October 3rd, 2008: Our section (III - St. Albert the Great) finally unleashed our surprise for our beloved adviser, Ms. Myra Peligaria. Her birthday is originally October 4, the following day, but we decided to celebrate it on Friday, on the day before the "big day" because it's only "half-day" and October 4th is a Saturday, meaning we have no classes.
It was a fine day, and as the president of the class, I have to get to school before 6 am. The party will start at 7:00am and as soon as our adviser arrives. But we changed the plans, some of my us were on the gate to halt our adviser for her not to go to the room YET. As we entered our room, we had a rush on setting up all the decorations and the food needed for the party. We put on the "crepe papers" for our "banderitas", the foods were placed on the "Teacher's table" which we planned for 2 weeks. Wondering what's on the menu? Here's the list of our foods, including the beverages:
* Hotdogs on sticks with marshmallows
* Softdrinks: Coca-cola & Sprite (2 bottles each)
* Pancit Malabon (worth P500 from Mrs. Buenavente)
* 45 pcs. Mister Donuts (from Lance, Choco Butternut and Choco Glazed)
* Baked Macaroni (from Edexa)
* Mocha Chiffon cake (from Ate Riz)
and a whole lot more....
I forgot the other foods that we even got our money from our class fund and contributions. But its all worth it!
A party wouldn't be a party without music. From Chyrill Iporac, we had an extreme collection of music discs which really heated up the room. When we finished everything, from the foods to the "curtains" to cover the windows of our room, we were ready.We turned off the lights. Then, some of my classmates rushed out of the room to blindfold our adviser. And there she was, eyes closed as she entered the room, unknowing what's in store for her. And as she removed the blindfold, we greeted her "Happy Birthday" with a birthday song as the background music. We sang it together. Our adviser was really flattered and surprised. It was followed by the singing of her favorite songs: "Way Back Into Love" and "Because You Loved Me". During those events, the boys of the class, including me of course, handed her one by one, red roses and our gift for her: A portrait of III - St. Albert the Great. Then, it was followed by the boys' sweet dance with her, kind of a "prom night" style. Our SPS Coordinator and Mrs. Del Rosario saw this and told me to write an article about this event for our School Newspaper: Ginintuang Uhay! Even Mrs. Maranan came to take some pictures for the papers.
8:00am, the dances were over but "our" dance came next. Our group in our P.E. project (Aerobics) danced "LOW" by Flo Rida and T-Pain which we considered it as our best dance (Score: 96/100). We performed it and everyone became hysterical for.... my exhibition. Never mind that, at least its over.
Then, for several moments, we proceeded to our games: Hep Hep Hooray and others. We didn't notice that the celebrant was gone! We found out she'sin another section, teaching. You might be probably wondering why we had the whole day, we asked permission to our teachers and they all agreed. We danced to several songs, had games and I even won "Hep Hep Hooray". Then, the much-awaited time of the day came, "eating time"!
As we eat, several teachers came into our room. As some left, we delivered foods to them in the faculty. The remaining dishes, the pancit and the baked macaroni came a little late and we shared it to the teachers.
That day was really fun. We only not celebrated a special day for our adviser but we even got a day to relax and have some fun. It was really memorable and it's only once in a lifetime opportunity. All we ever wanted is for our adviser to be happy for her birthday that she'll never forget.