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So our school, particularly the AP Faculty, came up with “Resiklo” last school year, but the competition was only for the seniors back then. Resiklo is a contest to enunciate the creativity and imagination of students; moreover, let them build and ascertain functional stuff out of trash we are fond of out looking everyday. This year it was open for everyone in the High School Department. Each year level was given a theme. Grade 7 - Filipino Superheroes, Grade 8 - Anime, 3rd year - Elements and 4th year - Robots.
The Resiklo team finished our Robot almost on time, thanks to our president! He divided our class into two: Decor & Resiklo team which made things quite easier. I was part of the decor team, so I’m just honestly thrilled of those who’ve worked on our robot. My favorite part of Resiklo was the homeroom, of course. Nope, this time it was not because of the camera. During the last minutes of the homeroom, we were arranging the robot and affixing final touches and the next thing we know, we’re singing Rainbow by Southborder all together. Jamming with these guys are love.
We won the 3rd place, something we didn’t really anticipate, preconceived that other section’s robots were unbelievably great and prominent too, but I just want to commend our robot, Tristan, who’ve sacrificed too much for our section. I can’t even imagine getting inside the robot, but hell, I know that’s tiring and drooping plus the unbearable heat.. so thank you Tan!! And of course, the creative and inventive guys behind the robot, kudos Hannimals!
Ever since I witnessed the play production of St. Hannibal 12-13 last year, I really got hyped for our turn to be on that stage, performing and acting to a very light story. Truly, we had our turn last Monday.
This year, each section was assigned for a certain country; likewise each would present the creation story of the country picked. Our president got a country we were not even familiar with - we were really praying for Greece or Rome, but other sections got it. We tried to ask Ma’am Yayong if we could change the country because when we have read the creation story of the country we picked - it was hella hard to turn into a play - fortunately, Ma’am Yayong is very kind to let us. It took us a week to settle for the story until Native American: The Story of Chelan became a choice.
It was better than the first country we had, but we knew deep in our hearts that it would be the last we’ll choose even if it’s in the first 9 countries. The story was so boring and it consists of animals. We were thinking of how could turn such thing into a play. We were really worried because other sections got Greece, Italy, Philippines, Japan, Rome etc. All of the creation stories of their countries they were assigned to was very fun & light, not like ours.
We started to practice maybe a week after the script was already approved. Michael (director/president) and I had really no idea where to start because the story line was very dull; nonetheless we still practiced and tried our best to interpret the story in the best way possible. The props department started to put their creative hands and minds together. Three years of being together, and we were really fond of making props, but this time, we had a little because we didn’t want to clutter all of the props on stage. We wouldn’t like to make a mess. The costume department even went to thrift shops to find furry/animal-like clothes. Kudos to the props and costume department!
Honest to goodness, we never had a good number of practices because everyone was so focused for the Buwan Ng Wika presentation. When the time was up and the stage was already waiting for us, we were never expecting for any place or whatever. Personally, I think we really had a big doubt with the story line and we had no time to really give the play so much effort.
After the play, I think we were all satisfied because our actors really did an excellent job on stage - more than what we expected. Plus the technical effects were very excellent. Thank you for all the effort Donna, Vida & Pao!
Really had a great time watching all the sections present on stage. Personally, I really loved Matthew, Bonaventure and Vincent’s play! One of the judges started to give the special awards. We had no nominees for best supporting actress, best actress and best supporting actor; likewise our story line gave justice to that. There were only 3 persons who acted as humans in the play, others portrayed themelves as animals. Proudly, we had Yuichi as the nominee for the Best Actor… and he won!! When we got special awards as a whole class, we were all shocked. Seriously, if you could just see our faces when the judge announced, “St. Hannibal!” We were like “We won, really?” After a few seconds, we all jumped and shouted our hearts out.
The doubts were gone, the tiring practices were all worth it, the play was a success. We got the the first place! When we had our English Class the next day, we were given a chance to evaluate the play prod and share our own experiences. Ma’am Yayong said the words we will never forget, "I could really give you the story of Avatar but I picked Chelan instead because I want to give you guys a challenge. When I saw the script, yes, I doubted on how you could give life to your story, but when you already presented on stage.. it was all gone."
Had our presentation last Friday for the celebration of Buwan ng Wika. Yes, we all know that August is the legit Buwan ng Wika, but due to a good number of suspended classes on the last week of August, the celebration was moved. Hence, they scheduled it on the 2nd week of September so we can also get back on our practices.
In the morning, we’ve just watched the Junior year with their Sayaw - Awit presentation, but I only watched a couple of sections because we were called by Father Gabby for a meeting. Actually, I also did not experience a team building activity due to another meeting with the rector. I don’t make complaints about it, because it is responsibilities and I like responsibilities.
After the Junior’s presentation, we got back to our respective classrooms and fixed ourselves.
Yep, our concept was to capture an 80’s or 70’s look. Except for the sorbeteros who just needed to look like one. Hahaha!
The formal group picture! "We should upload this one and put ‘hashtag throwback’ as our caption! That’s cute!!"
Illuminati yow + some other stuff
We didn’t have a lot of pictures before presenting because we were all nervous so the next pictures in line were taken after our dance presentation.
Reycie’s too pretty why?
Our own kind of heartthrob, meet Tristan! *gwaaaapo*
Our batch decided to rent a sorbetes cart for everyone’s presentation but hell we didn’t know there’s a free ice cream on the go! The line’s too long that’s why I am not there, but what these guys do for the love of ice cream? Yep, that’s it.
Pederasyon holding our price! Unexpected win… thank You, Lord! Our class won the 2nd place for our performance. St. Ignatius got the first place… well-deserved!
w/ Therese, Carlos, Bea and Cess
It feels good working/studying/excelling/failing/losing with these guys for 3 years of my high school life. I never thought that I could be so attached to them when I first entered upon our classroom, back then when we were still known at II - St. Lorenzo Ruiz. I can’t thank Him enough for surrounding me with people who will always make me realize that there are things in life which is hard to achieve but there are no such things which you can’t. Thank you, St. Hannibal :-)
Themes by The Little Mermaid, Kisty