Dear Future Prom Committee,
First and foremost, good luck! You’ll need it. Okay, not to pressure you or anything but the whole idea of a magical high school night is in your hands- like I said no pressure. Yup, no. I can’t do this anymore. There is a lot of pressure of course. If you read my blog then you would’ve read “The Truth About Prom” wherein I talk about a mythical magical night. I did contradict that statement by saying you can create your own magical night. Guess what, that “creating” I’m talking about would be 40% the promticipants and 60% the prom committee, so you guys are really really important. No matter how small you think your job is, it’ll actually be a tremendous help! No sponsorship no money, no invites no guests, no awards no winners, no decors- well hell who would want a prom with no decors? You know what I’m saying? Yeah, I know it’s a lot of pressure especially because batchmates can be a little-lot-bit judgmental but you were chosen for a reason, so I just know that you will fight for the perfect night till the end no matter how much blood, sweat, and tears will be shed. Yes, maybe a little blood, a lotta sweat (Don’t worry that’s calories too!), and a hella lot of tears! With everything said and done, I would really just wanna say good luck again! That’s all.
Particularly for the Sponsorship/Fundraising Committee…
I may not be the best person to give advice because I spent hours putting my taray voice on for company calls but ended up empty handed, so I’ll just give you tips about things I know!
- BE STRONG! A lot of people will think you’re just a whiny high school student asking for adult help like a little baby asking mommy for a bottle, but you’re not! You are a sophisticated business-y person in an adult world.You know what you want and you won’t take any spoon feeding cr*p!
- Do not be a tardy pants! Once you are informed of a project, you get on it faster than ASAP. Do not wait for a follow-up because by the time someone follows-up on you and by the time you follow-up that follow-up, you’d already be served up by your head. It would seriously be too late and that happens a lot in the Sponsorship/Fundraising Business!
- Do not give up! There were so many times wherein I felt so discouraged because no one was biting my line. I wasn’t getting any sponsor as in zilt! Just keep pushing for what you need and never be afraid to ask help especially from your PA.
- Compromise! You have to be a chameleon! Is that the right lizard? Basta, you have to be flexible with your committee mates and your schedule. If you really want it, then you’ll spare a bit of me time for work time!
- If all else fails, help the other committees. Make yourself useful; promote when needed, do inventories, pack souvenirs, test souvenirs, make iced tea, convince classmates, convince teachers, convince principals, convince yayas. Just do something. You will always find work to do in PromComm!
The golden rule is to have fun, guys! As long as you “love your job” (*wink* Awards Comm ’16 *wink*) you can get through the over popular prom night!
With all my love, I bid thee goodbye and may good fortunes be brought to your prom night!
I have so much faith in you, guys! Especially my Fundraising Babies namely; Camilo De Guzman, Kirsten Mayuga, Zoie Garcia, and their abroad head Vicky Manalo!
Yesterday I went to an event for Candy, it was the Reese’s Throwback Festival and here are some of the pictures and thoughts I had during the Festival!
Pagpumipila sa linya mag selfie muna!
Left to right: Jessa, Bianca, and Me. Then this angel (Jessa) popped up and led us around the festival-Media Style! We didn’t have to line up for anything. It was so fun because me and Bianca were like, “Oh yeah! A listers kasi in Kim K eh!” HAHAHAHA!
We played lots of games, but my favorite game was the Reese’s eating game and then you’d have to shoot the wrapper in a bin! We were so happy. Free chocolate betchez!
I even had to jump on a trampoline to get Reese’s. Hindi halata na chocolate addict kami!
And because I’m not such a chocolate fan (I’m being sarcastic here), I took a picture with a gigantic Reese’s Nut Bar. I think I might get Diabetes.
Yehey! We got all the stamps and can now claim our rewards! In the rewards place you spin a wheel and whichever prize it lands on that’s what you get, but since Candy is so freaking cool and being Media is “da bomb-s”…
We got everything. As in…
When they were filling up our bags with freebies our eyes got wider and wider every time they placed something inside, so here’s what we got; A Reese’s backpack, cap, tote, baggie, shirt, pen, USB, Monopod, and of course, Reese’s chocolates! Can I please be a Reese’s Ambassador?
We were walking around when we saw the Mrs. Fields booth. We saw the Reese’s cookies and we were talking about buying one. We asked the counter girl and she said it was P59. We took out our wallets and then they suddenly said it was for free because we’re Media. OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS! We were bouncing up and down! FREE FOOD! It was so good pa, I died in the inside!
I met Phil Younghusband. I asked him if he still trains in Zobel, but apparently he hasn’t been to our school for a long time. Well that’s okay, he had a hot accent anyways. That was enough!
We were asked to sit in front with the parents of the performers in Never The Strangers. Phil was right behind us and his mere presence gave me chills, but we had to act cool because you know you have to. This dad in the picture was so sweet. He was talking to me throughout their performance telling me things like, “Yan o! Anak ko yan nagdu-drums!” “Alam mo kakagraduate lang nila sa Ateneo!” “Magka-klase nga sila eh!” What a QT!
Here’s Never The Strangers! Oh! I have kwento pala. Before they went on stage, we saw them near Coffee Bean and I was telling Bianca, “HUY! I think that’s them let’s go to them na!” and she was all like, “What if that’s not them! That would be so embarrassing!” When we got out of the restroom we saw them on stage. TOLD YOU I WAS RIGHT!
Itchyworms performed after Never The Strangers. Everyone went ballistic! I loved their first song and even sang along! Pero the Akin ka nalang part lang, ’cause I didn’t know the other words and there were hardcore fans in front of me, so if I freestyled they might have bitch slapped me.
I also met Anthony Libre the Lead Vocalist of Never The Strangers. While talking we eventually got into a funny misunderstanding;
Anthony: Oh so are you guys still in college?
Bianca: Yeah, I am.
(He looks to me for an answer)
Me: Well I… Uhmm
(Bianca laughs and then I laugh)
Anthony: Oh it’s okay I’m not in college anymore too.
Me: No uhm I’m…
(Then he starts talking and talking)
Yeah dude, if you read this. I’m in high school. HAHA!
After everything all the Itchyworms fans started mauling over the band. Then suddenly fireworks started coming out and I was expecting all the fans to stop mauling over them, but no. How wrong was I. They we’re like F*CK THE FIREWORKS I’M GETTING A PICTURE WITH ITCHYWORMS!
So that was my experience during the Reese’s Fair! Were you there too? Share your experience!
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Love you guys,