As I drove past
the familiar San Roque Parish Church and our venerable Alma Mater -- La
(now La Consolacion College), I started to deliberately hug the right lane of A.
Mabini Street heading towards Sangandaan, driving leisurely and straining my
neck near the windshield as I jadedly search for Geronimo Street where Agnes
(Pinky) Patawaran-Toralís place is situated.
Itís a good thing
that I didnít follow Gedís "splendid" suggestion to simply
park my car at the Churchís parking place and just walk from there to the
venue. Otherwise, I could have easily been mistaken as a member of the
notorious "Akyat-Bahay" gang due to the bulky bags and equipment
(digital camera, video camera with as assortment of accessories, microphone,
tripod and CDs) that Iíll be carrying, not to mention the unnecessary
torment that Iíll be subjecting myself into in hauling said equipment on
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