It's a little sad that I was not able to attend the celebration for this event.
I know that it would be a miracle indeed if I can attend the next celebration (which would be around 2108) I am however happy that my dad and my grandfather were able to come. After all, my grandfather was one of the two jubilarians given an award for nearly reaching their 100th year.
What else did I miss? Oh yeah, the annual homecoming for my sorority (Sigma Delta Phi) and my dad's fraternity (Upsilon Sigma Phi) I do miss attending that event with my dad. Yes, my dad is my brod too! Although he's way too much my senior! His batch is '65 and mine is '97... so that's a whopping 32 years of seniority.
I actually find it cute that we get to attend such an event every year. We'd leave for Los Banos early in the morning so that we can attend the breakfast by the campus map, meet with the brods and sisses and go to Freedom Park for the morning parade. After that, we'd have our fellowships and enjoy the rest of the day with our brods and sisses.
Thinking about it now (as I compute in my head) It's been 11 years since I joined the sorority. It would mean that I am 11 years senior than my new sisters in UP and yet I feel that it wasn't so long ago that we were the juniors all busy and were all over the place trying to remember names, faces and their corresponding batch. God forbid if you weren't able to greet them accordingly.
I did learn a lot when I joined my sorority. But I guess it's something one can fully understand and feel when they are a member of one too. I'm just glad that I got invited (yes we are by invitation only) and joined the best sorority in UP.
Did I tell you I joined while I was a freshman? Ooops...
I'll just leave that for another post... maybe.