Tuesday, December 16, 2014

One wedding and a mini reunion

Likha Daza Umali with his bride Maria Isabel at their Green Meadows Clubhouse reception following their wedding at Santuario de San Jose. Likha has adopted the name Josemaria and now goes by the nickname Joms. But to his mother Meran and his godmother (me), he'll always be Iki Boy, a fully breastfed child. His birth signaled the start of Meran's and my becoming breastfeeding advocates/warriors. Together with other breastfeeding moms like Mercy Fabros and Connie Calimon, we put up Gabay at Kalinga ng mga Ina in the '80s inspired by La Leche League, a breastfeeding support group. Congratulations, Iki; best wishes, Isabel.

Likha and Isabel's wedding also served to reunite some Paulinians who were a batch ahead of me. From St. Paul College Quezon City High School Batch '72 are these unforgettable ladies, all campus leaders in the '70s: Marian Reyes, Mary Cuyegkeng, Maan Ereñeta and Meran. They were never lovelier than in this phase of their (our) lives. We have finally grown into our real faces. Photos by Babeth Lolarga
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