Ellips Summer U: Creative Writing Workshop

It was later this May when I bumped into a site with an advertisement that caught my attention. The ad offers a day of free workshop for photography, make-up, surfing, dancing, scent-making and CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP! (The last word must be in all caps to emphasize my interest in that. Hahaha!) The mechanics is you just have to answer their question in the workshop you prefer to attend and if your answer will be luckily chosen, you can join then. Exciting, right? So after I’ve read the mechanics I immediately signed up on Ellips site to register. Everyday I was checking their Facebook page to see if there’s any post regarding the creative writing thingy. Though there’s none yet, I’ve seen pictures with the recent workshops that took place like hip hop dancing and scent-making. With that I’ve felt much excitement.  May 11 when they finally posted the question I’ve been waiting for. Btw,here it is.summeruquestion

Pretty easy right? but pretty hard to think what to answer. To be honest, before I answer the question, I’ve been thinking hard for 4 days. I know it was a shame but I want my answer to be from the heart, from what my heart wants to say so. May 16 when I decided to finally post my answer. I’ve read all other comments and I’m really threatened at first that my answer will not be chosen but when I finally posted it, I somehow felt easiness.

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“The Unchained Soul” was the title I answered because it much speaks of my dream of becoming me someday

After a few days of waiting for the result if I was chosen or not, that day finally came. I was on grocery store when I’ve received a message from Ellips representative congratulating me for passing and being able to join their creative writing workshop that will be held this coming May 24. She also said that I can let a girl friend accompany me. That time I wanted to scream but being inside the grocery I somehow felt ashamed so I just happily smiled. When I got home, I checked my fb and yahoo account to confirm the result so here are what I’ve found.

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posted on fb…
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sent via email 🙂

Yey! I’ve been chosen!!! My only problem that time was who will I let to join me? So I contacted Pat, she’s a long friend of mine and a fellow Philmarts workshopper. When she agreed to come I then send details about her to Ms. Bernabe to confirm her participation.

May 24 was my most anticipated day. Since this is our first time to go to Ayala I’ve already search beforehand what to ride to go there. We first rode jeep going to Quezon Ave. MRT station then rode the MRT bound to Ayala. 9 am was the start of workshop and it’s almost 9 when we arrived at the Ayala station. We still have to look where the Filipinas Heritage is. Ms. Bernabe was already calling and checking us. I was ashamed that we’re late.

After minutes of searching and inquiring, we already found it. The receptionist greeted us and asked us to come to 2nd floor. The ambiance of the place was really appropriate for writing workshops. It appeared to be the usual place to cover events like that since it’s very cozy and there were also many books there to read. I will not elaborate much. I’m just going to post pictures with captions. Btw, I don’t own any photos here so credits to Ellips for all of these.

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The first activity given to us is to find a quote or any tagline in a book and use it to make a poem.
The first activity given to us is to find a quote or any tagline in a book and use it to make a poem.From L-R: Joelle, Me and Pat; We're busy searching...haha :DFrom L-R: Joelle, Me and Pat; We’re busy searching…haha 😀Me writing my poem. It's really hard to think what to write.Me writing my poem. It’s really hard to think what to write.Ms. Camille explaining to us the essence of creative writing.Ms. Camille explaining to us the essence of creative writing.Ms. April discussing the structure of a haiku.Ms. April discussing the structure of a haiku.Pat with Lyza working with their stories.Pat with Lyza working with their stories.In the last part, we were tasked to write a story which we will used any of the 6 variants of Ellips cologne and read it aloud. Pat and me reading our works.In the last part, we were tasked to write a story which we will used any of the 6 variants of Ellips cologne and read it aloud. Pat and me reading our works.
After the workshop, they congratulated us and gave us certificates and lots of Ellips colognes. Mr. Johnny Bondoc gave his speech and thanked us from joining. Here is me together with Mr. Johnny the head of Ellips and the two awesome creative writing workshop instructors- Ms. April and Ms. Camille. I hope I'll meet the two of them again soon.
After the workshop, they congratulated us and gave us certificates and lots of Ellips colognes. Mr. Johnny Bondoc gave his speech and thanked us from joining. Here is me together with Mr. Johnny the head of Ellips and the two awesome creative writing workshop instructors- Ms. April and Ms. Camille. I hope I’ll meet the two of them again soon.Pat receiving her certificates.Pat receiving her certificates.The whole group who attended the workshop. It was so much fun working with you guys! Till we meet again and thank you so much Ellips for this one of a kind experience. You indeed let us enjoy the Ellips world of possibilities. May you continue to inspire other youths with your advocacy. Kudos!The whole group who attended the workshop. It was so much fun working with you guys! Till we meet again and thank you so much Ellips for this one of a kind experience. You indeed let us enjoy the Ellips world of possibilities. May you continue to inspire other youths with your advocacy. Kudos!
To wrap up the whole idea of the workshop, here is my favorite quote about it.
To wrap up the whole idea of the workshop, here is my favorite quote about it.

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