Friday, January 11, 2013

Looking back: The way we were

If this blogger is using one too many photographs of Audrey Hepburn, indulge me, please. Part of the reason is Sister Eugenie. Yesterday, after the general rehearsals at St. Paul QC, some batch mates and I found out she's now at the Vigil House of St. Paul de Chartres,let's call it more bluntly a pre-departure area. Eugenie was our English and literature teacher when my batch-mates and I were under her in 1965. She was an inspired, inspiring story-teller. In one class, she told us about Sabrina (maybe she had just seen it on TV in the cloister and nuns sometimes have romantic notions about love and happily ever afters). She was so good at telling the story that she cut it just as we were all eagerly awaiting what would happen to the girl, the chauffeur's daughter, who would climb a tree and gaze down at the party going on at the Long Island estate of her father's employer. This one's for you, dearest Eugenie, from your Sabrinas who had learned, have learned or are still trying to learn how to let in, like that girl perched on a tree branch, la vie en rose.
Adelle Nadres
Aggie Pangilinan
Ana Roces
Angel Santos
Aurora Umali
Baybee Silverio
Babeth Lolarga
Belen Villaraza
Audrey Agatep
Ana Earnshaw
Beth Ramos
Bonjet Tolentino
Concepcion Respicio
Concept Zamora
Connie Velasco
Consol Manosca
Diday Roco
Evelyn Mabasa
Eugene Mesina
Elaine Barretto
Cory Amoyo

Ihyam Gimenez
Bernie Lavengco
Grace Gepte
Grace Palma
Hayni Estrada
Helen Lim
Cherry Cabrera

Cindy Andaya
Jill Racela
Jinjie Gadi
Joji David
Mabelle Bagunu
Leah Yap-chiongco

Laura Orosa

Bebet Ranillo

Lyn Sanchez
Ma-an Barin
Marcia Trajano

Marianne Martin

Marissa Ileto
Marilou Sanchez
Lota Alix
Marissa Medina

Mitos Viola

Nilda Posadas
Nini Sunico
Opel Orial
Osang Villanueva

Rita Heimbrod

Pinky Icasiano

Rowena Lapid

Rosalyn Tongson

Soki Lee

Rowena Villamayor
Teresita Valero

Suyin Sancho

Tess Monsalud

Tina Chua

Tere Rey

Tochie Tongco

Trollie del Mundo

Vicki Narciso

Vicky Picardal
Yvonne Saludo
Eleanor Lim
Len Guevara

Malou Cor Veau
Merilyn Arroyo
Normita Carreon
Pam Banez
Pearl Dimaguila
Pearl Drilon
Punay Gonzales
Regina Cammayo

Yumi Espino

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