I was away from my family for almost 1 month ’til yesterday. It started during the last week of November while I’m preparing for the Engineering Week. It never dawned on me that this year’s Eng’g Week will put much pressure on me. I was one of the project heads for the first-ever PSME-UPSU SongWriteng’g Competition. For this reason, I became in-charge of finding the right judges for the competition and do some admin stuff. I also need to contact the contestants/orgs before the competition day for some clarifications.

Thank God because my bestfriend Neil and my ate Leah became my co-heads. They helped me find the judges and gave me some bright ideas for the competition. I’m also thankful to God for Imay, our beloved PSME-UPSU chairperson. Actually, he did almost everything, the mechanics, the registration, and some other stuff. Parang ang nangyari, naghanap lang kami ng mga judges. Yun lang. Kaya parang wala akong na-contribute masyado. And sobrang nag-cram din ako sa paghahanap ng judges. Haayyy… So much for the drama, praise God because it was a success. Kinailangan lang naming pumasok sa butas ng karayom. Haha! Actually, I wasn’t able to see the contestants perform because I have class during that time. 😦 Pero thankful pa rin ako kay God and sa mga judges na pumunta (Prof. Jose Wendell Capili, Mr. Leo Abaya, Prof. Jose Neil Garcia, Mr. Christopher Borela, Ms. JJ Liao, Ms. Hazel Gutierrez, and Mr. Dave Calpito, we owe the success of the competition to you).

So that’s one of my major involvement for PSME-UPSU this Eng’g Week. For Eng’gSoc, I was part of the Awitan. Super hectic talaga ang mga rehearsals. Haayyy… Pero nag-enjoy ako. This was my third (and last) time to join this event. Our group (Eng’g Soc Chorale), I should say, improved a lot in terms of discipline and voice. Haha! Last year kasi pasaway kami kaya nagkalat kami during the competition. Hehe! Ayun!

I joined another major activity this year for the very first time. And that’s Indakan! It’s a dance competition organized by UP ACES. I joined this event for PSME-UPSU pala. This year’s theme is anime so I have my hair dyed just for the love of dancing. Hehe! Our music was a remix from the FULL METAL ALCHEMIST Soundtrack. (I barely watched that anime when it was being aired on local TV though.) Medyo naging pasaway lang ako sa rehearsals. I missed a lot of training sessions because of Awitan. Medyo nagsasabay kasi ang rehearsals nila. Kaya ayun, until the last minute, nangangapa ako. Pero when I got up the stage, I just prayed to God and told Him na I’ll dance for Him and I’ll enjoy it. And God was faithful. Nag-enjoy ako sa performance namin knowing that some of the people you love are there cheering for you. (As in nasa second row sila ng film center shouting my name out loud.) Thanks to Ate Flo (who invited everyone), Dwight, Rai, Ate Rox, Kuya Ju, Viv, Laila, and Goya (though hindi niya na ako nakitang magperform) who came there to support me. I love you all! And thanks to Melvin for the ride back home.

Sobrang napagod talaga ako before, during, and after the Eng’g Week. There are times that I come home very late (mga past 12mn) and I need to get up as early as 5:30am the next day (or that day) for a 7am class. Haggard talaga! Haaayy.. And I missed a lot of things talaga especially time with God. I haven’t been spending quality time with Him because of these things. I failed to look at His glory at times and do things on my own. I’m tired na talaga and I need some rest. I need strength. And I know God alone can give those things to me. I pray that this Christmas, I would be able to rest and spend some time alone with Him. I think that’s what I need the most right now, not gifts, not parties. I need Jesus to satisfy me this Christmas!