Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ashley Pauline Salterio-Gatdula Turned 18 While Some of Us Turned 30 & 40 Something


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When I was first told that I was invited to attend the 18th birthday of my niece, Ashley, I was really amazed how time sneak out in all of us. I mean, she was literally a tot when I last saw her. Ashley was probably 2 years old at that time – she was pint-size and all giggly. Along with my cousins, we would rock her and sometimes frantically whirl her to put her to sleep in the afternoons (always worked). Just so we can do our own “teenage thing”; and that is to bum around, watch TV and smoke on the side when no adult was looking. These were the things that mattered back then.

But that’s all in the past now.

Tonight Ashley celebrated her 18th birthday with a thump and Fierce Blogs was there to witness it.

“Uncle Eric!”, that how my niece called me when we saw each other again. “Uncle Eric!?” I guess I am, huh!? I realized that when everybody was busy procreating; I was also busy pro-partying ‘till my eyelids burnt. We all have our own priorities. It just so happen that having kids is listed somewhere in my next lifetime.

(The Blogger, Lois, Jonathan and Dee Dee)

The Quezon Ballroom of Makati Shangri-la Hotel was filled with dear people who reminded me that once upon a time I was also a kid who knew nothing about life (Believe me, I know a few already nowadays). The same people also reminded me of the cosmic laughter we had way before mobile phones and internet were considered a necessity in our lives. Back then, we felt we were so blessed already in life to chew a Bazooka Joe gum and blow plastic balloons the whole afternoon.

(The Blogger, Kenneth and Miriam)

I was feeling nostalgic the whole night when I remembered that I am one of the 18 roses. Yeah! Aged 30-something, I still get invitations to be associated with the younger once. Flatteringly fierce Indeed! The only little problem is – I DON’T KNOW HOW TO DANCE! But geared with enough experience, I know that there is someone who will suck more at dancing compared to me. Indeed I was right. Thank Gawd!

As the party comes close to conclusion, there is one more realization that I will bring home with me. That even though it was the debutante’s night, the 30 and 40 something people also celebrated the wonderful memories of our yesteryears.

To Ashley, I wish you a Happy Birthday and welcome to the fierce world of adulthood.

(The Blogger, Lois, Jonathan and Dee Dee)

*Photos were courtesy of Blow-up Babies Production.

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11 comments:

Janine Lopez said...

Looks like you had fun!

Anyways, you don't look 30-something anyway. Probably 29? JK!

I always enjoy reading your blog.

Vic Samson said...

Nice suit! Fits you really well.

where did you get it?

Lester Samonte said...

Yeah the suit is nice. Where did you get it, Eric?

Anonymous said...

You have a pretty clan going on there Enrico Fierce!

ivy a said...

awww....you know I always have fun reminiscing those childhood memories with you...even though we didn't spend it together, we were born in that same colorful and amazing era...cheers to us who may be growing in years but are always kids at heart (and faces)!

Teodora Navidad on September 26, 2009 5:17 PM said...

Your pictures are nice and it looks like you had fun. I belong to the 30 to 40 something group.These years are really great years. The most important part is to be happy.Have a great weekend!

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