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WELCOME PARTY FOR NORMA MANANGAN

Berghaus Girls
The Netherlands
April 20, 2008



A group of Berghaus Ladies in Holland hosted a welcome party for Norma Manangan of Maryland, USA, who visited Holland last April 19, 2008 with her husband, Rodrigo and twin-daughters, Julia and Nilda.
The visiting couple, Norma and Rodrigo Floriza taken at Gloria and Tony Salud's cozy kitchen in Almere, Holland. Now, if you can't call this 'picture perfect' smile, then I don't know what is. There's an aura of joy and serenity to everyone's well being. How happy one can get---must have been inspired by the visiting couple from Merryland.

L to R: Lily Nelmida, Josie del Rosario, Gloria Aquino, Norma Manangan, Luz Leda , Margarita Panela, Tessie Dolar, Edna Mijares, Luz Lapaz and Mellie Lacson. (maiden names only)

Photos courtesy of Edna Njio-Mijares

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    ester n aurelio dagdag
    Tue 11th August 2009
    philippines
    hello gloria dis is fred n ester...wnt 2 inform u dat my daugther consuelo passed away....pls pray 4 her soul...dis is my contact number +639155611592
     
    Glo
    Tue 14th April 2009
    The Netherlands
    Hi Kuya Eddie,

    Thank you for the message.

    What a surprise! She’s (Ester Dagdag) my housemate during our college years and I’m the godmother to her eldest daughter. What a small world.

    Groetjes,

    Glo

     
    ester dagdag
    Sun 5th April 2009
    Urdaneta City Pangasinan
    How r u gloria? advance Happy b-day! Take cre! God bless you always!
     
    mellie de Vera
    Tuesday 22th April 2008
    Vancouver-Canada
    Hi Edna,

    Thank you for the pictures ...u still look great and lovely @ our age ! i mean hindi pa kupas sa kagandahan ...i just past my 60th years old last Nov.6/2007 so i don't know if we are the same age level ....i am still working another 4 years then i retire, might spend all my aging years in PInas in Tanaun Batangas ...back and forth if not able to travel anymore i will just stay here for my children ...so far so good pa healthwise !

    Ating faye and myself are planning to visit out there maybe after the 2010 Winter Olympic Games which will be done here in Vancouver , British Columbia ! i like to see you again after the 1989 visit with you with my mom and uncle remember ?

    I appreciates you keeping in touch with me here ....so good that we have the Munting Nayon News ...news about Pinays we used to work with in Holland ... Say hello to Boone and hug and kisses to you !

    love,
    mellie de Vera
    Vancouver-Canada
    April 21, 2008
     
    Marita Mier
    Wed 23rd April 2008
    Florida
    Hi, all -

    Thank you so much for sharing, Lily and Edna, and MN (Edna, I wonder why your email bounces, ha? It can't be at my end, coz I receive Lily's and Eddie's, as well as other forwards).

    Ang cute naman ninyo, puro smiles! Hay, I miss you all over again!

    So I don't have to ask, "How are you all?" -- because I can see how you are always so busy having fun. You could call your group, "The Merry Retirees of Company B".

    As for me, things are same-same, kinda boring. Mainit (78F -83F/27-29C) and mostly sunny days. I still don't have my own car (oh, I'm having the road test for a driver's license tomorrow-- please pray for me and wish me good luck!!). I just hitch a ride when there's one available. Where to go? Buy fresh catch of fish/shrimps from the Vietnamese boats behind the casinos, or occasionally dine out -- sa casino pa rin....buti na lang, hindi ako sugarol!

    I imagine it's getting warmer in Holland too, as I remember how it was last year. I just look at our pictures -- Keukenhof, Weesp, Nieuw Vennep, etc. I showed them to my acquaintances here and they marvelled at the beauty of Holland; at how I've kept up with my friends from 35-plus years ago. Lahat daw tayo maganda at mukhang bata pa, but special mention -- cute ka raw, Curie....

    Kumusta ang garden mo, Lily? There's not many home gardens here, it's too hot to work outdoors, plus there's the biting gnats -- "no-see-ums", in the local redneck parlance. My very few flowering plants are in pots, easier to care for. What is common here (and not so common up North) are the camellias, gardenias, besides of course the magnolias.

    When I visited Manang Iyan in Florida, I broached to her the possibility that some of you/us might be interested in getting together in Florida for a mini-reunion sometime in the future. She enthusiastically agreed, so let's just let her know. Some can stay at her beautiful home, while some can stay with me at my brother's place, and if there's more of us, we have very good accommodations close by -- all in the same town of North Port, within 10-15 minutes driving distance from one another. How about that, girls (and spouses)?? Think about it, then let's plan on it -- say in Spring, or late Autumn 2009? Manang Iyan and Charles are in Florida from October to early May, then they return to Canada. Baka naman mas gusto ninyong mag-bisita sa Canada in Summer, puede na rin.

    Well, my lovelies, I shall say goodbye for now. Please continue to keep in touch. Enjoy your lovely surroundings and do write me again soon!

    Love,

    Marita Mier
    April 22, 2008 - Florida-USA
     
    mellie de Vera
    Tuesday 22th April 2008
    Hi Edna,

    Thank you for the pictures ...u still look great and lovely @ our age ! i mean hindi pa kupas sa kagandahan ...i just past my 60th years old last Nov.6/2007 so i don't know if we are the same age level ....i am still working another 4 years then i retire, might spend all my aging years in PInas in Tanaun Batangas ...back and forth if not able to travel anymore i will just stay here for my children ...so far so good pa healthwise !

    Ating faye and myself are planning to visit out there maybe after the 2010 Winter Olympic Games which will be done here in Vancouver , British Columbia ! i like to see you again after the 1989 visit with you with my mom and uncle remember ?

    I appreciates you keeping in touch with me here ....so good that we have the Munting Nayon News ...news about Pinays we used to work with in Holland ... Say hello to Boone and hug and kisses to you !

    love,
    mellie de Vera
    Vancouver-Canada
    April 21, 2008
     
    Mellie Lacson
    Sunday 20th April 2008
    Our pictures shown at MN website were perfect. Thanks to Edna, Kuya Eddie and Ate Orquid. Also thanks to Glo and Tonny for hosting the get-together/reunion. The food were delicious and an enjoyable evening. Happy to meet the family of Norma. Hope to see you again.

    Mellie Lacson
    The Netherlands
    April 20, 2008
     
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