#TheCountdown : 30th MPDC
Finally! I had some time to blog about this amazing trip before I go back into crying myself over requirements. Last September 4 to 8, I was in City of Golden Friendship, Cagayan De Oro. The trip took 10 hours, because there was no direct flight from Zamboanga to CDO. If we rode the plane, it would be too expensive because we would have a connecting flight from Zambo to Cebu to CDO. Thus, the road trip. I was scared I won’t make it alive, because I tend to have severe motion sickness. But guess what? I made it without vomiting even once! Yay for me! When we got to CDO, the trip was so worth it because the city was just beautiful. We were lost and stuck in traffic looking for our hotel, but it was okay. We got there a day earlier that the start of the debate tournament, so we had a little time to stroll around malls. Debate tournaments consume that whole day, so we took the chance of being there early to go to Centrio. The mall was just big. HAHAHA! I am seriously not a clothing shopper, so the first store I went to was………. yeah, National Bookstore. We don’t have a legit bookstore here (#ProbinsyanaProblems), so I took the oppurtunity to buy books. HEHEHE.
The following day was the start of a hectic day. We went to Xavier University in the afternoon and strolled around it for a while. It was just big. HAHAHA! I adore the campus so much. Their buidings are so much alike the ones here in ZC, it made me feel super nostalgic. Our convening room was in the Little Theater (trust me, it’s not that little).
See? Not so little.We spent hours inside that room. Just chatting, then worrying about the next debate round, then chatting again. Hahaha!
Our official ID. Yay for adjudicators! I miss debating, tho.
Lol at random selfies. Btw, that group pug shirt and an Adventure Time shirt with the name “Fionna” in it were the only shirts I bought. I told you, books! Hahaha.
Btw, I was just so amazed how people there value pedestrians lanes. I love it. I seriously get pissed when people jaywalk here in ZC, but in CDO you can actually get caught for jaywalking o_o scary!
With my classmates : Moky & Jermiss! :-)
My hand turns really pink when I hold something cold, I’m sorry. Hahaha! This Cookies and Cream ice cream was just heaven! I was lucky because when I went there, they were about to close, so they scooped all the Cookies and Cream ice cream left on my cup! Happy kiddo :-)
This is how our surroundings looked like from the hotel. We stayed in Casa Isabella, which is literally a five minute walk away from XU. We had exercise everyday. We somehow memorized the stops and turns of Divisoria, because we would always find a fast food store for our breakfast and lunch. Hi Jollibee and Mcdonalds! Hahahaha! Plus, we were so amazed because convenience stores were practically EVERYWHERE. Thus, we lived and breathed Cheetos every night.
This was taken during our last night in CDO, at the Dynasty Court Hotel where we had our finals dinner. The hotel was really cool, it had this sort of Victorian vibe. Meet all my Ateneo Debate Congress babies! Technically, we call them our babies because we will be leaving next year and yeah….. *sobs
Blogging about this makes me feel super duper nostalgic and remember everything. From the trip, to the debate rounds, to everything! Really hoping to come back to Cagayan de Oro even though it would mean going to a ten hour trip again. I miss you, CDO! ❤
Hi guys yes I am alive! I have things to blog about, like seriously. I had a trip to Cagayan de Oro (which was extremely amazing) and we just had our yearbook pictorial! :( them graduation feels tho. Can’t blog this Saturday, because it’s ACET! Even tho I’m not applying, they somehow use it as an evaluation of all Ateneo schools ie country. So wish me luck! Hopefully everything turns out great. See you soonest!
PS : Happy 25th monthsary bebe. HAHAHA! ❤
#TheCountdown: Welcome to Olympus
Sticky note: Yes guys; I do exist. I won’t go summarizing why I was inactive, because probably you guys know the reason why. I won’t say that I did not have time, because believe me, I had a lot. I had nights where I was not doing anything, but I was lazy to open up the computer and blog. I am not that active as well with other social media accounts. So say hello to your very own socially awkward penguin. Now on to the post:
How our stage looks like!
If you have been reading my latest posts, you know how excited I am for this event. I could talk about it for the whole day. Last August 18, everything I was imagining came into reality, we had our Greek Fest.
A photo op after my make-up and hair was done!
I decided to become Athena, the goddess of wisdom. Not that I think that I am the wisest, but Athena being associated with owls, which I am super addicted with, we would make a perfect pair!
Say hello to my mom!
My ever supportive mom did my make-up! I had a choice to hire someone (and to avoid my mom being stressed), but I love how my mom does her make-up, and I love how she accents my eyes! Why look for a make-up artist, when your mom could it for you (besides it’s free)!
As a part of the Greek Fest, we were tasked to come up with a play involving all of the gods and goddess that we were portraying. Honestly, we had a hard time coming up with the story, but it turned out pretty great!
Here are some photos during the play:
L-R: Poseidon, Aphrodite, Zeus, Athena
During the first part of our play; the tableau
ACE 4 with our ever supportive teacher, Sir Ramsyss!
After we had four shows (which was really exhausting), we really felt fulfilled and very happy. One of the highlights of my senior year! Ciao!