Keeping Warm with Friendship and Jackets




     Sometime in October last year I got one of those much needed conference invites at the Summer Capital of our country. The thought of an overnight stay at a great hotel, sumptuous food and the chance to listen to experts in our field was hard to resists. My schedule somehow prevented me from attending yet when I learned a former classmate in Med school whom I haven't seen since graduation was joining I said yes without hesitation and pulled heaven and earth to make it to the trip.



   
     It was a blessing to have friends in related fields sponsoring our sort of a reunion. Thank you so much.The venue most especially at night was kinda cold and it would have been great to have accessed patagonia jackets on sale to keep me warm. I didn't expect it to be that cold so I didn't bring a thicker jacket or sweater. I just love the pink jacket one of my friends, Mayee was wearing....
and the blue sweater of sweet Jahryne. 
   The  warmth of the company of cheerful old and new friends was enough though to keep me comfortable through the night. The picture taking was endless.

"JDC"

..meet my dear friend from way back Med school Chinky displaying one of her funny antics after the lecture and open forum sessions of the conference whose cool, sweet
personality kept us smiling all the time...

photo captured by Chinky :D



     We headed for the cafe after and the mild sweetness of hot chocolate paired  with raisin and banana bread kept our tales of ghosts and other creepy stuff not that scary but fun! On second thought I think fear got over us because we ended up sleeping in one room instead of separate ones even though Chinky was so afraid she'd pass on her colds virus to me hahaha. I said the virus won't hurt me but a ghost just might! hahaha....


     I don't remember exactly what time we hit the bed and went to dreamland. I just know that I had a grand time catching up with my friend and talking about our careers and everything in between and that the warmth of sunshine peeking through our room's window woke us up the next day or was it our alarms? :)


     Waking up to see the sunrise from bluish mountain ranges and smelling pine trees made this heart quiver with excitement.

A new day, a new chance to keep loving the people we love and yes, a great day to save lives!

Food was waiting for us at the resto and yep we again had a blast!

fried "Bangus" (milk fish) belly 

fruit selection



the tastiest of breads
After the heavy breakfast we were all set to go back to reality...our jobs which require us to be always
alert and most of all compassionate....


because saving lives is not just a career but a lifetime commitment....


and here's my prescription for a happy life...
A DOSE OF SMILE, A DOSE OF LAUGHTER, AND LOTS OF LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP
TO LAST MORE THAN A LIFETIME...




HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAREST CHINKY!!! :D

(Thank you Dona, Jahryne, Chinky, Mayee and Mond)













27 comments

  1. this made me miss my college barkada...

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  2. Hi there - sounds like a good time. My thanks go out to all who work in the medical field. Cheers - Stewart M.

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  3. The foods, the smiles, and the beautiful photos are just a delight to see this morning..Blessings, and thanks for the visit!

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  4. Tinakam mo naman ako sa fried bangus sis! Love the smiles!

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  5. I hope that you had a good time. Thanks for your visit to my blog.

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  6. What else could we ask for when there is a lovely place and wonderful friends to be with?

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  7. I love the photo where you talked about new beginnings. I love the mornings! I'm glad you had a wonderful time with the people you admire.

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  8. having friends who understand and have time to hang out with us- is one of the best we have on this planet, so sad more people are hiding in their home and just using social media and some don't want to use it.

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  9. oh my! you can never go wrong with good foods...and friends!

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  10. so many beautiful pictures Zen, and also love all your smiles, love love the pink and blue jackets too

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  11. sweetest moments with friends. yung sa atin diko pa nahahalungkay sa baul ni mond. hehehe! loveyew!!! taking a break from my wonderful new colleagues. :D

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  12. Hello Kulasa,
    Great that you've done this!!
    Nice shot there are also at.

    Greetings, Marco

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  13. Is this a mini reunion of sort? Seems you have a fun day with your friends. About the jackets, meron din bang for men. Maginaw kasi dito sa amin ngayon at wala akong jacket.

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  14. Nothing beats sumptious food and great people when attending conferences. IT would truly be a memorable experience to enjoy.

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  15. nothing beats, good friends and great food!! those breads look amazing!!

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  16. Reunion is always something fun I look forward to.. Lalo na pag matagal nang di nagkikita-kita.. And they are right.. Great friends plus good food, nothing can beat that combo! ;)

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  17. wah! natakam ako sa mga pagkain. nice photography. Thumbs up

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  18. Thanks so much for dropping by and visiting.
    And yes, the look on his face when he drank the vinegar was priceless!

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  19. with the smile on your faces, it's obvious you all had fun. that's nice!

    anyway, I miss Baguio, hope to visit the place this coming panagbenga festival. ;)

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  20. It is very obvious that you had fun. Lucky you to have them as your friends and them being your friend.

    Hmmm, let me transcribe that doctor's order. I'll see to it that I have them with me all the time.

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  21. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog, much appreciated. Spending time with friends after a long time is such a joyous thing. To be able to rewind the clock back and relive the tales is a blessed feeling. Have a lovely week Zen :)

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  22. thanks so much for supporting my social sharing gig. that's great bonding with your friends/colleagues. i'm glad you had that much needed rest. oh, the food looks so delicious especially the bangus!

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  23. I am looking forward to have these same moments with my friends. The bangus belly really looks yummy. I wish I can cook fish here as often as I like.

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  24. what a lovely meeting, friends make our lives special...glad you had so much good time! happy weekend+new week from white tulipland!

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  25. great food + great friends = great time! :)

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