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January 12th, 2014
 

A message from the Executive Board



Welcome back OYFA!

Hope you all had a wonderful and restful break. We're looking forward to a great semester with our OYFAmily and can't wait for all the events to start! 

Good luck with classes tomorrow!

Love,
Exec Board

Membership


Kamusta OYFAmily!
 
Welcome back everyone! We're so excited to share what's in store for this semester!
 
Missed family bonding? Little Sib Big Sib Week is back! It will take place on January 26th- February 1st. Here is what you can look forward to, more details coming soon:
 
Sunday Jan 26: Cultural Potluck 7pm
Monday Jan 27: Cafe OYFA 9pm
Tues Jan 28: Hibachi Dinner 7pm *bring your student IDs*
Wed Jan 29: Movie Night 9pm
Thurs Jan 30: Zumba Night 7pm
Fri Jan 31: Family Food Fest 
Sat Feb 1:Girls/Bros Night 
 
In other news, Membership Dinners will be starting NEXT week and will be held Tuesdays at 6pm at Newcomb Dining Hall!
 
Get excited for a great semester and can't to see you soon!
 
Paz&Mahal,
Ramad&drea

Culture


 
Kamusta OYFA,
 
Barrio Countdown: 75 DAYS
 
Not sure what dance you are in for Barrio? Check This Out
Please let US or the CHOREOGRAPHER know if you CAN'T participate ASAP.
 
There are also other ways to participate in Barrio. Sign up for a committee here!
 
Practices fo Traditional should start within the next two weeks so please be checking your e-mails!
 
Peace, Love, and Barrio,
Culture (Leangelo and Kristine)

Sports


 
Hey everyone! There are a couple of important announcements.  First, this season we are doing IM volleyball and basketball, both co-rec.  Vote on the times below so we can make register.
 
Volleyball: http://doodle.com/3hr383ihum3bkq7v (Do not worry about the dates, just times)
 
Also, get excited for the Winter Classic! It's a flag football tournament between all the Filipino Orgs in our district.  We will be having weekly practices, so look out for more info.  If you are interested in playing, sign up below!
 
Sportz

FIND


What's good, OYFam!

We hope you all had an amazing break filled with much needed rest and relaxation. FIND's got a lot in store for you all this semester, most notably the D7 Football Invitation, FIND National Conference, and of course, Culture Night Season. 

With regard to the Football Invitational, the official date has been set for February 22nd at Virginia Tech. Be on the lookout for word from our Sports Chairs regarding practices. We played well last year, but Jasmine and I know that we've got the potential to take the trophy this year!

Second, Jasmine and I are in the process of helping to plan Conference and ensure that it will be brought to us here at UVa this year, so make sure you keep up with the WIO for updates. 

Finally, being that January's SFAS theme is Culture Nights, it's important to be aware of the fact that Culture Night Season is quickly approaching!

Get pumped for another round of outstanding performances by each of our beloved D7 schools, y'all.

Have a great first day of classes, everyone!


-FIND (Jor & Jasmine)

Scholarship


Greetings OYFAm!
 
Hope all of you had a wonderful Winter Break and are ready for the new semester!
 
FIRST YEARS! Want FREE MONEY? Well, keep a lookout for the release of the OYFA Excellence Scholarship Application coming up very soon! Each year, this prestigious scholarship goes out to one outstanding 1st Year OYFAn who has shown high dedication to academics and involvement in the OYFA, A/APA, and greater UVA community. More details to come soon!

Also, the AAPAAN Jack T. Chen Memorial Scholarship for $750 is due Jan 31st. If you are interested, click on this link and apply!
 
 
Have a great first week of classes everyone!
 
Much love,
Sexy Scholarship, Arnel & Glenn

Social


Hellooooo and Welcome Back!
 
We hope that break was relaxing! Thank you to everyone who went on the ski trip! We had a lot of fun and hope you guys did too! Have a great first week of classes and see you all soon :)
 
xoxo,
Social (Nicole & Danielle)

ISIP


WELCOME BACK OYFA!
 
We hope you all had a warm and well rested break!
In accordance with the new year, we thought it would be nice to relate new years resolutions in Philippine news!
 
Resolution 1: GET INVOLVED! 
If the Biebes can do it, so can you!
 
 
Resolution 2: GET FIT!
 
Resolution 3: BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER!
 
 
Have an AMAZING first day of classes and a WONDERFUL start to the new year! Remember, if you need anything, want to learn more about Filipino culture, or just want to chat, feel free to contact us at ame9vk or jnh5ak!
 
Mahal,
ISIP
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. What is one event during Little Sib Big Sib Week?

2. I'm Ayanna Reese's little and I'm a second year! Guess Hoo?

This week's Featured OYFAn is Carlos Daing!

Tell us a little about yourself! My name is Carlos Miguel Daing. I am a second year at UVA, College of Arts and Sciences. I have yet to declare a major. I was born in Tasmania, Australia, but moved to America 11 years ago.

I love God, my family, tennis, movies, and the French horn. Shout out to my big and little (Justin Cajayon and Kevin Nguyen), the rest of Joe's lineage (Lawrence, Rasheeq, Adante, etc.), and my Pandanggo family.
 
Favorite GIF? http://giphy.com/gifs/Nzmuh6bsHl0nC  for all the band geeks out there 
Favorite OYFA memory? Performing at Barrio last spring!

Answers to the previous trivia questions: 
1. Igorot/Salakot/Paru-Parong Bukid/Gaway Gaway/Singkil/Sagayan/Tinikling
2. Richard Lay

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