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Below are some of the notable activities I had in 2009, whether inside or outside the seminary, whether during classes or vacation time. Though not every schedule was listed, below are just bullets.

2009

Jan 2 (F) strolled in SM Cubao with my classmate

Jan 10 (Sa) monthly recollection by Fr. Gerardo Tapiador

Jan 23 (F) joined debate contest with SCS Team vs Maria Assumpta Seminary in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija

Jan 31 (Sa) annual excursion at Munting Buhangin Resort in Nasugbu, Batangas

Feb 5 (Th) Comprehensive Oral Exams in Catechism. Obtained final grade of 97.00

Feb 8 (Su) Family Day

Feb 16 (M) start of Pastoral Visitation of the bishops of Manila to San Carlos Complex

Feb 18 (W) colloquy with the Archbishop of Manila, 10:40am

Feb 22 (Su) visited Tita Rose Samson

Feb 28 (Sa) visited a friend in Maricaban, Pasay

Mar 6 (F) Lenten Recollection by Dra. Gaines Del Rosario at SCS auditorium

Mar 7 (Sa) Bukluran freetime at Jared’s house in Leveriza

Apr 12 (Su) visit to relatives in Bagong Silang, Caloocan City

May 12 (Tu) applied for voter registration at Comelec Office, Cainta Municipal Hall

–          visited high school classmate at Christine Royale Village, Cainta 1-3pm

–          meet a seminarian friend (religious) at SM Megamall

–          met my 2nd yr class adviser at Robinsons East, dinner treat 7pm

SEMINARY

June 1 (M) arrival at SCS 2.30pm, first departmental mass at Oratory 6.30pm with 72 seminarians

June 3 (W) watched “Gospel of St. John” at Oratory

June 4 (Th) went to Holy Family Chapel, Greenhills, rosary and mass led by Archbishop Arguelles

June 5 (F) grandpa Antonio Almoguera died at 72

June 6 (Sa) 5th Anniversary of Pondo ng Pinoy 8am-12noon at Xavier High School Gym

June 11 (Th) Community Team Building at Blu-Roze Farms in Lipa City, Batangas

July 12 (Su) SETA 1st assembly. A friend from Camarin visited me during Open House

July 18 (Sa) went to the wake of Rone L‘s dad in Camachile, Orion, Bataan 8pm

July 31 (F) class Feast Day. Our class stayed at Fr. Yul’s house in Pasay 8pm-12mid

Aug 2 (Su) attended wake of former Pres. Cory Aquino at La Salle Greenhills

Aug 3 (M) Cory’s casket passed by EDSA. Seminarians stayed along EDSA to salute in the morning

Aug 5 (W) Cory’s burial in the evening at Manila Memorial Park in Sucat. SCS left 9.30am to be marshals for the occasion

Aug 16 (Su) Triple Encounter at UST Central Seminary, with Fr. Dela Rosa as mass presider. Fr. Nilo Lardizabal, OP, delivered talk on “Friendship and Priesthood”

Aug 17 (M) talk by Dr. Noelle Leslie Dela Cruz of DLSU on “Ekphrasis of Poems” 10am-12.30pm

Aug 21 (F) Olymplex at OLGMS. Earned Scrabble gold medal

Aug 23 (Su) Vocation Mass at San Roque Parish in Cabrera, Pasay 6pm

Aug 25 (Tu) talk by Dr. Rodolfo De Jesus of RMHS in Cubao on “Wikang Filipino: Mula Baler Hanggang Buong Pilipinas”

Aug 28 (F) Closing program of Buwan ng Wika 2009. Won 3rd place in Essay Writing contest. Homeweekend in the evening, invited Kit, Edlord, RF

Sept 1 (Tu) talk by Dr. Florentino Timbreza of DLSU on “Pilosopiyang Pilipino”

Sept 5 (Sa) monthly recollection by Msgr. Cesar Pagulayan, on the priesthood

Sept 13 (Su) Vocation Masses at Binondo Church 8.30am & 10am

– afternoon: attended Costplay Mania 2009 with Ian J at SM Mega Trade Hall 5th Floor

Sept 20 (Su) visited mom’s friend at San Rafael Parish Pasay

Sept 21 (M) class mass at Baclaran Church 6.45am with Fr. Yul

Sept 27 (Su) mass at Rockwell 7.15 pm

Sept 30 (W) Optimi Choir sang at Mt. Carmel near Gilmore. Bishop Almoneda as mass presider

Oct 2 (F) helped in packaging relief goods at Caritas Manila in Pandacan, 11am-5pm

– evening talk by Fr. Joel Victorino on the priesthood

Oct 3 (Sa) sick with asthma. Took Ventolin

Oct 4 (Su) packaging again 6.30-10pm

Oct 11 (Su) Optimi sang during the Thanksgiving Mass of Fr. Mike Villaflor at San Roque Pasay. I met there Tita Letty and Ate Apple

Oct 13 (Tu) went to Greenbelt with Kench 2-8pm

Oct 14 (W) 31st Catholic Mass Media Awards in SCS auditorium

Oct 27 (Tu) sembreak: dinner with Msgr. Gerry Santos and fellow PCC alumni-seminarians at Tong Yang Restaurant

Nov 3 (Tu) return to SCS 9am

Nov 4 (W) San Carlos Day. Won St. Charles Quiz Bee with Kench & Carlo

Nov 7 (Sa) Blessing of new SCS auditorium 3pm by the Archbishop. Optimi Choir sang “Isang Lahi” and “Umbrella” and 2nd yr Philo presented their “dula” entitled “Impeng Negro”

Nov 8 (Su) Archbishop Villegas’ thanksgiving mass at EDSA Shrine 9am

Nov 9 (M) 77th Alumni Homecoming, with guest performers Sto. Nino Dance Troupe (Marikina), Rachel Alejandro, Bayani Agbayani, Brod Pete

Nov 14 (Sa) SETA Recollection Talk 1 – Fr. Mario Sobrejuanite, SSP

Nov 15 (Su) Talk 2 – Fr. Gerard Timoner, OP

Nov 19 & 20 (Th-F) PAPA Concert at auditorium

Nov 21 (Sa) Funeral Mass of Gent’s mom, with Bishop Cabajog of Surigao as presider

Nov 29 (Su) Bukluran Meet 2009 at Ateneo – San Jose Seminary

Nov 30 (M) homeweekend: attended erection of Greenwoods Parish

Dec 4 (F) start of annual retreat at Mirador Jesuit Villa in Baguio. Facilitators, Fr. Raymund Ciprian Mazo, STD of Palo (for C1-C2) and Ms. Eda Castillo (for C3-C4)

Dec 8 (Tu) Free Day: SM Baguio & lunch at KFC

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