My First Outdoor Camping: An Epic Fail

School-related camping is one of the most exciting things that we could experience in our lives. We can do educational and fun activities, and spend time with our friends and teachers. Of course, you would always think that it would be perfect — however, there are so many things that could happen which would make it a total disaster. In fact, my very first supposed outdoor camping for Girl Scout of the Philippines was a total epic fail.

Early morning of our camping day, I was all prepared and excited. My mom told me to be very careful, to always stay with my troop, listen to the teachers, don’t go away from the camping area (the usual reminders), and to have fun. My dad dropped me off to school where the bus was waiting. I found my scout mates and we talked about our expectations about camp. Obviously, all of us are excited and looking forward to all the fun that we were about to have.

Our camping location was in Carmen, a town northeast of Cebu. On the way, we stopped by Jollibee to eat our lunch.

On our way to our GSP camping yesterday. πŸ˜„ #friends #mmis #campers #gsp #jaiennesjourney

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After the drive, we arrived at peaceful place, the rest house of our school headmistress’ family, Ms. Mia Villamor-Young. There were a lot of trees and and it was located beside the beach. We then explored around and put up our tents. We did some fun activities, and everybody was just so happy!

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My Theater Experience

Like everyone else, I have a talent. I like to sing, dance, and act. So I joined the Little Boy Productions’ musical theater summer workshop. I really had a great time there. It taught me a lot of lessons, and I learned a lot. It’s just a sad thing that it has to end so soon. I really miss my friends.

Theater Workshop

One of the fun activities during the workshop.Β Photo grabbed from Cebu Literary Festival Facebook page.

During my first day, I had to try two classes: one for the kids 4 to 11 years old, and the other is for those 12 and above. See, I think they could not decide right away which category they should put me in. I am only 10, but I could also pass for a teen. So the coordinator made a suggestion for me to try both, and let me decide which group I would feel comfortable learning with. I personally thought both classes were fun , but I ultimately decided, that since I am already a big girl, I should be with the teens.

Theater 1

See how much fun I’m having here?Photo grabbed from Cebu Literary Festival Facebook page.

I kept thinking that the theater workshop Β would be so strict, because that was what my mom and dad told me. But actually, it was very fun and full of interesting people and friendly teachers. We played a lot of games, which by the I way I enjoyed so much, and learned a lot of things about theater singing and acting, including dancing (which I still need to improve on). It was the most wonderful experience I’ve ever had this summer.

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