For the first time in so many Saturdays, I had to wake up early. I would have to admit that I had one of those "Why should I go to recollection anyway?" feelings. I was annoyed with the fact that the recollection happened on a Saturday. But then, I can say that I enjoyed the recollection. ^_^
So my section was paired with Dahlia. I'm not close to a lot of people from Dahlia, and I only know some people by name. Of course I've shared several conversations with Lordom (Who hasn't?) but that's basically it. I would have preferred Ilang-Ilang or Adelfa because Oona, Jil, Cleo, Lean, and Arriele are there but I guess everything turned out fine.
The activities seemed boring at first because it was all talk and no action. There were "bonding sessions" but I ended up straying away from my group because I was OP and no one seemed to want to talk anyway. I ended up playing dots with Ada after a while. We were also given a chance to confess our sins, but we had to go by groups. Even though it wasn't my group's turn, I was able to confess earlier than my groupmates because I went with Ada (I was OP with my group.
They seriously do not like talking.
). I just wanted to continue our game of dots, but the guy (forgot his name...he has white hair...a lot of white hair) told me to confess so it wouldn't be a waste of time. So, I confessed. Ada took a longer while because she and the priest had a discussion regarding abortion. XD
Nothing really interesting happened for a while. Our speaker just talked and I really started to fall asleep and wake up again every now and then. But we had another activity which really required good teamwork. Supposedly, we were all passengers in a plane that crashed and we (five people per group) had injuries such as not being able to use your limbs, blindness, not being able to talk, etc. We were required to make an SOS tower out of straws, tape and index cards because we were supposedly stranded on an island. My new groupmates (my real groupmates had their confession during the beginning of the activity) were: Ada (mute), Nick (blind), Yeyel (mute and can't use one of his arms), and Joel (same injuries with Yeyel, except on the other arm). I wasn't allowed to use my arms and legs but I was allowed to speak. Building the tower was hard, but my groupmates were very funny. Ada wanted to tell me a lot of things, but I couldn't make out of some of the things she was saying. Nick, whom I asked to cut tape for us, kept on saying things such as:
"Is that Ma'am Sagucio? How far is she?"
"How high is the tower?"
"Is it a leaning Tower of Piza?"
"WHERE IS THE TAPE?!"
He also became a bit emo because he couldn't see anything. Yeyel tried to tell me to say things out loud to other people, but he was mute so he only used hand signals. He looked quite comical. I felt quite useless because I couldn't do anything to help them except tell them what to do. Our group also managed to "barter" with the "merchant" and so we got five more straws.
In the end, our tower was the tallest. It fell off when the "typhoon came" but it was fine because all of the other towers fell as well (XD). Ours also stood even when they raised it and dropped it. Hehe. It really was a fun activity.
We had the mass afterwards. Ada and I sat at the very back, and I was made to offer the letters of Champaca (I carried Jasmin's as well). It turns out that they're going to give them to our parents during the card-giving (Shoot. I did not take it seriously.). The recollection ended after that.
I went to SM North Edsa after that to watch "Pisay" again. My mom and my lola weren't able to see it and they were interested. Goma also came along because his entire family wanted to see the movie as well. I saw Gedrick and his family there as well. After the movie, we ate at Mexicali and went home.
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