CHROMAZONE: COA RecWeek 2011

June 27-July 1,2011

After numerous weeks of planning, of night meetings, of email and telephone frustrations, of pitches, McDo deliveries, RecWeek’s finally done. I seriously didn’t expect to be able to survive the demands of RecWeek, for a time OrSem, ACTM’s 1st GA planning and acads all at the SAME time. It was, without a doubt, the most stressful project I’ve ever been part of but at the same time, it was the most fulfilling and the one which brought much happiness after every meeting, after every day of RecWeek and after RecWeek itself. I was blessed to be a part of such a diverse set of people and I’m just so grateful that in the process of meeting a lot of new people, I was able to be of service to the many organizations in Ateneo.

For the whole week our call time was 6 am and it meant that I had to wake up at 5 am everyday all though there were instances that I didn’t sleep at all due to all nighters for that week. Monday, I accidentally cut OpMan to see the parade. And it was fun seeing people all prepped up for it! And because I am biased towards BC I’ll be placing some BC pictures here HAHA!

AJMA (joined only this year!)

MEcO with the BC CHeST (Michelle and Mico). I’d like to note that Coby became my friend because of the COA pitches HAHA!ACTM with the BC CHeST. Katie so cutie!Me with the DSLD reps! Irene, Zee and Martin! Everything about RecWeek was magical for me. I got to bond with a lot of people and it completely made me forget about worries acads-wise. I remember the time that I actually cried going back to the MVP Roofdeck because our Marketing pass was late and it was just so screwed all over. But when I arrived there, Tricia Javelosa, Jason, Mico and Charla were there ready to comfort me. Thank you guys and girls again for that.

RecWeek also made me see how passionate a lot of my friends are in their respective organizations. I saw a lot of them at the Roofdeck promoting their organizations, having booth shifts and some of them even convincing me to join their orgs! HAHA! Anyway here are more pictures!

Me with Maronne

Marco, an ASEC member. Despite being a JTAer he’s still lending a hand to ASEC which I joined this year!Ahiya KitKit! Forget what org he was promoting HAHA! HIHI. Kit’s probably the most sabaw CTM’12 JTAer I know! Never a dull moment when he’s around.

Veron and Kevin! LEX and MACA! I both signed up for both HAHA!Anaelle for CoSA! I also joined it this year. HAHA!Then there was this one time that a lot of people just roamed around the MVP roofdeck promoting their orgs and it was so cute that they all went to the stage and they were waiting for a photographer to take a picture of them! HAHA! I see Jayvee for LEX, Kevin for MACA, Vannah for TA, Arjo for Blue Rep, Cham for something HAHA! Mon for APAIR and El for PAC. Pat for ENTA then someone for ACTM :))

What made RecWeek more memorable would be that it was my first time to do Corporate Relations (getting sponsors) ever in my whole life! Haha! I was able to get M&M’s WHOPEE!!

Juan and Yves! Log deputy and Project head, respectively

Beng, Yves (again), Kim, Juan (again) and Kevin! then me with most of the members of the RecWeek Core! After Charla are Diana, Bianca, Marian, Kevin, EJ. Then after me are Kim, Shyla and Ingrid!

Would’ve added more pictures but this is already filled with a lot! I enjoyed RecWeek more and appreciated it more this year having been able to work behind the scenes. Can’t wait for next year’s RecWeek! 🙂

CHROMAZONE: COA RecWeek 2011

JTA. So Rough, Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby.

Second week of JTA sem was overwhelming towards the end of it. It was still, overall, a fun week of sorts.

First. Dominic, Gianna and I went to Eastwood for the celebration of the birthday of Domz. It was just a fun gathering of some of us in the block free that time. Really missed Fazoli’s! Domz, Camae, Janine and Justin were there.Second, the meeting with Krista and Josh for ACTM’s 1st GA StratComm plan was really light and not as difficult as I expected it to be. and in a way, I’m kinda scared that maybe we didn’t do mega in-depth, but I’m satisfied with the plan. The phrasing of different parts could’ve been better, but didn’t know how to improve those. Haha!

also cute how the three of us own the old macbook white!

Tuesday, I had a meeting at night. And I’m just so happy that our meetings will just be 6-9PM once a week. I just need to find a way to tell my mom about it. The feeling of being part of the team is still kinda bittersweet and I will further go into it later on. For now, I find comfort in knowing that I’ll be with 2 ComTech friends. Beng and Ingrid!

Wednesday, OpMan meeting the whole day with my groupmates.

Thursday, I was in school 6:30am because we were coding. Sad thing, my 10am class ended up to be a free cut because my prof was sick. During lunch, I wanted to go to Starbucks for the Happy Hour. As we were about to leave JSEC, I saw one of my High School orgmates (and in fact the orghead when we were in Senior Year) who went to Canada. Hi Marvin!We first went to the Starbucks beside Cantina and, as expected, there was this freaking long line so we decided to walk to the one beside Rustan’s. I was quite positive, actually, that there would be barely any line there. And I was right! Haha!

Went back to school and stayed in JSEC. CS175 after which was really fun. I learned new stuff one can do in Photoshop! haha! Finished early so I decided to take pictures of people. Hi Mai and Sarah!When I arrived home I was sick-ish but didn’t tell anyone in the house because that would’ve meant I wouldn’t be able to go to the mini PlanSem.

Friday, CRAZY DAY. Tried to finish Finance but it was just impossible! Will really miss sir Mike! I hope he can be our teacher for Finance, for good. That night, I went to a sort of PlanSem. You see, I actually have 3 PlanSems this weekend and I was supposed to be able to go to 2 out of 3. But because I got sick, was only able to go to one. Before anyone can hate on me, the one I went was because it wasn’t out of the way in a sense. It was just there in school so I decided to sleepover and just wake up in time for class. I didn’t want to hassle my mom to fetch me late at night then bring me to school quite early in the morning. So I’m really sorry ASLA and ACTM 😦 Doesn’t mean I love guys and girls any less 😦 The circumstances were just against it.

Saturday morning, woke up early thanks to the phone calls of Gianna and Maia! Sad that Diana had to leave because she has a MEA PlanSem.

Before I left the RecWeek peeps, Charla got someone to take a picture of us. Sadly this isn’t a complete photo.Scared of what’s ahead of me but I really believe that with optimism and faith in God, and a lot of coffee and milk tea, we’ll be able to make a fun fun fun fun you will look forward to the RecWeek event. Prayers for an even more successful one this year please!

 I attended class after and after that I realized something funky…

the bun of the filet-o-fish burger of McDo looks so odd! Haha! That’s it for this week! 🙂

JTA. So Rough, Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby.