Friday, March 12, 2010

We Have Arrived

I would like to inform you that Cecile and I have arrived Toronto Monday night of March 1st. We are off the jet lag now but still readjusting our bodies to the cold after being acclimatized with the hot summer weather in Manila.

We are very glad having spent our 2 1/2 months leave in the Phil. for it gave us ample time to settle some unfinished tasks we left behind when we immigrated in Dec 2003.

Our PMA Alumni Homecoming up in Baguio in Feb provided me precious moments with my Mistahs, reliving our cadet days and our stint in the military as officers during which almost all attained the star ranks. The anecdotes were just rib-tickling and our more serious achievements not only in the military but in government and civilian sectors were sources of pride and glory for our PMA Magiting Class of 1970. The Cadet Corps parade in honor of all the alumni was so memorable for all of us.

More than anything, our JRI HS Reunion of the Decade was awesome and so unforgettable! I brought with me fond memories I will cherish in my lifetime. The fun and laughters were just too much to bear! You have all inspired me to live life to the fullest, to be grateful for what I have and what I have become. You were all a great part of me!

Back here in the land of ice and snow, I am faced with so much things to do --- livelihood, family, and the community we have started in Greater Toronto area. My eldest son who got married in Manila during our trip there is back here with his bride, hopefully working on our next assignment --- "apo"stolic work!

Anyway below are some pictures I took during our seemingly never-ending reunion. If you want to view more, please click on my multiply site (

Enjoy! I hope I captured the glamor, the beauty, the splendor, the frivolity, the elegance, and the distinction that is JRI Batch of 1963!


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JoGJMac( said...

thank God that you and your family are safely home now, and that you all had a grand time here in our country.

thanks for the pictures. MAHIRAP MALIMUTAN. NAPAKASAYA KASI!

could you please share with us some pics of your son's wedding and your PMA reunion? kung pwede lang naman.

my best regards to CECILE.

Pilar Villegas Cuevas said...

Ernie and Cecile, thanks God that you arrived safely.Thanks too for sharing the photos you had taken. Yes it is really unforgetable those days we batch63 were together during our reunion of the decade. Our joy and laughters. Sana magkita tayong muli bago dumating ang ating 50th in 2013.

ErnestoDR said...

Pilar, we are planning to visit my brother and his family in Baltimore maybe this summer.
Humanda ka dadaanan ka namin!
Salubungin mo kami ng 2 banda.
Banda roon at banda rito!

Pilar Villegas Cuevas said...

Ernie, just let me know when. I will also inform, Annie, Ed and Manny. Let us have get together. Will see if Mike can also come. Mini reunion ulit ito sa Baltimore. Ang problema ang banda sa Baltimore and Banda rito at banda roon. See You then.