A Beautiful Alumni Homecoming

A photo shoot with our free umbrellas from the homecoming celebration
@SIMPLYD (85189)
Philippines
May 2, 2016 12:36am CST
Yesterday , May 1 , I attended together with my high school batchmates the grand alumni homecoming at our former high school . It’s the first time that I attended our HS homecoming and saw for myself that I missed a lot , since I refused to attend them before . It’s nice to see the familiar faces of those other batches . Some have remained the same except for some lines, but others have grown so old , while others have grown so beautiful . And the performances of the silver , coral , diamond , gold and ruby jubilarians were really so fantastic . They really prepared for their dance numbers and this year the theme is Fiesta thus , the dances were mostly native . The costumes were fabulous ! And the foods for lunch was so delicious and overflowing . Our batchmates, after the whole day affair , went to a newly opened native restaurant and talked about what our batch will do next year since we will be the ruby Jubilarians . I told them , if ever we will dance i should be at the back , because i might not remember the steps much . Though , we cannot finalize yet because the theme is yet to be finalized by the alumni association . So , have you attended any school grand reunions ? How was it ?
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• United States
2 May 16
No high school reunion yet but I bet you had a fun time. Everyone is full of smiles!
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
2 May 16
Yes , we are always in smile whenever we are taking pictures . Golden women , we are now !
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• United States
2 May 16
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@sunrisefan (21597)
• Philippines
2 May 16
Which is you in the photo?
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
2 May 16
I like you to guess . Maybe you can take a look first at my profile picture so you will have a gauge . No cheating ! We look haggard because it's so hot in the auditorium and was there since 10:30 in the morning until 5:00 p.m. and this one was taken after 5:00 p.m.
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@sunrisefan (21597)
• Philippines
2 May 16
@SIMPLYD Hahaha! Is it you at center (6th from left)? If so, you're a tall lady :) May not be able to respond to your response because I'm taking a 2-hour break to water our plants and lawn :) See you later :)
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
3 May 16
@sunrisefan You got me ! Well, i am in a 1 1/2 inch heels though that';s why i look so tall . Although , i am really the tallest amongst them . Here's another picture of ours .
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@ridingbet (60903)
• Philippines
2 May 16
i did not attend the grand alumni homecoming last January, and the intended tee shirt for me is not yet given to me to this date
While I was out of the house yesterday doing errands (we have no duty for 2 days, Thursday and today), I received a text message from a colleague GJ. She asked...
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
3 May 16
That shirt will not be given to you anymore because you didn't attend anyway , my dear.
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@ridingbet (60903)
• Philippines
4 May 16
@SIMPLYD waaahhh! i am crying a river. hahaha! by the way, how tall are you, my lady? even though you wore high heeled sandals, i presume you are 5 feet 5 inches or more?
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
4 May 16
@ridingbet I am just more than 5'3 my dear. I just appear so tall because they are all of the same height , about 5 i think . Besides , i am slimmer than them . What about you , how tall are you ?
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@BelleStarr (39987)
• United States
2 May 16
I went to my 25th anniversary but that is the only one.
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
3 May 16
How was it ? So, did your batch have their dance number too in the program ?
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@BelleStarr (39987)
• United States
4 May 16
@SIMPLYD No it was just a dinner and an award show,I had the most grandchildren!! lol
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
5 May 16
@BelleStarr At least you got an award . So, how many grandchildren do you have already ?
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@toniganzon (53408)
• Philippines
2 May 16
No i haven't. They always plan it on the days that I'm not available. The last time we had a reunion in December 2015, I was out of the country.
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
3 May 16
Is that for your batch alone ? What about for the grand alumni homecoming , have you not attended any yet ?
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@toniganzon (53408)
• Philippines
3 May 16
@SIMPLYD Nope I haven't at all. I think it was also in December.
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
4 May 16
@toniganzon You should try attending one also . It's so nice to see how your school mates have changed after so many years of not seeing them .
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@cacay1 (33196)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 May 16
The feeling is different if meet again our batch. Where are you in this picture my dear?
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
3 May 16
So, you still can't identify me from the picture ? I would like you to guess who i am in the picture , my dear .
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@cacay1 (33196)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 May 16
@SIMPLYD Maybe you are this one standing at the middle the one so slim, tall and beautiful. Correct?
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
4 May 16
@cacay1 You got it ! What a nice description .
