Hi! I had my last retreat last week, and it was one of the happiest events in my life recently.
I got to spend time with my block, and I got to meet new people too!
I got to school really early because Anne was going to be in Taft at 9 and
she wanted to give me my palanca (which was handwritten ang sweet okay)
My best friend Borj also made it a point to give me and Carlos letters
he made for us the night before!
We took over the back of the bus for the trip to Tagaytay.
Yes, that blue thing over there is Fluffy, I took him with me to help me sleep!
The bus trip was spent listening to music!
I'm so sorry I took this photo, Kimps! I'm sorry I blogged it too.
Oh, and I'm sorry I Instagram-ed it too. =))
When we arrived at Angel Hills, they took us to the
session hall before they showed us our houses.
That's Pia, Dey, and Henrick.
That's Val, Jhea, Chan, and Kevin.
These people here are my best friends.
They're some of my m-m-m-m-m-m-moooost favorite people. :-)
Meet the girls' room!
Fivay at the end, Jhea, Val, Rein, Pia, Charm, and Ella!
Merienda was Jollibee-tasting spaghetti
Hey, Rein and Justin! :-)
Justin isn't a blockmate, but he should be! Yiheeee cute niyo dito
Rein, please tell him he's one of the friendliest people I've ever met!
Sometimes I call her Ulan, and I'm glad she doesn't mind
That's Kuya Edwin, our retreat master. This is the only photo I have of him,
and he looks like he's mid-talk because when I took this, he was in the middle
of explaining where the basketball court was (Yes, there was a basketball court!)
Angel Hills is a retreat place that's about two hectares,
they have a court and a swimming pool!
There were so many freaky sculptures there, too!
This one's of St. Michael stepping on a demon.
In the middle of a session, me and Gino went out for a bit because
it was really cold inside the session room. We were in the gazeebo
when I noticed a bird hanging out on a tree branch.
It was so big, so I asked Gino, "What kind of bird is that?"
He walked over to the wall where the tree was, and he shouted,
"Oh my god, manok yan!!!" I started freaking out too, because
chickens can't fly! What was this one doing on a tree branch??
When Gino wasn't looking, the chicken jumped up and landed
on an even higher branch! I told him I HAD to take a photo so
he went back to the session room with me so I could get my camera.
When we got back, the chicken was nowhere to be found, and Gino said:
A while later when we went on another break, the chicken was there again
and it was on an even higher branch than the higher branch that I mentioned before!
We were so happy to see it that we started jumping around =))
I grabbed my camera and realized something -
the lens I brought with me couldn't zoom in or zoom out. :-(
Took the shot anyway! The chicken is there on a branch. :-))
Back at the session room, I still couldn't stop thinking about the flying
chicken, so I decided to draw it on my retreat booklet. =))
Yikee, Kevin's being really serious about answering his booklet!
Things got serious at the session room after dinner -
It was a lot of quiet time to think and to pray for things +
We gave candles to people we wanted to thank and apologize to.
Mmm it was nice to fix things that night! :-)
This was what our room was like before we all
started freaking ourselves out with scary stories
And this is what happened after the scary stories :-))
There was a point in the night when we all couldn't sleep
and all eight of us made siksik into two beds :-))