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fantasiamore 67F
7864 posts
2/26/2018 11:26 pm

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3/12/2018 4:00 am

THROUGH THE YEARS


Our high hool batch golden anniversary celebration just ended. So I'd like to share my happy and fun-filled experiences during those days that passed.

The opening day was an afternoon registration in a 5-star hotel restaurant near the international airport in Manila, so you could say we stated off posh and with a bang. There were almost hundred to meet and greet so to speak, from the girls sections and our boys' counterpart sections. The girls composed the morning hedule and the boys, the afternoon session. No, we were not combined or what you can a co-ed hool at that time.

My section (both from the girls and boys) made up the largest contingency. The uniting factor was the combined efforts of of every in locating the whereabouts of our batch mates, here and abroad. I worked in tandem with in New Jersey who used Facebook as her search engine and other engines based in USA. As a result we were able to recruit about (7) graduates from our class, to attend the heduled activities. It was a first time communication with these 7 individuals.

Awards during the night can be said humorous and exciting. It was nothing academic or about milest achievements. It was more on the nifty personal accomplishments, say: who stayed single throughout the (5) decades after high hool; who are the girlfriend/boyfriend couple who ended up marrying and staying together to claim there is forever in a relationship; the person who has had married more than once and can be given the debonaire title; the graduate who has the most number of grandchildren (which i won with a current number of 14 grandchildren) and the graduate who didn't undergo a big transformation, with her baby-face.

The gala night you might equate to glitter and glamour. Every came in their best formal wear, regale and dashing robes donned with a Filipiniana motiff, in sparkling hues and styles. We occupied the Grand Ballroom of Marriott Hotel in SRO. This time we hit the hundred ty (260) attendees, as some had arrived with their spouses. Our entertainers for the night were famous balladeers, Basil Valdez and Jose Mari Chan with Giselle Sanchez as the emcee. The door prizes raffled off for the night were blood pressure monitors, bottle of glucosamine tablets, gift certificates and entrance tickets to the Grand Alumni Homecoming of our university. There were presentations from the different groups who came from abroad, all wearing their chosen costumes to match their numbers.

A lot of trips outside town got heduled day-after-day which made bonding and camaraderie stronger and more cohesive. of them was the day trip/overnight stay at Pico de Loro in Batangas as hosted by a generous and gracious batch mate. Every food and activity during that time was tremendously satisfying. To cap the night a luau was held with singers and poi dancers, to entertain everybody.

The trouble with hello is goodbye, as what Sergio Mendez said in the song. So after brushing elbows with every who came for the golden reunion, what remains are momentos that get added to the treasure box, with memories kept and photos set in folders. The fun and happiness etched forever in our minds and hearts, as we look forward to another reunion, after again another (5) . Question is, will I get to see the same faces once more.






“I hold it true, whatever befall; I it, when I sorrow most.


fantasiamore 67F
10986 posts
2/26/2018 11:34 pm

can you tell me about your reunions? nostalgia definitely sets in when one can get reminded of old days especially when we were at the peak of our youth.

“I hold it true, whatever befall; I it, when I sorrow most.


fantasiamore 67F
10986 posts
2/26/2018 11:35 pm

have you yet attended a golden anniversary of your class or batch? how was it?

“I hold it true, whatever befall; I it, when I sorrow most.


ccdomonic 68M
223 posts
2/27/2018 3:27 am

i have never been to one but yours looked like fun


fantasiamore 67F
10986 posts
2/27/2018 3:31 am

    Quoting ccdomonic:
    i have never been to one but yours looked like fun
cc it was the best i ever had with the same group...it was more than a year in the making...carefully planned and executed well...couldn't ask for more...

“I hold it true, whatever befall; I it, when I sorrow most.


fantasiamore 67F
10986 posts
2/27/2018 5:41 pm

here's a tribute i created.....

GOLDEN TRIBUTE

saying good-bye is far fetched
till we meet again a better stretch
for the week-long holidays of our batch
soon are mem'ries of yesterdays' cache.

i know i've missed some in their poses
it could have been a good set of tosses
with each one's smiles and silhouettes
captured uniquely in gaeity's pirouettes

the meet and greet was filled with laughter
never-ending hugs busses with stories after
i said would you still remember my face
if not look at my tag before we embrace.

many came the married and the single
the top-notch aground ready to mingle
the leaders of the gang all going around
had their shares in testing the surround.

the gala night awesome with a dress code
most got dressed in regale's golden robe
kingly and queenly roving through the night
watching basil with joe mari warbling in sight.

pico de loro was full of fun and eating
countless toasts in drinking and cheering
this wonderful place had all mesmerized
overnight built tied the friendship as twice.

now what could be left are tears running miles
for the next five years who will be there to smile
the hall of gone lives with more who went ahead
in time their years would've already been spent.

but i would like to end this tribute in gladness
so today there will be no room for sadness
we will not waste nor lose every opportunity
because the present is a moment of jubilee.

i hope to see you all once again in glee
the years maybe long but always a revelry
for the time spent with you will always last
pray aging never dampens memoirs of our past.

