Thursday, January 10, 2013

Ruby Saturday

Once, a few (mind you, just a few) decades ago, my favorite rocker Mick Jagger, he with those naturally full, un-Botoxed lips, sang a soulful goodbye to Ruby Tuesday. 

Now that the members of High School Class of '73 have prepared to be feted, and have done some several activities to be deserving of the honor, we will gather at St. Paul College, now University, of Quezon City's Gilmore Avenue campus on Jan. 12, Saturday, at 2 p.m. 

The lyrics and tune of this Rolling Stones hit (Jagger and Keith Richards--oh, ain't that a team!) describe the free spirit that still roams inside many of us. And what a spirited bunch we were and still are underneath that colegiala surface. That spirit our children have caught to the consternation of our partners who're sometimes left scratching or shaking their heads. Animo Batch '73!

Don't question why she needs to be so free
She'll tell you it's the only way to be
She just can't be chained
To a life where nothing's gained
And nothing's lost
At such a cost

There's no time to lose, I heard her say
Catch your dreams before they slip away
Dying all the time
Lose your dreams
And you will lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?

Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday
Who could hang a name on you?
When you change with every new day
Still I'm gonna miss you...

Here are more photo memories from our silver edition (25th jubilee) in 1998.
Dancing to the 5th Dimension's "Age of Aquarius" (from left): Belinda Sanchez, Ana Earnshaw, Audrey Agatep, Concept Zamora, Bibit Esteva and Jill Racela.
This time dancing to Santana's "Oye Como Va": Pam Banez, Marissa Medina, Jill, Audrey,  Maan Martin, Cory Amoyo, Concept, Bibit and Lyn.
Still keeping in step: Cory, Concept, Bibit and Lyn
Gee, how we got into those uniforms is a story in itself. Front row: Audrey and Babeth who still remember how to put a foot forward when standing still for a photograph. Second row: Maan and Tess Monsalud. Back row: Bibit, Pam and Marissa Ileto
The point of getting into those sailor girl uniforms is to play-act our grade and high school days (all that training in dramatics from Susan de Guzman and, for some, James B. Reuter, SJ) for a video written, voiced over and directed by ourselves. From left:  Bibit, Audrey, Maan, Pam, Marissa and Babeth
The way we are today: "Lovely, with your eyes so warm and your cheeks so soft, there is nothing for me but to love you, and the way you look today....Lovely, never ever change, keep that breathless charm, don't you please arrange it 'coz I love you, and the way you look today!"  Front row (from left): Eugene Mesina, Lota Alix, Hayni Estrada, Audrey, Concept and Jill. Back row, same order: Ana, Elaine Barretto, Miriam Gimenez, Vicki Narciso, Bibit, Marissa, Tere Rey, Babeth and Adelle Nadres.
The old girls in North America and other parts of the world will be with us in Paulinian spirit. See you all come Saturday afternoon!
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