BLOG: “Senior” parties!

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin at 7:51 pm on Thursday, November 20, 2014

I attended two parties in one day.

In both parties, I had fun watching the senior citizens enjoy and share stories.

I first attended the 80th birthday celebration of Auntie Emma Pangilinan.

It was a joy to see my dear aunt up and about. Uncle Donato and Auntie Emma have nine children—all of them have families of their own.

They are already a party with 50 heads.

The four boys of uncle Donato—namely Kuya Joseph, Kuya Kiko (Secretary Kiko), Kuya Anthony and Kuya John-john—always perform this “saging song.”

We have seen it several times and have always enjoyed it but not only because it’s a great song or it’s a great performance.

It’s with the way they enjoy themselves!

Here is a clip of the video:


I also attended Erap’s Senior Prom.

It was indeed a star-studded evening at the Vera Perez Gardens, Sampaguita compound-turned-events place.

The event was filled with beautiful and glittering stars of the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 2000s. Parang ako na ang representative ng 2000. Hahahaha!

It was such an honor and privilege to be invited and join these respectable and dignified stars.


Ask your mom or grandmom who her favorite local star, and she/he was likely there.

Hosted by Erap, it was a casual party/ reunion with all the stars he had worked with.

I saw Ms. Carmen Soriano for the first time and she is still a beauty.

It took me an hour to kiss everyone. Yes, ang daming tao!

After I finished kissing and giving respect to everyone present, I went to the host, Erap himself. I was kissing him on the cheek when he turned his head and looked confused. He was trying to figure out who I was. Hahahaha!

Buti naman naimbitahan pa ako, kahit ‘di niya maalala kung sino ako.

I had to tell him who I was. “Candy Pangilinan po,” I said, feeling embarassed.

“O, ‘di kita nakilala,” Erap answered.

I said, “Buti naimbita mo ako, kahit ‘di mo ako kilala.”

Erap quickly responded, “Taba mo kasi, e.”

I told myself, “Ayun, sapul, pa-witty ka kasi…”

Pag ganun na ang takbo ng usapan, parang cue na yun for exit frame.

As I tried to look for my table, I was drawn to the black and white portraits on the wall, and was so surprised to see my photo! Wow!

Thanks to the organizers for making me a part of the event. Nakaka-honor at nakakatanda rin. Pero deadma na sa nakaka-tanda. At least natandaan ako ni Erap kahit isang pelikula lang ang aming pinagsamahan.

In fair naman kasi dito kay Erap, napatawa naman niya ako ng ‘di niya sinasadya bilang siya mismo. May angking kabaitan po talaga.

I was further mesmerized by the sight of Superstar Nora Aunor who was in a svelte black suit. Why not! Chinika ko at baka maambunan ako ng galing niya sa pag-arte.

Kakaiba ang araw na ito for me. Senior prom nga kasi, puro senior ang nakasama ko at marami akong natutunan sa kanila.

Today, I call them senior not because of their age but because of the lessons I can learn from them. Their mere presence can tell so much about the kind of life they have lived.

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