Back on Top @82! Back
to Mendiola with GS78/HS82: A Celebration of San Beda Champs!
by Alain Maulion GS'78 HS'82
(Manila, 24 February 2007), February 24 was an affair to
remember for the rest of our lives!
It seems not too long ago
that we were innocent-looking, full of enthusiasm and ready to
explore the adventures of our lifetime - 25 years ago. After a
year-long preparation which stretched all the way to d-day,
let me just say:
"A WELL-DESERVED CONGRATS TO ALL MEMBERS OF BATCH GS78/HS82
for a SUCCESSFUL SAN BEDA COLLEGE ALUMNI HOMECOMING !"
What was touching was the unity that was very evident
especially during the giving of medals wherein even the GS78
were recognized as part of HS82! Fellowship and camaraderie
was felt all throughout the eve amidst our diverse background.
Most if not all of us were feeling the jitters, anxiety,
excitement and couldn't sleep especially the eve before the
homecoming (pati nga mga taga abroad). When the d-day finally
dawned on us, the empty space of the quadrangle started to be
filled with Cirio's simple but high impact backdrop of the red
lion and the stage, Boyet Almazan's amazing lights and sound
system, Nestle's charming ladies who served nestea till the
wee hours of the night – lots of thanks to Anchores and De
Castro, attractive Promo girls of jaiggermaster (care of Mike
Sanvictores of HS83 Kudos to Arnie Sanvictores for following
up his cousin). Gerry Mendoza’s Chilean red wine and Inglenook
California white, san mig’s beer in cans (salamat kay Chuck de
Leon sa kanyang pagfollow-up), Jerry Garcia’s and Bob
Geraldez’s photo/video services, Alfred Danac’s tireless
efforts in following up payments and contributions and
balancing act (mahirap talagang magbalanse lalo na kung walang
ibabalanse, he he), Al Yu’s unswerving support e.g,,
financially (siya muna nag down payment muna sa food), Chi Chi
Herrera, Monmon Mitra (e-group moderator too) and Bob Ng for
spearheading the badminton and golf tourneys, Abet Alba for
initiating the e-group, John Fernandez for being
pivotal in organizing the batch and Atoy Gastrock for
initiating, designing and maintaining the batch website
To all our foreign-based batchmates, MARAMING SALAMAT LALO NA
SA MORAL AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT - Noel Corpus for acting as
coordinator for the US-based batchmates and handler of the
North America dollar contributions, Ronald Pavia for
moderating the telcon every fri, individual contributions from
Lito Pagulayan, Erwin Canela, Enrico Rubio, Tonton Castillo,
Julius Gamponia, Rico Mendoza, John Lao, Francis Pelino,
Anthony Ligon, Sammy Sales, Ferdie Canlas, Archie DeLosSantos,
Winston Castro, Fernando Reyes, Ronald Pavia, and Noel Corpus.
Special mention to our sis and bros from Bene 82 and 83 who
stayed with us till the music stopped. Hats off to you guys
and gals and good luck to your December homecoming !!!
To all the coordinators and to those who attended even
intermittently during thurs meetings (you know who you are),
salamat sa tiyaga at oras nyo.
To Eric Estoesta who steered the batch with seemingly endless
patience and understanding. You did not let us down! Padre,
bilib lahat sa memory mo. A lot couldn’t believe you know all
our batchmates with their first names even GS78.
To those were not able to attend due to one reason or another,
we missed you guys (gays). We are looking forward to seeing
you in our future fellowship gatherings!!!
And most of all, CONGRATULATIONS to all the batchmates who
graced the homecoming ! Without your overwhelming presence, it
wouldn’t be a great success!!
When we are one in mind and spirit, there will be no obstacles
too hard to hurdle. We may have had differences in ideas and
opinions, but our batch showed understanding and amity.
LET"S ALL REUNITE, GO SBC
GS78 AND HS82!!!!
FOR SAN BEDA, OUR COUNTRY AND GOD!!!
Some TEXT comments from other batches:
--- A NIGHT TO REMEMBER"
ARE THE BATCH TO BEAT"
SET NEW STANDARD FOR FUTURE ALUMNI HOMECOMINGS"
pogi at pretty chicks"
HATS OFF TO YOU ALL "YOU'RE DA MEN"
YUNG VIDEO NYO NAG-CUT-EDIT, OK CLA"
PA AKO CONGRATS!"
STAYED UNTIL 4am"
NG BACKDROP NA LION NYO"
yung batch nyo"
KAMI SA DANCE PARTY, GALING SOUNDS"
to top @ 82, back to Beda with HS'82"