this is my kindergarten picture, school year 1971-72. maligayang maligaya pa ang pamilya namin during this time. less than a year after this picture is taken, marcos will declare martial law and my dad will lose his job at ABS-CBN. many years later, charo santos will rip off the show that he created and made popular.on the extreme left: my beloved teacher, mrs. chaves. siya ang asawa ng high school principal namin and both are very close to my heart. it’s funny how time flies. kailan lang eh nagsisimula ka pa lang mag-aral, ngayon ikaw nang nagpapa-aral.some of the people you see in this picture are still my friends to this day. in fact, they are my dearest and most intimate friends. nagkikita pa rin kami ngayon on a regular basis. magkukumpare, many times over. we still have fun during reunions and tell the same school stories over and over again, much to the dismay of our bored wives.
hulaan nyo kung nasan ako rito? siret… upper most row, 3rd student from the left. ako yung naka bungisngis – i.e. ngiting hanggang tenga na parang nababaliw.