Imagine, being involved and have survived in a
5 kilometer street dancing started from 8:00 in the morning until 6:30 in the evening as well having our lunch on the street under the fiery rays of the sun was indeed a "memorable experience". I can't abnegate the fact that some of our group dancers collapsed in the middle of street dancing, but definitely it doesn't hindered us to continue performing our dance steps. Actually my secret why I able to survive aside from those ice and sodium chloride bequeathed by our mentors to us which has its purpose to kill our thirst while dancing, was my mind setup which only focused on one thing that "I can survive with the help of Almighty God and I am doing this to praise and glorify His name!" And in the end I truly withstood to this experience which I thought I can't.
Seeing Señor Sto. Niño carried by our Festival Queen inspired me to dance well despite with the scorching heat of the sun as well the body aches I felt. Yes, we really have this colorful costumes, which truly magnetized the sight of people. In fact, a lot of photographers complimented our costumes which were cool and attractive on their eyes. And even sometimes we got tired on the middle of street dancing still we were smiling because we were overwhelmed by those shouts and claps from the audience, signs that they were entertained seeing us performing. For your information, even we haven't got the Best in Costume award, still a lot of people really wanted to take pictures with us.
And in the end, after the long tiring street dancing and dance ritual afterwards, still we have these "smiles" painted on our faces as a sign that all those sacrifices we have made were all worth by the achievements we've brought to our city, to our school and to ourselves!
VIVA PIT SEÑOR!