I guess there are just some things (well, maybe lots) that we’ll never outgrow.
One thing I’ll never get tired of or outgrow are the barkada (clique or group of friends) and family pics. Hahaha!
So forgive my penchant for nostalgia as I post some photos of our high school barkada’s dinner and “reunion” last Friday evening. I consider them God’s blessings. We practically grew up together and have been friends through thick and thin (literally and figuratively). Our friendship go a long way back – wait, let me do the math. I think at least 20 years now. Hmmm, grade six until today. Go figure.:)
I still remember my dad fuming mad at us during our HS prom as we were all very late for the event as we got tangled up at the Colours Photo Studio along Mango Ave. beside Rustans supermarket then just to have our group pic taken. He was the one driving us to the event and he waited for us for a loooong time. ;D
Guess the younger kids don’t remember that place anymore. Now all they have is a smartphone + Instagram or Facebook and instant upload. Then we had recopies and negatives. Ooh la la! So old, I am!
Among the times we’d get to reunite and bond again are Annabelle’s birthday (August), her son N.’s birthday (October) and Christmas when our friends who are living and working in Singapore come home to spend the holidays here.
Here’s our latest pic together minus half of the group. Two could not join us. Two are in Singapore and one is based in Manila. So it was just the 6 of us but oh was it a noisy, fun and “bulabog” (unruly) 6. Hah! I dare say these are some of the times when I keep forgetting I’m in my 30s already and no longer in high school. ;D
My first time at Dolce last Friday and oh how I loved the interiors and the lighting! The place is one-of-a-kind.
Okay, now I’m going to post some through-the-years group pics that we’ve had every time we bond. As always, no matter how fun it is to catch up and update each other about what’s going on with our lives, the talk almost always goes back to our high school crushes, the fun that we had in school and the fond memories of old classmates and teachers! As if! We’ve been friends for so long that we’re already used to each other’s quirks and idiosyncrasies and yet still discover new things about each other every now and then.:)
Thank You, Jesus, for friends who are like wine. The older, the better it gets. 🙂
UZ at Annabelle’s pension house last year – August 2011
Baby Eya’s birthday (Diya’s daughter) Diya is the sexy mommy in purple. 🙂
Nathan’s birthday, October 2011 with Aaliyah, our honorary member 🙂
our annual Christmas get-together, December 2011
Annabelle’s birthday, 2010 at Cafe Laguna
Dinner with the hubbies, January 2009 🙂
UZ THEN…Brace yourself for some really geeky and old school pics. Hahaha!:)
Pics courtesy of our friend A.’s FB album
Look at them then 🙂 hahahaha! funny!
Senior year field trip at Philippine Dream (this is UZ with our male barkada counterpart) hahaha! so cliquish and childish that time! (That’s me at the rightmost side) hahaha
high school graduation 🙂