“Oh. Nadeliver namon ha… Ti, happy ka na?” Says Sir Rommel, the sales manager of Makinaugalingon Press, with a teasing smile. They were about to go back to Iloilo then after promptly delivering the yearbooks. “Hu-oh… happy eh…”, I replied with a big grin.
At long last, I already saw the fruit of all our labors. After all the sleepless nights, the crying times, the “pangasaba and yawyaw” galore, the cutting classes, the "emo" posts, etc…etc…, we were still able to produce the Pylon 2009 Yearbook and the Pylon Interactive on time.
My happiness that time was indescribable. The sense of fulfillment and satisfaction that I felt was beyond description. (Char! OA pod... hehe)
Whenever I think of how I cried during the last Yearbook Camp, when I learned that the biggest responsibility in Pylon was handed on to me, I just smile. All the hesitations and doubts that I felt before just vanished. Now, I'm ready to take on the next challenge. (mag start na sa Pylon 2010? haha...) The compliments and congratulations from the other staff members, advisers, some students who were able to see the book, and even the ex-adviser and the ex-EIC, made me even more confident. It's as if, all the exhaustion and fatigue that I felt were lifted off. "Naibot na jud and tunok sa dughan, Jan?", teased Sir Jo, our former adviser. "Finally, Sir. Baling dakoa dagway sa tunok na naibot," I replied.
At least, now I already know the process and all the ins and outs in yearbook making. I learned so many things along the way. Good thing all went out just fine, because one wrong move in Pylon already means failure in accomplishing the main goal.
A big "thank you" also to the Makinaugalingon people, to Sir Joseph, Sir Vincent, Sir Rommel, Mr. and Mrs. Mejica, and everybody who helped out, for not failing us. During our last visit there last February 28, we've seen how they worked hard just to meet the deadline. And of course, the yearbook 2009 won't be possible without the cooperation and teamwork of the Pylonites. I am just so thankful that I have the full support and help from all of them. (My complete speech at the EIC's page in the yearbook. hehe..)
We made it, guys! Next yearbook na pod...!