Last Friday, I, together with some high school classmates, got together for the pre-birthday blowout of one of our classmates, Neil, an engineer. Because I missed the first get-together because my classmates haven’t found me on Facebook yet and vice versa, I promised I’d go no matter what.
I started work earlier than usual that day so I could end it earlier than usual, too. I left the house at 4:30pm and arrived at the agreed venue (19 East Bar and Grill in Sucat, Muntinlupa) at 8pm. You could just imagine what I went through just to see my high school classmates!
It was raining nonstop last Friday, so traffic was expectedly heavy. Because of the heavy traffic, it was not practical to ride a cab from Ortigas to Sucat, so I opted for a bus instead. Because there was no air conditioned bus going to Sucat, I decided to ride an air conditioned bus going to Alabang. The driver dropped me off at South Station.
Because I don’t know where I was and had no idea how long it would take me to get to the venue on time, I commissioned a tricycle driver to take me there. It took us 30 minutes (more or less) to get there and he made me pay Php150.00. It was not really my lucky day!
I was the first to arrive, and I had to wait a few more minutes before I could finally see my classmates. There were only five of us, but the meet-up was fun nonetheless. We looked back on our high school days, reminiscing the good and not-so-good times we had.
I was amazed at how Neil has grown; he used to be so small! I also realized I haven’t really talked to my two other classmates in high school, Reggie and Randy, but that night, we were chatting the night away like long lost friends. I also missed my beautiful friend, Waggy. We will have another class get-together again in December, and we’re hoping for more attendees this time.