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Thursday, December 1, 2011


Seven in the morning is our office hour. It’s now 6:50 A.M. so we are in a hurry. We immediately left our condo unit and drive our Jaguar. Thanks God! We reached our office at the top of a 50-storey building on time.

It’s been two decades now since we left Philippines. After graduating high school, we luckily passed a scholarship sponsored by American writers. For four years, they financed our studies until we graduated. We decided to stay and work as writers in their company printing books, novels, and magazines. For six years we give our best and dedication on our job. Our hard works bought us to fame and give honor to our country. We had received a lot of awards. In the year 2013, we were given a Nobel Prize for being the youngest writers who had contributed much to Modern Literature writing almost 802 best-selling novels printed in every known language. One of these was the novel; “The Burning Heart” which grossed $15.5M worldwide. It was adapted to film with MICHELLE VIBAR, now a Hollywood star and has been awarded an Oscar Award for Best Actress.

It was directed by the world most celebrated “Director of all Directors” and a comedian, ALLAN RAYTERAN. 
Although we live in the ‘World of Fame’ we still miss our country, our family, friends, teachers and especially our high school classmates. We always remember those moments when we laugh, cry and even scream out our emotions.
Probably a simple reunion will do to ease our loneliness. But the big question is; “When could that be?”

It became our habit to read the newspaper named “International Daily Inquirer” during break time. We are very surprise as we saw the smiling face of ENGR. SHIELA MAUREEN PEŃAFIEL.


She led the construction of the longest bridge connecting Philippines and Taiwan with the help of her architect ARIES RENEE LORINO. Beside her is ATTY. ERROL OCAMPO who recently topped the international bar exam for lawyers. The caption says they are announcing their engagement to be held at the Royal Resort, owned by the business tycoon MAY ROSOPA. The grand engagement is scheduled next week.

 “Mila! Perhaps this is the best time for a reunion?”
“Yes Jane you’re right. Besides, I’m terribly missing my family.”
We immediately take a leave and book a flight to the Philippines. At 12:00 noon we are already starving so we look for a restaurant. Our eyes catch McCravey NY. McCravey NY is the main branch of a Food Chain serving Filipino cuisine. We are enjoying our food when we are approached by KRISTINE JOY ATIENZA, the owner of McCravey.  We chatted while eating. 
She told us that JOE-BREN CONSUELO is now a renowned International Interior Designer. He designed Princess Chea’s mansion at Italy and that of MARIA CRISELDA OXIMA’s five seven-star hotels located at the Philippines, Japan, Hongkong, France and San Diego. 
In the middle of our conversation, a familiar figure move towards us with a big smile. We are ashamed when we didn’t immediately recognized International Super Model JENNYLYN BANGA. She’s now in New York for the shooting of her next shampoo commercial. 
Though we like to talk more, time is running and we still have to prepare our things for the flight. We bid our goodbyes and promise to see each other again in the party.

As we packed our things Mila turned on the television. We are astonished after seeing the Korina Sanchez of our batch, MA. VANESSA BALANA anchoring her top rating show;  ‘The Globe Tonight’ with JERNIEL ANTHONY CHAN and JOHNSON RODRIGO as field reporters. Vanessa is also the owner of International Broadcasting Corporation (IBC). 
After the news, we changed it to the Discovery Channel. We are stunned when we saw JAMSHIELA CRYSTAL BREQUILLO and SAM KRISTIAN RIŃON being interviewed by well-known and multi-awarded broadcaster HAZEL SUMADERO. The two discovered the 11th planet on the solar system, the BRE’ŃON. 

 I accidentally trip on the remote control and the channel is changed to a live basketball game. The two teams competing are the Philippines and America. The spectacular moves, rebounds, dribbles and three points of RICHARD HENRY REAL with the help of ROBERTO CASTILLO, ANGELO PONTING, MARK GINO PATANAO and GINO ALFONSO QUIAMNO win the game in favour of the Philippines. 

We wake up early. Mixed emotions filled our hearts. Our minds are full of “what ifs?”

The TOMOLINES is a really cool and comfortable ride. It is owned by FLYN ERIC CAMBUSA, now a multi-millionaire businessman who also founded The Sketches Shoes Company.

When the plane took off we’ve seen again the ‘Amazing House’ of Architect MAY DAISYREE BROJAN above a European mountain. Atop it looks like an unfound castle. 

