Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Laugh Trip with Harry Potter candy!:)

Last night, my siblings and I had one of those not-so-usual bonding moments. It was over "bertie bott's every flavor beans"...yes, it's the ever famous candy from the Harry Potter series and surprisingly, it has a real life version haha! It was given to me by Ate Mai from her US trip.:)

Initially, the selfish-me didn't want to share, the Harry-Potter-fanatic-me simply wanted to keep it as a memento, but the persistent-and-excited-me opened the candy box and gave me no option but to eat the contents. Wise move though because I realized that had I not shared it and finished everything instead, I would be vomiting for days and lose my appetite indefinitely.

You'd understand why, sure some flavors were acceptable (and even delicious), such as blueberry, buttered popcorn, cherry, cinnamon, grape, lemon drop, sausage, toasted marshmallow and my personal favorite- tutti fruitti, but then the rest are truly horrible, aaarghhh, black pepper, booger, dirt, earthworm, earwax, grass, pickle, rotten egg, sardine, soap, and vomit!

My siblings and I were laughing so hard trying the horrible flavors and imagining that we were actually eating the real thing, (yucky, I feel like throwing up just thinking of the gruesome flavors!)

Niko, my brother, literally vomitted when he tasted the vomit and rotten egg flavors. He shuddered with the idea of eating sardine-flavored candy, well according to him, sardine's ok, but as a candy?!!ewness!:)) As for me, swallowing the yucky flavors was definitely impossible to do, hence, the garbage plastic became the unwilling recipient of my (and my siblings') candy spits.:))

When my parents arrived from church, we decided to "make fun" of them hehe, by letting them taste the yucky flavors. My mom wasn't able to withstand it, she gave up after the vomit flavor, but my dad continued the fight. We turned it into a guessing game, asking my dad to have a taste first and then guess what's the flavor. Oh boy! It was truly a laugh trip for all of us especially with dad's reaction to the flavors.:))

Needless to say, last night was truly an unforgettable and yucky moment for all of us!:)

I wonder if such candy can be purchased here in the Philippines?hmm...:)) hahahha..:))

Monday, June 4, 2007

post YOUTH CAMP 2007 prayer :)

Dear God,

In behalf of the San Isidro Labrador Parish Youth Ministry core group and animators, thank You so much for making the Parish Youth Camp at Nangka Court last June 1-2 a success after what seemed like endless flowing of our blood and sweat (and money) just to prepare for the big event.:)

It was nearly postponed indefinitely due to lack of resources and manpower but we finally decided to push through with it before the summer's gone, by hook or by crook.:) We thought that more young people would be able to participate during the vacation, rather than during the overwhelming school days. [ reason for this is that they might not be allowed by their parents to partake in the youth camp, well...most parents (and the youth themselves) do not understand that spiritual affairs are just as important as academic ones...ya I know that's a different topic, I should write something about that in my future post :)]

Anyway, thank You God for guiding us through the 2-week preparation time. Thank You for the wisdom, strength and talents. Normally, an event like the camp would have been impossible to organize well with such short span of time but with Your help, we were able to make it!

Thank You Lord for the people who gave their all-out their support, our parish priest, Fr. Vanni, the Parish Pastoral Council headed by Tita Rose, Tito Zinx, who lent his LCD projector, Kuya Eric and the barangay people, Kuya Mel (for the speakers that were never used, so sorry po for that :)), to Rowee of Ampid and Noel of immaculate Heart Antipolo for teaching the animation, to the former PYM ate's and kuya's, to our friends esp. Fern, Timo, Patis who came and fulfilled their noble purpose, to our "lovers" (haha) who gave moral support, to our parents who never questioned our church work and to everyone whom I've failed to mention but will always be recipients of our sincere gratitude.

(NO THANKS by the way to the sound system people for such so-so performance and for asking for additional payment after agreeing with a certain amount before the event started!:()

Thank You God for bringing in 120+ young people (a number coming from neighboring parish Ampid:)), making us surpass our target number of participants. Though not everyone stayed til the Holy Eucharist the morning after, we fervently wish that somehow, they've realized what we want them to realize, that You love everyone so much despite the sufferings encountered in life.

Thank You God for giving us the opportunity to be of service to the young people of the parish through this youth camp. Our efforts may not be appreciated by some, we know that what we just accomplished is all for Your greater glory.

Personally, I'd like to thank You for the young people who responded to the call to become core group members and animators of the SILPYM, without them God, yours truly wouldn't be able to survive as coordinator.

Thank You God, thank You thank You! I can't thank You enough...we can't thank You enough.
Til next time God, we know You'll always be there for the young people of San Isidro Labrador Parish and beyond.:)