First day of December…the month I love the most.
Along the this month’s influx are the events that I’ve been waiting for and wishing to be celebrated with nothing but pure excitement and fun. Among these occasions are:
THE OPENING OF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON IN THE SCHOOL
December 3 [tentative date]
(signaled by the lighting ceremony and a short program early in the night at the Oblation grounds)
THE PASIKLABAN in U.P. BAGUIO, or simply PASIK
(the program that starts from a school parade which turns out to be a Session Road and the city district invasion; the anticipated OBLATION RUN; fireworks display night; teacher’s performance – where most of our professors perform like you’ve never seen them before; banda performances all night; and party like there’s no tomorrow! Well, words wouldn’t really be enough.)
(Unfortunately since I’ve been to college, I wasn’t able to complete the simbang gabi anymore - primarily because during these times, sleep late at night because of tons of schoolwork given to us. Plus the fact that it’s so, so cold here in Baguio during this month, given that masses are held at dawn. But now, I will try to rise from my bend and see if I can complete it again this year.)
(One of the happiest days of the year – the birthday of Jesus. Well, iba ang Pasko sa Pilipinas eh. Noong bata pa kami, of course, mas marami pang handa kasi we still had relatively less expenses by those times. Eh ngayon, 3 kaming nasa college tapos Grade VI yung bunso. But we still keep our best in celebrating this day with a brighter attitude year after year. We’re just happy with the fact that we are always complete during this day. And that is one thing to be thankful about.)
I’m sure that this would be a busy month for a junior like me as well. Maraming requirements na tatapusin before the Christmas break. But I hope I can manage myself good enough. Kaya kailangang magsipag. Kailangan ding magtipid kasi time for gift-giving (though it’s not the value of the gift that would matter, it would still be the thought of giving).
Sana, di na lang matapos ang month na ‘to. Well, just praying that this month will be filled with joy. Naturally, di mawawala ang pressure in the things that we are doing but I hope that the outcomes would compensate the hard work and every bead of sweat sacrificed on those things. And looking forward to a better new year ahead.