i am not a party-goer. or i think it’s better to say that i choose the invitation which i accept. sometimes, i had this feeling that if i forced myself to attend the party, i might turn into a party-pooper.
that is why, i was a little surprised to find out that i did not turn down invites this “merrymaking” season most especially the christmas party of the college of arts and sciences. knowing that the party would end late, i could have just stayed home with my family. but i was excited to attend yesterday’s celebration at the multi-purpose hall.
dressed in a sheer red top (party motif) and black pants, miss cielo and i returned to san beda college alabang past one in the afternoon. it was a comfortable trip since miss cielo drove her car when she went home with me to take a bath after the two of us participated in a friendly badminton game as part of the intramurals. for the both of us, yesterday was a little hectic.
so we waited for the start of the party reminding myself that i was part of the group who would present a number. i was smiling because the practice that we did was not convincing enough to come up with a presentation to be seen by the community. that’s why when our number was about to be called, our group was still having a quick review of steps and blocking outside the hall. for the first time, i did not worry whatever the result of the number would be. seeing that we were there to enjoy, i knew that any faux pas that we would commit would be excusable.
to cut the story short, we all survived the presentation. any missteps that we did added to the fun of the party. of course, in gathering like these, you would always see which department had spent time polishing their presentation. obviously, we were not the only group who did not do it.
generally, my first christmas party as a bedan teacher was enjoying. seeing that our rector-president and dean were in attendance convinced me more that i did the right decision on being there.
with sir deck santos as the host, it was as if i were inside a comedy bar. he was truly the LIFE of the party! in fact when i was relaying his punchlines to my husband when he fetched me, i couldn’t finish telling it because i was already laughing even before i finished the joke.
the best part though of the gathering was an opportunity for me to mingle with my colleagues (specially with the part-timers) and know them more.
clearly, we were one family sharing the true essence of the season – to love.