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@thesids (22351)
• Bhubaneswar, India
2 May 16
Never. I never attended any school reunions... because there werent any. Years later when these started I had no interest in either that school or those people behind it. Life has moved on without them and has been all fine for me. I dont need those darn people around. No fun finding them or even no fun trying to fake that you appreciate all that and it is all good when you know it is all fake from their end too. They do it today just because after so many decades they feel that they are not doing what the batch mates from other classes and sections are doing btw, I never knew you were so tall. I mean looking at this attached picture, you are the tallest one there. I love that
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
3 May 16
Oh don't be corny , my friend . Just go so you can see how much some classmates have changed already , some for better some for worse appearance . . Anyway , i also just get to attend just now , because i too feel that i don't like to mingle with them because i was thinking some would just brag of their accomplishments . But i proved it wrong because most are so helpful , thinking of how to be able to help some batchmates who are indigent and needing help already . One batchmate would always come to dinners but we don't let her pay her share because we know she doesn't have a job . But still we always want her to come . I think i was the tallest because most of them are of the same lower heights besides i am in my high heeled sandals while all are in their flats . Though , even then , i am really the tallest . Though , some who didn't attend are very much taller than me . Next year , even those from afar and abroad , will be coming home because we will be performing since we will be on our Ruby anniversary .
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@thesids (22351)
• Bhubaneswar, India
3 May 16
@SIMPLYD Sounds all interesting for the next year. The photo shows you in heels and now that you mention it, they are not that high. maybe 2 inches or maximum three. The one on your right maybe almost same height as you, but others for sure are not that tall.
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
3 May 16
@thesids I guess she's almost my height although i am slimmer so that's why i look taller .
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• United States
2 May 16
I did in 2004 attend my high school 20th reunion and it was alright . . .
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
3 May 16
Did your batch ever get to perform on stage as part of the participating batches , like jubilarians for silver, gold , coral and diamond and ruby .
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• United States
3 May 16
@SIMPLYD no nothing like that-- more drinking at the bar and eating lots while discussing the last 20 years since graduating !
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
4 May 16
@enlightenedpsych2 So it's exclusively for your HS batchmates only , not for all year batches .
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@rina110383 (24068)
2 May 16
In 2009, I attended our first HS reunion. There were lots of drinks and food. Some played poker and others were just busy chatting. We'll be having our 2nd reunion on 30 December 2016. It would be a reunion for a cause.
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
3 May 16
But that's for your batch only ? Not for all alumni of the school ?
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@rina110383 (24068)
3 May 16
@SIMPLYD In 2009, it was only our HS batch. The reunion scheduled on 30 December will be for both batches (GS & HS).
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
4 May 16
@rina110383 Same with our homecoming , it was for the GS and the HS .
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@theBlock (2754)
• United States
2 May 16
What a great pic! Reunions are great---love to see old friends. I did have one a several years ago--and really enjoyed myself. But too bad my high school crush was married :(
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
3 May 16
Yes, reunions are great . Though , when some are airheads , i wOuld really hate it so that's why for the past earlier reunions i don't attend . Too bad indeed that you HS crush is now married . But at least you get to see if she still looks as great as before or has added a lot of poundage already .
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@theBlock (2754)
• United States
3 May 16
@SIMPLYD I know what you mean about those airhead types--lol. My crush still looks beautiful
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
4 May 16
@theBlock Do you have airheads in your reunions ? She still looks beautiful because most beautiful girls are vain thus , they really work hard to be able to maintain their beauty even as they get older.
@LadyDuck (183645)
• Switzerland
2 May 16
No, I moved to another country and I have traveled so many times with my husband that I never had the time to attend school reunions. You look so much younger (and more beautiful) than all the others my friend.
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
3 May 16
Oh so you never get to attend any class reunions . For our HS batch as well as those for the other batches , those living far would really save the date for those reunions where their batches have a major participation in the program . Next year our batch , will be on its Ruby anniversary , so we are one of the 5 participating batches who will have their dances . O my , i will also dance ! Thank you for saying that my friend . I really see to it that i will still look good even if i am old already . It's a good thing we siblings took after our mother who didn;t get so fat as we get old.
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@LadyDuck (183645)
• Switzerland
3 May 16
@SIMPLYD You are not old and you still look great. I agree that it's good that my parents were both not fat, so I inherited their good genes.
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
3 May 16
@LadyDuck Thank you again , my dear . We are both lucky to have the nice genes of our parents ,
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@skysnap (18055)
2 May 16
it feels good to meet old friends. life can be really fun that way.
