discuss with my teacher about
Oh, ugh. I just remembered we still have tests coming! :o( Oh,
well. Told 'ya I'm gonna have very busy weeks coming!
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