Jeorgene and Me on my 24th birthday
One of the photos of my 24th birthday. This was taken in July 24, 1996. Me and my ex-bf. Good guy and i know he loves me so much because he really took effort in trying to make this birthday memorable for me. This birthday became extra special because of his effort – when we were already separated. I guess people do realized how much they value a person when he or she is already gone. hehehehe
Anyway, this birthday was celebrated with one of our buddy friends, Bebbot & Ampoy. This was a double celebration – my birthday and ther wedding anniversary.
Bebbot and Ampee so sweet!
They should be! I was so civil towards JM that day. I was so overwhelmed of his effort. Maybe if we did not broke up, i will never experience this sweet birthday treat from him.
My 24th birthday was very memorable. I spent the weekend in Cebu at my relative’s place and my boyfriend (Ulee) celebrated the whole day Saturday with us. Sunday early morning, he sent me off to the bus station for my 8 hrs trip back to Bacolod City. I was carrying a big teddy as a gift from him. When i arrived in Bacolod City, this was the surprise for me. A Birthday celebration with my barkadas.
As am making this post, am wondering what if we can move back the time…i wonder if i would dwell there or i’d love my time now.
Me – with two kids. Married turned single. single parent.
Jeorgene – 4 kids. Married to a nurse
Bebbot & Ampee – separated. Divorced. They have 2 kids. Ampee in Oman. Bebbot just in Bacolod. (oh i miss her)
Ulee – in Canada. Married. with 1 kid.
The photo I am sharing is a photo of a lighthouse which is located in the Island of Cabilao, Bohol. Just a stone throw away from La Estrella Beach Resort (old location).
This lighthouse brings back nice memories of a past love. The first time i laid foot on this lighthouse was during the last few days of January in 1997. I will say few days because i cannot remember the exact date anymore but i know it was around that time. I was 3-4 weeks pregnant with my dd (dear daughter) 😀
With me to visit this spot was of course of course my boyfriend (Dimple’s dad.) I am the type who is very scared of heights so i did not make it up to the top. I guess i lasted midway and he took a photo of me. I still have that photo now and it obviously shows that i was not relaxed up there, but i managed to smile.
He and I were there on a very important purpose but after 3 days we both felt a little disappointed because our mission on why we were was not happening. Anyway, we sort of just think that the days we spent there was our advance Valentine’s day celebration as our initial plan was to spend Valentine’s day in Bohol, February 14 of that year. But due to an emergency situation, so we had an early visit to the resort. It was my first time. Not his because his mom owns the place. 🙂
In April 2008, Dimple and I had the chance to visit the resort again and yes, we had the chance to stroll to the lighthouse from the new location of the resort. Taking that photo, memories came flashing back and i smiled to myself because i saw myself in his place long time ago taking picture of me up there. Now, look at another photo and tell me who is up there —
A back view of someone with long hair.
That’s my daughter!
Oh my she was so brave to make her way to the top. She even managed to stay awhile to enjoy the view. I really envy her that time. But i was already in a state where i can’t climb up heights anymore. lol! I have i already increased my size twice from the first time i visited the spot. So, i just end up her photographer of which i did not mind because i was feeling i was her dad. 🙂
She looked tensed yet she moved upward more. She’s standing almost at the spot where i sat one day that end of January 2007 – and she was still 3- 4 weeks old fetus inside. Now, in this photo, that little fetus is standing on the same spot.
How time flies!
Oh memories…you make my heart lighter. 🙂
Pear Farm 2004
Pear Farm 2005
The same place.
The same person.
Different hair length
The same smile
and with the same idea in mind —
to have a photo in the midst of the pear flowers.
My last visit was in 2005. Probably if i haven’t come back to the Philippines for sure the next years to come i will still visit the same place during the pear flower season. The flowers will be in full bloom for just a week. My first visit there was in 2003 and i wore a grey coat. It looks so gloomy in the photo. I made sure that during my next visit (2003 and onwards) i wore something with a lively color. 🙂
See the green and orange? I just love it!
FIRST TIME IN DIPOLOG/DAPITAN (Part I)
I was one of the faculty/staff chaperons of an Educational Tour
~~Almost to reach our destination
~~ That’s our first stop. For lunch. The place feels like attending a debu or a formal party. hehehe
~~ After lunch, this was the next destination. A student activity that was suppose to be done in an hour but we stayed there for more than 2 hrs because many students wanted to reach the top.
Do you wanna know how many steps i made? Oh well, only 3 of that 3003. lol!
~~Here’s me after making that 3 steps. lol!
It was during this trip that i met up close and personal the Miss Earth 2008 winner Karla Paula
and the ladies that won Miss Air and Miss Water.
I think Miss Karla is very beautiful.
Next to that peak, we proceeded to Rizal Shrine in Dapitan.
A sunset view i took from the top of the Lovers’ Rock inside the shrine. I can imagine Jose Rizal and Josephine Bracken enjoy the sunset from that spot.
There’s much more photos to share about this trip so maybe i can post them next time as Part II.
I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as i enjoy recalling those moments.
This is one of the memories that brings a smile to my face at the same time sad because this guy here —
left this world unexpectedly (through a vehicular accident. he was hit by a speeding car heeding to the airport catching a flight) 3 months later. He was one of the persons that made this trip more lively and unforgetable for the students especially.
MY FIRST PLANE RIDE!
It was November 2001. The flight was from Bacolod City to Manila. The plane ride was not the original plan. I was traveling to Manila from Cagayan de Oro City via Bacolod City to see a friend. Since i have enough funds for a Manila fare, my friend suggested that instead of getting a boat ticket, I should take the plane! I was excited but thinking of the “first time” the idea brought butterflies to my stomach.
The big day came and it was around mid morning. My friend and her kids sent me off and they did not left until the plane left. Bacolod Airport was not yet that strict that time that my friends can see me at the far side of the Admin building. They even saw me walking towards the plane and the kids shouted my name but i did not hear. My friend said i just walked straight and she can obviously sensed that i was sort of scared.
Really i was scared. And during the take off, I remember i closed my eyes but after a minute or two, i opened my eyes and started to get to the feeling and I was ok. The butterflies in my stomach was gone! I tried looking out of the window and it was a great feeling seeing the clouds so near.
The craft landed safely and I whispered a prayer of thanks to the Lord that the trip was alright and no untoward incidents happened.
I wish i had a photo of that first time!
Happy remembering everyone!
How do you pronounce that? I can’t get it quite well now. I haven’t checked the dictionary yet but that is the class name of the Batch 2010 graduates of this college. Unique name huh and they are excited for graduation day to come yet they are also pressured to finish all their requirements. Of course they can’t graduate unless they pass all the subjects they are taking this semester. Anyhow, even then they are also busy taking their formal shots and the informal shots (street shots) to be used for their Batchbook. Some pictures came out really nice and can be used for photo graduation announcements . I showed them a sample and the whole class has to decide if they are going to use this as an invitation for their family and friends. This also reminds me of my personal graduation invitation me and my roommate made before my graduation in college.
Oh i happen to scan one of my old photos (the after the graduation program)
I look happy! Don’t I?
There’s really a reason for that big smile and until now I still can’t forget it. 🙂
By the way, we call our graduating class – ZENITHWARD. We graduated October 1994.