One monday night of August, when I was heading on our terminal, I noticed that someone was following and calling, "JELA! JELA! JEL!!! GWAPA!!!!" (oh dibah gapabungol-bungol jud pero nang masambit na ang word na gwapa una pa nilingi.)I harked back to see who it was and felt glad to see that it was just my classmates way back in high school. I was totally surprised seeing them after months of separation since graduation. I grabbed them in my arms and then they also hugged me back. There were at least 15 of them, three of them were studying in Silliman and two in Foundation University,but most of us were NORSUnians ---so, wa ra ko maOP..
We talked lots of topis that day. Each shared their stories of love, heartaches, thrill and hardships both in family and student life. Our conversation took a long time and I didn't even noticed that it was almost 7 pm in the evening. Later on, we felt bored until such time that one of my friend in Silliman suggests that we should visit and experience great suspense in their Horror Chamber.
When its already our turn, we weren't allowed to go in group but only by two's or by three's. I was with my friend Leona. Both of us were so frightened, knees shivering, hands freezing especially when we were told nah, "Kung naay mo-open nga door ayaw mo ug sulod. Di na na part sa amung pangpanghadlok, wa nami labut ana kay sa hallway ra jud nang amu'a gi-occupy." I felt nervous with what the girl said even if I already knew that true ghosts really exist in that university. I was also disappointed because hugging the ghosts inside the chamber were prohibited, which was really my main purpose of coming,hehehe..
It was dark inside, there were terrifying sounds, so many ghosts but honestly the exprience wasn't that scary. Though I screamed maybe once or twice, still 'hindi nila nakayang buhayin ang katawang lupa ko.'
It would have been better if they made special effects like lights, blood, webs and etc. but there were none. Thrilling but not horrifying enough.. Still, I felt happy because at least now I experienced entering a horror chamber on one of the most prestigious universities here in Dumaguete.
---How I wish NORSU could also have the same activity.