Arreza40 in Manila
Posted January 21, 2007on:
Junnie and Mitzi left for Manila (they were in Cebu last Dec 19-26) last December 26. Pa and Ma flew to Manila last December 27 on a mid-morning flight while Jerry, the boys and I flew on the same date (27th) on a 5 AM flight. It seemed like we couldn’t get enough of each other’s company. Hehehe.
Highlights of our Manila trip was the tour of SM Mall of Asia which I blogged several posts ago, our Malayan Hotel stay and tour (on foot) of Ortigas malls (Podium, Megamall and F). Topping all these however was the reunion we had with Junnie’s in-laws and of course, the second reception for the Arreza 40th anniversary.
Below is the collection of pictures (from Junnie’s camera) of the big celebration that Pa & Ma hosted for Pa’s side of the family who were based in Manila. The sheer size of the clan rendered the house too small to accommodate everybody. The host ended up having tables and chairs arranged by the caterer on the subdivision’s road.
It was a great reunion with half of the attendees flying in from different places: Cebu, Surigao, Ireland, Australia, UK, Canada, Sweden, etc. I’ve lost track of the number of new nieces and nephews we already have since last seeing everyone in 2003. Junnie even joked about having everyone wear a name tag the next time we have another grand reunion.
I definitely think it’s a good idea especially for family members who are not around the whole year round to witness the new births and the annual birthdays. It should read- name: son/daughter of xxx; xx years old!