Stars recall school pranks
Since it’s graduation season, I asked some celebrities to look back to their student days and recall the naughtiest prank they did in school.
How dreary life would be on campus without a little mischief. Those crazy memories make us miss being a student. As we graduate from one stage of life to another, may we never lose the child in us so we won’t forget how to have fun.
Just like what Marilyn Monroe once said, it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than to be absolutely boring.
Gary Valenciano: I once put paste on my teacher’s chair and acted so innocently. He warned that he would fail the entire class if no one admitted (who did it). I then walked up to the front of the class and asked with innocence, “C’mon Guys! Who did this?” I felt bad for our teacher because he was really good at his job and yet I shamed him as he had to go home to Antipolo to change.
Janice de Belen: When I was in Grade 2, I was envious of my classmates’ names so during one exam I changed my name to Princess de la Rama because it sounded classy. Days later, when the teacher was giving back our test papers, I forgot about it. I was wondering why I didn’t get my paper back. Then the teacher asked who Princess de la Rama was so that was when I remembered. They called my mom because they were
worried that something was wrong with me.
Derek Ramsay: I pretended there was an earthquake. I acted like the ground was moving and our teacher started shaking as if there really was an earthquake.
Baron Geisler: I planted a stink bomb in our classroom and it made the entire hallway stink.
Kean Cipriano: I was elected president of our class but was impeached because I put crazy stuff on the bulletin board. I placed photos of basketball players’ faces combined with sexy ladies’ bodies in swimsuits.
Christian Bautista: In grade school, my friend and I dug a hole to trap other students and make them trip. The next day, my friend fell into our own trap.
Arnell Ignacio: I short-circuited all the lights of one floor of classrooms. The nuns shrieked! I also pretended to faint during our Algebra class. Our teacher told me to get up. I replied, “I can’t stand. I am fainting!”
Mr. Fu: I initiated a surprise for our high-school rector/Christian Living teacher on Teacher’s Day. He was about to start the class when I came in and shouted at one of my classmates (and I also threw a book at him). Our rector was stunned and said, “Boys calm down!” My classmate and I continued to argue. We approached him and revealed, “Father relax. Pang gulat lang po. (It was just to surprise you).” Then we gave him a Happy Teacher’s Day card. All he could say was, “Oh, Jesus!”
Bayani Agbayani: In high school, my classmate and I asked for contributions from the whole class, to buy flowers for our teacher on Teacher’s Day. But instead of buying flowers, we used the money for merienda at Lugaw ni Ogo.