PGC Day 4 – Electron

I’ve been holding off writing this post. I was aware that I’ll have to write it in four days, but now that it’s the actual day, I don’t want to write it anymore. My experience with Electron is rather dark and bleak as compared to any other section I had in my four year stay in Pisay. They say what goes up must come down— translated as— if you were in euphoria last year, expect the worst the next. Basically… I have nothing positive to say as of the moment.

TO BE EDITED. HOPEFULLY.

(PS. I don’t even want to categorize this as section love, but… ugh. nvm. T_T

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Ten Days Worth of Experience

“But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you’ll learn things you never knew— you never knew.”

– Colors of the Wind, Pocahontas

Hosting an exchange student isn’t an easy task as people might think. The student isn’t simply there to go to school and go home following the schedule you have dictated as convenient in your whole school life. Hosting an exchange student takes compromise and effort— especially the latter and in great amounts. Meeting & hosting Yvonne, the exchange student, created a whirlwind of experiences and realizations for me in amounts I never imagined would ever happen— more so in 10 days. Below are the top 10 lessons/experiences I learned/had during Yvonne’s 10-day stay.

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Iliad: Book 14 – Hera’s Seduction

Photos courtesy of Sir Da

My mindset towards my 4th year section, Electron, is mixed. I don’t have anyone I’m really close to in that exception except for Reina. But this one English requirement known as Reader’s Theater made me appreciate my section a little more.

JR is a fantastic director— quite sure better than me. He knows what he wants and knows how to convey it properly. Without him, I don’t think our Reader’s Theater would be this awesome. Our cast went through so many changes. In the initial stages, we didn’t have a set Zeus as the role jumped from JR and Kalle. After the persuasion skills of JR, Bryan ended up getting the part for he was able to act drunk and charming. At that time, Abby was still Hera and she was until two days before the presentation. Getting hyperacidity two days before the play forfeited her chances of becoming Hera, so I ended up getting the role. You can call it epic cramming on my part as I never acted a major role since grade 7. In the end, even with the uncountable cast changes, the production was a success. Bryan took a video, but it only lasted until scene 2. It’ll suffice to post about it once he posts it (or if he ever plans to).

I’ve never been in close proximity with a guy just for a play. Coming from an all-girl grade school, I never dealt with such. I was out of my zone when I acted with a guy on stage. From the hand brushing your shoulder to the pulling in from the waist, they were all new to me. I still think it would’ve been better if Abby had the part.

All the voices were in unison and the actions too. A few mishaps occurred here and there, but they were all overshadowed by the unison and tone of the chorus. The chorus had rhyming lines and their spacings were all perfect. The chorus did an awesome job. It’s sad though— while our presentation was exquisite (well in my opinion), only two sections and a couple of teachers were able to see it. Everyone else was preparing for their Reader’s Theater, which was on the next day. I could say it is their loss, but who knows.

Our First Walk Out Class

This happened on July 30 and it was for English class. While there have been other classes wherein the teacher wasn’t there, there was always work left for us to do, so it couldn’t be considered a complete walk out in my opinion. On July 30, a Saturday, it seems Ma’am Cruzada didn’t appear for English class so we spent out English class doing random stuff— like singing.

Before English, I happened to borrow Quina, Patrick’s guitar, so it was with me during the “walk out”. In truth, it wasn’t a literal walk out as we stayed in the classroom, but we were on a singing fest. Here is one of the videos I took of that day. 🙂

Electron 2012’s Huling El Bimbo

 

Always Around

Yesterday I didn’t have the chance to write a post about Reina since she was assigned to Dec. 6. Today, it’s Patrick’s turn, so I decided that I might as well do a double dosage post. Anyway, the two have something in common: they are the ones I know I can trust no matter what. 🙂

First off, Reina Adriano. She’s my so-called twin, but then that was probably due to only two reasons: we both wear glasses and we both just love anime. I don’t get to talk to her that often, but when I do it’s always those deep thoughts and “bangag” moments after every deep conversation. Reina… she’s one of those people I have the tendency to rant to. She’s my sound board in a way and I really appreciate her for that; I mean this is considering that the moment Is tart ranting, I can’t see to stop. It’s surprising she hasn’t strayed away from me or hasn’t been bothered by how I rant.

I’m really happy for her considering that she now has a prom date as compared to me, who is about 99.9% sure about not getting a prom date. I hope that her prom day will be eventful and that she’ll still be happy even though there might be a possibility that I won’t go, but that’s just me being kj or really lazy.

The person in the picture above is too awesome to be explained in just words. You have to see the awesomeness to believe it. The one and only Patrick Andaya will have a high chance of being my soulmate. Three years being classmates with each other and it makes me wonder how we haven’t been separated yet considering we’re kind of the best of friends. I remember stating at around 2nd year that if I continued on being classmates with him, I’d never get an Andaya teacher. Luckily, I passed the Food Science test and I got his mom as a teacher; now I don’t have to worry about never getting an Andaya teacher.

He’s probably that person who has noticed how I’ve changed in about 3 school years or maybe not change but rather knows whether my presence is there or not. Unlike Reina, he isn’t my sound board, but rather someone to tell bits of information to and he’d find so random comment that just happens to make me smile. I think that’s a skill of his– making people smile.

In the same light, in 3 years, I’ve seen how he’s changed. He isn’t as lazy as he was in 1st year and knows some sense of responsibility now. I have no idea how he became more responsible in the span of 3 years, but it’s a good change. I’ve also seen how fail his love life is, but I seriously don’t want to go into details about it.

All in all, Reina and Patrick are 2 out of 3 of the important friends in my high school life. Who’s the 3rd? You guys probably know who, but the day of that person’s special post is way far away from these dates. It’s best to expect around the last few days of year 2010.