Connecting People

One night last December, I got the surprise of my life. I turned on my pc and found offline IM’s from a friend, Virginia Samson. I have never seen her for years. The last time I saw her was 1988 or 1989 at one of those jeepney stops at University of the Philippines in Diliman.

She found this blog while searching for the Arsenal site. Goodness knows how my blog showed up. It is a blessing though. I have been trying to find out her whereabouts for years. She is one of my closest friends from kindergarten to my senior year in highschool. We both went to an all-girl school called Our Lady of Grace Academy (now St. Mary’s). I have mentioned this before on one of my posts in February 2006.

To my classmates who are reading this blog. You might want to know that as expected, Virginia Samson, is now a doctor (orthopedic surgeon) and is now in Hongkong. She is now specializing in hand surgery.

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Thanks for everyone who wished me well when I was sick. I had chicken pox and I didn’t know that one can have it in the throat, tongue and gums! I am posting my usual norwegian experience soon.

25 thoughts on “Connecting People”

  1. Charles, Patrice, Nino, Laureen and Joey – Thanks a lot!!! My scars are almost gone 🙂

  2. glad you’ve recovered… i guess it’s never too late for anything… i recently had tonsilitis (when most people have theirs taken out by the time they’re 12)…

  3. that’s amazing, huh? i’m happy for you 🙂

    the world wide web surely does help us keep our connections with people. i personally like the website Friendster.com because i have relocated a number of my friends from years ago on there.

    sorry i wasn’t able to visit your blog while you were sick to wish you well. i’m glad you’re feeling so much better now.

  4. Awesome! Y’know, I have this habit of not staying in contact with the people I’ve met in my life, but that doesn’t mean they’re not in my heart though.

    Anyhoo, glad to know you’re still in touch with these people. 🙂

  5. Sorry to hear that you got sick. Hope you are feeling better now.

    It is amazing how the internet can connect people even old lost friends.

  6. Yeah that is true about blogging as well. But in my case allowed me to meet nice people especially you ate. It’s nice that you are feeling better now. I also got a flu last week but still had to work, work and work!

  7. buti naman magaling ka na! late na rin ako nagka-chicken fox, about 5 years ago lang, nawala rin naman ang mga bakas 😉

    ang nagagawa nga naman ng blogging! saya neh, sana may makita rin ako sa mga dati kong kilala pero mas ok na marami tayong bagong nagiging kaibigan 🙂

    Happy Friday!

  8. Shoshana & Winsome – Thank you very much. I just have polkadots all over LOL.

    Iskoo – You may want to try alumni.net too 🙂

  9. sarap nga ng feeling makta ulit yung mga kaibigan na matagal ng di nakikita. hope i can find my old frineds as well. i’ll try firendster mamaya.

  10. So pleased you are over the chicken pox. It’s certainly no fun for an adult to have that. Take care and best wishes, The Artist

  11. Al, I didn’t even know you’re sick. My kids were, and it’s not pretty. Imagine a few little ones throwing up and having the runs. Ewww!

    So glad to hear you’re feeling much better.

  12. Ethel- Have you tried alumni.net?
    I found some of my classmates at that site.

    Ghee – sure! I will link you up too. Thanks!

  13. its so nice to know that your long lost old friend found your site :)thats another wonder of blogging,right?

    Al,i will link you up ha?is that okay? 🙂

  14. Indeed, even while I’ved waited my butchmate for a long time na sana man lang maligaw sila
    sa blog ko LOL, i tried na rin mag search sa friendster wala eh, hehehe
    Anyway,Keep up the great blogging Al.
    buti nalang Ok na ang bulutong mo.

  15. Expat – I am glad the chicken pox is gone. Terrible for aging people like me LOL

    Ana – Amazing, isn’t it?

    Heiress – Thanks for dropping by. Hope you would come by again 🙂

  16. hi, i followed your link from pia’s blog. i had chicken pox when i was in my early 40’s. bummer. i’m so glad you’re feeling better. take care of yourself.

  17. oh wow – I[‘m glad you are better. Chicken pox can be bad at an older age, well they say…

    So that is cool to reconnect but I’m happy you are feeling better!

  18. Tor – Thanks! I think that re-connecting with friends is one of the best positive sides of blogging.

    Raquel & Sidney – 🙂 Renny is always right heheh.

  19. What a coincidence!!! Sa lahat nyang mapuntahan na site, ang blog mo pa…Renny was right!

  20. First of all, AL, happy to hear your on your feet again. Must have been a hard periode.
    Secondly, as Renny says: Blogging connecting people – wherever they might be.

    Have a great time to come.

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