Posts Tagged ‘reunions’
Girl Bonding
Posted on: 22nd of April 2009 | Under: Life & Love

I’ve been spending a lot of time with close friends lately. Last week, I was busy running wedding errands with Cecilia, my closest childhood friend. Being one of her brisdesmaids, I helped her with her invitations and tagged along to her gown fitting too.

The weekend was then spent bonding with more friends over food, drinks and Rockband for JR’s birthday.

Then Monday afternoon, I was happy to have lunch and coffee with Chinky, another close childhood friend, who was in town for a few days.



It’s always nice hanging out with friends you practically grew up with. No matter how long we don’t see each other (it’s been about two to three years), we never have problems picking up from where we left off. <3

Tomorrow, it’ll be dinner with some Pinoy plurkers/bloggers (I’m excited to meet new friends!). Next week, it’ll be more girl bonding over a salon trip and a weekend getaway. Then mid next month I’m flying back to Manila for a little over a week to relax and unwind. I haven’t planned anything for my trip yet (no rv camping or anything), but I’m really looking forward to seeing my family and more friends. There truly is no place like home. <3

There’s No Place Like Home
Posted on: 22nd of January 2009 | Under: Life & Love

Flying back to Manila for the Christmas holiday was full of wonderful memories. There really is no place like home.

It was great to get away from the hustle and bustle of Singapore life. For almost two weeks, I was free from the stress of work; no calls from clients and suppliers! It was nice to rest my head and creative juices from designing and drafting detailed drawings of kitchen cabinets and tv stands/consoles.

Here are a few photos to narrate the lovely time I had:

JR and I booked Business Class seats, and we definitely enjoyed the special treatment. Free food at the lounge, and special meals on the plane. The bigger seats were more comfortable too.



Bumping Into Old Friends
Posted on: 28th of August 2008 | Under: Life & Love

Nothing beats the surprise of casually bumping into an old friend on an ordinary afternoon spent window shopping at the mall.

I was at Raffles City earlier and had just stepped out of TopShop when a guy who looked too familiar walked passed me. I had to take a second look before I realized that it really was Marcus, one of my High School classmates from ISB! I quickly called him, and he was just as surprised to see me. I mean, it’s not everyday you bump into an old classmate you haven’t seen in nine years! =P

We talked for a while in the middle of the mall: updates on our lives, on the others we’ve been in contact with, and talked about the 10th year reunion with our High School batch next year (if it ever pushes through, that is). It was kind of surreal. It felt like being back in High School, except we looked older (the same, but older) and a little bit rounder (that’s for the both of us! haha!). It was definitely great seeing him. It’s always nice to get in touch with old friends. Sure, Facebook has been one big reunion for ISB people; I’m finally in contact with those that I haven’t heard from since I left Brunei. But seeing someone and actually spending time with them (even for just a few minutes) is so much better!

I really hope the reunion pushes through next year. It would be grand to see my old friends together again in one room!

Another Reunion with Old Friends
Posted on: 10th of August 2006 | Under: Life & Love

Living majority of my teenage years in a different country from where I am now has quite a lot of disadvantages. For one, all of my closest friends are scattered all over the world, making it quite difficult for me to find someone to run to when I need comforting. Don’t get me wrong, I do have a handful of really wonderful friends in the country right now (the boyfriend included), but really, there’s truly nothing like being with old friends.

Another disadvantage is seeing other people with their own set of barkadas, and being envious that they have friends they can hang out with anytime they want. I get jealous of my sister when she hangs out with her Highschool buddies, because it makes me miss Brunei even more.

But if there are disadvantages, of course there are definitely some advantages too. Like having the perfect excuse of flying off to another country to see one of your friends get married. Waiting almost 7 years just to see each other again made everything more wonderful.

And there’s also the opportunity of organizing reunions everytime old friends fly into the country.

Last month, on the day we arrived back from Singpaore, I had to rush off to ATC for a mini-reunion with some people. Two of my guy friends were in the country on vacation, and even if I was exhausted from my flight, I went to see them anyway. Jeremy and Tan treated the bunch to a late night dinner at Sinangag Express.

Cheap food + great company = fun!

The only picture of the night: Michelle, Marck, Jeremy, Amador, Tan, my sis and me.


Then last Friday was another reunion, because Matet (who’s getting married next month!) was in the country to fix some papers. She had to leave early, and because I arrived late I only got to see her for 10 minutes. I still enjoyed coffee with the rest who stayed. No pictures of the night, because I was too tired to take pictures.

Another opportunity to get together happened when I got a text message from Sean (who’s actually the first-bf-slash-ex) that he and his girlfriend were on vacation in Manila.