Last month my high school barkada and college roommate, Cristine Flores, invited me to join Facebook. And I did. And then forgot all about it. I don't know what happened but this week I found myself logging on to Facebook again and before I knew it, I found one long lost friend after another. It was such fun!
Every friend found was a special reconnection but this one stands out: Marite Rodriguez, my wacky Cuban classmate, with whom I've gone on many, many adventures in high school. The last time we saw each other was ten years ago, during the Holy Week of 1999, when we had a most wonderful and memorable SUHS reunion in Washington, DC. Before and after that, Marite would send me a Christmas card every December and every now and then I would send her emails but she never answered my emails and I never sent her a Christmas card. After all these years, suddenly talking with her through Facebook just made my day!
In church last night, I told my young (teenagers and young adults) friends, hey, I sent you a message on Facebook! Let's be friends, ha. They freaked out. "Ate, you're on Facebook? Cool! I'll tell my Mom, so she'll be on Facebook, too." As in?!
What's going on ba? Facebook fever in the Philippines? Actually, yes. Check out this timely Inquirer article called "Facebook me" that, Alex Pal, sent me a link to.
So now, if you'll excuse me, I'm signing off to go find more Facebook Friends. ;-)