Monday, July 30, 2012

There was a flying chicken!


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.
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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!
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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. =))
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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.
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That's Val, Jhea, Chan, and Kevin.
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These people here are my best friends.
They're some of my m-m-m-m-m-m-moooost favorite people. :-)
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Meet the girls' room!
Fivay at the end, Jhea, Val, Rein, Pia, Charm, and Ella!
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Merienda was Jollibee-tasting spaghetti
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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!
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Sometimes I call her Ulan, and I'm glad she doesn't mind
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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!)
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Angel Hills is a retreat place that's about two hectares,
they have a court and a swimming pool!
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There were so many freaky sculptures there, too!
This one's of St. Michael stepping on a demon.
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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:
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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. :-))
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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. =))
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Yikee, Kevin's being really serious about answering his booklet!
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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
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And this is what happened after the scary stories :-))
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There was a point in the night when we all couldn't sleep
and all eight of us made siksik into two beds :-))
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6 comments:

  1. I can't find the freaking chicken :((

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    1. Yeah, mahirap. :-( Ay nako basta it's there, we swear

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  2. I see my cowbelle sa bed! :D YEHEY!

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  3. Ana, chickens do fly!!

    Di nga lang mataas

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    1. Ahahaha, hi Camille!
      Yun nga eh! Ang taas taas na niya sa branch sa puno, hindi talaga namin ma-imagine kung pa'no siya umabot dun. =))) Masyado kaming na-amaze :-)))

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