* Congratulations to DR. BRIAN CALINAWAGAN , DR. LIGAYA SOLERA and Dr. MARIE ANTONETTE HUYO-A for passing the 2008 Medical Board Exam! Woohoo!! Congratulations also to all the Silliman Medical Center Post Graduate Interns for a 100% passing rate in said exam! Celebrate! Celebrate!
* Our batch banners were put up yesterday! Yehey! Abbe and company hoisted the two banners up on both sides of the overpass in front of SUHS. We are so proud of our beautiful banners!
* The 107th Founder's Day of Silliman University kicked off today with a Torch Parade at dusk around the city. My students came to class today wearing headbands that looked like those on the left. The students' styroballs were painted to look like eyes so when they moved their heads, the eyes looked like they were dancing. They said the headbands were their torch parade outfits.
* SHOCKING NEWS: Our two banners were STOLEN!! As in, gikawat. Unbelievable. Who else would want our banners except our batchmates? Grrrr and huhuhu. Ma'am Leolyn was at the scene of the crime at around two pm and she was dumbfounded when the banners, which were hanging there just a couple of hours before, were nowhere to be found. Clutching her purse under her arm, she ran around rousing the security guards, the watch-your-motorcycle-boys, and the general public, frantically wailing, "Our banner! Our banner! Have you seen who took our banner?!" The guards said, "Sorry Ma'am, we were just shifting duties so we didn't notice the person who took the banners." Some bystander said he saw a kid, a child, run off with a rolled white tarpaulin, going in the direction of the pier, to the Looc area.
Ma'am Leolyn immediately calls Joey on her phone, "Joey, Joey! Where are you? Our banners! Our banners! Gikawat!"
Joey, who was on a catching crooks mission, had a truckful of Task Force personnel with him. They had to abort their current assignment to attend to the urgent distress call from Batch '78. Joey and his Task Force Team sped to Looc and did their reconnoissance. But alas, it was to no avail. Whoever had made off with our tarpaulin banners now have a new mat or a new blanket or a new table cloth in their makeshift home. That was really mean of them. They did not even wait for the Founder's Day to be finished so we could enjoy our banner for a bit.
* The 30th Grand Reunion of SUHS Batch '78 officially starts tomorrow. You would think we'd be saving all our energies and leave credits for this "seven-day, action-packed, high intensity reunion celebration." But no way. Di mapigil ang mga kundatan. Ever since our batchmates have arrived in trickles the past week, they've been clamoring, "When are we going to meet? When are we going to meet?" We locals tried to stave them off a bit, "Soon...soon...soon... Saturday will be here soon." They would hear nothing of it. So in reality, there have been daily parties here, since Wednesday evening when Jocelyn treated our batch to dinner at Shakey's. I've met old and new faces like: Lina C. , Hope T., Miguel J., Nikita P., Rolito S. and Kaye P.
I really have to sleep now because tomorrow we're going to "officially" start our muy grande reunion with a family day at Debonaire's beach house in Bacong.