Monday, June 25, 2007

::age gap::


just celebrated his birthday last june8~9 at embassy, fort bonifacio, and as promised, we joined in his partee...

it was a first for lizeth and myself to join the ism kids in a party outside school and i think it was better than i expected... *wink

one cannot help to think about age during birthday celebs and this particular celebration made me think about how big or small of a difference our age is with these 'kids.' i still love the music... i still love the crowd... i still love the dancing... and i still love the 'gatorade.' bwahaha! maybe it's true that these 'kids' keep me young... and i thank them for it ;)

was just finished chatting with good bud rinah a couple of minutes ago and she was ranting non-stop about work and how stressful it is to be in the corporate world, trying to meet deadlines and catch-up with all the deliverables that her boss is asking of her... she has 'no choice' for now... she needs to think things through and decide on her next steps...

rinah's younger than i am -- by 2 years i think... but it seems that she's had more mature decisions to make, more ground-breaking moments to face, more serious matters to think about. m quite thankful i don't have to have these stresses in my work~life...

it made me realize (as if i haven't said it enough), that i love my job... for many reasons, but more than anything else, because of the students that make me inis, cry, laugh, share, ponder, guide. they always make me smile. and at the end of the day, i feel good for having touched these kids' lives during their crucial years... and it feels good when they show their gratitude through words, through hugs, through small gifts, through smiles.

i loved spending a few hours of my party life with these kids at embassy... it was a chance to show a different side of me.
~ thanks harvey for everything. we'll be your friends always ;) good luck on your future and i know that you will definitely go far in life! congratulations on your graduation and happy birthday! iluvya! ~


it seems that as i welcome 2007, i say goodbye to more and more people, places, things... sad, yes... but thinking about it on a positive note, i can say that i'm happy too to say goodbye...

1. goodbye to our seniors 2007 :: another year has passed and another graduation was celebrated. this year, i say goodbye to a lot of my favorite ism kids... it's sad to think about how different it will be come sy 2007-08 when this batch is gone... they're my freshmen batch and their the first that i've handled for a complete 4 years!
as lizeth puts it...
harvey! haha! and i all of them! i know that they'll be entering a new phase in their life -- college -- which will be full of excitement and great experiences... best of luck to them all!

~ thanks guys for keeping me young! i love my job because of you... ~

so here are some snipets of graduation 2007:

jiggy, virg, royce

shruti, ricky

jj, jerwin

ken, bea

brendan, mike, travis, charli, stefan, daiyu, mark, alex, joanne, jerwin

a 10?11?12?-course dinner at kai, greenbelt 2, makati: harvey's graduation bash!

2. goodbye to 2 of ism's best people: roy and mike... they were the craziest people in school! and they made us laugh countless times...

~ thank you for being our friends and our mentors, for taking care of us while you were around.
you two will always be remembered! ~

3. goodbye to ceejay as she explores the education sphere of busan, south korea...
~ congratulations, ceej in this new phase in your life. as i've told you before, may you find joy in this new place in terms of your career and personal life. i know that this is a blessing that you definitely deserve. can't wait to visit you there! ~

here's our mini despedida for ceejay at secret recipe, 32nd street, fort bonifacio:

4. goodbye to my dream car: chie's mazda miata mx5 '97...

we've given this baby up to someone else to take care of... it took years for chie to decide on selling X... we're thankful to have found someone who seems very enthused to take care of him...

5. goodbye to caloocan, the place i called home for the past 26 years...

with kuyryan and family, migrating to canada, it was time for me to move out of caloocan and live on my own. i'll be staying at wedgewood, where kuygary and family used to live... it will be a big change... and i'm preparing myself. i should be ok ;)

earlier on, i've aready made my wish for 2007: that i could handle my first experience of independence well... and i trust that God will heed my prayers

::with all these goodbyes come new hello's... i shall post a blog about that soon!::