And on the 28th of December 2016, the silver anniversary of my high school happened.
It was more than a celebration of reminiscing the old days, of remembering who were the class clown, the class nerd, the geek, the beauty queen. It was recollecting how we survived and triumphed every subject, project, class presentation and even the CAT. And how we were the pasaway (naughty) batch. We were smiling and shaking our heads off while we are at it.
It was a good day to remember that where we are now were greatly because of high school, of our teachers, of friends ( and even enemies then) of the values we learned and now lived. We are proud of each doctor, accountant, engineer, teacher, nurse, farmer, entrepreneur amongst us. We are blessed of our batch priest too.
And those we lost. We remembered them and didn’t forget.
That was a long time looking back. But it gives you a sense of pride and happiness that in some way each of us survived and made it.