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September 29nd, 2013
A message from the Recording Secretary!
Hey OYFAm!

Every year the Recording Secretary publishes a directory all of our member's and parent's contact information called the Little Pages to ease communication between members and to reach out to parents throughout the year! So if you could please take a few seconds to fill out this form, it would be greatly appreciated! (Just know that if you don't do it soon I will contact you anyway haha so just do it now and get it over with)

Oh, and have you registered for this yet? Because the deadline for Early Bird registration is October 2! Register here!

Thanks guys, have a good weekend :)


Kamusta, OYFAmily
Come out to our first ISIP Session entitiled Kapamilya MONDAY Sept. 20th at 7PM in Nau 211! Learn about family culture, dynamics, and language while earning points for your family for an ISIP surprise at the end of the year 
Jenny & Angeli <3


Bring out those calendars! It's time to save the date! 
Date: Thursday, October 10th
Time: 5-8PM
Location: St. Thomas Aquinas Church 
A plate includes pancit (rice noodles), lumpia (Filipino egg roll), and rice. Our House Special for this year is adobo! Who doesn't like chicken for only $1 more? Yum! 
Pre-sale tickets cost $5. 
Tickets at the door cost $7. 
Package deal (Filipino Food Night & aKDphi Concert) is $10. 
**Tickets can be bought at the Lawn or Ohill from 10am-2pm** 

Lakas is Strength 5K

GET HYPE for our first ever GLOW 5K!!!!!!!!!!! Come out to support the HeCares Foundation, and Relay for Life on October 18th! We need volunteers! Please sign up on this form. We can’t do it without you :)

Do you love watching Disney on Ice? Sign up for October concessions here. Remember, the OYFAn who comes out to the most community events throughout the year is eligible for the OYFA Citizenship Award, and the big/little pair who comes out the most gets a FREE dinner at the restaurant of their choice!

Classy Advice

FIRST AND SECOND YEARS!! Check out our classy advice page! Find out about classes, majors, and much more!

<3, Community


Below are the tentative dates for the all of the practices for Global Expo on November 16th! Bigs, please show up to support your littles!
SundayOctober 6 - Everyone Dance
Sunday October 20 - Boys/Girls Dance
ThursdayOctober 24 - Boys/Girls Dance
SundayOctober 27 - Boys/ Girls Dance
ThursdayOctober 31 - Partner
SundayNovember 3 - Partner
Tuesday, November 5 - Partner
Sunday, November 10 
Wednesday, November 13
ThursdayNovember 14
FridayNovember 15
We intend on having Sunday Practices between 1ish - 4ish and Weekday Practices 8ish-midnightish. We will get more accurate times closer to the practice dates. Practices will normally be held for 1 hour and 30 minutes with Traditional taught in the first 45min and Modern taught the second 45min.
It's very important for you to attend practices and learn the dances if you want to perfom at global expo. If for any reason you can't make it, please email us
Check the google doc to see if you are dancing modern or both traditional and modern!
Also, we will be having a booth at the Full Moon Fest THIS FRIDAY (10/4) from 5pm-7pm in the Amphitheater. Come support us and the other orgs! We will be servingpancit.
Culture (Leangelo - lba3hv and Kristine - kv5rj)




We would like to thank everyone who came out to OYFA presents: Coalesce this weekend! Shout out to FIND and our OYFA Board and Council for all the help they did to make this event run smoothly!

Make sure to come out to the general meeting this Thursday, Oct 3 @ 7PM. Afterwards, get your study grind on with OYFA! We’ll be doing a potluck study/homework session at second floor clemons! We will be providing some snacks but feel free to bring something to share :) See you there you little geniuses, who’s a smart cookie?! YOU ARE!

Also, keep filling this form out so we can start planning future social events <3


Social (Nicole - naw4hr & Danielle - dbe5pj)


Kamusta OYFAmily!
Thank you SO much to everyone who came out for Little-Big Sib week! We hope you had a great time meeting new friends and bonding with your families :) CONGRATULATIONS to the IGOROT family for winning 1st place with 170 points! They will be eating FIRST at the Thanksgiving Potluck in November!

The remaining standings are as follows:
IGOROT - 170 points
MAGLALATIK - 152 points
SINGKIL - 150 points
PANDANGGO SA ILAW - 140 points
SAKUTING - 133 points
Don't forget our weekly Membership Dinner will be held Monday 6pm at Newcomb Dining Hall! Come have dinner with us before ISIP's event at 7pm! We'll be in the back by the desserts as usual.
And if anyone knows someone who is still interested in joining OYFA, just let one of us know!
Michael (mar8af) 703-508-5032
Andrea (aev9dp) 703-447-3443


Hey everyone,

After an awesome regular season in which we went 2-1, it's time for football playoffs! We are scheduled to play KSA next Sunday (Oct. 6) at 8:00 pm.  Look out for info regarding our next practice. Seeya!


Hi, OYFAm!


So this year's D7 Olympics, OYFA Presents: Coalesce after party, and D7 First General Body meeting have now officially come and gone.  On behalf of the D7 Executive Board & Representatives, Jasmine and I would to thank each and every one of you for your enthusiasm, participation and support these past few weeks.  We'd also like to give a special shout out to our Social chairs for organizing such a successful party and huge thank you to all of the drivers and people who offered housing this weekend.  You all are brilliant!  


