Happy Friday!

As early as lunch, I had been thinking of writing about what happened to my Friday. I had it all mapped out in my head ready to be typed and be part of my diary.

Today was the Graduation Day for the participants of our church's 5-day Daily Vacation Bible School. I wasn't initially part of the planning. I told myself that I will come to church to help in the kitchen prepare foods for the kids' snacks and do a video of the 5-day event. And probably, in the audio system since my little sister will be the one operating it.

That's what I thought I will do, until Wednesday, they asked if I could take over a class since they lacked teachers. Seeing that they were really having a hard time with the kids, I said yes. I had violated my summer plan of not teaching but doing something else.  I had personal doubts about the task because it has a connection with my faith and I really felt that I am not yet fit to teach these kids. Teaching in a public school is way different to teaching kids about Jesus. Not that I don't want to teach them but I just really felt that I needed more training and more cleansing to be worthy of the task at hand. To tell the truth, whenever I see the kids gathered in the auditorium, I have this urge to stand up in front and be their teacher. I couldn't day no to the head of the DVBS so I browsed on the teaching manual and took over the class, I had used an entirely different strategy. Since the kids are  ages 10-11, I took the opportunity to freely discuss with them about Jesus and salvation. It felt wonderful to be surrounded with these kids who know and live the Christian faith at a very young age. Like, I've seen myself in them when I was younger. We did artworks, posters and more free discussions. The best part of it, is when they would freely ask questions and discuss matters with each other--not fighting, cleaning up their work stations after the class and sticking together--- How I wish my kids in school can be the same. 

I don't regret I said yes to be a DVBS teacher. I enjoyed it. Every minute of it. I still feel amazed whenever the kids would follow my lead. Teach them a song once, and they get it easily. Teach them a clap, they'll do it perfectly. Ask them why Jesus loves them and they will give all sorts of answers--silly and serious answers. But in all of it, I love looking at their eyes beam with joy and laughter with this summer experience. They said, they will be back on Sunday. I hope so. 

I thought that made my day already. But wait there's more!

On my way to the house in QC, my housemate texted that I got a note from the post office-- I have to go to the QC Central Post Office and pick up a parcel under my name. Since I still have ample time, I decided to go and pick it up on the last hour because I know that I wont be back to this place until first week of May and it will be holiday. Those were just excuses. In all honesty, I was excited. Eventhough I didnt really know what it was or who sent it. 

I reached the post office, 30 minutes before closing time. As the Customs Personnel inspect the parcel, he was asking me what it was, and I just said, I don't know. I even asked who sent it. He handed me a paper from the inside of the plastic. It was the official receipt of the purchase. Looking at it, it was bought online. 



I'm not going to post the entire note but a part of it says: ......... IT'S BASICALLY A PAPER SAYING HI. FORGET IT.
It's not just a paper, and I will never forget it :D 

I can only think of a few people who would do this, however, I can't think of any reason why would they bother doing such thing. The only way I know of to immediately inform the sender that I had received it is to post it on Facebook. I posted it and in less than I few minutes, he messaged me......

SALAMAT PARENG CYRON!!!!!!!

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Your blog may not be wholesome, but you have such a generous heart. Chos! Thank you. Thank you. I couldn't thank you enough. Sobra-sobrang dami-daming salamat.

As usual, I cried-- tears of joy and excitement. Receiving this gift, made me feel so special and wonderful. I will never forget the feeling and I am forever grateful to you. I don't know what I did to deserve a gift but still, thank you. Di mo na pwedeng bawiin. Paguwi mo na lang. Haha. May you be able to make more people happy with your surprises :)

When you get back here, I'll definitely treat you to Mang Larry's Isaw in UP-Diliman :D :D :D 

So there, I had an Awesome Wholesome Wonderful Friday.

AWW Friday!

PS: I violated my personal Lenten penitence of abstinence in Facebook but it's ok :) It wasn't really meant to be, I guess. Hahahaha...


Comments

  1. Huwaw!!! Nice one Pareng Cy! with a generous heart... God Bless you more!

    Cher Kat, pag-uwi ko na yong pasalubong mo ah... next year! hahaha joke!

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    1. Kuya Mar, doble na yun next year ah :D uwi kna dito! Uwi na muna kayo nila Cy! Hehe..

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  2. Nice.... didn't expect pareng Cyron to be that mushy and sentimental. How thoughtful! Hehehe! Is there a budding relationship between you two? Chika! Hahaha!

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    1. Mr.trips, I'm a happy girl lalo at nakareceive ako ng isang maganda at magagamit ko laging gift :) ... Walang issue at chika, busy ang linya :P

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    2. Maki-chika na lang ako dito! Parang feel ko lang yung kilig ni Cher Kat hi hi hi I mean sa happiness hi hi hi

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  3. As for the kids in DVBS, sabi nga, "train uo a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will never depart from it."

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    1. Mejo shock ang mga oldies dahil sobrang unruly yung ibang mga bata, pero bearable naman.. At sana nga may natutunan sila :)

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  4. You never fail to amaze me yccos. You really are gifted by God. Masuwerte ang guy na maka capture ng golden heart mo;)

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    1. Ayiie.... Ang sweet lang mamijoy diba? Recepient ako ng random kindness ni pareng cyron :) hahaha.. At kahit random lang, kinikilig ako, feeling ko po ang haba ng hair ko.. Wahahaha... :D

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    2. Umabot na nga ang hair mo dito at naapakan ko na Cher Kat! ha ha ha

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    3. Ms.B.... wag nyo po apakan! Hahahaha... :D

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  5. Two great news and what a lovely Friday. Sweet naman ni Pareng Cyron. You deserve to be happy.

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    1. Uhuh.. sobrang happy happy :D

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    1. Indeed. Makes me smile every time I remember the day I got it :)

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  7. Yun oh..puma parcel! HArry Potter! lols.. sama akokala mang Larry ha.

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  8. Good thing you didn't resist when you were asked to handle the class - even if you're not that ready. Let me tell you, it's not about how many chapters or verses you know in the bible, it is all about accepting the challenge and just be receptive of the message of God to you. Accepting the task - in my viewpoint - means that you have something to share. God sees the purity and intention of our heart and how we convey His message to our listeners. Perhaps, it is one of God's way to get closer to you.

    Sabi nga sa community namin and all other religious communities as well - God never chose the qualified, He qualifies the chosen. And when he qualifies the chosen, He will equip them with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Being receptive to God's message by just asking Him to direct all your words and use you for His greater glory is what pleases our God. And I believe - YOU ARE CHOSEN - in that moment. :) :) God bless Kat!

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  9. And Cyron is so sweet :) :)

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