Te queremos Lolo Kiko (Papa francisco, Mahal ng Pilipino)
Filipinos are all excited to welcome pope francis by visiting here in philippines. everyone are so prepared, that actually it lasted in 4 days. we've got time to spend it with him and listen to his words. on January 15, he arrived at exactly 5:34 pm. then on January 16, he went to malacañang to have a meeting with our president and with the families. on January 17, he went to Leyte where it was it's the main why he visit Philppines. he ask how are the conditions now of the survivor of that incident. all people were so happy to see him but because of the weather, he couldn't much stay longer even if he wants to. then on his last day,January 18. he had a mass where it was fisrt held in UST in the morning, and then in Quirino, grandstand at noon.
We (me & my cousin) went to Luneta around 4:00 am because we also want to be part of that event & be one of the people who have been there. we really want to see pope in person and make part of that history.
I also want to listen what he will say to those people who are grieving so much after the sequential tragic in the Philippines. and what will do to have more faith in god. that day, it was also celebrating the Sto. Niño festival. those who participated in the mass requested to bring their images of the Sto Niño. so we brings ours, (who i brought it for my mother) . but even before the mass started, i got so pee that i need to get restroom. the portal was too far from our place, and it was also crowded at that time. the line of the people was too long, so me & one of my friend, ate elle (whom i just met a while ago) went to the exit to find another comfort room.
I didn't actually realize that it would be the start of my day without expecting the way it should be. when we finally realize we need to get back to our place as soon as we can, because we figured out there are too many people in the outside. the policeman stops us to enter again. they said, we just need to get find another way to enter again. so we just go to the way where they are pointing at us. but when we finally get there, (we are on Maria Orosa st.) it doesn't have an enter gate where exactly it was supposed to have. they are also blocking the way instead. we are so worried that time we didn't actually have time to pee. we just walk & walk until how we make it to our place again. we can't make it contact them either because there was no signal due to the safetyness of pope. but when we got tired, we just went to sm,manila where our main purpose is to use a comfort room. it was raining and we are already wet.it was 11:00 am and were also hungry too. we continuously walk back again hoping we could come back to enter. the policeman are so strict that we didn't make it to enter until pope francis came. i am dissapointed about it but we were lucky enough because his way is too closer from us. although i didn't saw his face, i am so happy enough. i got the the chance to record it. after that we finally came back to our place but we were too late. my cousin and my friend's husband were already left.
I don't know what & how i felt that time. (mixed emotions.i think.) since our guardians didn't us approve to go there. i thought the two of us were going home happy because we saw pope. but it turned out, i will go home on my own. (so sad that time.since it was our idea in the first place.)
I still finish the mass even though we were freezing by the cold weather. with ate elle (my friend), got the chance to lighten the candles were people behind our back gave us & sings the "Tell the World of his Love. and "We are all god's children." as the final closing of the mass.
It was all of my unexpected experiences that day that i will never ever forget...
I'm thanking for Lolol kiko & Lord for the chances-- :))