Alright it is Friday and I am back in the accommodation (University Campus) getting ready to have lunch with the Pope!!
How exciting is that? Anyway I am thankful for Joe Moeono Kolio for sacrificing his time to hang out with me for the day.
Now I am in my suit, clean shaven and neatly combed hair tied back. I am getting ready to go by taxi. I don’t want to go by metro, I might sweat from the heat mate. You know, you got to look sharp for this event.
I had to look really good and at the same time be modest. Lucky I had some assistance from the receptionist who only spoke a little English and I spoke a little Spanish.
Anyway, I was calm and I would feel nervous/excited. I just realised I am not only representing New Zealand, I am representing OCEANIA!!
So I did a little prayer and a rosary for the family and friends back home for all their prayers and support.
I arrive at the Hotel Con Fortel Pio XII. I feel like a very special person with all the media and pilgrims watching us. Also, approaching the hotel I see the police with their guns guarding the entrance. Going through the entrance was a mission as well with the metal detector and security. Mate!! This is huge!! Now I meet up with a few of the other youth members who were chosen as well. Now my nerves begin to get back at me.
But I remind myself to be calm and be myself. Haha I just realised I am going through a great journey to represent OCEANIA.
Ok now I get interrupted by some of the journalists who ask me for interviews. Mate!! I feel special now on Spanish national television.
Ok now time to mellow down from all this excitement and get ready to see the Holy Father.