Old acquaintances tapped us at the back and shouted “Mila! Jane!” They are RICHELLE ANN REPOLLES and ANA ELEANOR PRECONES with their ever-sweet faces. Richelle is now a Flight Attendant speaking fluently five languages; English, French, Spanish, Mandarin and Tagalog. 
Ana on the other hand is now a super-model of gowns and jewelries of the international clothing line owned by designer MELIZA LLASOS, the lady with gifted hands. 
They told us that AARON BROMA, now a Chemist discovered a new element called Bromium, Bm in symbol.

“Oh really?!” exclaimed by a man at the back seat. We look back and see Sports Commissioner ROBERT RAŃOSA. With him is the Philippine Team composed of LEMUEL GALVAN, RICHARD VELASCO, ARNEL QUIDEP, ALVIN PANTAN, FILIPINAS ORAN, and  MYLENE JOY OLARTE for Volleyball; ERNESTO ALIM JR., JOHN EPHRAIM NABUR, JOHN MATIAS , SIMOUN KEVIN RIŃON and ELYGENE TANGUIN for Sepak Takraw;  JEROME MARTINEZ, JENNY ANN OLAVIAGA and EDEN JOY ESPIRITU for Badminton; and MELANIE MENDOZA for Gymnastics.
He proudly told us that the Philippines was the over-all champion in the recently held World Olympics. We also learned from him that RAYMUND BONDE recently won the Mr. Body Form International after almost two years of work-out on his gym.

We are very absorbed in our conversation that we didn’t notice that we’re nearly to take off. The plane landed at NANG Airport, in honor of Engr. JONAH TABIOS, a Guinness Book record holder for constructing the highest skyscraper in the world.

 As we stepped down, we saw a melee of people waiting for the Philippine Team. They are led by SEN. ARIES ATIENZA, the youngest senator garnering a 75% of votes last election. As a Congressman he authored a Peace Act unifying the Philippines which made him popular in Asia and around the world.
Alejo recognized us immediately. He lead us to the parking lot where he’s ‘Hot Wheel Car’ is parked. He commanded one of the police officer to accompany us. 

The ‘Hot Wheel Car ‘is like an extravagant mini-house plus the speed. The police officer informed us that it was designed by the forever-science genius MELVIN SINSON.

Mila turned on the television inside the car and we saw the cute face of CYNTHIA DE CHAVEZ on the screen. She’s hosting the no.1 educational talk show in Asia. 

The guests are the Math wizards FRANCIA GARCIA and GRETCHEN CODIA who are now both International CPA’s. 

A sparkling variety show comes next. The bubbly moves of WINNER CHAVEZ, JETHRO RELLORA, CEDRICK DELA FUENTE, KIM MOSES LOPEZ, JEFFERSON MATIAS, JEFFREY FLORANZA, EULA SISON, BIANCA MARIE ROBLES and MARGIE CAŃAVERAL added color to the show. A deafening applause followed when divas FELIZA STAR UDELL, GLAIZA GLAVAN, & SARAH GRACE TAMARIS sang their favourite love songs. 

We decided that we must check in first in a Hotel before going back to Ligao. The police officer accompanying us suggested a place and we agreed. On our way, we pass huge billboards of JESSEL REPUBLICA, the model of Moonsilk Products. 
Beside it is the billboard of MARVICK LIM, the model of Camay Soap. In a not so distant place, a crowd gathered. Our police companion was puzzled so he halted to know what the commotion is about. We come with him and burst in a half shame, half amazed laughter upon realizing that it’s just a free Medical Mission.
It is sponsored by WHO president CHARLOU NATHALIE SACRIZ, a Harvard graduate heart surgeon. MARIA LOURDES QUEJADA, a psychiatrist lead a group compose of VERGEL VELASCO, a mid-tech with the nurses JONALINE PORTILLO and MA. CARMEN RABE. After a short chat with them we continued our interrupted journey.

We reached the hotel and thank the police who accompany us. As we are about to enter, we notice a museum in front. We have soft spots for antiques and paintings so we decided to throw it a visit.
The displayed obras entitled; ‘The Sunrise after the Dawn’ and ‘The Resonance’ captured our eyes. We wonder who’s their creator and we’re amazed upon knowing that he’s none other than RYAN OLIVER FLOR
As we turn back, we saw him laughing at our reaction. We are equally astonished when he told us he own the museum. He offered us a ride to the LBMRT (Light-Bicol-Manila Railway Transit). As we keep talking he mentioned SALVADOR ALBERTO RICO, now a great physicist who had improved virtual reality and became the 1st man to enter the cyberspace through his mind.

