A few times a year — three, if we’re lucky — Marilen, Nancy, and I would get together and chat it up. Since graduating, we would go to each other’s family parties, birthday get-togethers, weddings, etc. I’ve been to their weddings and welcomed their kids. For the past few years, I was the single one in the threesome. Tonight, it was my turn. They offered to take my out for Mediterranean cuisine and celebrate this turning point in my life. It is sobering to think that it has been 25 years since we first met. How many people can say they have been friends for that many years? From high school teenagers to middle-age women … I’m so blessed to have these friendships.


For good measure, they gave me a belated birthday cake. All-in-one celebration this night. Who knows when we will get together again? The older we get, the more special these reunions become. Miss you lots, mga kumare!


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