by Yhan Magbuhat '14
(Standing L to R) Mayos Pe-Yan ’92, Ces Lim '92, Tech Gloria-Cruz ’92, Rams Gerona ’92, Rosanna Leveriza ’92, Maybelle Ongkiko-Cagayan ’92, Kat Juliano-Remolino ’92, Alnette Tan ’92 (Sitting L to R) Malyn Vilar ’90, Bea Rustia-Lagos ’90 and Louie Agno ’90
It was a Sunday afternoon like no other. After the usual meet up at our favourite hut in the college, we headed
to Makati for another fun and inspiring Mu visit. The traffic did not dampen the air of excitement for we all know that this is another opportunity to get to know the sisters of the Sorority. Present during this trip were undergraduate sisses Leisa Gobenciong µ ΣΦ’12, Tin Hernandez µΣΦ’14, Zie Verzosa µΣΦ’14, Annarose Patupat µΣΦ’14, Jeazelle Redondo µΣΦ’15, Emma Magbitang µΣΦ’15, Reg Naval µΣΦ’15, Anj Carlos µΣΦ’15 and me, Yhan Magbuhat µΣΦ’14.
We reached the home of Sis Bea with smiles on our faces and hopes of hearing stories about the sorority and the college. However, much to our surprise, not just one but 11 alumnae sisseswerethere at that time! Sisses Alnette Tan µΣΦ’92, Mayos Pe-Yan µΣΦ’92, Tech Gloria-Cruz µΣΦ’92, Maybelle Ongkiko-Cagayan µΣΦ’92, Ces Lim µΣΦ’92, Rams Gerona µΣΦ’92, Kat Juliano-Remolino µΣΦ’92, Rosanna Leveriza µΣΦ’92, Bea Rustia-Lagos µΣΦ’90, Louie Agno µΣΦ’90 and Malyn Vilar µΣΦ’90 were all there, very pleased to have met us. This was my first time to go on an alumnae visit so I really considered myself very lucky to have met so many sisses in just one visit!
Sis Bea’s home, which is located in the heart of a business district, has a modern and breezy feel. The house’s white walls and big glass windows illuminated the whole house. We were welcomed with much delight. And with cameras and iPads on hand, picture-taking immediately took place. Thanks to the house’s fast wifi connection, the pictures were immediately uploaded on Facebook for the rest of the world to see.
Merienda was as entertaining as I thought it would be. All the sisses shared stories about their experiences as a medical student. There was never a silent moment at the dining area. The rooms echoed with laughter as the alumnae sisses recalled their funny stories during their undergraduate years. Some of them admitted of not having set foot in the college after graduation, and so they were also excited to hear from us. On the other hand, we took the opportunity to ask them about their present careers. They may all be doctors, but very different they all are from each other.They were nice enough to give us pieces of advice about our studies and the life after med school. We were happy to hear that they still get in touch by trying to meet atleast once a month to enjoy each other’s company minus the hospital ambience. They make it a point that they are able to catch up with each other despite their busy schedules at work. For them, the bond remains despite having families of their own. Mu is indeed another family for all of us.
Seeing doctors so happy with their lives is just so inspiring for any medical student. What more if these doctors are your sisses whom you share a special bond with.These lady doctors may have taken different roads after graduating from medical school, but never did they lose the way of Sisterhood- the path that will forever bring them home.
Mu Visit, a monthly activity of the Mu Sigma Phi Sorority, allows the current undergraduate sisses to share experiences and bond with the alumnae sisses. The stories of current endeavours of Mu being exchanged with memories of how the Sorority was several years ago foster Sisterhood that knows no time and distance. With the Sorority linking these ladies, Mu Visits are sure moments to treasure. For more about the Mu Sigma Phi Sorority, please visit us at www.musigmaphi.com/sorority.
See '90 and '92 Visit Photos