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Happy New Year!

What a whirlwind 2006 was for me. One of the biggest changes I made was to drop anchor here in Capiz where I made my first steps as an 11-month old babe. Thank goodness for the warmth of family and friends, I have adjusted well to my new life.

Inday Daku and Joen Conlu have always been there for me. They've found me a place to live in on the beach and have looked after me since. And Jack and Wee Conlu have fed me so often that I'm totally spoiled. And I love it when their kids, Iggy and Carey, look for Tita Charie.

Tina Ong, my beautiful cousin, took care of finding me the contractors and getting their bids. She had paved the way for me to get started with my building plans as soon as I arrived. And Tita and Tony Santos, Tina's parents, are often inviting me for family get-togethers and took me to my first ever trip to Kalibo, only an hour and a half away.

Pilot and Rudy Beluso have helped me in many of my "local" issues. They are not only good friends but part of my family here as are my classmates Bing Arceno and his wife Esther, my high school best friend, Minnie Gannaban and my childhood playmate and longtime friend, Alma Encabo.

What a way to welcome 2007, surrounded by a bunch of caring people. I'm truly blessed!


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