I'm still a bit wonky as I write this, considering I was up at 3 am for this year's start of the Simbang Gabi (Dawn Mass) in our subdivision.
It's been a hectic week, what with preparations for Christmas rising to a fever pitch.
In the high school, it's the second day of the Ani Mo, Ani Ko, Alay ng Ateneo (AMAKANA) celebrations. Last Tuesday, the various year levels competed in singing contests, and musical contests where the instruments were the students' own body parts (I was a judge for the 3rd year contest), among others. Today, it's a more physical slant to the games, starting with the fun run, and continuing with the various fun games.
I'll be helping out with the Pista Karera (Fiesta Race), wherein the each class, in groups of 5, will compete against each other in accomplishing the various Philippines games: syato, where the students have to hit a stick as far as they can (it's a little hard to describe without pictures), luskong tinik, where each student has to jump over his classmates' stacked feet and fingers, a sack race, and ending with the palo sebo, where a student must reach the top of a greased bamboo pole.
I'm supposed to be the emcee for the first two year levels to compete, and I'm a little nervous, because I'll probably have to speak in Filipino, which can be a bit of a difficulty for me. Ah, well. All in the spirit of fun.
Side note: Finally got the Starbucks planner yesterday. And I do plan to use it heavily next year. :D