Sunday, December 28, 2008

Home For The Holidays

The Holiday Season is the perfect time for reunions and get-togethers.

Raft3r must have gone to a million parties this month. But nothing beats having dinner with old friends.

I haven’t seen my grade school buddies in ages. So when they facebooked (Yes, it’s a verb now.) about meeting for dinner, I immediately said yes.

So there we were at Cyma’s. Raft3r was surrounded by familiar faces and loving it. These are the people I practically grew up with.

Over dinner, Raft3r was teased for being the only 5th grader to wear shorts in class. After downing a bottle of red wine, more roasting ensued.

They also recalled this incident where I brought a hot chick to a friend’s office. My friends kept asking what her name was. Raft3r couldn’t even remember.

Going down to memory lane is always fun and sometimes embarrassing.

All I can say is: “Thank God for growth.”

25 comments:

Judayski said...

hmmm, why are you thanking God for something that you don't have yet? hehe. i love you...peace!!! =)

Raft3r said...

judayski, Hey. Para hindi yata sakin yun comment na yan, ha. Hehe

Princess Vien said...

happy, happy new year!!

Raft3r said...

princess vien, Aga ng bati. Salamat!

Wendy said...

Wow, grade school semi-reunion. Imagine that. Nothing beats catching up with people you've known since elementary and high school. Iba ang bonding ng kids. Hay tanda na natin!

kengkay said...

alam mo everytime na umuuwi kami ng pinas, reunion dito, reunion doon ang nangyayari. ang sarap makipagkulitan sa mga old friends and classmates! pati yung mga classmate ko sa kindergarten, nag rereunion din kami, hehehe

manigong bagont taon na rin at hindi pa ako tapos maglinis!

Raft3r said...

wendy, Sarap diba? The best ang reunions! Hehe

kengkay, Mukhang madami kayong kalat ah. Hehe

the donG said...

saya ngang balik balikan kung saan kung minsan ay immature pa.

Raft3r said...

the dong, Ako immature pa din until now. Hehe

Elizabeth said...

I love reunions too! Me post ako about it just today. Anyway, sarap kasi magreminisce minsan.
Happy New Year to you!!!

Raft3r said...

elizabeth, Bisita na ako. Ngayon din!

liza said...

i love reunions too. siguradong walang katapusang kwentuhan (kasama na rin ang asaran) yan, hehe.

happy new year!

laieesha said...

i would love a gradeschool reunion. The only people that I am in touch with from gradeschool is judayski and our friend iryn. the others, they're there, but i don't really talk to them. i wish i can go to their mini reunion one of these days...

Nanaybelen said...

i came to greet you Happy New Year!

Lawstude said...

happy new year my friend and i really enjoyed and appreciated the returns and visits to each others' blogs in 2008. cheers for more in 2009!!!

Raft3r said...

liza, Asaran to the max! Hehe

laieesha, Aha. Now I know the connection. Akala ko kasi relatives kayo, eh. Hehe

nanay belen, Salamat sa dalaw!

lawstude, Oo nga. Who knew blogging could be this fun.

Andy Briones said...

Nice to hear you drank wine; I love wine too! I feel like I'm refined (which I'm not) and Caucasian (which I'll never be) whenever I drink wine. Sarap!

Wendy said...

Happy New Year! Looking forward to another great year of your fun blogging. May 2009 bless you with the wonderful things you wish for!

len said...

I'll be seeing my old friends,too, this Saturday.

Happy New Year! :p

Big Eyed Gal said...

I remember the first time we met up with our grade school batchmates three four years ago. They were all shocked that I was wearing a sleevless top. Payat pa kasi ako non. Girl na girl daw ako. I'm like... duh.. oo na pangit ako nung bata ako pero di naman ako boy non noh!! Hahahaha! One of them ended up having a crush on me... O-ha! Mwahahaha!

Happy new year pare!!! Miss na kita!! xxooxxoo

Big Eyed Gal
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The Scud said...

ayos talaga reunion with old friends from school. we usually have our annual lunch/dinner reunion during the Christmas holidays. wala ng kulitan/asaran. kumustahan na lang. :-)

happy new year raft3r!

Coriander Dreams said...

Huli man, huli pa din..

Happy 2009 to you Raft3r!

ar-dee-see said...

Playing catchUp is awesome! Makes me want to do it. Its 09 time! I know your title is a song? Not sure who did the original performance though...

Ganns said...

Sorry I couldn't make it. Let's meet up soon; still have your Christmas present.

Raft3r said...

andy briones, I'm not a big wine drinker. But all my friends are. Nakikisama lang. Vodka pa din ako. Hehe

wendy, Salamat sa Hallmark greeting mo. Hehe

len, Sarap mag-reunion! The best. Hehe

big eyed gal, Grabe. Tagal na natin di nagkikita. Sana pala sinabi mo na hawig mo din si Sylvia Sanchez gaya ng kwento sa blog mo. Hehe

coriander dreams, Basta mabati ok na yon! =)

ar-dee-see, I named this post after a film directer by Ms. Foster.

ganns, Wow. Gift. I'm excited. Hehe