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Bacolod City, PhilippinesThursday, September 5, 2013

LCC golden jubilarians


Bacolod City was the scene of tearful reunions and joyous homecomings of a big number of La Consolacion College alumni, who came back to their beloved alma mater from all over the world, to celebrate their golden jubilee last week.

It was a time for reminiscing on the golden days of their youth when the world was young and painted with “misty water colored memories”.

The LCC High School Class 1963 – the Golden Jubilarians – celebrated the first salvo of their reunion after 50 years, with a "Black and Gold" themed party at the residence of classmateBamboo Tonogbanua. There were close to 40 schoolmatesfrom abroad and other parts of the Philippines, who attended the fun-filled evening at Bamboo’s elegant digs that was magically transformed into a Paris bistro. The evening’s entertainment was provided by comedy bar entertainer Aya & Co, who made the audience rock with laughter over their risqué jokes.

By the time I arrived, I could hear peals of laughter and excited chit-chat from the cool lanai of Bamboo’s place that was filled with guests. I was immediately handed an aperitif of sparkling red wine that went very well with the crispy lechon pica-pica. Dinner was a lavish array of international cuisine as only Bamboo can concoct. Everyone enjoyed the myriad of Filipino dishes that he thoughtfully included in the menu.

Other activities exclusively for Batch '63 before the September 1 homecoming included a welcome dinner with reflective talk at Sugarland Hotel, cultural tour, and a splendid dinner hosted by Tess Yusay, sister of golden jubilarian "Half" Aguilar, at her home.

To all the Golden Jubilarians, WELCOME HOME!*

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