Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Homecoming Queen

Biboy Arboleda and I have been friends for more than a decade now, often I would hear his stories about his mother, Mamang Cely who lives in New York. The groovy kind of Mom, Mamang is the type who goes out to smoke and exchange banter with her children's friends. This year, she decided to come home for Christmas and stay for good. It was happy news for all of us.
There is nothing like a mother's warm embrace, no matter what age you are. This Christmas, Biboy is truly home.

We call it Xanadu, Deo Endrinal's beautiful home.

Deo Endrinal hosted the welcome dinner for Mamang Cely.

Kris Aquino and Mamang Cely

Coco Martin and Mamang Cely

Meeting Mamang Cely for the first time.

Filipino favorites - Spicy Crabs, Lechon, Kare-kare and Ube Panna Cotta

Clockwise - The author, Biboy Arboleda, Joel Mercado, Dale de la Cruz, Mitch and Jaki Po

Clockwise - Jojo Saguin, Song Medina, Biboy Arboleda, John Lapus, Ruel Bayani and Mamang Cely

Dale de la Cruz, Joel Mercado and Biboy Arboleda

Biboy Arboleda, Mamang Cely, Mylene Dizon and Agot Isidro

Biboy and his Mamang

Mamang Cely and her family

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