Let hope rise & darkness tremble
Bizarre lunch for the whole family :-)
Got to see Alyssa today!! She was our former school mate, but after a year, her family moved to Manila; so she also transferred to a new school. The funny thing is: we weren’t really close when she was still studying on our school. We just became close through twitter &common friends, if memory serves right.
How my day went:
All in all, it was a really fun day plus I finally saw Alyssa after a year!!
Chocolates from my favorite value dollar store in SG!!
Our group has been very close to the kids at the orphanage since last year. Tho we haven’t fulfilled our promise to them that we’ll visit every month due to our busy schedule at school, we always try our best to visit once in a while. They’re really sweet, cute, jolly & funny. The kids have different stories and we’re so blessed to really hear it from them the first time we went there.
Yesterday, we planned to go at the orphanage since the last time we visited was 2 months ago. Janeen text-ed us the call time & meeting place: 1130 am - McDo Olivarez. Unfortunately, Dale, Drake, Billy, Lee, Darwin/Charles (Lee’s cousin) & I waited at McDo Olivarez for 3 hours!!!
We got to the orphanage via tricycle at 0230 in the afternoon, I think. We waited for a sister to welcome us.. but unfortunately, there was none. So we went to the kid’s place on our own. We thought that there were no kids at the orphanage because it was really really quiet but when we saw a sister at the kid’s place, she told us that the kids are still sleeping.
To that, we stayed at the playground for a while and waited for the kids to wake up. After a while, the kids were already there, ready to play!! We were confused why there were no 8-12-year-old kids but only toddlers aged 0-7 then the kids told us that their Kuya’s & Ate’s went somewhere (I guess they played basketball) So we just spend our time with the little kids.
See? They’re really cute & playful. After getting really tired, we decided to leave the place at 0400 pm and went straight to Bea’s place.
*Insert Mika here* Mind you, we walked from the Augustinian Sisters to Yap’s residence. It was really tiring but really really fun. Nothing can stop us from walking except… “Picture, guys!!!”
*The view from Bea’s house* We were really really tired, so when we got there, we rested & connected to their wi-fi (their wi-fi has no password it’s so funny haha). Tita Maan was really really sweet & thoughtful that she made sushi and nutella bread for us!! When we were at their dining table, I found myself half dazed. Jean asked what was wrong then I told her, “Mukha na pala talaga tayong family no, haha.” Tho we had no picture while we were eating at the dining table, I would never forget that.
Polaroid shots from the orphanage.
After eating, we stayed at their garden/terrace/whatever-you-call-it place. I actually forgot why we were laughing so hard the whole time (I think it’s because of Renzo or Lee or Billy)
Thank you for Darwin/Charles for taking this picture!!
At 0600 pm, we left Yap’s residence. We walked from their house to the main road. It was 5-7 times longer than our walk from Augustinian Sisters to Bea’s house!!! When we got to Olivarez, we decided to have dinner at KFC. We also ran into our AP teacher, he asked us why we’re there. We told him that we’re about to go home and that we also visited an orphanage (I guess he didn’t believe us haha lol) When we’re at the KFC, there were no more pictures because we were really really tired and looked so haggard.
Thank you, AJPM! I never thought that we’d be “this” close. Thank you for being my second family. Thank you for giving me the best HS life. Thank you for making me laugh every single time. Sometimes, I can’t even imagine how my life would be if I did not meet you guys.
(c) Mika Banaag