This is the first time I join Flashback Friday. It is a moment to take a look back and share a specific time or event in our lives. Thanks to Linda for hosting this meme. This week she says:
Share your prom memories. Did your school have a junior prom or just a senior prom? What did you wear? Was there a party after the prom? Did you go with a date or with friends, and if it was a date, was it a one-time date or a boyfriend/girlfriend scenario? Did you go to more than one prom (like, being someone's date at another school or year.) Where was your senior prom held? Any particular songs come to mind when you think of prom? As always, pictures are great!
[...] if you live elsewhere and had some other traditional event in your high school, feel free to share and link your memories!
Indonesia belongs to one of the countries that didn't have a prom tradition back in my high school days. Only recently it has also become popular to celebrate proms in a few big cities. But, it is still more common to go on farewell trips into nature or other recreation spots.
The most comfortable outfits to wear on occasions like these were a t-shirt/shirt or a combination of both, plus jeans and sneakers. Just bring along a bag for your Walkman, some snacks, a gift exchange and you were set to go.
My high school went to the Cibodas Botanical Garden also known as Kebon Raya Cibodas, which is located at the slopes of Mount Gede, Pangrango, West Java. Each class was giving a special performance for this event. Too bad that I don't have many photos of the trip and the beautiful scenery at Cibodas. But, I found a photo featuring one of the waterfalls in my husband's photo archives. We were actually high school friends but didn't know at that time that we would end up as soulmates after finishing college. He and his friends were walking to the waterfalls, while I and my friends preferred to stroll around in the lower areas and finally made ourselves comfortable on one of the large grass fields at our given free time. In those days, spending your time with a group of high school friends was more usual than dating in pairs. I remember that we had great fun and really enjoyed the moments before many of us would part to different colleges in different cities. But I just can't think of a particular song we listened to.
Music is expression of harmony in sound.
Love is the expression of harmony in life
~Stephen F. Gaskin
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Keep a song in your heart.