Since it’s back-to-school time, I asked some celebs to reminisce about their fun-filled student days. It’s interesting to find out what they were like before fame and fortune beckoned.
When life gets too weary, looking back to our school days never fails to perk us up. It reminds us how simple joys and silly stuff used to make us happy until work, love and marriage complicated the picture. Too bad we can only remember and not relive the good old days.
Miriam Quiambao: Back in elementary school, my friends and I would go on nature adventures after classes. We would sneak into the gated compound of the Manila Dam Nature Park, crossed creeks and climbed trees imagining ourselves to be the Ninja Kids out to save the world!
Tintin Bersola-Babao: My Faces, Zigzag, Isis, Mars disco days with my classmates in Assumption [College] make me smile. Now I can no longer stand the noise and smoke in bars. And I don’t drink. Sign of aging (LOL).
Vandolph: I fondly remember my days as a varsity player and the times my classmates and teachers would have a hard time with me because I was sobrang makulit. But I made up for it by being malambing.
Vivian Velez: I remember the bully in my junior high school class in the United States. She was a Mexican-American. We fought, pulling at each other’s hair, before we became the best of friends.
Jed Madela: I remember in high school, we would play naughty pranks on our teacher. She would give us seat work then take off her shoes and head off to dreamland. When she was fast asleep, we would take one of her shoes and use it as a football, kicking it around the classroom. We made sure we returned it before she woke up. But she would wonder why one of her shoes was dusty.
Wency Cornejo: There are so many high school memories. The one that really stood out was the time I was a member of the theater club. During evening rehearsals we would break into the school cafeteria, raid the freezer and have our fill of ice cream. Oh such mischief! Don’t we all wish we could relive those days?
Kim’s sweet 23rd birthday
Delfi, the makers of Goya chocolate, went all out in celebrating the 23rd birthday of their brand ambassador, Kim Chiu, who is a certified chocoholic. They created a Facebook fan page promo “Kim’s Puzzle of Surprises” wherein 10 lucky Kim Chiu fans each won a one-year supply of confectionery. They also hosted a grand fans day at the Area 05 Super Club, which was filled to the rafters. Log on to www.facebook.com/GoyaChocoholics if, like Kim, sweetness is your weakness.