Life Story: Graduation Movie Marathon
High school life is a part of one individual where one experiences the so called “teenage life”. Everything starts as one slowly becomes mature: from the childish experiences to slowly understanding of ones puberty stage. In high school, one finds out who they want to be, who they really are and whom they want to be with. In high school, the achievement I got was to know what I want, to know myself and most importantly I found out who my true friends are.
The hardest part of being a high school student is graduating. In our high school graduation, everything must be perfectly practiced because we are carrying our Alma matter’s name and we are showcasing how we were trained in our school to our parents.
My parents are usually strict on me when it comes to going out with my friends. They barely allow me to go out with my friends, well if I’m going out with them; they usually ask me to go home by 5pm even if we met up at 2pm or even later. Our graduation practices lasts for more than a week, and everyday, all we do is: go to school later than the call time, sit and talk, talk while waiting for our names to be called, and march on the stage and go back to our seats to talk again.
One time, we were so bored and my friends asked me to go watch a movie with them. They said that the trailer was great! They even made gestures of how the trailer was. They told me in three days before we will watch it so I have the time to convince my parents to allow me to watch with them. I even asked them if I can go out each day after our practice. They don’t allow me because they don’t trust me. Well, I know why they are strict because they care, but why can’t they trust me? I know my limitations, I know what’s right from wrong because they are the ones who taught me to see things the way they want me. They even became suspicious of me, but then I begged and they allowed me. Oh YEAH!
The night before our first planned “movie gimmick” my friend, called me and said that she can’t come. I called our other friends to tell them the sad news. That friend of mine was known to be one of the ditchers in our group. She was always uncertain of her decisions. Like she is the one who planned about the movie thing then she’s the one who can’t come, she’s always like that, sheesh! All night we argued about it and I felt so disappointed, upset and sully because she is always changing her decisions on the spot.
I was so excited to get up and see my friends because my parents rarely allow me to go out! It’s like I got out of a cage or something. I saw my friends together with our friend who told us she can’t come, we tried to persuade her but she told us it’s up to her mother. We tried to convince her mother but she said that they made plans already and our friend can’t really come. We were luckily dismissed early, and waved goodbye to our other friend because her mother was there early to pick her up. We ran to the mall because it was close to the area where we were practicing.
We ate first and talked about stuff. We called our other friend because we tried to make her jealous and yes! Mission accomplished. Few minutes later she called and asked where we are, she said that said that she’s on our way to where we were. We were so happy and we jumped in the middle of the movie house lobby, we also screamed and unfortunately our voices were heard all over the lobby because in the center part I think was a hidden microphone. We were all so shy. We watched the movie called mirrors, they made me watch the trailer first and I didn’t think it was scary at all because it didn’t include scary sounds, gore scenes and it looked plain. The movie poster also wasn’t that scary at all so I even insisted to go in first. As we were watching, I’m started to have a weird feeling, a feeling that made me want to run out of the movie house, and never come back in. the scenes were starting to get disgusting and I told my guy friend that I can’t stand it. He just laughed at me and said that for me not to be scared, I should try to imagine that the movie casts are all naked. I tried, I really tried, but it didn’t work at all! I got more scared because I tried to look at them more! I couldn’t stand it so I tried to ask my other friend to go with me because she was scared also, but I was more scared. She told me that the movie was scary so it means it’s nice for her! So I had no more chance, but to go out on my own, we were far from the exits and the movie house was so dark because most of the scenes of the movie were caught on dark areas. A lot of people were also watching. I tried yelling “stop it please!” they just laughed at me again. So I tried to crawl in between the chairs of the movie house while carrying the popcorn I bought using my mouth. Many people saw me, but I didn’t care, I just wanted to go out! When I got on the exits of the movie house the guard asked me what am I doing on the floor, maybe he thought I slipped or something, I just told him, “kuya ayoko na po manood please!” then he laughed also and there, I was able to struggle my way out! Lucky me!