There is this tradition of the Asia-Pacific (formerly East Asian) Assistancy Jesuits in Rome to gather at least twice a year: at the beginning of the school year to welcome especially new members, and at the end of the school year to bid goodbye to those who are leaving. We happened to be present today 29 May for this gathering at the end of the school year. Again, fewer Jesuits now than 8 or 10 years ago. First, we had mass at the Curia which Fr. Assistant, Danny Huang presided over, and then followed by the buffet (all u can eat) at the newly-discovered Chinese-Japanese-Thai, etc. restaurant near St. Paul Outside the Walls. It was a singular experience in food and company; the only disadvantage was that it ruined every form of diet regime! Bahala na! 2012 na bitaw hapit! Some fotos... The building that u see is the Jesuit Curia.