I had a dream earlier. I dreamed that it was June 12 and I was with President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Vice President Noli de Castro and we were exchanging pleasantries while waiting for the Independence Day Parade to start. I made a comment about her gown which was a variation of the baro't saya except it was done with a thick material which was a bit unusual for a traditional costume usually made with light materials. I made a comment that the color of her costume was all wrong since it was all in red. She lifted part of her skirt (while smiled her trademark smirk saying "O!") and showed me that part of the dress underneath was white while the upper part had blue and some yellow hidden even more. Noli,who was wearing a long sleeved plaid polo, was smiling and laughing at the exchange. That's when the parade started and he waved his hand at me that I should already take my place at the back of the cabinet officials. That's when I realized that I was one of the richest people in the country. And my position behind the coterie of cabinet officials shows how high my rank was in society. Apparently what happened was the whole high school batch I was in inherited a huge amount of cash from Emilio Aguinaldo when he was paid by the Spanish government to concede the war and go to Hong Kong. Well almost everyone of us got the money except two of my classmates who refused to have any of it. I caught up with them near the back of the line to ask them why when I forced myself to wake up at 6 a.m. to look for our dog.