Sunday, July 1, 2007

JRI Orion Batch 63 GRAND REUNION...A Recollection...

It was the end of May 2007......


With the last plane out, Ernie R. aboard and when I passed by Nelias house in Sto. Domingo and saw her no more did I come to accept the fact that the curtain for our Grand Reunion has really gone down.

It feels so great to look back at the memories of May 2007.What a way to spend this merry month with old friends and batch/classmates who came so close to you and felt the warmth of their love and care...things that you seem have not given attention 44 years ago.Ganito pala ang nagiging senior citizen..nagiging sentimental at emotional.Even those batch/classmates na narito sa Orion ,dati ay di napapansin at nababati (nagbabago na kasi ng mukha at di na makilala) ngayon ay nagkaroon na ng meaning at place sa ating buhay.

Thanks to this Grand Reunion and to those who initiated, planned and spent their resources and time that this affair may come true.Mabuhay kayo mga Balik bayans(Bbs)and more power..(Pareng Mike,Mok ,Ernie R.Ernie S Frank,BenRuben,Pilar,Cora,Annie and Eddie,Nelia and Editha) So glad to see these Locals(Lls)na kahit paminsan minsan na nagdaraos tayo ng mga baby reunions ay bihira o never na nasama.Wake up you are missing a lot.(Tuding, Fely F.Linda A,Crisostomo C.Tonying A,Danny Quicho,Generoso G,Orly L,Noning S,NandingSd,Doming L ...to name a few)I am looking forward to meet Alberto Olmo ,Danilo Guzman Alberto Gabriel atb....Nasaan na kayo?

The only regret I have about this Grand Happening is not keeping a diary/journal of what transpired during the Highlights or major events of this month-long reunion .How I wish I could share every bits and pieces of these events...Siguro kung mayroong complete attendance dito , ako yon at si Fely R.(Confession;There were times then that Fely and I planned to skip an event or two -because of pagod daw, puyat, init, katamaran-mga made- up excuses namin sa sarili-but coming back to our senses and reality ..we did not want to miss the fun ..the chika chika and the warmth of brother/sisterhood that was slowly enveloping the group and so.....WE WERE THERE WHEN IT ALL HAPPENED

6 comments:

orionjri said...

Hi Emma,

It is wonderful to see your post. We couldn't agree more with you and your sentiment. Mike and I were chatting today and agreed that we batchmates seem to be closer to one another now than when we were in highschool, probably because some barriers have come down (ie, the insecurities of youth). We are looking forward to more posts from you.

Corazon, July 6.

josie javier-macalua said...

YEHEY! At last, a sample of your literary prowess! Honest, it's only now that I got to read your blog. Was under the weather for a while, which kept me away from our blogspot.

I say AMEN to all that you wrote about our reunion and the renewed camaraderie among us. I still miss that historic reunion that we had, and I keep on playing and rewinding every bit of the events and happiness that we shared for a brief period. Para na tayong sirang PLAKA, este, sirang DVD na nito.

My goal now is to keep myself in good health, para sure na maka-attend ako sa 2010 GRAND(ER) REUNION. Dapat kayo rin.

CONGRATULATIONS uli, for this very well-written reminiscence of a joyous event! More, more, please!!!

lucille said...

Well,Emma has arrived!!A Big Welcome,Kumare! I will let everyone in the batch know that you are not only a model teacher and wife but also a prolific script writer!!Alam nyo ba classmates na Emma is the author of all graduation presentation sa Central School.How abt writing your Love Story ninyo ni Fred?If you will allow me, I will write just a portion ,ikaw na lang ang magdugtong ng :And they live happily ever after"he,he he!!

C C ramirez said...

We have been WAITING for "it", Emma!!! We all love a real "and they live happily ever after" story, even the boys do (though they may not admit it). Please do not keep us nakabitin for long.

neliaamparo said...

dear emma, i'm so sorry i just read your post today.i always check our blog almost everyday but for some reason i missed reading this one.i just noticed in the old posts section that the title of this post seem new to me, so i started reading it and to my surprise it came from the most awaited blogger none other than our beloved emma.but you know what,i can understand how you feel because we feel the same way too.i amuse myself by reading our blog,putting some comments and looking at our pictures over and over again.our video was so nice because i can recall most of the events that took place during our reunion.as soon as i have the chance i will send you a copy of the dvd.how's everything down there?i hope everybody is ok.i heard that you're going to retire soon.how nice,you can enjoy it while you're still young and strong.we'll be waiting for more.pls send my regards to all our beloved classmates there,and to fred and the kids. love, nelia

Pilar Villegas Cuevas said...

Hi, Emma I just read your write up and AMEN. Please have your love story published. I am excited to read it as Luz said "and they live ever happy together." I miss you all.