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Monday, July 16, 2007

The little girl is now a lady!



There shall be two posts for today. I have been busy with a lot of things not related to work since last Saturday, the highlight of which is my youngest daughter's 18th birthday.

When my eldest had hers, she opted to have a party for her friends. It is not that we can afford such luxury but once in a while, we want our children get something big out of life. And so, since a debut is a one time thing, we gave her what she wanted and contacted a hotel for her birthday bash. And since I have former students who play professionally in a band, I also got their services to provide reggae music during the occasion. Well, it turned out cool and we all enjoyed the night away.

Now comes my youngest daughter. She does not want a party like her Ate's. She wants a trip to any part of the world. Guess what. She's in luck! We do have some spare cash. So, we decided she and her "Ate" can go sometime in December,probably. Now, that would have gotten that settled. However,
my wife figured it would be too lonely if she did not even gave her friends a treat on her birthday. So, we gave her (with her Ate in-charge of the preparations) some dough for a quiet celebration.

One thing I love about my children is that they are very close. Sure they have some "tampuhan" once in a while but that rarely happens, especially with the two sisters who are very very close.

Come MOnday, Ate Kraiganne got very busy, in spite of her busy schedule at work, preparing for the birthday bash. She was in cahoots with one of my daughter's friends, who in turn, passed on the word that they will be celebrating Kim's birthday. You should've seen how her Ate slept late in the night, preparing a
personalized invitaion. Soon, her Kuya MIckey joined in and helped with the design.

Saturday night, my wife gave Kraiganne the dough, let the four siblings go on their own to a place in Greenbelt where they were to meet with her friends. Since these guys studied in the same school, everybody practicall knew everyone. After the simple dinner and the friends had all bade goodbye,

Kraiganne thought they still had some cash and took them to a bar where they danced the night away. Me and my wife were at home all this time to give the sibling some bonding on their own. They came home in a cab at around 1 am as we instructed. Not bad!

The following day, her real birth date, the wife and I handed her our gift. Then, we invited a few relatives into the house for a little lunch and merienda. Then, we all went to Serendra last night for a simple family dinner. Now, who can complain after that, eh? Life is good!

At any rate, I would like to greet my lovely daughter a happy 18th birthday.

19 Comments:

Anonymous pepe said...

happy birthday to your little girl...este, lady!

9:51 PM  
Blogger tintin said...

What lovely girls! Happy Birthday to the birthday girl!

What destination did she opt to go to?

1:49 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

pepe thank you daw

tintin As usual, Hong Kong. Akala ata bibigyan ko sila ng pang shopping eh. Syempre, sagot na nila yun hehehe

10:56 AM  
Blogger BatJay said...

happy birthday sa anak mo bossing. galing mo talagang magpalaki ng anak.

congratulations.

1:36 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

batjay Thanks. Iniipon ko lang muna ang mga comments tapos ipababasa ko kay kim. :-)

2:57 PM  
Blogger ipanema said...

Oh, this is such a sweet post! Ako kaya sa debut kong paurong, meron kaya akong gift? :)

Happy birthday sa youngest girl mo tito rolly.

Maswerteng mga bata, syempre maswerteng mga magulang. Ganun lang daw yun. Love begets love. :)

7:48 PM  
Blogger auee said...

naks... another one of your child is officially an adult, must be wonderful for you & your wife. I enjoy reading your posts about your kids. Talagang beaming with pride, deservingly so naman. I do wish my young family will grow similar to yours, full of love.
:-)

happy 18th to your girl.

8:19 PM  
Blogger Mec said...

hopefully talaga, we can foster the same closeness and friendship and love that your kids have for each other... in our future kids :)

belated happy birthday to Kim...

2:23 PM  
Anonymous inigo paolo lagunilla said...

sir, sorry if off topic, pero is sir de guzman,ung drafting teacher ng grade 7, still teaching in zobel? hehe... architect ba sya? im going to ask some stuff about my thesis. :D haha.. im doing my thesis na po eh for archi.. haha... for hire ba ang rendering services nyo? like watercolor? haha... thank you po!

12:36 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

ipanema debut na paurong? Syempre me gift pero dahil paurong, ikaw naman magbibigay ng gift bwahahahaha

auee don't we all beam with pride when its about our children? I'm sure yours will, even better.

mec So far, so good. Close sila.

lagu yes, he is still with us.

7:50 AM  
Anonymous kat said...

happy belated birthday to your daughter! great way to celebrate!

4:41 AM  
Anonymous trench said...

Your daughters are beautiful! Congrats on her 18th birthday!

9:03 AM  
Blogger {illyria} said...

happy bday, beautiful girl!

12:01 PM  
Anonymous rachelle said...

tito rolly, naks naman, dalagang-dalaga na anak mo. :) congrats!

but don't you worry, take it from me na daughter rin, no matter ano daanan nya and how many boys ma-meet nya, walang makakapalit sa daddy! :)

rachelle

P.S. i miss blogging and everybody. but i don't get to write na as much, i'm more active sa multiply right now. (http://missprimbutnotproper.multiply.com/)

9:58 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

Kat Thanks.

Trench MAna sa nanay nila

illyria Thanks

rachelle I hope so. YOu should always write. There is a therapeutic value in writing, too.

5:35 AM  
Anonymous bayi said...

Rolly

Over the last few years of blogging, we have really seen your children grown and mature, thanks to your meticulous blogging. Thanks for sharing your happiness and satisfaction. It's infectious. I am proud to have known you!

8:14 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

bayi You have been there since the start and thank you for taking the ride with me. Truly appreciate it.

4:47 AM  
Blogger Dr. Emer said...

belated happy birthday to Kim!!! I wish her all the happiness her heart can hold.

10:42 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

Doc Emer Thank you very much

9:42 AM  

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