do you still remember all your former classmates?

Philippines
March 14, 2010 3:25am CST
I have a funny story to share related to this topic. While buying some goods in the market, a girl with an unfamiliar face approached me and mentioned my full name. I didn't know how to react especially when she was about to embrace me with fondness. She was comfortable exchanging dialogues with me so, I opted to go with the flow. I tried to recall even a single thing that would connect her to my past but my mind did not participate. To avoid causing disappointment,the idea that popped into my head was not mentioned by my tongue. For not being able to ask her real name, I remained clueless until we met again. She was with a companion at that time and I joined their conversation in order to hear how the other person would call her. It's so ridiculuous to remember that we were even seatmates during elementary days and had fought over a missing pencil..Haha!
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28 responses
@dhysanne (451)
• Philippines
2 Jul 10
I think she really excited to see you because she's been thinking over the years of the incident of the missing pencil! Just kidding... I always have contact with some close friends from grade school, high school and college. But some of them I can't recall the surname but still know by their first name. I also have an experience like. Seeing a former schoolmate who knows me but I really can't recall where I met him/her. I just smile back, but I keep on thinking who that person is. Yet I'm thankful that she remembers me.
21 Jul 10
Things like this happenss a lot. I even have forgotten there complete names. Just there faces. I can anly remember those close friends. Which up untill now have been touching base with each other. Its really great to keep your friends.
@annierose (18040)
• Philippines
30 Mar 10
hi eloveriz, That is very a funny thing. I cannot remember all my former classmates except for those who are closed with me. Sometimes, there are some persons who will smile on me or call my names but I cannot remember their names. But their face are familiar and I know they were my classmates before. And one time I was riding on a jeep, someone paid my fare on the driver. Then he talked with me. We are not classmates. He is just one of my batchmates but it is so nice of him to chat with me.
• Philippines
2 Apr 10
Hi annierose! thanks for sharing your experience here, I've gone through situations like that. Have a good day to you!
@kevinll (967)
• China
30 Mar 10
I forget some name of my classmates. Once I joined a party and met some classmates. I knew them however I didn't know the name. I tried to recall. When we finished the talking I still could not remember their name. So I had to ask other classmates.
• Philippines
2 Apr 10
Ha ha! Yes, remembering all our former classmates by their names is often hard especially when we get to see them face to face, it's an awkward situation.
• Netherlands
29 Mar 10
How could I forget them? I mean most of them were terrible people and I do not remember them with much good in my heart, but there were some pretty funny moments when all negative is put to the side. I also keep contact with a few of my old classmates, it's not like we lost touch. I love being with my friends and spend some quality time
• Philippines
2 Apr 10
I want to have an open communication line with my formers classmates/friends too. Hope they'll find me in some social sites I've joined. I found few in FB, one here in mylot.
• India
29 Mar 10
i remember most of my classmates except a few...after signing into orkut i met lots of my school friends...like a chain through one person i met the other...n its still going on...all my 10th classmates r planning for a get-together...n am planning to invite all my schoolmates for my m'age
• Philippines
2 Apr 10
Wow! Reunion...that's a good idea, hope I'd get the chance to be with my former classmates again.
@Sir_bobby88 (8244)
• Singapore
25 Mar 10
Well i do remeber most of them yea . but i never really kept contact with most of them sadly.
• Philippines
26 Mar 10
I also lost contact with my former friends and classmates. It's good to be active in any social sites, by doing so, we get to find some people we knew in the past.
@saiKO92 (392)
• Malaysia
22 Mar 10
We all have many friends since our childhood. As we live our lives, new memories add into the memory lane causing the old memory out of reach. The old memories are not forgotten but must have catalysts to remember. For me, I still remember most of my old friends. It's hard for me to forget my friends cause I use photographic memory to memorize them. What I forget is what I don't give enough attention to remember. Thank you.
• Philippines
26 Mar 10
It's easy to remember old friends if we have taken pictures of them. Most of those people who gave me copies of their photos were my close friends so, I always remember them. It's good to reminisce the past by viewing some old pictures compiled in an album.
@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
15 Mar 10
I don't remember a lot of their names. I might recognize the face and not be able to put a name to it. I was shy in school and had a few close friends and we kept to ourselves. We had a large class, and even if I had been more outgoing, I don't think I could remember them. My friend remembers a lot more people from school than I do! I am better with faces and she is better with names, so between the two of us we might remember someone.
• Philippines
26 Mar 10
For me, remembering names is hard too. I do remember the faces of my former friends and classmates but not all of them.
