|Aaron plays sipa (cred: Tita Patty)|
Wooohoooo ! \(^_^)/
Hi, I'm Avi, and I am a senior student at IP.
This year, we had an early Palaro games for the Sochi Olympics that just began a few days ago. So, two weeks ago, many of us dressed up in different colors to represent the five different teams: pula (red), puti (white), bughaw (blue), verde (green) and dilaw (yellow). Nolen headed the games.
I was captain of the Pula team, so I was in charge of volunteering my teammates to participate in the events. There was this one 8 year-old little girl who was experiencing her second day at IP. She was shy and nervous, but I persuaded her to try one of the jumping games. Although reluctant, she followed me up to play the game. She had to jump over hands. I told her to pretend she was a jumping bean. A smile began to form as she began jumping. I cheered her on until her turn was up. Just like many of the kids who finished their game, she was smiling as she walked back to our corner.
|Luksong Tinik (credit: Tita Patty)|
Unfortunately, my team ended up tying with yellow for third place. Puti ended up winning the event with Bughaw trailing a few points behind. Verde came in last.
At the end all teams got candy. I love how the little kids eager faces lit up when they happily grab candy from the box I was holding.
Thanks IP, for a great start to Sochi!