Wednesday, January 11, 2006

long-lost classmates found

since fr. dandy is in town (until jan. 18), dapat lang me reunion with everyone available. so the manila-based group got together (linuz, erwin, gibbs, tato) -- and managed to find rey nicolas and james cacliong as well! dinner, kwentuhan at inuman (konti lang, mature na, mwehehe) sa gerry's grill sa glorietta makati, tapos more iristoryahan and coffee sa starbucks 6750. ah, brotherhood! salamat sa treat, fr. dandy and rey! :)

rey nicolas and james cacliong, batchmates we haven't seen in a long, long time! rey is in the country for now to work on his wife's US visa while also working as a consultant with a local bank. he had spent 11 years in new jersey before coming home late last year. cacky boy has been with Pag-Ibig Fund for many years, where he also met his wife. they have one kid, an eight-year-old girl.

waiting for capt. marcial to arrive. picture mun-a!

men in barong. tato just came from a dinner-presscon with sina max soliven and DILG secretary angelo reyes man lang. hebigats!

cacky boy, haen ka? hehehe. linuz took this shot.

padi dandy in town

after many years of being abroad, fr. dandy was back in the country last december, to spend christmas with his family in payawin, gubat, sorsogon. as usual, pigbisita siya kan batchmates niya, wives and kids in tow. fr. dandy is as good-looking as usual, bagan dai naggugurang! a member of the Vincentian order, he is now the parish priest of an aboriginal community in Taidong in the eastern part of Taiwan. he speaks mandarin and even delivers his homilies in the language. (sadto naglalapigot siya sa latin and spanish, hehe.) he is also the treasurer of the Chinese Province of his order, and has travelled all over the world as part of his work (except africa, as he says). matibayun si bulate!

cute! fr. dandy with some angels -- batch '87 daughters by totep, ian and lloyd

ian, lloyd, totep and fr. dandy in his priestly collar. nagbisita man si tato and henry in the next few days.

with totep and ian, their dear wifeys and kids, plus jay

one more group picture!