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Thursday, October 12, 2006 

Crossing another thing off my list...

So earlier this year I created an on-going list of things I'd like to accomplish before I "kick-the-bucket". One of them was meeting my family in the Philippines. It took me 28 years, but I finally did it.

(going clockwise: Big Al, Luis, Jan-Jan, Bernadette aka B'dette, Mark David aka Avid & Cid)

My whole mom's side is located in Lucena City, Philippines; about 3 hours south of Manilla. She had one sister who had 7 kids. Prior to this week, I had met only 3 of them. The rest were just scene in photos, letters, video tapes, etc.

It's too bad that they live so far away because it would be pretty cool to see them more often especially my 4 nephews and 1 niece. This gives me more incentive to get my "job" going so that I can make more trips out here.

(some of the fam)