We reached LBMRT in no time and a few hours more, we’re back in our hometown. 
Ligao changed a lot. It became modern--- more industrialized. Nevertheless, the beautiful sceneries, fresh air and green fields which we’ve missed a lot are preserved along with the uniqueness, hospitality and humility of the people.  


The Big event finally comes. The venue is truly one-of-a-kind. 

The ‘Fabulous Diva’, NIŃA FERRER entertained the guests with her enchanting voice. 
Her 15th album ‘On the Edge’ was just launched yesterday yet already received a gold-record award. She is accompanied by Pinoy Rapper ROLLY BUENAOBRA.

There are many guests. All our teachers, classmates and batch mates in high school with their partner’s in life and children are here except for one. The center of attraction is MA'AM ASTER MALTO along with her husband and her five genius children.
The mood is so happy where everybody is talking as if there is no tomorrow. Tings from a glass silence the crowd. It is Errol announcing that the ceremony will start in a few minutes. But he is still wrapping his announcement when a rushing limousine snatch everybody’s’ attention. Everyone look at where it stops. And as if in a slow-motion, a handsome (ehemm!), good-looking guy with Billy Crawford’s smile came out saying; “Sorry I’m late!”
We are so lucky to have this guy. We thought he couldn’t come because of he just flew yesterday to Europe to receive his second Nobel Prize for Mathematics for discovering shortcuts in solving Trigonometry and Algebra problems. He made the D’ ian Coordinate Plane of Trigonometric Functions. He founded PMSF (Philippine Math School Foundation), a school sponsoring the education of Math wizards from pre-school to college. Who is he? He is none other than IAN CHRISTIAN PEŃAFIEL, a Harvard graduate in BS in Math and Physics and who is quoted by the media as ‘The Walking Genius’
In a few minutes the ceremony started. Shiela is the most beautiful bride to be. She’s wearing a backless Princess Diana-cut gown with glaze of silver motif. She walked slowly in the aisle like a goddess. Looking at her remind us of the BB Pilipinas beauties; APRIL MARIE IGLESIA, MARRA MIRELLE DUMAGAT, CLARENCE BOBIS and NADIA GO. April and Nadia just won the Miss World and Miss International respectively while Marra and Clarence are the newly crowned Ms Universe and Ms Earth respectively.
It felt so surreal.  After two decades, it seems nothing had changed. We are really happy that we wish the party never ends. But it will. Everything has an end, they say. A beautiful morning will never remain the same since night is always waiting. A lighted candle will never burn forever. They are absolutely right, but one thing is for sure, our friendship will never fade. SPECIAL PERSONS deserve a place in our hearts.

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  1. Gayun sana!!!! hahaha!!! I love it jane =) thanks!

  2. 1millionmillion like like like... heheh

  3. i just remembered this,.,hehe,.,ako ata ung napunta sa armed forces,.,hahaha,.,good work jane and mila!,.,.,aaron

  4. YEAH Aa, mukhang wala kaming talent ni Mila sa panghuhula..nevertheless di pa naman 2 decades. malay mo maging scientist ka pa...hehe... gudluck sa pagtahak mo sa career path na pinili mo..:-)
    Thanks for the like!

  5. nanggirabo baga ako habang nagabasa haahahah

  6. thanks anonymous..haha!.Buddy ikaw ba yan?

  7. astig ate mj..gawa k p lng marami..post mu ulit..tnx!mwah

  8. grabe..naiiyak ako..sobrang miss ko na si ed!buti nabassa ko to..ginanahan ako magtrabaho,nawala antok ko..mwa mwa!

  9. wow! lang ogma ko habang pigabasa kadi. i miss you all! :)

  10. aw... touching! its always nice to be back home...

  11. Hmmm @vanah: nakakamiss talaga si ed :) @helena: i'm wondering kung sino si helena, hehe :)) @mau: ditto MaShie!

  12. @anonymous January 14, 2012 8:04AM :Ems ikaw ba yan? hehe, thanks, di ko na ito na-uupdate, just visit my newly created blog www.theraconteur11.blogspot.com :0))

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  14. OMG! Kung ndi pa ako naghahanap sa net ng sample ng class prophecy na maibibigay sa studyante ko di ko to makikita. :(
    Kahit pano, proud ako sa sinulat nating ito MJ since people mentioned are SPECIAL. Sabi nga sa last part SPECIAL persons deserve SPECIAL places in our hearts.

    Haay, I missed the days.

    I missed the days!