UNDER THE CAIMITO TREES

Photo Credit: J. Tugnon @ fb

The blog below tells an unusual story about classes held outdoor at BNHS years back.  Read and enjoy!   

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Imagine having attended classes outdoor under the ‘caimito’ trees.  What will you expect then?

Naranasan namin ‘yon! 

Hindi ko lang alam kong andiyan pa yong puno ng ‘caimito’ na tanging witness— sa may harapan ng simbahan natin.

Bihira lang kasi ang buildings sa BNHS noon. There were only around two buildings accommodating the seniors, juniors and sophomores.  One was the old building previously housed the government employees and the likes; while the other was an annexed building na para ring ginagamit na government offices noon. 

Malas nga lang namin dahil kabago-bago namin sa BNHS.  Ganon daw ‘yon, first come first serve basis, kaya sabi ng mga nauuna sa amin… freshmen back off! 

I belong to batch 1995 kasi, so ibig sabihin pang-apat kami na grumadweyt diyan sa BNHS at sa kabutihang palad, dahil hindi pa naipatayo ang ibang buildings noon, kaya kong saan-saan kami dinadala ng adviser namin, maitawid lamang ang isang araw na klase.

Naalala ko pa, si Mrs. Blanquero, supposedly Mrs. Tejano (erratum: it was Ms. Armodia, now Mrs. Cejano nga pala, sorry guys, I stand corrected, epekto siguro ng klase under the caimito tree ) pa ‘yong class adviser namin.  She was a very diligent teacher adviser at hindi nagsasayang ng oras para turuan ang kanyang mga estudyante.  Kaya kong medyo mainit na yong punong sinisilungan namin, abay, kahit harapan ng simbahan ay pwede na ring gawing turuan.  Malas nga lang namin kong may paparating na sasakyan na may lamang kabaong dahil maaantala agad ang klase namin.  Our adviser will immediately cut short the classes at laro agad kami doon sa napakalawak na playground ng simbahan— kasi parang recess na rin yon.

Pero saglit lang yoong dilemma about insufficient classrooms before dahil sa wakas ay may naipatayong bagong buildings agad.  Sad to note nga lang because as usual, senior students will eventually move there at freshmen na naman ang kawawa.  Para ngang ‘hand-me-down’ ang usapan dahil sila ‘yong nakakatanda… kaya kung ano ang gamit nila, kailangang ‘hand-me-down’ sa mga nakababata.  Wala naman kaming reklamo noon… nagdadabog lang!

Pero napakasaya pa rin sa kabila ng ganoong sitwasyon.  Proud pa rin kami dahil natapos namin ang pag-aaral na may maikukwento kami sa mga sumusunod pang henerasyon. 

Better yet, classes under the caimito trees were somehow a worthwhile experience to tell.  It taught us essential lessons of survival though. 

Mabuti pa ang mga estudyante ngayon sa BNHS dahil they have to enjoy only the useful facilities available in school that would really suffice to their pursuit of good education. 

May kuwento rin ba kayo about an unusual experience at school?  Siguro marami… i-share n’yo dito at baka mapulutan din ng aral.

-Blog Courtesy from Batch ‘95

3 Comments

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3 responses to “UNDER THE CAIMITO TREES

  1. rosemarie

    nindota siguro ana nga klase no, mora siguro ug naay aircon lapus-lapus ang hangin. wala man mi kaabot ana kay nindot naman kaayo ang mga rooms karon sa bnhs.

  2. wing-wing l.

    nice lagi ni nga story, nice kaayo ang BNHS oy, luv it!

  3. Lucky are the students of BNHS today. They can savor and enjoy the moments of their four-year stay in this good institution with all the available resources they can have.

    Still proud to be a product of Borbon National High School!

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