by: Boyet Ilagan

In a dramatic fashion last night, Gerald Novales unseated defending champion Carlo Subido of batch 82.

Qualifying to the finals via 5 straight wins in the winner’s bracket, Ge had to shake off a long lull waiting for the finals opponent from the loser’s bracket. After losing the first set in a twice to beat, race to 5 format, Ge sprung back in the final set via a 5-1 drubbing of the defending champion.

The competition was participated in by 8 batches (78, 82, 84, 85, 87, 89, 90, 92), with 18 players in all. Batch 87 fielded two entries in Ge Novales and Darrell Sicam.

The event was graced by pool hero Diango Bustamante who arrived in the middle of the tournament, which spiced up the competition.

Special thanks to Lester Hurtado who co-sponsored batch 87′ participation.

The event was concluded with a lot of fellowship, inter-batch camaraderie, 70s-80s music, sing along, dancing, pool trick shots and booze!

The pre-homecoming sports activities under the Drabacs Cup is in the homestretch with one event remaining, the badminton tournament. Its happening on the 25th of August, Saturday, a full week before the September 1 homecoming.

We have commenced our weekly (Mondays) practices for the event last Monday, with the second session tomorrow to be held at Arlene F’s badminton courts in Marikina. We extend again the invitation for those interested to show up between 7-9pm so that we may finalize our line-up for the badminton tourney.

Congrats Novales!

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by: Boyet Ilagan

We had a successful participation in the Drabacs Cup bowling tournament last Saturday August 4. Successful, in one sense, as it was some sort of a Family Day as spouses and kids tagged along which made the event more of a picnic rather than a competition. Secondly, we won third place in a field of nine teams from six batches, just 5 pinfalls behind the 2nd placer.

Special thanks to Lester Hurtado and Aris Lumague who found time to give the team a moral boost (my first time to meet Aris’ sons, undoubtedly Lumague..hehe).

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please support our bowling team in the upcoming pisay alumni bowling tourney this coming SATURDAY AUG. 04, 2007… 1:30P.M… s.m. megamall bowling lanes… see you there

(captions to follow… after the tourney…)

First Day High

June 11, 2007

My son’s first day of school last June 4, 2007 brought memories to me of yesteryears. Thirty two years ago I myself was brought to the school by my mother. Now it is my turn to bring my son to school.Took some pictures to freeze the moment. Here Terrell David is posing with his new Pirates of the Caribbean backpack and lunch bag given to him by his grandpa and grandma from New York. Everything is new from top to bottom. New polo, shirt, shorts, handkerchief, underwear, socks, and shoes.

He is very lucky because during my time almost all of my school paraphernalia were hand-me-downs. Being a first born really has its advantages. I was third among four siblings. So I had to make do with whatever that is still usable to help alleviate the burden of school expenses. Now it’s my turn to support a child go to school. Hopefully I would be able to see my son finish college. But that is still a long way to go. So the best thing to do is to cherish the moment, celebrate life, and be thankful for each day that is given to us.

My wife also accompanied us to make the memorable event a whole family affair. The next image reminds me of me and my mother. I lagged behind to capture the moment.

We walked until the corner and waited for a tricyle for hire that would take us to Terrell’s school.

Actually my son’s school is just four blocks away from home. We take the tricycle going to school and walk going home.

The stroll going home is a nice way of exercising. Doing this daily is worth my while. Aside from the cardiovascular workout, you can also enjoy the view and at the same time listen to your son narrate the school activities that transpired during the day.

Terrell was born four years ago on March 16, 2003.

Time really flies! Few years ago he was just sleeping silently in the hospital’s nursery room. Now, He is turning out to be a fine young boy.

Years from now I know that with proper nurturing and support he will turn out to be a fine young man. I hope I will live to tell that tale.

Uso pa kaya blog nun?”