It’s only February, but I’ve had the chance of seeing some classmates from Maryknoll College class of 1968.
l‑r: Cecilia Brainard, Bing Jacala, Tina Heiter, Maria Ciocon
Recently some other Maryknoll classmates and their husbands had lunch at my home in Santa Monica. I have not seen these friends for some time and it was wonderful to get caught up with them. We talked about movies, politics, health, and remembered teachers and pranks we played when we were in college.
l‑r: Cecilia Brainard, Chinggay Utzurrum (standing), Chona Bernad, Maribel Paraz (standing), Terry Manguerra
In Cebu, I met Maribel Paraz with some Cebuano friends. Maribel has relocated from Manila to Cebu and I’m delighted that she has befriended my dear friends there. I have been seeing Maribel whenever I visit Cebu. She ardently attends my literary events there (and also in Manila) when she can, and not just as a favor but because she truly enjoys them.
She is planning on attending a writing workshop that I’ll be conducting at the Rizal Library in July. Stay tuned for more information about that workshop AND subsequent public performance of participants’ writing.
tags: friendship, schoolmates, college friends, ladies night out, Maryknoll, Cebu