Brilliant Sunshine

It's just me, thinking out loud

Diamond 2002 Champions

on October 13, 2009

As we go through life, we learn lessons, we achieve things, great or small, we go places, we meet new people whom we’ll either hate or befriend and sometimes even fall in love with. But no matter how far we’ve travelled, how much we’ve learned and achieved, how many places we’ve seen and how many people we’ve crossed our paths with, we will all at one point wonder what happened to those people whom we shared our early stages of growing up during our high school days, the people who at one point made a contribution to who you have become and we’ll end up asking “Where are you now?”

To my favorite teacher
Told me never give up
To my fifth grade crush
Who I thought I really loved
The the guys I miss
And the girls we kissed
Where are you now?
To my ex best friends
Don’t know how we grew apart
To my favorite bands
And sing a longs in my car
To the face I see in my memories
Where are you now?

Where are you now?
Cause I’m thinking of you
You showed me how
How to live like I do
If it wasn’t for you
I would never be who I am

Way back then
Way back then

To my first girlfriend
I thought for sure was the one
To my last girlfriend
Sorry that I screwed up
To the ones I loved
But didn’t show it enough
Where are you now?

Where are you now?
Cause I’m thinking of you
You showed me how
How to live like I do
If it wasn’t for you
I would never be who I am

I know we’ll never see those days again
And things will never be that way again
But that’s just how it goes
People change but I know I won’t forget you

To the ones who cared
And who were there from the start
To the love that left
And took a piece of my heart
To the few who’d swear
I’d never go anywhere
Where are you now?

Where are you now?
Cause I’m thinking of you
You showed me how
How to live like I do
If it wasn’t for you
I would never be who I am
If it wasn’t for you
I would never be who I am
If it wasn’t for you I’d be nothing
Where are you now?

I smiled the first time I heard this song and also ended up asking myself “Where are you now?”, where are they now? Well, the song doesn’t really just tackle high school but rather a more broad aspect on how the people we met affects our becoming but since high school is a really memorable, I can’t help but associate the song with that part of my life.

Incidentally, two of my high school friends who happens to be my neighbor, as well, thought of having a get together and that got us all excited. We posted numerous announcements in Facebook and began texting our former classmates. Originally, we’re planning to go to Club Manila East but since it was affected by “Ondoy”, we ended up having dinner at the mall and afterwards, going off to a restobar for some drinks and music.

Last Saturday was really fun out of the 50 students in our class we were able to gather 13 people, quite small from the original population but it’s already an achievement to gather all those people considering our now so complicated schedules.

Some left early due to prior engagements, some came late and that includes me, but it was still fun, nevertheless. I felt like I was 9 years younger, I must admit I acted a bit childish, I somehow forgot what poise meant, the child in me manifested that night upon seeing the people whom I practically grew up with. We’re living different lives now, some turned out as yuppies, some are now nurses, some have their own business. The high school love teams have broken up, some have exchanged partners and now, one of us is surprisingly married with one kid. We’re different now from who we were 8 years ago when we graduated high school but no matter who we have become and who we will be, we are all a part of each others lives, the laughters, tears, jokes, stories, gossips, all these memories will remain in our hearts.

I am not sure if there will again be an event like these in the future but one thing is for sure the bond we have will always be there and we will forever be the “Diamond Champions” not just for 2002 but ’til forever.

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