Posts filed under “family”

Christmas 2014 and New Year 2015

Already knew it was going to be a great Christmas Day from the Manila Bulletin headline. Dad at Christmas brunch with grandson (my nephew), and sister-in-law after jubilantly gifting my brother with a GoPro: Toddler nephew also played around with my DSLR and managed to snap a decent photo of Amy. Then I pointed the […]


Lola (Tagalog for “grandmother”) was actually more of a step-Lola, my paternal grandfather’s second wife after his first passed. I have vivid childhood memories of Sunday mornings in their old house, watching morning Mass on TV, and she would bring pan de sal around Communion time. We were never really very close, but she was […]

Great Falls with Mom

Parent came to visit us in NoVA after Florida, so I took Mom out for a hike around the Billy Goat Trail at Great Falls (Maryland side). With the river swollen from the previous week’s heavy rain, the falls raged higher than I had ever seen them before, and Sec. A of the trail was […]

Uncle Tito

Uncle Tito, pictured at right, died last month. (Tautological name, I know, since his nickname “Tito” is Tagalog for “uncle,” hence our use of the English address.) I remember him most fondly for lending me his violin when I needed one for lessons back in my teens. This was not just any violin; it was […]

Amy at Artomatic

Artomatic, the ever-famous DC community art event that fills just-constructed buildings with rentable artists’ walls, is up at Navy Yard, and this year Amy took the leap and got space to show some of her paintings and drawings, with a focus on her mushroom works. The show is up till July 5th so if you’re […]

Tito Cesar

A fond farewell to my Tito Cesar Bautista, who passed away shortly after New Year’s Day. Husband to my dad’s sister Tita Menchu, he was an engineer and an entrepreneur, and a man with a big heart and a huge family. In my childhood my parents when traveling would sometimes leave me and my brother […]

Parents Visit

My parents (that’s them at right) have been going around the U.S. on some business, and they dropped by DC for the weekend to visit, staying with my uncle and aunt in Arlington. (Unfortunately our 1BR downtown DC apartment does not have guest space). Funny thing is, they’ve done the whole “DC thing” for decades, […]

NJ Christmas 2007

We were in New Jersey this Christmas with Amy’s family. There was Italian food and prime rib, and we got a Metropolitan Museum cat block and sweaters and a couple of Star Trek DVDs and some cash, and I got to watch A Christmas Story for the first time ever, along with The Simpsons Movie. […]

Birthday Weekend

It was my birthday on Saturday, and my brother Francis was in town for the weekend to visit, so we went around and saw the sights: the NASM Udvar-Hazy Center, the Natural History Museum, the Solar Decathlon, and the Zoo. Some photos from the weekend: More photos here: Udvar-Hazy Center photoset. General weekend photoset. Jacquelyn […]