Congratulations to AC Batch ’89!!!!

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Every year is always the BEST! :-)  This year was their turn to shine and they did!  I enjoyed so much and loved everything from beginning till end. Super love the theme!! Super love everything!! CONGRATS Camille Tolentino Genuino, Liza Concepcion Santos, Nicole Olbes Fandiño, Sharon Pajaro Say, Ann Arcenas,  Iya Yotoko, Julienne Sison Vital, and the rest of Batch ’89!

Previous entry:  Assumption Velada 2012 Batch ’87 Faithfully AC Oct 25, 2012 

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And to the choreographers Maribeth Bichara and Reigh Sy, you guys are spectacular!!!!!!  THE BEST!!!

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Mother Marie Eugenie Awardee Batch ’89, Marga Escaler

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I am so sorry I was not able to take all the performances.  Next time I will come prepared with more memory space on my camera!! I had to go back two days to be able to finish till the end!!

Sapphire- I love out of the box performances :-)

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Way to go our Kapatiran sisters batch!! Vina Concepcion Monasterio and Margie Apacible!!! YAY!!!

“We, the members of the ACHS Class of 1984 unabashedly acknowledge that Assumption College has shaped our lives. It did not only teach us the prescribed academic subjects but Assumption also gave us a sense of self by nurturing and encouraging us – even smiling on our youthful exuberance and our liking for fun and a bit of mischief. In addition, it gave us a sense of selflessness, as we were inspired to empathise with the less fortunate to be socially, economically and politically aware. And, finally and probably most importantly, Assumption gave us a sense of belonging… of being one… and though years have passed and we lead vastly diverse lives and taken different paths, we remain one in love… one in Faith and ONE in spirit! Assumptionistas to the core!”

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Batch ’89 Salutes Michael Jackson – LOVE Michael Jackson!! and Super LOVE this performance!!!

Jade – Love Madonna too!!! Choreographed by Maribeth Bichara as well

Lisa Lorenzo Uy, Ola Regala, Michelle Dayrit Soliven and Lizette Cojuangco

“Good afternoon. Today we mark our Jade Jubilee, thirty five years after we graduated from high school. So here we are again, back home in our beloved Assumption, remembering the good old days. Since those days, many things have changed. WE have changed. How so? Well we are still a bunch of strong willed opinionated women — ladies with an attitude — but experience has taught us to open our hearts to others with more compassion and understanding. And through it all, it’s our friendships, nurtured throughout the years, that inspire us and give us a reason to celebrate today. So, get up on your feet, Batch 79! Express yourself! Strike a pose!”

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What a beautiful tribute to the Sisters and Teachers of the Assumption!!!  I cried!!! I am still waiting for a dance number by all the sisters and teachers of Assumption :-)

Diamond – Choreographed by Maribeth Bichara as well

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I loved the Gold performance!!!  They showed a video on what they have been doing and how they have been helping the Mission Schools!   Way to go Tita Mariel Tolentino and Tita Nena Ortoll.  I also loved their performance, it was so unique!!! Previous entry: Mass Cards by the Assumption Class Batch ’64/’68 Foundation

“Whatever circumstances we are about to face, wherever we are, the bonds of Friendship, the spirit of solidarity, unique memories  and one Assumption spirit keep us HAPPY together!!!! After 25 years into countless experiences and pasts, all roads leads to Assumption.  Our happy and inspiring moment”

Thank you to this batch mate who made me sit beside her upstairs!!  I forgot to get her name but she was the announcer.  For two days I sat beside her and I kept telling her how galeng her batch was!  I had no one to talk to so i kept bringing out my happiness to her!!! haha!! Poor her :-)  And to Paolo Bustamante, Direk!  You are amazing too!!

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Maja Gamboa you guys are next!!

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This is my most favourite part of our drive to Half Moon Bay!!  Every year Half moon bay has an Art and Pumpkin Festival and we were lucky we witnessed part of their preparationPumpkin Festival (12)

This is my first time to see something like this – a pumpkin patch!Pumpkin Festival (3)

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They sold other producePumpkin Festival (11)Honey!!!Pumpkin Festival (13)

Pumpkins of course :-)Pumpkin Festival (14)

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STRAWBERRIES!!Pumpkin Festival (16)

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Pumpkin Festival (1)I wrote about our drive to Half Moon Bay in the Philippine Star last Thursday October 16Driving to Half Moon Bay Philippine Star article October 16 2014Click below to read the articleDriving to HAlf Moon Bay Phil Star Oct 16 2014[email_link]

