(A Narrative Report)
LABAYOG, Nicole Dan B.
The author acknowledges with gratitude the wise counsel of Lady Fame Bartolome who read and corrected the errors of this report; of Neri Danessa and Lara Faye for their moral support; and of Mr. & Mrs. Norberto T. Labayog, the parents of the author, who express their full support, love and care.
“Did you check your bag? Your cell phone? The charger? Your towel, blanket, your clothes and undies? Your Bonamine and other medicine? Your foods? Are your things all ready?” My mom was in panic while asking me these questions.
December 3, 2012, the first ever educational trip of the students of Isabela State University Laboratory High School. Everyone was excited, especially me. Because of too much excitement, I’m the second student who arrived in our meeting place before Francez, my friend. They rented three buses for a hundred of students who were going to the said trip.
It’s already 12 midnight but Ali, my seatmate and I we’re still wide awake. It’s because we’re chatting, taking picture, sound tripping, and eating to avoid boredom.I woke up when I heard Ali calling me to go down for breakfast. We ordered fried chicken and coke and ate it with Ma’am Bulusan, our Chemistry instructress.
After eating our breakfast we directly go to our first destination, Central Luzon State University (CLSU) in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija. We arrived there around 5 in the morning.
CLSU was so clean and peaceful. The students are so polite and well- disciplined, because of the cleanliness and orderliness of the school. First thing they did for us was the orientation. They let us watched the history of CLSU and they discussed the rules, the dos and don’ts, as usual while touring around the campus.
We visited firstly the 3 museums. And it was so wonderful, especially in the Biodiversity Museum. We saw many species of different animals and they are preserved and displayed. We took several pictures of the animals because of amazement.
I was also amazed in the Museum inside the library (Sorry I can’t remember the name of the museum already). The museum is composed of materials and apparatuses of our ancestors. In that museum, I saw how hard their lives were compared to our generation nowadays.
Then, we went straight to the third museum, the museum of water-living animals. Again, we took pictures of different species of fishes.
We also visited the shop where you can buy some foods made of the carabaos’ milk. Then, we entered the Small Ruminant Center to visit the hundred of goats.
After we visited SRC, we go directly to the school canteen to eat our lunch. Chicken and chopsuey was a good choice with matching C2. Hungriness was solved!
We took some rest and at exactly 1 o’clock in the afternoon we continued our tour.
After the said tour, we already continue the trip and the target was Manila.
While we were in the road, we turned on the videoke and we sing along. I sing also and I was so shy while singing the song I chose.
At exactly 9 o’clock, we arrived at the Ambassador Hotel in Malate to take some rest. Alexis, Everith and Alvin were my roommates. We were designated at room 712 and this room was in the 7th floor.
As we enter the room, we are so quiet, maybe because of amazement again. The room is composed of an air conditioner, a refrigerator, 4 beds with beddings of course, and a convenient comfort room. While chatting, we felt our hungriness. We called McDonald’s to deliver us a fried chickens and some coke floats. We ate our foods quickly because of our hungriness as I said.
After eating our dinner, we have small talk with my roommates until we felt our tiredness and felt asleep.
“Nicole! Wake up! It’s already 5 am!” I was awakened by my roommates. I go to the CR quickly to take a bath. I used the shampoo and soap...