Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Welcome to My World

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This photo was taken after the burial of my mother-in-law. It was very unfortunate that I wasn't able to meet her. Two weeks before my arrival she passed away.

I didn't know what to expect when I arrived here for the first time from the Philippines because I didn't know anybody. I was overwhelmed to meet all of Greg's family members. Despite of the fact that Greg's family had a funeral, they still managed to give us a bridal shower. I am very thankful to have in-laws like them.

Some of you may have known that Greg came from a huge family. Greg is the number 11th among 14 children. He has 7 brothers and 6 sisters. Who could have ever thought that his parents could have raised 14 kids? I thought in the beginning that only Filipino people could afford to do this...hehhehhe!You might have thought that they came from different marriages, but it was all one marriage. They we're raised by devoted Catholic parents.

And for the record, only 2 of Greg's brothers married Americans. One married a Hungarian, next brother married to a Mexican, the other one married to a Nicaraguan, his brother before him married to a Hawaiian Japanese, and last but not the least....me from the Philippines. Akesha is number 32nd among the 33 grandchildren. Anyhow, just a thought of sharing this to everyone.

15 comments :

Cecile said...

Wow, what a big family :-). this picture reminds me of my mother side, my grandma has 12 children. She has lots of grandchildren and great grand children. Kaya pag nag reunion ang gugulo.

You are so lucky you have a very good husnab and loving and supportive in-laws :-).

Kita ko ikaw sa picture, medyo brown pa kulay mo doon :-) karon ay puti na ghud :-)

Cacai_Nad said...

Done reacording Dhemz! hehehe.. what a big family but a happy one.

SimplyHappyMe said...

You are blessed to be part of such a big and happy family Dhemz! :)

Clarissa said...

I thought pinoy lang ang mga may malalaking pamilya!!Ang saya pala dyan pag may reunion sa inyo.
btw,sorry to hear about your mom-in-law.I know gusto ka rin yang makita.kakalungkot naman kung ganun.

Prettymom said...

wow that's a huge family sis

Tita Beng said...

Glad that you shared to us those infos about your in-laws!
Ang saya siguro maging member ng isang International Clan! You're one blessed girl, Dhemz!

Ingats!

Hazelicious929 said...

Hello Dhemz! wow! kadaghan nyo diay diha oi. One big happy family diay mo hehehe. Ka nice ba ana oi, at least dili ka isolated dhangz like me kay ako lang man Pinay sa family ni Winn hehehe

eds said...

oo nga huge as huge talaga... ang saya nman .. akala ko by looking at the pictures eh maraming kang pinay na naging hipag. aba at all nationalities na ata.. Hmmm... dun naman sa dami ng anak aba mahina sa pinoy yan hehe.. lalo na pag walang tv sa bahay pihado yun ang kanilang pagkakaabalahan hihihi.. narinig ko lang sa titser ko yun eh nun hayskul.. ganun daw pala pag walang kuryente kaya dumadami ang mga tsikiting. pero wag ka pag marami masaya un nga lang kelangan can afford ka nman palakihin at alagaan .. kaso kung ako ang nanay malamang gray na agad ang buhok ko sa kunsumisyon hehe

Umma said...

Super saya talaga ang family ni banana sistah.. very opposite sa inyoha hahaha.. kay only daughter ka lang..but good to know na ok makisalamuha ang mga SIL mo.. kay kon sa Pinas siguro na.. Ambot lang kon paano ka makibagay sa mga SIL mo kay karamihan puro plastican lang di ba?

Karon lang me ka create ug speech naku diri kay busy me with YL earlier.. sus! puerte kabudlay patulugon oi! I was trying to put him in bed and let himself fall asleep sistah para ma train.. OMG! mauna pa man me matulugan sa iya.. Im afraid madagbong unya sa bed kay puerte ra ba ka lihok.
Hala, sige tumbling, wrestling diri wala tuo huhuhu..hay!

