Oct 10, 2011

Four-Peat Bonfire 2011

"Down from the hill, down to the world go I. Remembering still, how the bright Blue Eagles fly’... Our course is run and the setting sun ends Ateneo’s day. Eyes are dry at the last goodbye; this is the Ateneo way."

Do you know that feeling when you're beaming with so much pride that regardless of the rain or the dense crowd, you still go out of your way to celebrate with your schoolmates and friends your Alma Mater's victory?

I was so proud not only because we were champion for four straight years in basketball, but more importantly, because the alumni and current students are so filled with this contagious school spirit, you can't help but say, "shet, ang sarap maging Atenista!" 

With our right fists raised up high, we sang our Alma Mater song by heart. Then, like in the past bonfires, it was followed by a 20-minute firework display. And yes it was raining and the four of us (Julius, Jet, Dondie and me) were sharing my one tiny umbrella, but it didn't matter. We were all numbed by the experience.

Of all the Ateneo bonfires that I went to, this was the only time that I was able to take a picture of the bonfire! Hope this won't be the last!

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