Feb. 7, 2014
I enjoyed looking at the photos of our Parekoyzs who were able to make it to
our recent reunion held @ the Architectural Center. Thanks to the superb
and sharp photos taken by our volunteer photographer Parekoy Sonny Nicolas.
Photos taken using Panasonic cameras are reliably crisp and clear. I
remember and recognized most of your faces but unfortunately some of you I
had difficulty in identifying with certainty based on my rusty long-term
memory aka memory loss. Pardon me for my temporary lapse of memory. Let me
see if I recall the names & faces of the attendees: The regulars and core
committee members easy to recognize - Ed Aguila, Bonnie Vergel de Dios,
Frankie Flameno, Rey Pineda, Ramesh Genomal,Danny Yu, Wilson Aw. Freddie
Duran, Joselito Ocampo, Lito Consunji, Nestor Puzon, Teddy Beronilla, Artie
Villaraza, Toni Galang(Tony Vijungco), Mon Yoingco, Jun Simon, Rolly Sison,
OK for the rest of the attendees I remember Art Boquer, Ricky Esguerra, Alex
Vicente, Larry Co, Eboy Tirona, Ver Labos, Gerry Balbin, Nick Fletcher,
Boyong[my Ninong] Vergara, Ramon Yatco, Chito Penala, Rene Jose, Don
Sevilla, There was a guy wearing a blue shirt w/black collar during the
kareoke session. Was that Tony Arnaldo?
I also wonder if some of our parekoys based on the East Coast made it. Was
Fred Poblete there too?
I particularly liked the black w/red logo shirts custom-made for us by
Ramesh. Maybe next time Ramesh can also make us logo underwear with our
Class of 69 in bloody red. I wonder if he can also make some for those
like me who sometimes want to be closer to nature by wearing g-strings
or thongs on special occasions like our reunions. I am thinking of maybe a
mini thong fashion show to either entertain or "scare" our female guests..
I can see that you were in good spirits. Thank goodness for the hard drinks
that gave you the guts to proudly display your bathroom voices among the
cheering and amused karaoke fans in the captive audience - who might have
opted to listen to the songs with earplugs.
It was also nice
that there was lechon served during the dinner. I like the crispy, crackling
skin of the lechon and parts of the ribs with the thin layer of pork meat.
Oh I love the lechon cheeks which can also made into sisig by adding some
siling labuyo, salt, pepper and vinegar. The other leftovers can be made
into paksiw na lechon.
With all the
happy faces in the photos, I can say with absolute certainty that our
Sapphire re-union was a triumphant success. Those of us who were not able
to attend this time really missed those rare moments when our class of
65SBC69 can meet in one place and time to share in each other's success and
sorrows. Looking forward to see our Parekoyzs again on our next visit to the
Pinas. I dont expect a hero's welcome. Just treat me to a sumptuous lunch
or dinner and maybe a limousine ride to Tagaytay where I can savor the taste
Mon Y's world-famous bulalo.