I was able to accomplish a lot of stuff for my application to ICTUS today. I was able to strike three events in one day and that is a very big accomplishment for someone with such a hectic schedule as mine.
First on the list was the Philippine Children’s Medical Center Apostolate. Though Luka, Yna, and I were all late (by 50 freaking minutes), PCMC Coordinator Daisy still marked our attendance (yay! Thanks Daisy!) for the apostolate. I was actually born at PCMC. Back then, according to my mom, PCMC was a really nice hospital for kids. It was like the Medical City of the 80s and early 90s. But now, just like any other government-run institution, it has lost its luster. A lot of kids are still admitted to the place, but the service is not anymore in par with its service during it’s hey days. I wasn’t able to do much since by the time we arrived, the other Ictusians were about to leave already. Talk about laaaaaate.
Next we went to Balara Elementary School for our Catechism Apostolate. Luka and I were assigned to a class together. We were supposed to teach the kids about God’s greatness as shown through his many wonderful creations. Sounds easy right? Not!! Especially if you happen to be facing a class of about 50 or so Grade V elementary students who have so much sugar in their systems, they bring hyperactivity to a whole new level. We barely survived the session, which by the way ended with a requested “Hip-hip Hooray” game ala Wowowee by the students.
The Children’s Literacy Apostolate I attended last Saturday at Bagong Silang, QC was literally child’s play compared to our Catechism session. Teaching smaller kids definitely works better for me. *sigh
Last but definitely not the least was our baking session, for the ICTUS bake sale this week, at Ice’s house at Ayala Heights, QC. Ayala Heights is so freaking wonderful! Ever since I saw it from Dencio’s Balara I have always dreamed of living there. Talk about a breath-taking view! Ice’s kitchen was filled with Ictusians who all helped in making tasty batches of chocolate chip-oatmeal cookies and chocolate crinkles. I never realized baking could be so much fun. I never really enjoyed cooking; I’m more of the tasting and eating kind of person. Watch out for me as I try to peddle our wares this week…and you better buy one!
*By the way:
Ice – thanks for driving us back to UP and welcoming us to your uber posh house!
Seth – your defensive driving skills should be honed more, and please stick to dishwashing, don’t touch any of the cookies…please…hahaha
Kor – easy on the emo-ness, it might spread you know…
Marc – talk about a free ride…kasalanan nung kundoktor!! hahaha!
Yna – good luck with the Julia fighting skills…show them what you got!
Luka – your HRIM skills really shined through!! hahaha!