MARCH 26, 2012
I woke up in the morning not knowing that something special was going to happen. My plan for today was:
11:30 AM – 3:00 PM Meet Ange in Makati for her break
4:30 PM Leave Makati and go to Club 650
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Play volleyball if I still can
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dinner with AVC in Katipunan
Overnight at Ange’s house because tomorrow’s AVC year-end party!
Ange and I left Makati a little later than we planned so, when we got to Club 650, we weren’t able to play with the others anymore. I saw Pau had a camera on her hand and asked her to take photos
The plan was followed until 7 PM. Everything started to change when I decided to stall some of my time at Josh’s house while waiting for everyone to finish washing up. During this time, Mike, Rye, and I were texting each other to finalize where to eat dinner. Since the three of us missed the food at Jack’s Loft, we decided to tell everyone to meet there at 7:30. Just when the plan was settled, Ava starts calling AVC people to tell them that her grandmother is celebrating her birthday today at her house and she was inviting us for free food. WHO, IN THEIR RIGHT MIND, WILL DECLINE FREE FOOD?
Josh, Kashka, and I got to Ava’s place a little early, yet there were so many people already. To my surprise, there were more than fifteen of us waiting in the open-air dining area, something that never happened before in AVC dinners. I couldn’t help myself but joke, “Eto na ba yung year-end party?” Everyone laughed except for the other seniors who looked puzzled as well. Then, I heard clapping and footsteps, inside the house, on their way to the dining area. When I turned to see what was happening, I saw ten more people lined up, going down the stairs. Now there were at least twenty-five of us in the dining room. When I looked around, I noticed one common thing with all the seniors: we were all confused. After a few minutes, about five more people came with big bags and coolers, then that’s when Kim started talking. “Guys, eto na nga pala yung year-end party!” I looked around the area and saw no food, no drinks, no anything. I effin’ didn’t want to believe him! They said the party was going to be tomorrow! So, I stood up and asked each one of them if they were serious. I mean, WHAT? HOW? WHO? WHERE? WHEN? WHAT? How are they going to make the other seniors go? Where’s the food? Who else were coming? I was so hungry They all just laughed at me. Okay, fine. I was kind of hysterical.
So, yes. It was officially the start of AVC’s Year-End Party. They fooled the seniors by giving them the wrong date because they wanted it to be a surprise. SWEET, eh? But, it was really confusing!! Honestly, I found it amazing that almost everyone went to the party. At the end of the party, there were more than forty of us filling our stomachs, getting drunk, and laughing our night away. If there’s one thing that’s really hard to make AVC members do, it’s being complete for an event. I don’t want to put much details in what happened in the party, but I hope the pictures will suffice
Thank God a lot of people brought food–even the men’s team contributed to the table (YEHESS NAMAN!) Well, it was eating part most of the time since people kept on getting food during the program, but this was the part when it was just eating-time-and-nothing-else
Awarding for Year-End Tournament
Every year, the AVC holds a year-end tournament open for AVC members only. The core makes 4-5 teams inside the club that will compete against each other. Awarding ceremony for the winning team and the individual awards are given out during the year-end party. For this year, the new core team also awarded the AVC Basketballers who made an effort to play and represent the club in the IAC Basketball League. [I missed this part because JJ, Josh, Kashka and I picked up Carlo in Katipunan.]
Main Program / Awarding for Seniors
In this part of the party, AVC prepared videos and tributes for the seniors. GREAT JOB LOUISE AND JEGGY! I loved your version of California Girls! HAHA! Josh, thank you for the very touching video.
Then to make things a lot more interesting, they had a “pageant” theme for the awarding where they asked every senior a controversial question [F*ck you hosts for asking so many questions ] This was the order of how we were called:
“Ahhh… LAMON na yan”
Kim Manly likes to eat A LOT
“Peanut Brittle Award”
Kyle Ong: very accident prone and has a small…. :>>
Aduren Wong… Picture says it all
“The AmBRASOdor Award”
Rye Sordan SPIKES IT HARD :>
Tyrone Cammayo can imitate the moves of all Volleyball players!
- “Merly-go-Round Awaad”
Juno Gutierrez: Mid, Open, Quatro, Setter, Libero, Digger!
“The HARSHmallow Award”
Mike Chanyungco: Caution. Keep 5 meters away ))
“My Pig Love Award”
Jj Asban, DIETA NA )
“The Magazine Award”
Khryzette Onishi has many issues -_-
(PAKYU PEOPLE ) haha!!)
I WAS SO SHOCKED AND HAPPY, OKAY. Mababaw kung mababaw, but it was what I really wanted! They gave each senior a lantern to light. It has always been my dream to light my own lantern. I know it’s quite common now, but I never had the chance to actually hold it and light it myself. The experience was sooooo amazing :”> Gah. Never-ending surprises.
P.S. Thank you to Tomie and Carlo for the very fun after party These boys would know why they’re being “special mentions”! HAHAHAHAHA!
This is one hell of a night to remember. I can’t remember the last time I had THIS MUCH fun with AVC. Yeah, we laughed a lot during trainings, but it was never like this. Despite the cliques and issues, everyone was able to get along with each other tonight. Hay. I’m really glad I decided to join AVC in spite of not knowing anyone back then. Who would’ve thought that these are the people who were going to change my life? I can’t thank AVC enough for everything it did to me and made me do. Kahit nagtatrabaho na ko, maaalala ko parin kayo. EMO? Haha. But really, these kids of mine are awesome to the highest level
Gah. These people are even making it harder for me to let go of them. HAHA! My babies are all grown up and I’m so proud of what they have become. I know AVC will do well next year with the new core. If they can pull off something like this, then they’ll do fine in the future
AVC’s all yours. I know you’ll do better than what I did
Past, Present, and Future Presidents :”>
Thanks, Pau-pau and Rica for the pictures