Okay. I already miss my highschool life up to this point, ohhh, most especially my second-year life. Little did I expect that I belong to this section, OPAL. What's with this word? It's a red gemstone (sometimes green or, otherwise), then as I peered through the chalkboard, wherein the sections are posted, I sought and found that almost all of my classmates are intellectually good and I'm quite afraid on it. Somehow, when I continue of my eavesdropping on the board (because many people flocked at the board), I've learned that some of them would be my classmate for the FIRST TIME!! Oh shoot. Our class valedictorian and salutatorian also belonged to this section.
Despite this 'academe aura', I really enjoyed this section so much that I (well almost all of us) cried during our final paraliturgy. Ahhhwww ;,(
Well, our section's motto was:
Below are the following memorable experienced that I ventured with this section:
(During our English period, we just sat on our armchairs and we wrote our formal theme. It was so boring that an "informal debate" was opened at that particular time. Our english teacher didn't mind the mild commotion because it's a constructive debate. And besides, she's very busy - with tons of workloads needed to check!)
Anyway, the motion for that debate was:
"KAPAMILYA or KAPUSO??"
Jeannine (the only Kapuso fanatic)
Ma'am Espanto - our English teacher
Meiko - our funny, bubbly half Japanese classmate
and the rest of the opal gang..
Jeannine - Kabalo mo? Gwapo kaayo ang GMA ba. Astig! (You know what? GMA is a cool tv network, astig!)
**Then everyone reacted**
Everyone - Heh! Saba dira! Mas ayos ang ABS-CBN oie! (Shut up! ABS-CBN is way too better than GMA!)
Jeannine - Wenkwenk! Oha oha! Tan-awa ra gud! Mas tigulang pa gani ang GMA kesa ABS! Asa ka pa ana?? (Just look at this, GMA's older than ABS! Duh!)
Me - O lage, pero wa gihapon TFC ang GMA! Yuckz, low-tech! (Yeah right, but GMA doesn't own any tv branch on abroad. Yucks! Low-tech!)
**And everyone giggled**
Jeannine - Tan.awa ra gud, pangutana n ato si Maam. Dibah Ma'am mas gwapo ang GMA kesa ABS?? (Just look at this, let's ask Maam Espanto. Okay, Ma'am, GMA's better than ABS, right??)
Ma'am Espanto - Sorry Kapamilya ako! (And she smiled)
**Everyone clapped and cheered**
Jeannine - Ngyeeehh. O lage! Naa koy iingon. Una tanan ang GMA oie labaw nang anime! Asa man daw gikan ang anime beh? Daw beh! (Ngeeehh, 'ya right. GMA's the first one to show top-rating shows in the world especially anime! I challenge you - where did anime originated??)
Meiko - (without sheer realization of what she'll reply to Jeannine..) SA JAPAN!!!
**And everyone jumped right through their seats an laughed so hard like crazy hyenas. And the bell rang. Oh well**
(During the ORATORICAL SPEECH of JEANNINE about CONSERVATION of WATER)
one contestant: Kick the banana, kill the banana, squish the banana!
US (Please refer to the picture) - DUHHHHHH!
another contestant - And the starfish told me that water is the best remedy..
US - Like duhh? A Starfish? Talking to you? Sino siya? Patrick Star??
Jeannine didn't won but we believe that she's the champion. She did her best naman.
And the most controversial event of OPAL ::
The mother candida song composition
Because we spent too much on the props, our music teacher got mad on us, we only won the second place (Nicole made the lyrics and I made the melody). Because of those stupid technicolored umbrella. Hay naku.
We almost didn't perform in the stage during the novena. But we performed together with First year - Garnet.
Oh yeah, before I publish this, let me leave you a certain POEM which made the OPAL won against the almighty SENIORs during our Communication ARTS day.
COMMUNIATION - A TICKET to the WORLD!
Break the chains of isolation
Open doors in distant land
Share our knowledge and experience
Message ringing loud and clear
Gain access to other cultures
New horizons, broader dimensions
Forge concord with our fellowmen
Building bridges across the continents
We belong to the same race
The same race, the same race!
One bread one body one people
United we stand, divided we fall
If we put our trust in the Lord
There'll be melody, one in harmony
In every heart
Yet...yet amidst us is the immense barrier
Let the regions of the world be ilummined
Understanding one anothers
Speech and writings
Let us all be united as one people,
One cultures to have unity
Shi me shi me???
Misunderstanding keep people
From mutual association
We cannot be in sympathetic touch
When our thoughts our lock
A universal language is the masterkey
When we learn how to communicate
Nothing seems hard to implement
We need our eyes to see
Ears to here and mouth to talk
Hey! there are plenty of things in this world
In this country that are beautiful
I dreamed that someday the world
will embrace despite of their differences
Through the use of...COMMUNICATION!
May there be oneness of humanity
And good fellowship among races
Make this planet one home
For human advancement
Heal the world, make it a better place
For you and for me and the entire human race
There are people dying
If we care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me
You and for me, for you and for me
Let communication unify the...WORLD!!!
Reminiscing such memories made me feel that I'm with my former classmates. Ouch :,(