Bert, here are the pictures of the Birthday Celebration of Sor Victorina aka Sister Vicky aka Sister Naning.
Above is the invitation we prepared for the occasion.
Take note of what's written, "From LCC-DPS-Daet Batch 1967
The event was held on a Wednesday afternoon. Only the four of us - Ate Marynat, Alot, Lina and myself plus of course, Sis. Tere were able to make it. Only Lina was able to catch portion of the mass which was supposed to have started at 3:30 pm. I was late but I already told Sis Tere that I couldn't attend the mass because I would be coming from the office in Quezon City.
I was still in the office when Ate Marynat called and let Sis Tere speak with me. She wanted me to come pronto because I will present the slide show of Sister Vicky. I arrived before 6 pm. The hall was filled with people. Our batch was seated in the table in front, near the sound system, screen, and other museum-appropriate LCD and CD player. So I had to walk pass the other tables as Sis Tere was announcing that this is "___ " from batch 67, he is still SINGLE until now! Of all the things that could be said ........ she was able to elicit laughter, at my expense. In all the visits that we had, this madre never fails to ask, "why aren't you married, let's talk about that". Malapit ng "mapuno ang salop, gaya ng sabi ni FPJ" at baka "maghalo na ang balat sa tinalupan". Joke lang, the madre means no harm, kasalanan ni Bert yan, di niya nabigyan ng regalo, kaya kulang sa coconut.
Sori po, let's get back to the celebration. Aside from batch 67, there was also a delegation from Batch 60, which is having their Golden Jubilee. I don't know anyone of them and we did not have a chance to talk because their table was several tables away from us.
Ate Marynat delivered a message on behalf of our class. After several attempts to show the slideshow using my laptop (to no avail), we finally succeeded using the antique CD player (good thing I already copied the slideslow in Rudy's DVD).
Other groups presented numbers - songs and dances to entertain Sis Vicky and the guests. With prodding from the caregiver, Sis Vicky/Sor Victorina managed to do "Nobody, nobody but you!" with her hands.
Most of the sisters had "lobos" on their head. Mukhang mahilig sila sa mga lobo..... Careful, ayaw ng CBCP niyan!
Sor Victorina's youngest sister, the woman wearing red printed dress in the pictures in the gallery, talked about her life with Sor Victorina and thanked the guests and the nuns for showing their love for her sister.
The head of the Augustinian sisters also spoke and gave honor to Sis Vicky and thanked the guests.
Several of the sisters were like Sor Victorina, were already old and weak and were sitted in wheelchairs. They were laughing and were truly enjoying the presentations. It was a happy occasion, but honestly, I felt sad looking at the old sisters. It made me once again tell myself or tell God, I don't want to reach that age. But until what age I want to reach,.... I don't know.
It was past 7 pm when the happy/sad occasion ended. We (Alot, Lina, and I) all took a ride with Ate Marynat (We took Ate Marynat for a ride!). Alot got off at Robinson's galeria. Magpapa-pick up siya (kay Ric). Lina and I got off at Shaw Blvd.
For the complete set of pictures, go to the link below: