Marina del Rey CA, 24-29 June 2003.
Recap courtesy of Rocky Yupangco Buencamino ’75.
Remember those four friends who gathered in London?
Well they met again, but this time there’s less one
Brenda’s tight schedule prevented attending
The California reunion we knew that was pending
So again we meet, Mitzi, Rocky and Shella
But this time a surprise attendee is our Erika
From San Francisco she flew in simultaneous
The evenings of laughter & texting hilarious
Thoughts of Pinoy food was often quite prevalent
So four friends to Cerritos for Goldilocks was frequent
Dozens of viands appeared by the platter
To feed a small army with bad eating manners
Gulping and chewing and sipping and burping
Oh what a mess the table was looking
But as all the food began to disappear
Happier smiles started to appear
Rocky developed a weird adobo fetish
Erika preferred lumpia, halo-halo and bopis
Mitzi and barbecue seemed quite attached
Shella just chewed on whatever was layed flat
Then came the shopping and gazing and walking
To the shops on Rodeo the famous drive we’re talking
Trying and poking and endless discussions
Should I get this on charge, credit or pass on?
During the walk a brown leather bag is spied
60% off now that’s a great price
I’ll get that bag, an investment, Rocky thought
Which the other girls further agreed with a nod
Go get it Rocks, Mitzi did whisper
She said it was bagay to me… a further whisper
Ang galing ni Mitzi as sales girl I thought
Siguro may cut siya sa bag that I bought
Oh of course don’t forget good ole J. Crew
These stylish bandanas that Erika, Mitzi and Shella clung to
Six or seven outlets forever we stormed
Would you happen to have these bandanas in store?!
“They were last season, we have no more
but maybe you could go to our other stores”
So to the next store, and the next we went
So instead we saved money that we could have spent
Oh by the way, I think all gals should know
That aside from laughing and joking, Erika drove
A real Nicki Lauda she is on the freeway
Although Shella did cling to her seat as we sped away
So now that I’ve told all that needs telling
The 5-day story of friends again descending
Funny enough we met in a resort
But never did any swimming or diving of the sort
So bye for now Mitzi, Shella and Erika
Maybe next year we will be four + dear Brenda
I think we did mention Mexico or something
But Shella it’s your turn to choose our next outing
It’s always great fun to see sweet dear faces
Still the same but with more lines and creases
May we continue to age sweetly together
While maintaining fun and continued laughter.
Mitzi, thank you for sharing your room at Marina Del Rey with us. Thank you too to your husband, Bob, and your lovely daughter Hilary. We wish her continued success in her path to swimming excellence.
Erika, thanks for constantly keeping us in stitches with your jokes. Thanks too for driving and the chocnut and polvoron.
Shella, your dedication to running (up at 5:30 AM returning at 8AM daily) is such an inspiration. I will keep you updated on my muscle development.
Brenda, we missed you this year, will you join us next year?
To other 75ers, any new joiners for next year?!!!! Call Mitzi, Shella or Rocky.
By Rocky Yupangco Buencamino
Marina del Rey, CA, June 24-29, 2003
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