We have been wanting to go to the Ritz Carlton and dine here, finally we made it!   Ritz Carlton at Half Moon Bay (2)

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This is where we had our lunch, in the ConservatoryRitz Carlton at Half Moon Bay (10)

There was a wedding that morningRitz Carlton at Half Moon Bay (8)

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Love the terrariumsRitz Carlton at Half Moon Bay (9)

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Very delicious cold pressed olive oil and balsamic vinegarRitz Carlton at Half Moon Bay (13)  Warm Harley Farms Goat Cheese GratinRitz Carlton at Half Moon Bay (15)

Ceasar Salad with Grilled Salmon  Ritz Carlton at Half Moon Bay (16)Click below to go to their website

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Our friend, June, told us to drive to Half Moon Bay and in an instant we took her advice  Driving to Half Moon Bay (2)

I love road trips!!  I used to dread riding the car to get to a place, but there is actually so much to see on the road!  I can’t even put down my camera.  I never sleep or work anymore in the car.  The problem now is that the trip gets longer because I always want to stop and take photos of the beautiful things we see on the wayDriving to Half Moon Bay (3)

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On the way to Half Moon Bay, there is a short stretch of these trees.  It’s an amazing sight – make sure to look to the left going there or on the right going back homeDriving to Half Moon Bay (18)

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The drive is only around 30 to 40 minutes.  It might take longer during weekends.  So just like anything else, it’s always best to go non peak days.

We saw this tree farm!  Driving to Half Moon Bay (6)

All fresh Christmas trees! Choose and cut your own :-)Driving to Half Moon Bay (5)

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My first time to see a pumpkin patch!!!!  LOVE!!!Driving to Half Moon Bay (8)

Halloween is very big in the States!Driving to Half Moon Bay (16)

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We saw Lemos farm which was all dressed up for HalloweenDriving to Half Moon Bay (15)Driving to Half Moon Bay (12) Driving to Half Moon Bay (13) Driving to Half Moon Bay (14)Click below to go to the website of Lemos Farm for More information

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I wrote about our drive to Half Moon Bay,

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Click below to read the article in the Philippine Star which was published last Thursday

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My good friend Triccie knows I love cheese so she took me to The Melt! :-)  all natural grilled cheese the meltThe Melt (8)

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I wanted to have this!! :-) Love the packagingThe Melt (1)

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The ‘ShroomThe Melt (10)

The Italian Job – Love the garlic bread they usedThe Melt (9)

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It’s nearer for me to go to Wingstop in the Bay Area than to go to Wingstop in Katipunan! haha!!  I am so happy to finally try Wingstop and I would like to compare the one in America to the one here :-)  Wingstop Delaware (1)

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Wingstop Delaware (6)I got the 10 piece ( 2 flavours ) and shared it with James.  We had Lemon Pepper, Garlic Parmesan and seasoned fries :-)  Between the two flavours we had them split it into classic wings and boneless

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Garlic Parmesan- Yummy  and hoping they offered extra cheese and extra butterWingstop Delaware (9)

Lemon Pepper- YummyWingstop Delaware (10)

Boneless – In America boneless wings is not really wings without the bones.  They use the breast part.  So they are just like Chicken nuggets :-)  Here are the boneless pieces we had in Lemon Pepper and Garlic ParmesanWingstop Delaware (11)

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The parents in the Bay Area are so busy always driving their kids to school, picking them up, watching their games.  So one day I decided to join them and watch one of the volleyball games of the kids!  Volleyball is really a popular sport among the young girls now ( Previous entry Bea De Leon August 22, 2014 ) and both daughters of my friends are in varsity!

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 Varsity Volleyball in the Bay Area (3)My good friend Triccie with Grace, an aunt of one of the players. Normally volleyball starts at Grade 6, but Grace got the girls together when they were only grade 3 :-)

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The best part of any team sport is the camaraderie and it’s so nice to see how they support each other during the gamesVarsity Volleyball in the Bay Area (6)[email_link]

A close up of June’s kitchen!  Where she cooked a yummy meal for us Dinner by June (2)

Dinner by June (3)Yum!Dinner by June (12) Here is June our pretty and sexy chef for the evening :-)  With matching background music!  :-)Dinner by June (5) Again, many things :-)  She has a collection of glasses and when she serves dinner, everyone will have a different glass.  Love the concept :-)Dinner by June (7)Dinner by June (20) Fresh artichokes!Dinner by June (13)YUM!Dinner by June (15)Dinner by June (17) June taught us how to eat artichokes up to the heart which was the best part :-)artichoke hearts by juneMore things hanging in the kitchen :-)
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