J.J.'s De La Salle University homecoming was amazing.
J.J., celebrating his 50th high school graduation (Golden Jubilee), was to get a free entrance. Not having his school ID at the registration desk, he was asked to pay PH3000 for a replacement or pay PHP600 each for the two of us to join the celebration.
We signed up for a personalized campus tour led by one of the students, Riggz. He seemed awestruck as he proudly informed us that St. La Salle Hall is among the "1001 Buildings in the World which You Must See Before You Die". Its fame is the perfect H shape.
Historical buildings where J.J. attended high school classes remain majestic. Unfortunately the football field was sacrificed. Blessed in 2012 with learning spaces and function areas of an eco-friendly building stands in its place. This was the venue for tonight's event.
Our rough estimate is that there were about 500 attendees representing different high school and college graduating classes.
Evening entertainments included live volleyball game between the two rival private universities, De La Salle and Ateneo. This was broadcasted via large screens. Whenever De La Salle team scored a point, people jumped up and waived their arms. The scene appeared as a sea of green and white. It was invigorating and deafening making it nearly impossible to carry on a conversation.
J.J. and I had a grand time. At one point, women of our group moved to create a "girls' table" so that we could get to know each other better.
I am happy that we were able to be a part of this spectacular event.
Aloha -- Cathi