Showing posts with label high school. Show all posts
Showing posts with label high school. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ghosts Of High School Past

I just got home from a dinner date with high school classmates, one of whom is visiting from abroad.  Although there were just the three of us, we had a lot of fun reminiscing about our younger days and sharing stories about our lives now.  It dawned on me as I was driving home that although we have long been living separate lives, there will always be ties that bind us together, just as some of these also bring up ghosts of our past.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

high school memories and reunions

I went to an all-girls high school although I did have boys as classmates in elementary and intermediate grades. But I don't remember much about those days...I think I spent high school in a blur, maybe because I did not become part of any group or clique so that I wasn't able to create a lot of memories. Looking back, my high school life was pretty much about growing up from childhood to teenager. I entered high school at age 11 and graduated at 15...still a child, really. I wasn't even allowed to party with boys yet! My main preoccupation then was reading...I literally finished most if not all of the books in our school library. I was seen as a quiet girl by the other year levels because they saw me as always reading. Of course, my own classmates did not think so because I was quite talkative and opinionated since I had all these general knowledge in my head. They considered me to be very childish compared to them who were a year or two older than me (translation: they had more experience in the social milieu, thus more sophisticated)...but it did not really bother me... I wasn't interested in those kind of things anyway...yet.

Fast forward to present time...ever since our silver jubilee, we have been meeting regularly especially when classmates abroad come home for a visit. There are only a few of us left in the country but we all keep in touch. I said before that reunions were not a big thing for me and it still isn't. However, because of these reunions I have now become friends with classmates I would never have wasted time on in high school...we all have become adults that we can be proud of.

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