Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Subject Matter: The Class Reunion

Class Reunions are both happy and sad occasions. It is one special event in a student's life that he looks forward to  after graduation. Most always than not, it is the most awaited moment in a student's life that he plans to either attend or avoid. And yes, it is one event where a student reunite with his former classmates to walk down memory lane created during those days when they were still young and stupid! LOL
The Venusians - 30 years after and moving on.

Last summer I attended our 30th High School Reunion in the Philippines. Yes, you heard it right 30th years! After 30 loooonnnnnggggg years it was wonderful to see old friends and classmates again.

The Class after the Thanksgiving Mass
The Boys
 The Girls
The Venusians 81-82

After 30 years... we were able to catch up and touch base and pick up where we left off.

After 30 years... we ate and drank and feasted during our special day of togetherness.
The Feast.
The boys enjoying the food.
 The girls enjoying the drink????
After 30 years... we danced and sang and had fun like we used to 30 plus years ago.
Having fun.
Maila singing an old favorite song while the rest of the classmates crooning in the background.
Ballroom dancing with Peter.
 Dancing to the music of the VST and Co.

After 30 years... we cheered for the good old days and the happy experiences we shared together.
Cheers to the Good Old Days!
 Cheers to those who did not make it. You guys are truly missed.

After 30 years... we bonded with good old friends who despite the 30 years gap of absence, we remained friends.

After 30 years... we see again our former teachers who are responsible for part of who we are now as a person.

Ms. Veridiano giving a speech.
Mr. Reveche jamming with Xavier.

And after 30 years... we still partied like there was no tomorrow.
Joel's Angels dancing to the tune of Justin Bieber's Baby, Baby
The Classmates dancing in circle.

Class Reunions are always happy occasions that students should look forward to - to remind them of their roots... their accomplishment... and their long friendship with people who became part and parcel of their lives.
The 5 Stars minus 2.
With my 2 partners in crime... HS Sweethearts Allan and Aida.
The 5 Stars again.
With the "Last Trip" Girls.
With my Daddy Bertille and Mommy Chona.

And Class Reunions are occasions where you just want to experience belongingness all over again.

An Open Letter to the Venusians Class 81-82

Dear Classmates,

Thank you for all the happy and not so happy memories we shared together. Thank you for all the good and not so good times we will remember forever. And most of all thank you for the friendship that I will treasure for as long as I live.

It was indeed a blessing that after 30 years, we were able to see each other again and walk down memory lane. Looking back, it was indeed great to reminisce the past with new perspective and attitude. And yes, it was such a wonderful experience to do some of the things we used to love doing back then.

30 years - what a number! It seems only yesterday when we were making impact on each other's lives. 30 years had passed and here we are - nothing has changed. We are still the same people we used to know but a lot wiser... much smarter and more tamed. wink*

After 30 years, we meet again with different stories to tell. We all achieved big and small things in our own special and different ways but we all remained grounded and humble of our own achievements.

After 30 years, we still know how to party and we partied like we were 30 years younger. LOL. Those who never had the courage to even stand on the dance floor 30 years ago, were the ones who never left the dance floor that night. Oh what a wonderful sight.

And after 30 years, those who were friends are still friends and going strong. And I know deep in my heart that we have something to cherish as we move forward to another 30 years.

To those who did not make it... it was not the same without you. We truly missed you guys. But even if you guys were not there, you all remained in our thoughts and prayers. And we are hopeful that on the next reunion, you will be able to join us then.

To those who master-minded and spear-headed the event... you guys rock! Kudos to all of you. Your hard work, generosity [with your time and effort] and your unequaled dedication are well appreciated. Our 30th HS Reunion will not be a success without your blood, sweat and tears. Thank you for your sacrifices.

To those generous sponsors who gave more than what we expect - you guys are awesome! Thank you for your big heart and big love for the Venusians. Thank you for sharing so much. Next time again? wink***

To our former teachers, Mr. Reveche and Ms. Veridiano - you both are wonderful. Thanks for coming and sharing this wonderful occasion with us. Thank you for the lessons in life and for molding us. Hope that you will be there again on our next reunion.

And to all my classmates - you guys are the best! I will never ever forget you. Love you all. See you in our 50th Birthday Reunion.


Ruthilicious... absent in the Classroom, present in the Chatroom. She blogs when she is NOT Facebooking doing chores and she blogs while she is ALSO Facebooking doing chores.

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1 comment:

Judy SheldonWalker said...

How special and sweet Ruthi. I am so glad yours was enjoyable.

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