Yesterday was the 20th Anniversary of Jesus is Lord Church Santa Rosa and many things just happened - the unexpected things.
2:30 am, i got up from my bed to render all the videos i have edited. I was so happy that i was able to get 3 hours of sleep that time because i was expecting not to sleep at all if i was not able to edit the video the whole day - saturday from 3am :)). I was all set for rendering the history of our church, JIL SRL. I finished it earlier than expected although layouting the pictures was the hardest. The interview part was the one left behind because, one interview portion was given to me the previous day only. Quite late but, it could be edited with small period of time since you just need to cut unnecessary parts, raise the volume of audio and append it to the previous videos.
“At last I did not cram :))” that’s what I told myself since i had the whole day editing, i was calm, and ideas in my mind were executed in the project i am doing.
I turned on my machine, from the internet to the avr, then cpu. Windows started and i still feel 50% asleep. I opened my files when i saw this SHORTCUT ICON THINGYY. I clicked it and boom. My files cannot be accessed. EVERYTHING. It’s more than 500 GB but worst I only got less than 6 hours to fix the problem since I need to present the videos at 8am. Rendering time is quite long and I have 4 videos to render.
I rushed in the church, teary eyed for I am not really a techy person. that’s around quarter to 3am. Thank you to our very techy com sci - Ryan Maravillas, in helping me retrieve all my files. Actually retrieve is not the correct term since it was not lost, it’s just that, i cannot see them due to that virus i never expected to have.
I got home and 4 hours was left for me to render and append the remaining videos. My mother and I prayed so that I could beat the deadline. I thought I would not cram this time but challenge was already there and I just need to face it.
I finished rendering when my churchmate just texted me “Darling magpepray na.” I thought I will not be able to attend the group prayer (which is done every before a Sunday Service for divine protection and guidance) but I was there, right after they solemnly sang. Prayer was just about to begin. YAY.
Now I’m all set in transferring the videos. Our church pastor even told me that all the hardships will be paid by our Lord Jesus Christ since I dedicated all the things that I did for Him :) In the anniversary, I was assigned as the projectionist with my friend Abigail Paule.
Even though I felt like I need sleep, I need to focus now for the event is about to start. We got this communicator headphone thingy (I don’t know how is it called because it’s my first time and it was so cool=)) ) for easier contact with the program coordinator and other people in charge. My friend and I got shifting jobs, if I am the projectionist, she’s the one communicating with the coordinator and vice versa. I felt like a floor / stage manager that time when I was wearing the headphones HAHAHA
The anniversary ended successfully even though there were little mishaps when i needed to present the “20 years of love” video. I was LITERALLY BLOCKED OUT on how to operate the video since my friend just rushed to me, saying “Uy video naaaaa!”, and I was not yet concentrated that the video was already the next part. I don’t know why. I did not check the audio part when i was already seated in front of Yvonne (name of the laptop ) :))) SHAME ON ME :)) I have been projectionist for 2 years HAHAHA. Another is, I inserted flash drive and the program minimized at the middle of presentation. hundreds of people just got distracted HAHAHAHA. I was really nervous that time :)) After that I was calmer and everything (song lyrics, video presentations, powerpoint presentations) went smoothly already.
I realized in all of this that I need to break the ice in me.
1. Nothing good will happen if I would just cry in unexpected mishaps (like the VIRUS GRR).
2. Nothing good will happen if I’m so nervous and forgot that SOMEONE is in control over me.
Allow the Lord to work and keep calm since we are doing this ALL FOR HIM. ALL FOR LOVE.
20 YEARS OF LOVE VIDEO: http://youtu.be/KHDohfgVKT8
JESUS IS LORD CHURCH STA. ROSA: TESTIMONIES AND GREETINGS FROM THE PASTOR: http://youtu.be/JVqK4lenIrc