MMA Batch 1990 Mini Meet-Up

There was a call for a mini meet-up a week before the date of meeting.  It’s been awhile that us classmates from Iligan and Cagayan de Oro and somewhere in between had been together.  Though the guys from cdo often meet-up when they could. Mas ubay ubay man pud gud sila didto. 🙂 But Clyde and family were home for a vacation from Australia, so we met and spent time with each other.

Anyways, we had the get together at a new resort in Libertad called C Resort. Thanks to Jun Dy for introducing to us the place.  It was nice. The pool was an eyes candy.

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I have an eye for bursting colors so I took a lot of photos of the pool from the cabana where we lanay. Pools were suppose to be a place for swimming, but we preferred to lanay up there than enjoy the water and the sun down there. I start to think that maybe because of our age. lols! Nah they were just so busy catching up with each other.

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The place is amidst nature so it was a perfect place to unwind.  To me, Mr. Sun was just so harsh that time that I don’t wanna leave the place with roof. Init jud kaayo para nako.  I kept thinking of the cool waters of Timoga. ha ha ha

Anyways, after some hours of almost “endless chika” ay catching up diay, we went out of the cabana to take pictures together.

It’s good to be together in times like this.  I can feel that we still act and laugh like high school bunch, but it’s good.  I think if we don’t have a regular meet-up, we could drift apart since almost all of us have different jobs and different priorities.  If we don’t agree to meet then pwede na mag limutay.  Sound sad. But nah some guys in the batch are very active – so we will still meet-up from time to time.  Even if none from abroad comes home, we would still meet up.

Here are some of our group photos:

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Attendance checked:
Melody, Cristine, Lucille, Fermel, Ervin, Clyde, Eun Ae, Nelson, Meriam, Christina, Ariel.
That baby is the first apo of the batch.

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So this is all for now! Until the next time, which is soon. 🙂

Venue: C-Resort @ Libertad, Misamis Oriental
Resort entrance:  100.00
Pool fee: 200.00
Cabana’s fee: 1650.00

Remembering my FEO

FAO stands for Foreign Expert Officer.  A person gets this job description if their school hiring foreign teachers.    They are the ones who does the endless needed paper works of the school regarding the hiring and getting permits.   Since I was their first foreign teacher, then it was like a trial and error for him.  Good thing, their city officers are always give time for the papers to be done, then there was not much problem.  Mr. Bin was one  of the FAO i worked with that I cannot forget because of his friendliness and kindness.  He is charming! A right word for him.  He is a friend to everyone and since he thinks am so far away from home, he is extra kind to me.  Always making me laugh.

This is Mr. Liu Bin and Helen in a Mongolian native costume.
They paid for this attire just for picture purposes.

Since today is Chinese new year, I remember my Chinese friends in a special way.  If I am there I can surely treat them for a free cigars – not just Mr. Bin but all all my guy friends who loves cigars.   Even though I don’t like them smoking in front of me but there are special occasions when I just tolerate them.

Dashing Bride

One of the weddings that I cannot forget simply because I took pictures of them is the wedding of Byrne and Anne.  Byrne is a high school classmate of mine and one of the closest to us especially to my sister.

Few of us classmates in high school attended his wedding and we were just so lucky to be around to witness such special occassion.

Anne is just one of the dashing brides I know during her wedding day, and this photo will prove it:

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I feel proud in sharing this one pic of her with them. I told Ann that she was so beautiful during her wedding day.  She is beautiful every day but she was more during the day she got married to our classmate.

The look of one who is so in love and so happy to be married…

One Early Wednesday Morning @ MVC

The last time I visited MVC was in October last year when we spent a night there together with some friends.   I also remember that it was that time I reserved a room in Ma’am Apples house for the upcoming 60th Homecoming.

Then the 60th Homecoming has arrived and it was held during the first week of April.  April first to the sixth to be exact.  But due to work, I decided to go up on the third which was Wednesday.  That was also the day when the Noviecountants had their reunion so I travelled with them on that Tuesday night.

We left Iligan at eleven in the evening and we arrived at almost exactly 5:30 in the morning.  It was still early but I was too alert to grab some sleep so I decided to join the morning worship since the morning worship was to start at 5:30. Since I saw that some people were still making their way to the venue, I decided to follow, too.

Then this is my morning shot when I passed by the tennis court. Still too early I guess for tennis enthusiasts to be there –

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Then as I continue walking down the DXCR road, the sun was also slowly creeping up and made it’s power more obvious to my surroundings, so these are the following shots I made:

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That’s the Audie out there!

The the DXCR sun bathing –

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The speaker of the hour that morning was Pastor Ravelo and we agreed on the phone that we will meet that morning after his appointment,  but due to change of circumstances, I failed to see him. The morning worship finished at thirty past eight, so I hurried back to Ma’am Apple’s place to have breakfast and get ready myself for a trip to Malingon Falls.

I love MVC’s early mornings because I never enjoyed them when I was still a student.  Sleep was more important that time. 🙂  But now as I get more mature, I realized that feeling the beauty of the campus in the early morning hours is very inspiring than sleep. 🙂