"a caterpillar doesn't just grow into a butterfly. a caterpillar must undergo metamorphosis, and a cocoon is where a caterpillar risks it all: enters total chaos, undergoes total rebuilding, and is born to a new way of living. only in taking the risk of entering that inert cocoon can the caterpillar go from dormancy to potency, from ugliness to beauty."

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


"We must remain as close to the flowers, the grass, and the butterflies as the child is who is not yet so much taller than they are... Whoever would partake of all good things must understand how to be small at times."
--Friedrich Nietzsche

remember high school? it was fun!

sometime in march 1999, we went to ditucalan for choir practice. what choir practice? we went to a place where the roads were good for biking and the playground had swings, see-saws, slides, and nice green grass. the day was meant for having fun and the place was right. yoni climbed up a slide and took this picture of us -- rho99 during a pre-graduation class bonding... in ditucalan.

despite its distance from the city proper of iligan, ids99's sci-curr people loved having practice sessions (for basketball, for filipino drama, etc.) in ditucalan. not only did we find the place nice and conducive for spur-of-the-moment adventures, our classmates from there're also very hospitable. heehee.

note: the picture above reminds me of the importance of tripods and self-timers. without them, someone has to sacrifice not being in the group pic. most of the time, that someone is the owner of the camera.


  1. honga what choir practice?
    hmm ok ra ma sacrifice noh
    ana jud pag artist hehe :p
    pa copyright natin ang pic

  2. i really, really like that picture you took. happy.

    some things that come to mind:

    who's with sheena in the center of the circle: yeli or madz?

    the guy with the fan, that's patrick, right? at first, i thought si arneil.

    this happened before rose's biking-related ankle injury.

    politiko kaayo og pose si jenny. hehe.

    even way back then, people were doing the peace/v-sign!

    note to readers: the picture is actually a picture i took of the picture that yoni took eight years ago. haha.

  3. yep si yeli ang kuyog ni sheena sa tunga. and yep si patrick ang gagunit ug fan. last. yep politiko au ug post si jenny. hehehe. uuuyyy artist na diay si yoni. hahaha wish!

  4. ay toink wrong spelling. pose dapat dili post. where's the option to edit comment? :p

  5. ikaw tong nka brown ug slacks? ;p

  6. gEEEmail, kay dili diay? ang galing nga ng pic... and thank God wala ra jud ko nawala sa pic!!! (unlike adtong class pic sa recollection...hmf.)

    re: option to edit comments
    as far as i know, there is no option to edit comments but blogger members can delete their comments. as blogger owner, i have the power (kay power jud!) to delete comments i don't like to see in my blog.

    kars, i'm the one with the ball. :P

  7. ...and jenny is spelled as jennie.

    my mistake.

  8. Oist val ... "After the choir practice" man ni siguro (as far as I can remember) and birthday man ni Kurt ani nga day na gikuha ang pic (that's why naa ta sa ila place nag stay) but yes nagcontinue gihapon ta ug kanta-kanta ('coz Yoni brought her guitar)

    Nakalimot ko ... kang kinsa gani na nga fan akong dala??? Mura lugar ko ug gay! hahaha!!!!

  9. dili to b-day ni kurt kay a few days before grad day day bya nahitabo (like maybe 2 -5 days before grad day).

    ang tarong na choir practice happened in the gym and at redemptorist church, dili sa ditucalan. in ditucalan, maybe we had a run-through of about a few songs just to somehow justify the supposed-to-be fact that we were there for choir practice... but the real deal was laag jud ang nahitabo.

    dili na pud ko kanumdum ka kinsa ang fan. kay sheena? kay ai-ai? anyway, feel kaayo nimo imong pose.

  10. Hmmm ... yeah basta graduation hapit na sya! Hehe ... lagi feel lugar kaayo nako ang fan ... don't know if nadala nako na sya basta akong ma-remember akong nadala ang gitara ni Yoni. hehe ... si Rey Nann raman siguro ang naka-uniform ana nga day! Hehehe ... ug sya ra ang naka-kulob na position ... lolz ... hala oi ka-chivalrous ba ani nga post ... maka-nostalgia man pod! HAHAHA!!!


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