How are you 24 years after Highschool?

My Highschool Annual 1986

Reminiscing High School

I finished highschool at Centro Escolar University Mendiola Manila in 1986. The photo above was from the pages of our Highschool Annual we called the Rosebud. This reminded me that as early as highschool, one of  my dreams was fulfilled by being one of the Rosebud staffer. The Idea that I was a part of Rosebud 86 editorial group, still gives me so much excitement, and pride... That as early as highschool "Writing has been a part of me". I am really back now to my old self.... The Maria Cecilia who loves to write....and enjoys turning emotions into words

Years after years

HS Reunion Fever

Highschool reunion ignited this will to look back after all those years. I am very proud of my classmates who remained beautiful in spite of years that added to our age. Classmates who were not able to come in the party but was able to monitor through other social networking site, said we haven't really changed at all.

Here we are after 24 years

(From Left to right) Mini,Nanette,Malou,Maricor,Anna, Dang,MARIA,Gemma and Ruth
(From Left to right) Mini,Nanette,Malou,Maricor,Anna, Dang,MARIA,Gemma and Ruth
I was at the far left standing
I was at the far left standing

How are we

We were only 40 students in our class. At present maybe half of that population are are now residing abroad (Canada, US, Sweden, Indonesia etc), but still keeping in touch....
Those of us who were able to attend our Highschool grand reunion were all okey in our "chosen" fields.,some are married and with kids too., we are not successful though in finding our other classmates but the most important thing is most of us are already connected. We will still try to search on other Escolarinas and with the technology now adays, I believe it is still possible to find them. For now I love to enjoy our renewed friendship

It's like we are highschool students again..

Treasured friends are friends we met during younger days

Because they accepted you at times when you haven't achieved anything yet in your life. They saw you in your ugliest, and witnessed your mood swings and still remained your friends. My highschool friends are  my treasure from my jewelry box of friendship. They give me confidence and pride and I am trully proud of them. Until now happy times with them is something that I want to linger...

Singing on stage with a live band

Very Active Highschool life formed me

Whatever talents I have now, I discovered them all during Highschool years and it was then I formed my foundation and strength in doing everything shamelessly (because in highschool you have no choice but to dance, to sing and to act). I became shy and quiet in college, and now in the office where I am presently working, I never performed in any programs or activities. But in our reunion I was one of the most eager to dance and even went up to stage to sing....  looks like I regained that old courage.. I don't always have the confidence to sing as I am confident with writing.

Funny How time flies

Kris now in US, Ana,Lian now in Canada,ME,Rizza now in US too
Kris now in US, Ana,Lian now in Canada,ME,Rizza now in US too

Our Classmate Lian, She monitored us through Skype, she's in Canada

HS Friends Anna and Gemma

Anna and Gemma During our Graduation
Anna and Gemma During our Graduation
Photo taken last March 2010 during Gem's Birthday
Photo taken last March 2010 during Gem's Birthday
Latest photo taken last July 3, HS Reunion
Latest photo taken last July 3, HS Reunion

Surviving life....

We may all look happy but we all had our share of difficulties in life, it can be financial, problem with partners, job, family... but I guess, what kept us still beautiful is how we handle or lead our life specially during times of trials and pains... I guess all human beings have thier own ardous paths ahead of them, and it all depends on them on how to pass them with focus on surviving life... and we all have the guidance of God.

Graduation Day
Graduation Day
Rizza, ME and Anna
Rizza, ME and Anna
ME and Anna during HS Reunion
ME and Anna during HS Reunion

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febriedethan 6 years ago from Indonesia

Maria, thank you for sharing those wonderful moments and memories, I agree with u, most of my treasured friends are those who I met on my younger age, thank you once again :)


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Maria Cecilia 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks febrie for visiting, it's always nice to see you in other hubs aside from QSD.. Yes I shared these things because I know everybody can Identify with me


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J@ps 6 years ago from Southern California

Wow, looking at your photos inspired me even more to attend our reunion later this year in Las Vegas.

Our batch celebrated 25 years last year (back in the Philippines) but I missed it, so when our batchmates in North America organized this one here in the US, now we, who are based in this part of the world have a unique opportunity to celebrate a similar thing.

Thanks for sharing.


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Maria Cecilia 6 years ago from Philippines Author

J@ps thanks for visiting, yes I really encourage to attend your reunion, it will make you feel younger, and will feel good to see highschool classmates and even though ahead or behind you...


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vietnamvet68 6 years ago from New York State

Maria - Great write on your High School reunion. Cherrish those memories while you can. My school just had their 45th reunion this year and it was a blast from the past seeing everyone from years ago. Treasure them and God Bless


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Maria Cecilia 6 years ago from Philippines Author

thanks for visiting vietnamvet68. friends are real treasure

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