Events · Friendship · Life · School

LRMS ANNUAL RETREAT 2016

The Annual Retreat of all the employees of Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School was held at St. Michael’s Retreat House in Antipolo from October 26 to 28.

This year’s retreat was focused more on diad and group sharing. The retreat master, Father Ador(able), wanted us to name our Stresses, Ill Feelings, and Attachments. While talking to my partner, I learned that that person also experiences and feels my situation, we almost had the same thoughts. There were things that cleared my mind and answered my questions, but I realized that even more questions occupied my thoughts now.

I came to a realization that I should not give up on the things I love and those that I wanted to do. But there’s something that’s hindering me from doing that – fear. Fear that I know where it’s coming but I don’t want to admit.

Thanks to the people I’ve talked to. I just really need someone to air out my thoughts that’s been buried for a long time.

I hope that we find our happiness and let go of the attachments that causes us stress and ill feelings. I also hope that this kind of sharing won’t be the last for us.

Photo Credits to Sir Rohn. 😀

Events · FAMEUS · KPOP

THE WHISTLING GAME WITH FAMEUS [2015.02.22]

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Thanks to my newly found friend, Alyssa Alvaro, for sharing me her photos with me in it! 😀 i’ve been looking for these candid pictures with FameUs since the day of the event, and now, here it is! On my description on my previous post, I told everyone that I was so overwhelmed, excited, and happy because of the lucky chance I had. So it is very evident in the picture 😀 I was like crazy laughing or grinning while eating those pulvoron as I look at Hansaem (my partner, I chose him 😀

Their next schedule of comeback here in the Philippines would be from April 23 to May 5, and I’m still waiting for their fanmeet in Manila, no schedule yet. Fighting FameUs!

Events · FAMEUS · KPOP

FameUS Manila Fan Meet [02.22.2015]

FameUs, a rookie group that debuted on September 9, 2014, visited the Philippines last February 22 and held many events that made them closer to their Filipino fans. They were composed of six handsome members namely Han Saem, Han Young, Do Ah, Jung Hoon, Ku Do, and Dae Young. 😀 I really love you Fame US! 😀

Kyaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was my first time to attend a Fan Meet, as in first time ever in my 21 years of existence. And I was so lucky that FameUs was the first group I was able to meet and be with. Though the group was still a rookie, they showed care and appreciation to their fans. I never knew that a fan meet could be that fun and exciting! 😀 I would never forget what happened tha day at Kpub Restaurant The Fort. 😀

Just a few minutes before they entered the venue, VIPs, including me, was given freebies – a bookmark and a sticker. It was easy for me to choose which sticker design I should pick, but I got a hard time deciding on the bookmark because each one has a face of the six members; it almost took me more than a minute to decide. In the end, I chose Han Saem. ❤

I was so overwhelmed when they went up on stage and introduced themselves, I could only shout their names! I even wrote it on the sketch pad I bought the day before the event. I was raising it every time so they could see me cheer. And most of the time, I showed Han Saem’s name. 😀 ❤

Their first performance was “Crazy” and it was followed by a game. At first, the emcees said that the members have to choose one partner from the audience so some members went down. I wasn’t sure if Han Young, Ku Do and Dae Young went down. That was the first time I saw  Korean Idols in a very close range. But the members got difficulty of choosing their partners so the emcees decided to have a draw lots to be fair for everyone. That time, my heart started to pound hard and my hands became sweaty cold. On the third name that was called, I heard my first name but still not sure if it was me until she called my last name! I was so overwhelmed that moment! I stood up and hurriedly went up to the stage. I took some pictures of them and I can’t say any words. The emcees told me that I should be the one to pick my partner. And again, I chose Han Saem oppa!!! 😀 I went to his side and asked I he could be my partner, he nodded and smiled. Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I was in heaven during that time. My before pounding-hard heart even pounded harder, as if I was being chased by something. I stared a very short conversation with him and told him that he was very tall and I was very short, we’re the opposites, he just said that it’s okay. Everytime I tell him something, he bends his head and put his face near mine! OMG! I guess height deficiency might have some positive outcomes in this kind of situation. 😀  After that, the game started, the mechanics was to feed your partner with a pulvoron (a flavorful powder compressed and packed on cellophane) then you have to whistle after that. That time, he put the pulvoron in my mouth and let me bit it, he did the same. Aaahhhh! It was really heaven this time! My bias was feeding me something using bare hands! 😀 but the thing was both of don’t know how to whistle, he tried it first using the microphone but failed so he gave it to me, I also failed whistling! >__< We still had time left because no one has whistled yet, so what I did was called him and put the pulvoron in his mouth, making him have another bite of it. 😀

After the game, they had a song performance. When they sang 하나뿐인 바보 (The only stupid one), I felt like I wanted to cry because the intense feels and shivers it gave me. I realized that it was more meaningful when you listen live to artists and not just through your phone. When Han Young sang his part, his voice was so deep and manly, I wanted to grab him and make him sing by my side. I really love singers with deep voices and pretty faces! 😀 ❤

I still have many pictures to be uploaded soon, including their mind blowing Peppero Game! 😀 I was like “is this porn?” but I liked and enjoyed watching them almost kiss the other members! The pictures above were taken randomly during the event, some were during the pulvoron game, fan signing, and at the photo op before they leave the venue.

Now, I am on an IPONING MODE or saving mode because they officially announced that they’ll be returning here in April! And I’m so looking forward to meeting them again, and by that time, I’ll hug them for sure! 😀 Many Filipino fan girls are waiting for your return on our archipelago! 😀 stay safe and warm 😀

P.S.

There was a co-bliss (FameUs fandom name) that gave me a chance to write my message to the boys on her scrapbook. I mentioned there the address of this site (jessasmiley.wordpress.com) and told them to visit this. So I’m hoping that they’ll read this post.

To FameUs, I hope you also enjoyed being here in the Philippines 😀 I hope that you guys could recognize me, especially Han Saem and Han Young! 😀

Love,

JESSA VALERIO 😀 ❤

Events · School

COS MODE 2015

Presented by the Sab Beda College Rizal’s Student Council and Photography Club, CosMode was held last January 24, 2015 at the St. Bede’s Courtyard during the celebration of the annual Frolics and feast of Sto. Niño. It was my first time to witness a Cosplay event and it was so much fun! Two of the guest judges were professional cosplayer, one was Mark Lester Martinez. I was just a bit saddened because Liui Aquino was not able to attend. He was an acknowledge cosplayer of Hiccup from the movie How to Train Your Dragon. Also, one of my students even joined the event as Ms. Jupiter of Sailor Moon. 🙂 I grabbed the opportunity of taking pictures with them! 😀 I want to keep it not only in my memories but also on photographs 😀 You can see from the photos below my shy smile with them XD 😀 ❤ They were all adorable!

By the way, I am now a teacher at San Beda College Rizal as a high school science teacher. 😀 Being one of the Bedan Family was an honor to me. 😀 ❤

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I was with professional cosplayers! 😀 happy ❤

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Very cute professional 😀 I hop I made my smile wider here XD

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He is a student of San Beda college Rizal. I guess he’s also a professional cosplyer. 😀 He even looks like BTS’s V 😀 (in many, different angles 😀 )

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Also one of the participants of the CosMode. Rock and Roll men! 😀