An experience which taught me how to value life at its fullest, the day when I was informed about this activity I was actually in doubt if I would go or not; however, there was that feeling that pushes me to join. Then, the day had come, it was Friday afternoon where I packed my things and counted myself in. As we walked along the road towards the village, I have thought of those things that I left especially school works, but I made up a decision to let go of it for a while because I knew that there is still much important thing to do.
In less than 45-hours of encounter I have finally found myself in a place where I may belong. We were so overwhelmed when we got to meet the community especially when we came in, the way they greeted us as part of their family was very flattering even though they didn’t know who we are and where we came from. I am very grateful that they welcomed us wholeheartedly that’s why I didn’t hesitate myself to opened my arms and embraced them.
As we reached the GK community center, we immediately registered our names and got ready for family distribution. I was partnered with Helen, and we are fortunate to be part of Nanay Lucia’s family. With Nanay Lucia, I have learned many things as she shared her life to us. One of which is how to make a simple and yet wonderful living. There too, I have met new friends who took us along the road of our journey in this camp (they were the kids). Moreover, my trust to other people widened throughout the different challenges that I have undergone in the camp. I was able to know better my classmates especially my buddy.
More than that, I have experienced another great adventure with these people. The camp was an opportunity for us to know ourselves better as well others. In fact, it brightened my mind and my heart to know that we have that one thing in common, the nature of being a Filipino. I may not be a true-blooded Filipino yet I live to be one. The camp taught me great things