Last night was one of those nights where it’s just smiles and high-fives all around. Setting aside differences to make this night unforgettable. A night where we, THE GOMEZ HUB, once again make history in our family. A night where we once again reunite as a whole. Though distance was on our side, the fact that we’re all gathered in one place, nothing to do but make memories together, makes those nights really special. A night where there are no labels, sometimes nephews and nieces are treated as cousins or friends and relationships are treated as family members, too. That night was one of those nights that remind me that I can never truly imagine life without them.
Swimming! I’m actually thrilled enough with the fact that we (family) would spend the night together swimming until we get cramps but I never thought that we would spend the night at a really great place. The name of the resort is Villa Amparo. Located at Pansol, Laguna. The place really gave justice to its’ name. From waterworks up to the comfy accommodation, it really shown reasons why myriads of families and friends chose to spent the day or two at this kind of place. I heard from my mom that getting a reservation was actually hard. You should get reservations months before the actual date. She added that she reserved way back December 2012 and the dates for April and May were almost taken. Can you believe that?
The day went pretty well for all of us. There were a lot of things going on. A whole lot of catching up conversations and picture taking sessions. Some of us even decided not to sleep. I was pretty disappointed with myself for being a sleepy head, ’cause I felt like I’ve missed out so much while I was off to dreamland. Reasonable to sleep ’cause it was like three in the morning but yeah like I said I didn’t even get the chance too see Ate Cherry’s photo shoot session. Hihi. FREE swimming lessons from Ate Cherry (with free drinking water in the pool! LOL.). Like diving, breast stroking, treading, etc, all thanks to her! We even got to try the ‘mabilis kausap’ slide because it really was. The slide was too fast and slippery or maybe it’s just really short? So it was actually quiet no fun but when you have Tito John, all things can be fun. He tried every position you could think of. Supine or Prone position. Any position!
The food was DE-LI-SCIOOOOUS! Adobong Manok for dinner part 1. Tito AJ’s Arman Jerrickos (sweetened chicken wings and it tasted great. Too bad, I only took a bite. ]: ) for dinner part 2, Sinigang na Baka for lunch and the classic Macaroni Soup (that tongue burning dish) for meryenda! And all the treats you can think of.
At the end of the day, we went back to Manila with smiles plastered on our faces; carried back the memories we’ll cherish for the rest of our lives. The gentleman pose whenever someone takes our picture. The ‘basic bobo attack’ (stupid basic attack) positions for every swimming technique we learn. The ‘sumusunod lang ako sa protocol’ (I’m just following the protocol) phrase whenever we do something stupid with the slide. These little things that can and will make you smile everyday. It is really true that happiness is only real when shared and I’m glad I have a whole bunch to share it with.