Earlier this afternoon I had the pleasure of attending the ADMU 92 reunion held at the high school covered courts of the Ateneo de Manila. In spite of the threatening weather, the turn out was respectable, and I was able to see my old friends... a few from English, Biology, Math and Filipino, plus others I hung out with during my lunch breaks.
Our batch is a varied and interesting one... one is the spokesman for the United Opposition, while another is the daughter of President Gloria M. Arroyo... there are doctors (a bone surgeon, two nephrologists and a thoracic-cardiovascular surgeon)... lawyers... a photographer... others have decided to be stay-at-home moms or work from home... artists, economists, and entrepreneurs. We all got together amidst pizza booths... ice cream... beer and soda... activities for the kids... strollers... monobloc chairs... high winds from the typhoon that never came... and many memories of dorm visits and uniformed teachers. We tried to figure out what had happened to those that couldn't attend... who was overseas or who was still home...
All in all, it was an afternoon well spent, and one I shall remember for a long time. Thanks to Heaven Torres for getting us all together!
No, I didn't graduate with the rest of my class (actually, I didn't graduate at all), but it didn't matter... as far as I'm concerned, I am from the Ateneo de Manila University... Class of 1992.