A full jar

Just sharing this nice article we found in our inbox …

rocksOne day an expert in time management was speaking to a group of business students and, to drive home a point, used an illustration those students will never forget. As he stood in front of the group of high-powered overachievers he said, Okay, time for a quiz.

Then he pulled out a one-gallon, wide mouth mason jar and set it on the table in front of him. Then he produced about a dozen fist-sized rocks and carefully placed them, one at a time, into the jar. When the jar was filled to the top and no more rocks would fit inside, he asked, Is this jar full?

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The Ruins

Would you know where this magnificent structure is located? Do we hear Rome? Lisbon? Madrid? Nope. And would you believe that this palatial residence, or what’s left of it, can be found in Talisay City, Negros Occidental?

We, too, were so amazed when we found this out from the travel blog Byahilo. The award-winning site is being maintained by Enrico Dee, who describes himself this way:

“Enrico Dee is a twenty-something who simply enjoys life. He was born in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, and took up BS Computer Science at the University of St. La Salle. He currently enjoys life as a full time travel blogger.”

Read his post below about The Ruins and we enjoin you to visit his blog and be dazzled by such a wonderful country called the Philippines.

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Eureka, Aurea

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Jojie Casiao (Batch ’79) recently informed us that our long-lost classmate, Aurea Salac, has been living in the United States. Jojie’s ninong happens to be Aurea’s father.

Jojie, who is based in the United Arab Emirates, promised to get in touch with Aurea’s relatives in Manila to get hold of her contact information. He is returning home next month to attend his batch’s grand reunion.

Aurea’s photo is courtesy of batchmate Amelia Agam Inamarga.

Pagpupugay kay Jimmy

Matagal-tagal din bago natapos ni Eddie Roberto ang tribyut na ito para sa aming kaklase at matalik na kaibigang si Jaime Borja. Kung napanood n’yo yung isang bidyong ginawa niya tungkol sa katatapos nating reunion, pansinin n’yong hindi n’ya isinama si Jimmy. Sabi ni Eddie, ihiniwalay raw niya talaga para ispesyal.

At talaga namang ispesyal na tao si Jimmy.

Di na namin matandaan ang eksaktong petsa, pero yung araw na kami’y magkita-kitang muli sa Daangbakal para dumalaw sa kanyang burol ay hindi na yata mabubura sa aming isipan. Dalawampung taon na rin ang lumipas nang biglang magpasya si Jimmy na mauna na sa byahe. Wala pa siyang 30 taon nang talunin siya ng mabigat na karamdaman.

Isa sa matatag na haligi ng grupo si Jimmy. Kumbaga, isa siya sa mga dahilan kung bakit hanggang ngayon ay magkakasama pa ang buong barkada.

Marami pa kaming sasabihin tungkol sa kaklase naming ito, kaya pakiabangan na lang habang tinitipon pa namin ang kalat-kalat na mga kwento.