Balikbayan reflections

The author, Jenny (second from left), with friends (L-R) Ging, Becca, Marlen, Tessa and Cherry.

The following article is another reprint from the Philippine Daily Inquirer. After reading it in its entirety, we got this feeling that these reflections could have been written by anyone of our overseas-based classmates who can now only view and appraise the Philippines – literally and otherwise – from a distance. Hope you enjoy reading it, especially those who are still sorely missing their beloved country of birth and planning to return for good.

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Farewell, mother

We would like to express our deepest condolences to Keith dela Cruz whose mother, Mila Padua dela Cruz, passed away yesterday, Mother’s Day. Wake is at Funeraria Paz on Araneta Avenue in Quezon City. We will be there tonight at 6 p.m to pay our last respects. For more info, get in touch with Remy Tuazon or Ruby Gaviola.

Pamorningan sa QC

If  you haven’t received Remy Tuazon’s email recently, here’s to remind all of you that Chie dela Peña, who arrived in Manila last April 23, is celebrating her birthday on May 6 at Noel and Ruby Guevarra’s residence in Quezon City.

Chie’s golden day is actually on May 10, but the peps decided to hold it earlier because Keith dela Cruz is leaving the country on May 9 and another balikbayan classmate, Pearly Jaramilla, is going back to Japan on May 8.

The celebration will start from 7 p.m. till 7 a.m. “Kaya wala talagang tulugan,” said Remy.

We have yet to hear from Eric Macatangay who’s also supposed to be in Manila by this time. Mel Abas, on the other hand, is due to arrive on May 10, so we are planning to hold a separate welcome get-together for him.