Tuesday, December 30, 2008

NDDFG Batch 1998 Reunion

We are who we are after a decade..

It was on March 1998 when we graduated from our beloved alma mater, Notre Dame of Dadiangas for Girls now known as Notre Dame of General Santos City.

And now after a decade we decided it was time to catch up with our long lost buddies some of whom we last saw on our graduation day.

Being one of the officers elected for the alumni, I felt somehow responsible to make this event into a realization. Good thing, my dear friend luzie who came from St. Thomas Aquinas while I came from Mother Francisca class is a Pro in organizing events. She was hands on in the details for the upcoming event and was generously giving her time and effort for its success.

Finally and after months of preparation, the big day came on December 27, 2008, 6pm at The Tent, Orange Bistro. There were about 55 attendees..only 10 came from my class (so sad)! Despite the minor setbacks we had a blast that night. Our stomach was full and we had fun with our shindig.

Was it not for the generous sponsors the event would have not been very successful so our gratitude to them who generously shared with us to make this event a success.

Good friends were once again reunited. It was fun seeing how we have grown after a decade of separation from the institution which practically molded our teenage life. I miss the good old high school days. I miss the fun that we had in the old campus. It was worth traveling down the memory lane and seeing old friends who had once brightened my life.

High School life is the best indeed!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My Baguio Escapade...

We left for Baguio City from Manila at 11 in the evening. It was freezing onboard Victory Liner so I took the luxury of sleeping as I was exhausted with the trip from Gensan to Manila and strolling MOA to bid the time for the baguio trip.

With the 7 hours trip from Manila, I only woke up and saw the stop over in Tarlac, other than that I was asleep all the time.

Arriving in Baguio at past 5 am on November 23 with a rainy weather was totally appalling for me. My legs were shaking due to the coldness of the weather and my clothes which to my expectation were already a comfort in the cold weather was unfortunately not enough. Unforeseen events pushed us (me, aca, lrb, te' tiny, te miday, gary, manang emmylou) to change board & lodging reservations thus we were compelled to wait a few hours at Andok's along Session Road to find a better home to stay.

Good thing, the Villa Catalina (i will post more about this) owned by kuya ray and ate cena along Ferguson Road is available for us to stay. A room good for 7 person is just so perfect for us. We were provided with comfort plus they were "bisaya" too thus making us felt closer to home.

Our stay in Baguio was really fun. We were able to stroll in Burnham Park, SM Baguio, The Mansion, Mines View PArk, Strawberry Fields, Lourdes Grotto, PMA, Camp John Hay and the Wagwagan along Maharlika Complex. The Session Road was fun at night. It seems that people walking along Session Road is endless. And finding Beso Beso was a delight that the store personnel had to remind us that its already late and they were about to close for the night.

I never had much walking marathon in my life until that night we were accompanied by kuya ray to go wagwagan along Harrison and Maharlika. However, despite my tired body and sored feet it felt good anyway as the weather was so cool and overwhelming. You rarely get to sweat in Baguio. We left Baguio on the dawn of 27. I felt sad leaving the place as I really have enjoyed the trip. Villa Catalina is awesome plus kuya ray and jerson were so accommodating and Hersheys too is such a sweet welcoming sight.

It was really worth the wait to have this unforgettable trip.