@scja16 (323)
• Philippines
15 Mar 10
I usually remember them by their looks not by thier name. I do not know why but maybe because of me getting older or they are not the same as they were before. God bless
• Philippines
26 Mar 10
Yes, I came across few individuals while riding on vehicles, walking along the road without remembering I've already met them long time ago. Their faces and body shapes changed a lot. But I'm glad they still recognize me, it's simply because I look just the same as before ha ha!
• United States
15 Mar 10
Yes I do. I wish I was still in high school sometimes. I think I had so many good experiences there. I still remember a friend that was very nice to me. We would usually help each other with our homework and she was simply a really nice person to talk to. She knew what she wanted in life and used to encourage me to do the same. Sucks that I don't see her anymore because she's currently studying in another state.
• Philippines
26 Mar 10
High school life is truly unforgettable. There were few people I'd like to meet again but time did not allow. I also wish you'll see your friend some other place & time.
@marmar75 (168)
• Australia
15 Mar 10
I can remember most of my classmates in grade school and high school. But it's funny coz I enrolled in a vocational course after college, and I now cannot remember the names of my classmates there. But then, it's because we were together for like, only half day, 3x a week, and for only three months.
• Philippines
26 Mar 10
We hardly remember people we're not so close with. But those who became special part of our lives are hardly forgotten.
@longbangod (1791)
• Philippines
15 Mar 10
I do experienced quiet the same scenario as yours. I don't know but I feel I had a problem remembering names though I can recognize them by face but my mind too most of the time won't participate even how hard I tried just to remember them. I think I need memory enhancer.
• Philippines
26 Mar 10
Ha ha! Should we drink some prescribed tablets to enhance our memory? If needed, why not. Hello there! thanks for your participation here.
@harisrib (11)
• India
14 Mar 10
Its really bad that you cant even recollect your beach mate. I dont say that i remember all my friends, but i do remember most of them with whom i was during by college and school days.
• Philippines
26 Mar 10
Yes, I also felt guilty for not being able to remember my friend. Maybe she'd think I never kept our memories together in my heart. I might be having memory gap he he.
• India
14 Mar 10
yes i remember most my freinds..and they also remember me
• Philippines
26 Mar 10
Good for you, at least you remember all of them. Thanks for posting here. Have a good day, my friend!
@warvial (1154)
• Singapore
14 Mar 10
That's a very refreshing experience! I still remembered walking to the receptionist and talking to her about opening an account and after I passed her my id card, she suddenly tells me if I remembered her. We were in a conversation for the procedure of opening account for like almost 20 mins and her question cause me to be lost. I can't remember, not even when she told me things such as the school that I went to, the class I was in and the bunch of friends whom I hang out with. And even till now, I still have yet to remember about her existence but I covered it up well at that day I met her at the bank because she mentioned she is always with another friend whenever I met the two of them and so I said some bits and pieces to avoid any further embarrassment.
• Philippines
30 Mar 10
You did not remember her even until now? Things like these really happen ha ha!
@aprilmmm (77)
• France
14 Mar 10
I had a similar experience,haha!It's very embarrassing when we forget their name.Maybe we remember their face,but remembering all the names is impossible!
• Philippines
30 Mar 10
Ha ha! I have a wide storage of names in my head but I'm uncertain if I still know who I would throw some names to he he!
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
14 Mar 10
No, I do not remember all my of classmates. I feel that I remember a lot of them but definitely not all of them, especially if I did not communicate with them back then. Some people still look the same as they did in school and some look completely different and would not recognize them. Some of them remember me which surprises me. It is embarrassing to not remember people but they remember me. I was very quiet and shy back then. It is very nice to run into people from my school days as the ones I have run into I got along well with in school.
• Philippines
30 Mar 10
My old friends and classmates are usually the first one who can recognize me every time wee meet along the road - It's surprising ha ha!
@nykel88 (1003)
• Philippines
14 Mar 10
I do remember some of my classmates but not all. I only remember those kids who knew me, bullied me, and well some who I bullied as well ;) haha. Some I can only recall their faces but not their names.
• Philippines
30 Mar 10
It's hard to remember names, I can recognize old friends by their faces but not all of them.
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
14 Mar 10
That situation also happen to me, I often don't remember my friend especially my elementary school friend, their face change a lot. if high school friend I still remember their face but often I forget their name, the best way to remember they name is, if you go with friend or family Introduce them to your former classmate from there you can know their name.
• Philippines
30 Mar 10
Yes, that is a good idea. Hi nangisha, thanks for taking part here.
• Philippines
14 Mar 10
i remember few of them by complete name but most of them are just by face thats why i just smile back to them pretending i really know their name, i know its not fair but maybe because i only have limited memory when it come to remembering name specially if im not that close to them in school. but if its my enemy then of course i will never forget their name.
• Philippines
16 Mar 10
haha! you made me laugh. Yes, I also remember my enemies back then.