D7 is definitely gaining strength once again, and thanks to all of the work you all put in this weekend, it is quite clear that OYFA @ UVa is a major part of D7's resurgence.  We love you all.  Have an amazing week!  


Yours truly,

FIND (Jor & Jasmine)

Student Advisors



Anyways. This concludes an awesome, adventure packed Big Sib/Little Sib week and an AWESOME D7 Olympics. As always we have offices hours AKA STUDENT ADVISOR SUPER HAPPY FUN TIME SING ALONG YEAH this Friday 9/27 from 1 PM to 3 PM in the Pav. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE join us. We’re lonely fourth years who have no friends, and this is the highlight of our week. WE KNOW YOU ARE FREE! WE KNOW...EVERYTHING.


coughcough. Anyways, as always, come to us with questions and concerns about classes, yourself, relationships, life, anything. If you actually can’t make our office hours, definitely email us or text us :)



Michael Lapuz (mdl3ba, 571 527 9756) &

Doan Phan (tp5re, 757 215 6964)

a.k.a. The Mickey-D’s <3

General Announcements

A message from our very own Michael Lapuz!:
Hello, wonderful OYFAmily!

Amidst the busy busy tabling for Filipino Food Night and OYFA Presents LAKAS 5K Mad Glow Run pre-registration this week, my a cappella will also be performing in its fall concert this upcoming weekend!
Some of you might know that I'm a part of the Academical Village People (AVP)! We will be having our Fall Concert this Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th, at 8:00 PM at McLeod Hall! We'll be selling tickets on the Lawn and online at, or I'll personally deliver a ticket to you myself. Look out for me all week at both the AVP and OYFA tables!

Full Moon Fest is this Friday 5pmOctober 4th at the Amphitheatre! Come play games, eat FREE food, watch performances, and win raffle prizes♪
Mooncakes will be served in a (late) celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival!

Performances include Wushu, Lion Dance, Fan dance, and a showcase of CSA's new members!!
Support the new members as they perform their dances and skit!!

Yuan Ho, Dragon Lady, Ginkgo Chinese Restaurant, Taiwan Garden, Kroger, Ben & Jerry's

Applications for the 2013-2014 APALTI cohort are now being accepted. This prestigious
leadership development program is open to 1st and 2nd year A/APA students. 
Due by 11:59PM on Friday, October 25th. No late applications will be accepted.
APALTI is sponsored by A/APA programs and services in the Office of the Dean of Students. 

UVA is participating in the GAME DAY CHALLENGE, a nationwide competition to increase recycling and  reduce waste at football games. UVA has placed FIRST in the ACC in 2011 and 2012 and we need YOU to volunteer to continue this winning streak! As a volunteer, you will encourage tailgaters to recycle during a 3-hour shift before the Georgia Tech Football Game on OCTOBER 26th. The shift will end before kick-off and you get FREE PIZZA AND A T-SHIRT!

Interested? Email Meredyth ( by OCTOBER 20th to sign up!


Let’s show Georgia Tech HOO’S Recycling!

Hosted by the Undergraduate Research Network (URN)
and Student Council:
The week of September 30th is 
Research & Scholarship (R&S) Week!
R&S Week is for students of all majors and interests who want to know more about undergraduate research. Check out these events!

Mon, 9/30 First Year Social at Ern Commons, 6PM   All years, come mingle with professors and share research ideas! 

Tues, 10/1 Scholarship Panel at Clark 107, 4PM   Come get your questions answered on funding, scholarships, and grants!

Wed, 10/2 How To Get Involved in Research Workshop at Minor 125, 4PM   Our resident expert details processes on how to get involved in research! 

Thurs, 10/3 Research Panel at Minor 125, 5PM   Your questions about research answered by faculty and students!

See the Facebook event for more info: 
Trivia Challenge 
Be the first to answer back with at least one correct answer to be the next featured OYFAN! But wait! If you answer back with both answers by the end of this week (midnight on Sunday), you will be entered into the Week In OYFA Raffle for a chance to win a prize at the next general meeting if you attend! Remember, the raffle is renewed every month so keep participating!

1. I am half Filipino and half Syrian, and I've been to the Philippines 5 times! Guess Hoo? 
2. What does ISIP stand for?

This week's Featured OYFAn is Kristine Viray!

Tell us a little about yourself!
My name is Kristine Viray and I'm one of your fabulous Culture Chairs! I'm a 3rd year, Foreign Affairs major on the pre-med track. I'm from Falls Church, Va in NoVa about 10 minutes from D.C. I love doing anything active like going on runs, hiking, swimming, you name it. I also work as a lifeguard at the AFC, so come visit me and I'll save you! Shoutout to the sexist lineage - To my Big Maera Andres and my Lils Jasmine Pineda, Colleen Diaz, and Maddy McGovern - You all are the loves of my life!

Oh and shoutout to my lovely boyfriend Alex. This was the only way he would read the WIO :)

Favorite GIF?

Do Global Expo and pretty soon you'll dance like that.

If you could rewind to an OYFA moment, what would it be and why?
Hmm if I could hit the rewind button, I would go back to the night before Barrio my first year. Seeing all of these traditions for the first time really made me feel like I was part of the family. I can't wait to teach the new members next year!!!

Answers to the previous trivia questions: 
1. Harmony Pham
2. Lakas 5K Mad Glow Run!

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