Si Akesha mo, mao ba sad kon patulugon? Especially at night sistah, we turn off all the lights para makatulog sia by himself.. will takes more than an hour muna bag-o makatulog hahaha.. mag cge man jud ug tumbling.. taklas sa akoa kg kay banana.. bite diri bite didto...

my goodness ang akon na right arm puno ug bite marks niya.. nag lagom baya.. siling ni banana basi akala daw sg uban.. gi sumbag ya ko hahaha.. kalaw-ay tan-awon pag mag sleeveless ako waaahh..

paano mo ang gin himo mo sa baktin mo sistah para di mag sge paak sa imoha? Kay ang biik nako.. mag loving loving man jud kami una.. o tapos bite na yan..hohoho. kasakit ra ba kaayo ang bite nya kay daghan na sia ug teeth.

BTW, u said.. add ko ug tanglad ang ox tail soup? wa pa baya ko ka try ana sistah.. sarap ba? Ang sa ako, I just add chinese cabbage, potato, corn, ug bay leaves + peppercorns..ganahan na magka-on si YL ko kg si banana.. cge , itry sa nako add ug tanglad next time..

Oy! politico diay si papa mo.. big time diay mo sistah sa Pinas.. no wonder, kaya nila magpadala ug package here para sa imo. kay normally, di ba.. sila ang ga receive ug package from here? Puerte ka daku sguro sg mansion niyo sa Pinas no? Na a kay bodyguard sistah?

Oi, kakaloka ang virtual bf mo before ha? Nag hubog jud para sa imoha hahaha..grabe jud ang beauty nmo sistah oi! makabu-ang man diay ug lalaki hahaha.. sorry na lang yung guy kay na-unahan na sia . di ba?

Bilib din me sa imoha sistah.. super control jud ang beauty nimo diay no? super conservative ka pala hahaha.. which is good para di maaga majuntis di ba kakahiya sa aton? Maayo ra kay but-an ka man na bata-a.. proud jud si father sa imoha..
BTW, unsa man ang course mo na gikuha sistah?

Hala oi! mag init sa me sg ulam ni YL kay pakan-on ko muna ang biik ko kay para di saputon karon hahaha.. Cge sistah bye..

Ugma na sad ang mga never ending chicka nato dri sa mansion mo..mwwah mwah..

Maria said...

I remember when my grandma died I am here I can't travel; Solaris is too small to that time. I feel really bad inside.

I am happy for you dhemz that you become apart of that Big family. I know they love.

ghieGANDA said...

Hehe.. My mother also has a huge family. She has 11 siblings and she's the eldest. Super saya pag may celebration kasi nakukumpleto ang family. The more the merrier. Hahaha.

BTW, about my plans. Ayun mommy, balak mag-abroad. Hirap nga mghanap ng work online dahil sa world crisis. Haaaayy.. Pero hopefully makahanap pa din. Kelangan e. Haha. My paaaralin na ko. =)

chubskulit said...

actually sis Filipino can't afford but they do it anyway hahaha..

I can relate to how you felt coz I was the same way, we're just fortunate that we found a very loving family!

Wow mixed family talaga kayo ha hehehe.. I guess mahilig sila sa ibang race hehehe.. Napansin ko nga na madaming dark haired women hahaha..

ryliej said...

Tuwang tuwa ako sa pagbasa sa comment ni umma hahaha.. she is so right about having Fil in-laws...

niko said...

wow!!! one very big very happy family u belong to ganda!!!! :)

Madz said...

uy nagtuo ko nga uso ra ni sa pinas!! hahahha agoy it reminds me of my family too... pero daog ko dangz kaysa nila ni Greg, kay double man ang amo! dvaaaa bonga... lots of blessings... hahaahhahah

Ikaw maoy lahi kay colored pman ka hahahahha... at least nag stand out ato beauty dba...hahahhha I love you jud dangz, ayaw kasuko ha na kay modaghan jud na imo wrinkles... so peace na ta.. hahhahahhaha

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