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catching up with an old friend02.27.10

Doing group activities is so fun fun but when it comes to heart-to-heart talk it’s a big NO NO! So when I attended our high school reunion, I know I will not have the chance to really talk with Rhea, my high school best friend. Maybe we could sit and whisper to each other but I don’t want to commit social suicide or worst be called snob so we decided to just simply meet after our high school reunion. Honestly, I can’t remember the last time that I saw her. So imagine our eagerness to know what’s been going on in each others life.

Last February 5, around 6 pm. We met at Cubao and then we head to Eastwood City. It’s both ideal for us, she have not been there (at Eastwood) while I have to go to work after our dinner date. We ate at Fazoli’s, since it’s my treat, we got to eat where I want to. But of course, I asked them first what they would like to eat. So there, we ate at Fazoli’s.

We had good laughs reminiscing our past. For three hours, we only laughed, eat, reminisce, eat, discussed a topic, eat, smile a lot, eat. I love our random topics that night: husband, kids, having Beatles, Bon Jovi, Jacqueline+, Ryan, Allan, JHERC, Carol, Air Supply, cheerleaders, chess, awards and medals…Indeed, high school life did have memories that you’ll want to treasure forever.

Please pardon the quality of pictures below. Taken using my phone camera.

With my best chum, Rhea

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Lumang Songhits10.13.07

I was just cleaning my room (my 11th Must-Do) when I saw this plastic bag na pagkabigat-bigat. Puno ng alikabok at me part pa na nginatngat na ng daga. I wondered what it was, I opened the plastic, and it was like my old treasure…I saw some of my old songhits. Ang saya! Mga isang dangkal pa yung dami. Natuwa talaga ako. Pramis! Pero dati ang dami talaga nito. Indi pa kasama yung mga songhits ng ate ko ha. Kaso konti na lang pala ngayon. It’s possible that mostly nahiram yung iba at ang iba naman ay nasira na. Haayyy…. I was collecting it before kasi. Sayang, iba pa naman nito ay issues nuong early 90′s pa, around 1993 pa yung iba tapos puro black and white lang yung mga articles, even the pics. Mostly were from Smash!, Golden Hits, Trip, 2000 Music Mag, Solid God atbp. And the price was around P7.50 lang. Minimum Fare! hehehe. Nakakatuwa kasi dun sa songhits, buo pa ang Eraserheads at Rivermaya. Me article pa about Jonathan of Introvoys in coping his fandom and teenage life and yung ke Paco, na nagpasikat ng Line to Heaven. Nandun din yung The Youth na takot sa mga multong bakla, Alamid na inlove na inlove sa Your Love, Agaw Agimat na may likha ng Sabi Nila, True Faith na buo pa rin hanggang ngayon, The Weed, Color it Red with Pagtawaid, at napakarami pang ibang Pinoy Bands na featured. At syempre indi mawawala ang aking favorite pinoy band na AfterImage o AI. (I’m so excited, wait for my entry about them).

I remembered, itong mga lumang songhits at mga libreng chord charts sa gitna ng mga songhits, ang nagturo sa aking mag gitara. Hanggang ngayon kahit pa strum-strum lang ang alam ko and indi pa rin ako mahusay magplucking (my bad!) eh pwede ka na ring sumabay sa pita ko, mapagtyatyagaan na. hehehe. Pag nakakakita nga ako ng mga friends ko today na mahuhusay sa musical instruments like Liz and Aimz, BOW ako! Nakakamotivate na hawakan ko ulit yung gitara ko at matutong mag-keyboard.

I remembered yung unang song na natutunan kong gitarahin was Obladi-Oblada ng Beatles. Hahaha! Oldies pero classic ha! Madali lang kasi yung chords tapos matututo ka kaagad magpalipat-lipat from one chord to another. Bilis kaya nung song na yun. Haayyy…paltos-paltos ang daliri ko nun pero ansarap. Na miss ko tuloy bigla. Eh ngayon, makinis na ang mga fingers ko. Wala ng paltos. Wala na ring practice.

Tapos ng Obladi ng Beatles, dagdagan mo lang ng konting chords, natutugtog ko na rin yung Line to Heaven. Uy! Sabi ko sa sarili ko madali lang pala. But that was before I encountered yung me mga sharps (#) and base (b) na chords. Dun! Naluha na ko..hehehe…Pero enjoy pa rin.

Itong mga lumang songhits na to at yung gitara ko lang ang sagot sa amin, ng mga kapit-bahay ko, sa mga gabing malulungkot dahil sa otso oras na brownouts dati (remember?). Kahit pa yung mga boses namin ay wala sa tono. Basta jamming. Jamming. At dahil din sa lumang songhits na to, nakatugtog ako nung Recognition Day namin when I was in fourth year highschool with my friends. Nirequest kasi ng teacher namin na magperform daw kami. It was an all-girl band. Drummer nun si Jacqueline Ngo, Lead Guitar si Jackylou Blanco (indi yung artista ha), Rhythm Guitar ang lola mo, at singers sila Mildred Capinig at Jaqueline Advincula (+).

Sikat na sikat nun yung Prettier Than Pink. Kaya we sang their hit song, “Cool Ka Lang” (Buhol-buhol sa trapik, kinat ka pa ng dyip. Minura pa ng driver ang ulo’y uminit. Kumukulo na ang dugo mo…) sa buong school. Syempre proud ang Mama ko, andun sya eh. She’s very supportive, tsaka me award kasi yung younger sister ko (same school, two years younger) kaya sya andun, at syempre ako rin meron. NAKS!

Haayyy….sarap i-reminisce. It all started just because of all the lumang songhits that I found. Ano pa kaya ang makikita ko sa paglilinis ko ng aking room. Abangan!

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