Sunday, May 10, 2009

What'sup ...?

TODAY is Mother's Day, so greetings to all mothers, grandmamas, step-moms and everybody in between! ;)
The ladies of our church and a few friends from other churches were treated, and served a scrumptious breakfast by the men yesterday (Saturday), hosted by Bobo, the clown. Bobo was a member of the Ringling Brothers Circus, and was married to one of the Wallenda sisters; a member of the famous Wallenda flying troupe. His wife and son died in a horrible car accident. One of these days, I'll interview him and post it here. The story of his life's struggle is quite interesting and he loves sharing it.
Pictured below is Bobo, without his make up.

A busy day yesterday! Early Saturday morning our son and his Funk Uncle's band went to Blackdog recording studio, to record a CD. They've been dreaming of having a CD done for a long time, so this is like a dream come true for their group.

Saturday afternoon or early evening, was Prom Night! As soon as we got back from the recording studio, our son jumped in the bathroom and took a shower. A few minutes later, I heard a "bye mom!", and I said, "Wait, I want to take a picture!" He says, "I'm already late, mom, I was supposed to be at our meeting place by 5:30!" (it was already a little past 6 pm). Of course that won't fly by me, so he obliged by posing a few seconds with a "forced" smile on his face! ;)

... I took another shot while he was loading his stuff. Our son just got his junior driver's license this year and is not allowed to drive after 9pm yet, so his dad drove him to their meeting place and after the prom, was picked up by the mother of his friend where he stayed the night along with other boys. I should have went with them when he was dropped off to take more photos with his date and friends, but I was in the middle of something.

This was prom night last year, that's our son in a purple tux and his date in a purple gown.

...nice couple if I may say so myself! ;)

Prom nights bring good memories for me too. I particularly remember selecting the most popular songs to be played for the occasion; stamping our feet dancing to the music, "Knock Three Times", that was our "rock 'n roll" then ... and slow dancing with my high school crush, to the song, "Honey" lol ... boy, I'm really showing my age! ;) Over time, proms are surely a-changin' ... we didn't have formal dinner at a restaurant before nor after the prom; we didn't have limos either. Although our proms were not as elaborate and expensive as nowadays, they were still good memories just the same. How were your promenades?


Vk-mahalkaayo said...

Hello Nance,

Happy Mother´s day to you.


Mari said...

Oy, sonny es muy guapito. LOL

The prom will be one of those days that these young people will remember the rest of their lives. Years from now they'll reminisce that night.

Right now I'm reminiscing mine. LOL

Mari said...

Wait! I forgot to greet you...

...Happy Mother's Day, Nance.

Tracy said...

HI, Nance! So happy to see you back here.. and with such a fun post! Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day... And oh your son looks ever so handsome for his prom--both times! Prom...oh, that takes me back... I feel so old suddenly--LOL! Happy Day ((HUGS))

ev said...

hmm..i don't remember joining any prom.hehe!di kasi compulsory nung HS ako kaya siguro ganun.:)

your son must be very cooperative for giving you this pose before leaving for the prom. such a cute teen in tuxedo, nance.

belated happy Mother's day!

dodong flores said...

Hi, Ate Nance!
Belated Happy Birthday...

Nance said...

Hi vk,
nice to hear from you again! anong nangyari sa blog mo?...di puwedeng mag-comment?
Belated Happy Mother's day to you too!

Mari! thank you, maligayang nanay din sa 'yo. true, proms are one of the hi-lights of hi-school life; very memorable!

Raine said...

Hi.. I just happened to wander into your blog through Mari's. Happy mother's day! And nice to see Pinoys happy and blending in quite well with Americans there in the US. I have many relatives abroad too =)

nona said...

Happy mom's day a thousand times nance hehe.
Congrats to Funk Uncle band, wow!! It's really a dream come true for your son. Someday, we would be heeding their music played on air.
That's the one thing I missed during my days, Prom :(

Raine said...

sure let's link blogs =)

ghee said...

you have a very cute son,Nance!!
and yeah,nice couple indeed!

too bad that there is no prom night here in japan.I wish my daughters could also experience the same thing.

belated happy mom`s day btw!! ^_^

Tita Beng said...

Hi! My first time here! I enjoy reading your posts. Will surely be coming back to read your other posts. I linked you so I won't forget the URL. Hope you'd do the same. See yah again, Nance!

Thanks for dropping by.

Nance said...

Thank you very much! Hope you have a nice, safe trip visiting the US!

yes, i consider myself lucky for having a son who seems to be growing up a good man. kahit malaki na sila, consider pa rin nila na ako pa rin ang "boss" he he he. seriously, i'm blessed!

Nance said...

not really my bday yet. maybe you meant, Happy Mother's day? ;)

thanks for visiting. maybe someday, you'll come visit your relatives here in the US? There are a lot to see!

sparkzspot said...

Hi Friend.. Interesting post.. Keep up the good work.. Will drop by your blog often.. Do find time to visit my blog.. Keep in touch.. Take care.. Cheers mate!

docgelo said...

i like your son's prom attire!
"ispooting na ispooting"

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

hi nance,
your son looks good even if he didn't smile on the picture.
The views in the prom spics seem relaxing..nice shots!
by the way, thanks for the visit and comment ^_^

Sidney said...

Indeed great looking boys and girls!

I am not allowed to know who is my son's date at the prom ;-(

Heather said...

Thank you for visiting me today! Cute prom pictures of your son.

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

dropping by here nance ...have a great day.

dodong flores said...

My apologies. My fingers didn't unite with what my brain wanted to type. I thought of greeting you a Belated Happy Mother's Day. My fingers automatically typed a birthday greetings. Hehehe... My bad :(
Ate Nance, a pleasant day to you and family...

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

hi nance, i'm doin goin.
musta rin ikaw?

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Great pictures, Nance. It looks like you have been very busy lately because I noticed that it has been awhile since your last post.
Have a blessed Sunday. :)

Joy said...

Hope you enjoyed Mother's Day.

Those prom gowns are getting prettier each year.

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