I remember the ride to St. Scho that day so clearly. I was sitting alone in front, so that my Gala won't get dirty or wrinkled. I was looking out the window, thinking to myself,
I've spent 10 years of my life in this place. All the experiences, all the activities, all the fun, laughter and tears will all become memories.
My heart ached that day, but no tears fell from my eyes. Not that it was easy to let go, but because I knew I was starting a new journey. I was not leaving the past, but concretizing them in my head. Just as we put precious little gems or whatnots in boxes to preserve them, I was smiling back at what was, and closing my eyes to visit, for the last time, the reverie of that time.
I find myself feeling the same thing today, the last day of 2006.
2006 has been good to me. Sure, there were (A LOT of) bumps along the way (Good bye UP. Sigh.), but the road was mostly built with good asphalt. Hahaha. ;) This is the year that will forever be special to me, because it weaves 2 very important moments in my life: highschool and college. I had the opportunity to say good night to the people I grew up with, and say hello to the people I may continue to grow in love with. :)
This year, I fell in love.
With 5 beautiful girls I call my English Friends. Without you 5, my life would've been hell. And probably grammatically, a failure. HAHA. :p
With 4-H, the hottest section in the batch (and of course, the hottest of 'em all, NANAY!). The reason my high school life has been a great big rock concert. :) And I thank some of you specifically (Ice, Maux, Jaja...) for letting me in your lives and letting me love you. I cannot thank you enough.
With Block P, the weirdest block in the world. Laughter is the best medicine.
With Toni, Patty, and Yeny, 3 of my new found closest friends. College is fucking stressful, and you guys make every day easier. Enough said. :)
With Ka-te and Teppie, 2 people I never really knew I'd talk to after HS (because we never really talked to each other back in HS). But thank you for letting me bug you during, before AND after PE. I do miss us. :p
With Dave, Ben, Migen, and Kate (including Ka-te, Ka-te time is still the greatest!), Ka-te's funky found friends. I remember thinking, "Shit. College will kill me." And then I met them. And now it's, "Shit. They will kill me. COOL." Thanks for the fun times. :)
The doctor, for the free consultation! Hahahaha. And for letting me get to know you as a person, and not just as Sir Doc. :)
With Kim, Amanda, and Macky, for making the dorm life easier. And for feeding me. Oh, and for letting me bug them. ;)
With Marts and Josh, for letting me let loose and just laugh and enjoy. :)
With Crisette and Ro-an, for letting me get to know them better, and for letting me fall in love with them even more. :) Katipunan luncheons are the best. Crisette, Prince David na!
With Chinx, for getting the fun started! One of the "realest" people I've ever met. Yosi time is Chinx time! :) Oh and that among other things... hahaha. SEXY TIME!
With Dino. :)
I've met a lot of new people this year, and rediscovered some more. And I thank you all for making me fall in love with you. :) But there are also some people with whom I didn't need to fall in love with anymore, because they've remained a constant with me since time immemorial.
Nini, even if I don't get to express it anymore, I still think you are my bestest friend. I'm just here, and always will be. College, or anything else for that matter, is not going to break us apart.
Jamie and Kylie, I don't get to see you guys that often anymore (especially compared to 4th year!). And even if you've got your own sets of friends, please do remember that I love/will love you MORE THAN THEY ALL DO. Combined. Hahahaha. Hay nako. I don't know what else to say. I just love you guys so much. :)
My Gr. 6 kada (with the addition of a few new faces), you guys know who you are. I am who I am because of you. :)
My 2-A people. Again, you guys know who you are. Thank you for giving me a chance. I <3 and miss you! :)
The orch, the artists and musicians, for all the fun, fun, fun times. You never fail to put the FUN in FUNKY during michelle's get togethers! Haha. :D You all taught me to enjoy innocent fun. Such real people. I love you. :) (Woohoo Antomapa, first wives club forever!!!)
And of course, Babsy and Paula. Nako, thank you for visiting me. Haha. Pero shit, HS is a GREAT memory because of you guys. :D
2006 was, and is, great. I can't wait to get started with 2007, especially since I know I'll be kicking it off with the greatest people in the world. :)