As one of the org moderators of Lakbayan Org in Ateneo de Manila High School for A.Y. 2015-2016, I found it fulfilling to share one of the things I love the most, which is traveling, with a group of youngsters. So for this blog post, allow me to share with you two major lakbay that the organization had for the school year.
Our first major lakbay was held during the APEC long weekend. We decided to go to Hundred Islands, Alaminos, Pangasinan. Day 1 was allotted for island hopping.
The next day, we woke up very early to see the sunrise. :)
Done with the North so we picked the South as our next destination for the second and last major lakbay of the school year. The org decided to have a day trip at Fortune Island in Nasugbu, Batangas then overnight stay in Tagaytay.
This trip felt like we were in Greece already because of the vibe brought by the ruined structures and columns atop the island. It was like a taste of Athens, Greece in the Philippines.
These two major lakbay were just a part of the bigger picture of what happened in the school year that was. Besides the major lakbay, our weekly org meetings, the minor lakbay and the random chats we had inside and outside the org will always be part of the happy memories we had last school year.
So for the last few parts of this post, allow me to express my gratitude to everyone who has been part of the org's journey.
First, to my co-moderators Raine and Kenny, thank you for the patience, for always being there for the org in spite the hassle and stress we encountered. I wouldn't have survived moderating the org, if it wasn't for the two of you.
To the OSA team, particularly Sir Arvin, thank you for tolerating our kakulitan whenever we organize a trip. Alam ko po nginangarag namin kayo minsan but you still repay us with a smile. And of course Ma'am Tin for approving all our requests.
To the org officers especially Luis and Carlos, thank you for doing a great job! Things were always in place because of your dedication and commitment in the org.
To the members of Lakbayan, thank you for choosing this org and for sharing your time with us. All our trips were fun because you guys are so game. Wala kayong kaarte-arte! Kaya mali yung generalization ng iba na "maarte ang mga Atenista". Pag sinabi nila yun, pabasa niyo itong blog post ko sa kanila. Hahahaha!