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Summer '06 (Aug. 19)
Aug 20, 2006 - 25 Photos


Yesterday, the 19th of August 2006 was a day of joy and laughter for my husband Doms and I for we were able to reunite once again with former students and now also with their families after 20 years. My husband and I were really looking forward to this day since these are people who were not only our former students but have also become our friends now and we are glad that we have made a certain impact on them that they also looked forward to seeing us once again.

Doms and I used to work at the Eulogio "Amang" Rodriguez Institute of Technology (Nagtahan, Manila, Philippines) with him teaching at the Engineering Dept and I was a guidance counselor. For both of us, our work in this institution was dear to our hearts because we feel that we have made a difference in the students whose lives we have touch and they in turn have made our lives and jobs more meaningful.

We were visited here in Boston by Nazie Besana (who's here from the Philippines to attend his church's conference), Tony & Honey David(now living in New Jersey) with kids Gabriel & Erica and Eric & Lanie Balbuena(from Connecticut) with kids, Paige & Jolo. We met them at the MIT (Cambridge, MA) parking lot besides my husband's place of work and had lunch first at Legal Seafoods just across the Harvard-MIT HST building. It was really wonderful to catch with each other's lives and get to know the newer additions to the family. We brought our daughter's Karrol and Dominique so that they could also meet them and maybe learn some things about their Mom & Dad's past works.

After lunch, we walked towards the Charles river and took more photos with the Boston skyline as background. Since, they were also going back that same day to Connecticut, we had to shorten our visit by going to Harvard University to take more pictures and get some souvenirs.

Unfortunately, they weren't able to go to the Aquarium as originally planned since it was already getting late, so my husband drove around Boston's downtown area for a little bit just so that they can see the city.

We ended up at the Prudential Tower and went up to the Skywalk so that they can also view the city of Boston from up high. Afterwards, we had some food at the food court before they went home. It was hard saying goodbye, but we made plans to see each other again next year for a family vacation hopefully in Maine.

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