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
3 May 16
Indeed . You get to see how each one has gotten older and how they look now .
@skysnap (18055)
3 May 16
@SIMPLYD haha. i usually thank god that I managed to see them alive. life is too short for all of us. :)
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
3 May 16
@skysnap That is true , so while we can , we should always try to be in reunions .
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@MGjhaud (20866)
• Philippines
2 May 16
no, not ever. a lot of familiar faces invited me on Facebook lately. i cant remember if theyre from high school or elementary. looks like you guys had fun..
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
2 May 16
My dear , you are too young not to remember them anymore . But in your condition now , i advise you don't attend the yet . Next time when your condition is already fine maybe . Yes, we really have fun even if it was hot at the auditorium . And this was taken after the whole day event . .
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@MGjhaud (20866)
• Philippines
2 May 16
oh wow, so it was a big thing huh? i noticed that you guys were in uniform or something. and yeah, i honestly cant remember some of them. i didnt send a message to say hi cause i might be in further trouble.
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
3 May 16
@MGjhaud Yes, each batch have their own uniforms as agreed upon by the group . You can just honestly tell them your condition and that they just post their pictures on FB so you can just see them also .
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@acelawrites (12557)
• Philippines
2 May 16
I haven't attended one yet. Only a reunion of our college organization. BTW,I guess you are the one holding a native fan? Looking nice!
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
2 May 16
Yes . Thank you for saying that . I am glad you know me now even with pictures only .
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@acelawrites (12557)
• Philippines
2 May 16
@SIMPLYD Yes, because of your profile pic.
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
2 May 16
@acelawrites Yes, of course you can get a gauge from it .
@Lucky15 (33681)
• Philippines
2 May 16
I have been attending for 3 years...but not this year. Ot was fun to see old friends ;)
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
2 May 16
That's good . But why not this year ? Do your batch get to perform also on the stage ?
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@Lucky15 (33681)
• Philippines
2 May 16
@SIMPLYD we should..but they are stubborn to evennperform one. Lol I just don't feel like...going there. Lol
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
3 May 16
@Lucky15 Oh your group is so killjoy not wanting to perform . But for our homecoming , each batch assigned to perform really participates and enjoy it so much .
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@TRBRocks420 (84739)
• Banks, Oregon
2 May 16
That' awesome and, glad you had a good time.
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
2 May 16
Yes, it indeed . Thank you . I suppose because you are still so young , you don't have that yet in your school , for your batch ?
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@TRBRocks420 (84739)
• Banks, Oregon
2 May 16
@SIMPLYD I think we did have a 10 year one or something not long ago 4 years and, there will probably be a 20th. I never went though.
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
3 May 16
@TRBRocks420 It would be nice if you go to the 20th then.
@DianneN (88685)
• United States
2 May 16
I went to one and noticed the men looked old, but the women looked great. I have one in September and am so excited to see everyone again. We're having a dinner at a country club.
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
3 May 16
Really , the men looked older ? I guess women naturally knows how to retard aging when it comes to looks . Us, when in HS we are all girls . Though , some of us who went to same school for primary grades have boy classmates , that's why for our reunions , we only have a few boys . That can indeed be something to look forward to indeed . I hope you also post here about it accompanied with a picture .
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@DianneN (88685)
• United States
3 May 16
@SIMPLYD I will definitely take pictures!
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@allen0187 (34149)
• Philippines
2 May 16
Haven't been to one for ages. If there will be one, I'm down for it.
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
2 May 16
What do you mean down for it ?
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@allen0187 (34149)
• Philippines
2 May 16
@SIMPLYD it means that if there was a reunion set, I'll free up my time to attend it.
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@CRK109 (14401)
• United States
5 May 16
Love the photo! I've attended one reunion so far. I missed the last one because of my husband passing away. We had a lot of fun at the reunion I attended. :)
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
5 May 16
Thank you . We were given umbrellas as give aways from the reunion . And since the one in white shirt is the treasurer of the alumni association and pre-registered us all first , she was given the chance to choose one color for our free umbrellas .
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@ida123 (6233)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 May 16
Yes, I've attended several times and that was so fun. But what I really like to attend is our batch reunion because we usually do it outside our school campus, we did it exclusively and last year was happiest and memorable.
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@SIMPLYD (85189)
• Philippines
3 May 16
Indeed those exclusive for the batchmates are indeed the most fun , because you get to go to where everyone unanimously have chosen . Though , it's also enjoyable to attend the grand reunion because you also get to see the other batches in your school before.