the school setup in the philippines is very different from the US. here each grade is referred to as a batch of a certain year, ours was batch 90. we were the 150th jubilee batch of our school. 200+ girls graduated with me our senior year. each batch is divided into several sections (with approximately 40-45 girls in a section) i belonged to 4-1. each section is assigned a room and the teachers came to us. in other words, we were sharing classes throughout the school year. it's quite the bonding experience.
over dinner 8 of us passed around a list that roxanne was trying to put together. it was a list of the girls in our senior year section. struggling to get our minds to recall each girl in our class. we couldn't even agree on the number to begin with. was it 41? 42? or 44? with each name that got added the question marks multiplied. someone should have brought the yearbook (or at least the class picture).
this coming saturday i'm meeting up with other batch mates for another reunion. the holidays are the best time for get togethers it seems. a lot of us come back to the motherland from far away strange places lured by family, friends, and the filipino christmas.
angel -- our party crasher. not 4-1 but still our batch mate... always welcome to our party.