“I hold it true, whatever befall; I it, when I sorrow most.


ccdomonic 68M
223 posts
2/28/2018 12:04 am

memories will still be there long after we have passed on that

enjoy while you can and make those times memorable


fantasiamore 67F
10986 posts
2/28/2018 12:15 am

    Quoting ccdomonic:
    memories will still be there long after we have passed on that

    enjoy while you can and make those times memorable
again thank you for you comment cc....

the memories even last longer than our persons because it gets passed on to our children and our children's children when stories are told...

“I hold it true, whatever befall; I it, when I sorrow most.


ccdomonic 68M
223 posts
2/28/2018 7:48 am

ps .. nice pics


fantasiamore 67F
10986 posts
3/1/2018 5:20 pm

why thank you!!!...thought you wouldn't notice at all...hahaha

“I hold it true, whatever befall; I it, when I sorrow most.


ccdomonic 68M
223 posts
3/2/2018 10:28 am

how could i not..... smiles


fantasiamore 67F
10986 posts
3/3/2018 6:57 am

    Quoting ccdomonic:
    how could i not..... smiles
almost....(grins)

“I hold it true, whatever befall; I it, when I sorrow most.


ccdomonic 68M
223 posts
3/4/2018 3:51 am

wonders what your almost grin looks like??


fantasiamore 67F
10986 posts
3/4/2018 3:59 pm

    Quoting ccdomonic:
    wonders what your almost grin looks like??
oh you've seen it...just take a look at my profile photo here...lol

“I hold it true, whatever befall; I it, when I sorrow most.


ccdomonic 68M
223 posts
3/5/2018 4:36 am

that looks like a full grin to me


fantasiamore 67F
10986 posts
3/5/2018 4:26 pm

    Quoting ccdomonic:
    that looks like a full grin to me
why it is, you are right!
does it look like i was on to something naughty?
like pulling your leg (idiomatically said) lol

“I hold it true, whatever befall; I it, when I sorrow most.


ccdomonic 68M
223 posts
3/9/2018 3:31 am

you ? naughty ? who would think such a thing??


fantasiamore 67F
10986 posts
3/9/2018 5:31 pm

    Quoting ccdomonic:
    you ? naughty ? who would think such a thing??
you are being modest my friend...we all have that naughty smile or grin sometimes...

“I hold it true, whatever befall; I it, when I sorrow most.


shadow_moon_8 60M
6 posts
3/10/2018 8:30 am

I can't remember when you weren't there
When I didn't care for anyone but you
I swear we've been through everything there is
Can't imagine anything we've missed
Can't imagine anything the two of us can't do
Through the years
You've never let me down
You turned my life around
The sweetest days I've found
I've found with you
Through the years
I've never been afraid
I've loved the life we've made
And I'm so glad I've stayed
Right here with you
Through the years
I can't remember what I used to do
Who I trusted whom, I listened to before
I swear you've taught me everything I know
Can't imagine needing someone so
But through the years it seems to me
I need you more and more
Through the years
Through all the good and bad
I knew how much we had
I've always been so glad
To be with you
Through the years
It's better everyday
You've kissed my tears away
As long as it's okay
I'll stay with you
Through the years
Through the years
When everything went wrong
Together we were strong
I know that I belonged
Right here with you
Through the years
I never had a doubt
We'd always work things out
I've learned what love's about
By loving you
Through the years
Through the years
You've never let me down
You've turned my life around
The sweetest days I've found
I've found with you
Through the years
It's better everyday
You've kissed my tears away
As long as it's okay
I'll stay with you
Through the years


fantasiamore 67F
10986 posts
3/10/2018 3:19 pm

    Quoting shadow_moon_8:
    I can't remember when you weren't there
    When I didn't care for anyone but you
    I swear we've been through everything there is
    Can't imagine anything we've missed
    Can't imagine anything the two of us can't do
    Through the years
    You've never let me down
    You turned my life around
    The sweetest days I've found
    I've found with you
    Through the years
    I've never been afraid
    I've loved the life we've made
    And I'm so glad I've stayed
    Right here with you
    Through the years
    I can't remember what I used to do
    Who I trusted whom, I listened to before
    I swear you've taught me everything I know
    Can't imagine needing someone so
    But through the years it seems to me
    I need you more and more
    Through the years
    Through all the good and bad
    I knew how much we had
    I've always been so glad
    To be with you
    Through the years
    It's better everyday
    You've kissed my tears away
    As long as it's okay
    I'll stay with you
    Through the years
    Through the years
    When everything went wrong
    Together we were strong
    I know that I belonged
    Right here with you
    Through the years
    I never had a doubt
    We'd always work things out
    I've learned what love's about
    By loving you
    Through the years
    Through the years
    You've never let me down
    You've turned my life around
    The sweetest days I've found
    I've found with you
    Through the years
    It's better everyday
    You've kissed my tears away
    As long as it's okay
    I'll stay with you
    Through the years
hi moonie!..you singing the song to me? if you are, i don't remember having gone through the years with you, except in the comments section of blogs here, which btw comes now and then only...lol...and.i still have to meet you in person..hahaha....happy sunday!

“I hold it true, whatever befall; I it, when I sorrow most.