Highschool is said to be the happiest of one’s studying journey. This is probably where we experienced a lot, be it good or bad, exciting or not, happy or sad. All of which took part in shaping the person who we are today. Just three days ago, I was able to visit my Alma mater San Francisco High School (formerly Don Mariano Marcos High School). The twins asked me to drop by for a meeting, and since mom is in the province, I was the one who attended for her. And who would have thought that I’d be tagging along a high school friend to visit, a dear friend of mine Vicky! So after the meeting, we began to roam around our used to be haven of fun. The last time I went to visit was a year ago for the twins enrollment, and of course it never fails to bring back memories. It would always take me back some 10 years ago, back in those days where problems equates to more simpler and bearable things like doing projects, assignments, petty fights with classmates or boyfriend/girlfriend, and even those stubborn pimples on our face. It has been ten years, already a decade, a lot of things had happened and changed. But everything just seemed yesterday three days ago.
I made it a point to bring my camera with me so that I can take pictures of the new and improved SFHS. So there we went, reminiscing our old moments together and clicking to capture the school’s 2.0 version at the same time. We couldn’t help but smile seeing the big improvement on how it looked and of course picturing ourselves on the same spots where we used to hang out with. With every minute we’d go, “Dito tayo gumagawa ng assignments noon!”, “Dito tayo nagpa picture noon!”, “Dito yung Science room natin!”, and stuff like that. We really really enjoyed it! Back at home, I tried taking shots of our old highschool pics using my camera, so I will include those to have some kind of a before and after thing hehe!
Calalay Building, where we spent most of our senior year
This is a photo taken with some friends at the same building above (me the 3rd guy from left, with my bestfriend Ces! haha):
On our way to Molave Building: (lubak-lubak ‘to dati haha! at walang walkway/sidewalk before):
The strong and sturdy Molave building, where we spent our sophomore year, my first year on SFHS actually coz I was a transferee (on the pic, my model Vicky haha!):
One of the many canteens, where we usually spend our lunch. Now it’s under renovation but there’s a new one just beside it:
Walang mga ganito dati, swerte ng mga students ngayon! (on the pic again, my model Vicky):
And probably this was the spot where this was taken:
The new building, Belmonte building, located beside the Yakal building:
The very spacious schoolground:
The eye-catching Baliti tree, a very famous tambayan spot (again, with my model Vicky haha!):
A shot taken under the Baliti tree a day after our graduation (me wearing red):
Yakal building from afar:
The Administration building:
A picture taken during our JS Prom with my partner Rosilyn Malubay (Ramiele’s sister?! haha!), outside the Admin building:
See, I was not fat as I imagined! hehe!
After having fun taking pictures, we finally said goodbye anew to our dear school. Still with smile on our faces, but now with churning tummies haha! So off we went to, of course, SM to have some merienda. Before going to the school, I got this craving for dumplings. That’s why when I saw Dimsum & Dumplings Tea Room, I never hesitated, and we right away ordered yummy yummy treats!
And what better way to end this entry by posting our class picture haha! Batch 1998, section 8, adviser Ms. Lorna DV Canonoy
When is the reunion?! 😉