Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Movers


People (other than family) who in one way inspired and taught me valuable lessons in life that I still carry till now. 

1. The fab 5 – the finest and undeniably the best friends I had. We’ve known eachother since fetuses days. These lifelong friends taught me the real meaning of through thick and thin. 

2. Fr. Medardo “Ardie” Ong – the best priest I knew. He’s got a great sense of humor with an undiminished character. I became religious because of you. 

3. Mama Tess and Papa Badong – my 2nd mother and father. I will always be thankful for giving me a second home and family. 

4. Pong – the highschool bud. The immeasurable, unconditional and mostly fun-filled friendship we had will always be treasured. See you in heaven! 

5. The Greenies – the rest of the elementary and highschool buds. School and after school life will never be the same without you guys. Animo! 

6. Gab & Jong – childhood playmates at Lola’s house. Childhood vacations became adventure-filled because of you. I can never forget the afternoon trips at the nearby rice fields catching shrimps, fishes, spiders. 

7. William, Richard and Ton-ton – childhood playmates at Tita Zeny’s house. Weekend vacations meant playing tex, laste, goma, etc., climbing trees and roofs and going to “neverland” minus tinkerbell. 

8. Smashing Pumpings – the college kada. Despite academic hardships learning math, science and other god-knows-how-hellish-it-can-be-when-math-and-science-joined-forces subjects, became a little less scary and worth taking. The Nasugbu and Balayan Batangas trip, the Angat, Bulacan and Guagua, Pampanga trip, weekend parties, overnights, et. al = priceless. 

9. Ate Yeye – the Sunday school teacher. It was in her school that I first showcased my acting prowess. Bible reading became uber cool. 

10. The Dentro peeps – our neighborhood. We survived numerous brownouts back in the late 80s, the 1990 earthquake, the 1991 Mt. Pinatubo eruption ashes and recently Ondoy. We’re still here.

5 comments:

Chingoy said...

masayang alalahanin ang mga taong nagbigay ng oras at naging karamay sa ligaya't lungkot ng buhay.

definitely a blessing!

kampai!

carlotta1924 said...

they are angels in human form. thank heavens for them. :)

glentot said...

Natatakot naman ako magbasa ng mga pasasalamat like this kasi parang kukunin na ni Lord ang sumulat wag naman ehhehehe joke.

ahmer said...

ika nga eh time is the greatest gift you could give to someone

aajao said...

people learn and benefit from each other. that's one consolation of the saying "no man is an island."