Promenade according to the wordpress.com started in the 1920’s in the US and is the Classic American rite of passage for students from all walks of life. It has been copied by other countries in the world. The Philippines is not left behind from it. When Promenade invades the high school world, it gives more color to the juniors and seniors’ life. They are looking forward every year for the celebration of JS Prom.
I also have something to share with you. That it may sound obsolete for some people yet it could somehow help them out in the dilemna they will be into by the time they will have JS Prom . I was fidgety at that time because I do not have a dress to wear yet and the looks that I would have for our JS Prom. The lack of resources for we belong to the low income generating family, made the situation worst. I was then hesitant to go to the promenade but my mother encouraged me to attend the affair or as she said that I will miss half of my life. Mother really knows best as the saying goes for I indeed enjoyed our JS Prom which was held at the People Center of Tacloban City. My mother look for ways so that I could have something to wear and to put on my face. I was too shy to walk down the aisle as I joined my other classmates. I was also too shy to dance with one of the boys in my class that I just danced with a group of girls so I wouldn’t even be identified as “a-wall-flower”. The party lasted for 7 hours with lots of dancing,eating,chatting and merry making. We also enjoyed the JS Prom program like the awarding for the JS Prom King and Queen and the cotillion dance. Some of my schoolmates and classmates didn’t go home directly right after the prom. They have gone to the nearby beach resort. They drank alcohol and smoke cigarettes a lot. Do u think they should do such a thing after the promenade? Have you also done the same act with what my former classmates did? I just made my way home together with some schoolmates and classmates. We went home happy and contented especially those who received flowers and gifts from their beau.
Do you have some JS Prom experiences that you would like to share with me? I love to hear from your own shared experiences.