To start my story, we had our PE 101 class this morning. The topic was all about First Aid. The teacher asked us to share some incident of us getting injured. Since I never really had major injuries, I didn’t share anything to the class so I just listened to my fellow classmates who had. As I was paying attention, I couldn’t stand some of their stories because they were so disgusting! I felt like my stomach was twisting while hearing those sickening experiences they had. There was one student who shared to the class that her eyeball was scratched by someone who had a long nail and it was so excruciating! Another one said that she had an open wound and her muscle tissues were exposed! Those are just few from what I heard, and I can’t really stand those kinds of stories because I’m not used to.
I felt comforted when the period was over.
Our next subject was Algebra. It’s my favorite math! Last meeting, the professor gave us an assignment and I abruptly finished it when I arrived home, for I know very well how to solve the problem. But before we enter the class this morning, my friends asked me to help them finish their own assignments for they have no idea how to solve the givens. Instead of revealing my own work to them, I helped them by tutoring my classmates. I made sure that they comprehend what I was teaching splendidly so they won’t ask me again next time. And eventually, they knew how to answer the assignment. I felt so proud because most of them counted on me.
Also today, I have a runny nose. I always bring my own handkerchief with me everyday wherever I go. And I knew I won’t be having trouble searching for tissues to wipe my nose. It just so happen that I lost my handkerchief when I badly needed it and I don’t know what to do. The class is ongoing and I can’t excuse myself that’s why I have no choice but to sneeze it in my hand! Gross! But don’t worry I washed my hands as soon as the class was over. LOL! It was my first time in history that I lost my handkerchief. It was so depressing.
After the last class, I proceeded to where the PEP SQUAD held the meeting. It took an hour before we were dismissed. Then it was time to go home.
While walking with a friend going to the Jeepney terminal it suddenly rained so strong! Alas! Fortunately, I also bring a small umbrella with me everyday wherever I go. So we stopped in a corner to wait for the rain to be gone. While waiting, we saw a street vendor selling fish balls. We decided to buy some. It was a long time ago when I last bought some because I am taught by my parents not to buy that kind of food for health reasons. But it was really yummy to chew and eat it.
When the rain finally stopped, my friend and I proceeded walking. We suddenly felt thirsty along the way so we searched for another vendor who sells gulaman (a unique Filipino beverage).
Unfortunately, we couldn’t see any. Instead, we spotted another vendor who sells palitaw (a small, flat, sweet rice cake eaten in the Philippines. They are made from sticky rice, washed, soaked, and then ground. Scoops of the batter are dropped into boiling water where they float to the surface as flat discs - an indication that they're done. When served, the flat discs are dipped in grated coconut, and presented with a separate dip made of sugar and toasted sesame seeds.)
And finally, before we have our ride going home, we saw a small stall that sells gulaman. At last, we were rejuvenated from our dehydration!
It was 6pm when we reached the jeepney terminal. And because it was a rush hour we couldn’t find a jeepney with a right route going home. And when we found one, many other people needed it too, so we all hurried to step inside the vehicle for us to have a place to seat. And do you know what’s thrilling about that? We always experience stampede at the entrance of the jeepney because we all wanted to go home as soon as possible. My friend and I are always lucky because we are small and it is easy for us to push people and squeeze ourselves inside. And tadah! We have a place to seat!
It was a very fun day. My friend and I really enjoyed the simple lifestyle of a Filipino!
Phew, I still have classes tomorrow at 10:30am so I am greeting you all good night!