during Zarah’s 18th birthday last January 29
Here’s a nice surprise for our dear Zeny Cervantes who is celebrating her birthday on March 11. Instead of us writing something about her on her special day, we asked Jun Vigo, her husband of almost 20 years now, to do it himself. Nice of Jun to accept this assignment, for who else could give justice to this tribute better than he himself.
Jun hasn’t changed a bit also (except for the name perhaps because we used to call him Resty). Reading his first contribution to the site will give one a glimpse of that same funny guy who gave us so many good laughs during our high school days.
Enjoy this article, and let’s hope the celebrant likes it, too. Happy birthday, Zen.
Written by Resty “Jun” Vigo
First of all, I would like to thank you for giving me this chance to express my thoughts on an important woman who is celebrating her birthday.
Well, who is Dr. Zenaida Cervantes-Vigo, Ph.D?
We all know how she was during our high school days, so I need not elaborate on that. Our story then was an open book, but became kind of “closed ” when we went on to college and parted ways. It was only in 1988, during our reunion in Batangas, when Zeny and I crossed paths again. And the rest, as they say, is history.
How was she as a friend? Aba, I don’t know! We were never friends in high school, were we? What I remember is that she was an “extremist” then: she could be your best friend and she could be your worst enemy. As a girlfriend, yun, pwede pa ko magkwento. She was selosa (sobra), malambing (o sweet ba tawag dun?). She was a bit demanding, but she was loving (super). She’s the type who is capable of giving everything to the person she loves.
As a mother, she’s the best as far as the welfare of our two kids is concerned. But she’s very strict when it comes to inculcating in them the importance of education and good values. She’s really a great mom, period.
As a wife? What can I say? Need I say more? Hindi pa ba sapat yung tagal ng pagsasama namin? For your information, we’re on our 20th year already. Yes, we’ve had our small fights, many tampuhan and some misunderstanding. But most of the time, sagad sa pagmamahalan. (Corny na ba ako?)
That’s Zeny: simple lang pero astig. She’s the mommy of my intelligent, kind and beautiful children: Zarah Jayne and Joanna Zayra. And she’s the wife of the cool, cute (kahit paano) at matalino rin namang si Jun (ako yun!).
Seriously speaking and with conviction, I can say she’s the best thing that ever happened to me. She’s one of the three reasons why I still exist in this world. Naks, sasabihin ng mga anak ko ang baduy ko na naman.
Zeny has received many awards and honors that made all of us proud. But her most important “award” was the one she received on December 4, 1988, and that was ….. ME. Kahit itanong n’yo pa sa kanya.
Well, hanggang dito na lamang at maraming salamat uli sa pagkakataong ibinigay ninyo akin upang maisulat sa ating site ang mga kayabangan nguni’t may katotohanang pahayag na ito. More power to all of us.
And before I forget, I want to greet my one and only love. Happy birthday, Mommy!!!