A month before her arrival we have been talking frequently over facebook about her homecoming and about a mini get-together. I was excited, I was looking forward of her coming to PI after fifteen years. Yes, you heard it right! A decade and a half when she last went home. I’ve been telling her how our hometown was changed the way I see it. They way people we both knew had been living for the past years. A day wouldn’t be enough to recap all what she missed back here.
high school graduation! L-R: L, ES, Hilda and Ann
ES was my high school buddy; she became one during our junior years when half of her class was merged to us. It was easy for us to get along especially when we learned that our families our allies. Our togetherness set back after ES and her family left PI in 1992 for US. We write letters to each other way back then to keep in touch and occasionally she would ring me to know how it has been.
ES homecoming in 1995. L-R: L, Lecel, ES and Pipo
Three years after (1995), ES went home on a short vacay and we organized a small get away with some of our batch mates. It was a very memorable one to recount how we hit the beach 🙂 . She flew back to US and life goes on for the two of us separately. We get married, we grow old and despite our distance, our friendship remained intact. Thanks to Yahoo! Messenger and numerous social networking sites, which kept us updated on each other lives.
Finally, she’s back! She arrived last October 19 and my excitement to see her grew more and more as I count the days to our meeting. And the day came last Saturday. It was so nice seeing ES after 15 years, it was so different from our conversation over IMs, we’re now face to face as we talk about so many things.
I send invites to LEARA however; it was only RVT who made it. Another friend, GL, joined us after an ambushed invite at his doorstep 🙂 .
We drove towards Tagaytay over a simple lunch, which I am pretty sure ES had been craving for some many years 🙂 . Pinoy dishes at its best!
We had a great time and the envy of those who didn’t make it, hehehe… 🙂
ES stay will be a short one so she’s been busy seeing friends and relatives everyday. We might be seeing again on November 1. Probably it would be the same group 🙂 unless some people would give time to join us this time.
P.S. Thanks to my cousin Moki for the ride 🙂 , he was my lifesaver this time after Winnie gets a dose of repair last Saturday.