Posted August 1, 2005on:
Sunday night was a rare experience of being with my maternal balikbayan relatives (from New York) last seen when I was still a young girl. It was timely that Mamarazzi was also in town for a visit to my 91 y/o Lola Meding who has just recovered from viral infection. What started as pure coincidence (I think) with Aunt Belen and Aunt Nanette (from the Sering branch of the family) planning separate trips to Cebu turned out to be an instant reunion of sorts.
Papa Lalo (Matugas) tendered a dinner party at their spacious abode for the small group. Of course, what reunion would be complete without a feast of lechon, dinuguan, kinilaw, and various seafood fare, right? I didn’t intend for the get-together to go undocumented either. So for the Sering, Matugas and Arreza members of our families, here are a couple of shots to capture the happy occasion.
Jerry, Kyle, Papa Lalo Matugas on my right, Jake and me, Aunt Baby Calderon on my left, Aunt Belen Sering in orange tank, Mamarazzi in purple, Aunt Nanette, Bingo and daughter Cheska Matugas. In front are Aunt Ring-ring and Uncle Hermie Sering.