Of Baby Showers, B2 and (Alcoholic) Beverage

Since most of the group went on to post their own copies of Aimee’s baby shower on their own walls- I have my own twist and will post a Note instead so I can include my thoughts of the recently concluded event. This is also a simple ode to our friendship.

So here goes…
We may have met by chance- alphabetized names grouped together for academic and clinical purposes but we have all become and remained friends by choice.
 It is an overwhelming feeling to know that despite the years, months and days that have gone by- we as friends are still there for each other and this was evident in the little gathering last August 13, 2011 in a terrace that was also a garden in Angono.
Since Aimee was well on her way with the growing baby in her belly we all planned to throw a suprise baby shower for her in September but all of that went outside the window when Chate called for an emergency reunion/gathering for Aimee.
We had less than 5 days to plan for the baby shower and all that planning transpired via Facebook, SMS and Skype-thank God for technology!
Despite having different schedules- me and Paul had night shifts- the rest were normal day walkers and an injured host- Patrick was in chruches and is still undergoing therapy from his accident. We were still able to pull through with the baby shower.

Special thanks to our generous and gracious hosts, Patrick who came from therapy, Mhailah for being sweet and helpful. Tita Violeta (Patrick’s look-a-like mom) for fixing the terrace and for the generous servings of rice. To Patrick’s dad for lending us the pump we used for the balloons. To the Perez family for opening their home to a group of once rowdy College students and are now (still) rowdy working professionals.
Thanks to Chate for being part of the planning for the baby shower-thanks for being there on time (gasp!) with the pink and white balloons you promised and for helping us set up.
 To Djerty for picking up Aimee and playing it cool and had a straight face so that Aimee did not suspect a thing.
Special thanks to Paul (Mamoy) for always supporting me in my crazy projects and ideas. Even if we both just had 2 hours of sleep you were still there laughing all the way. 🙂 I’m so happy when I see that you are in some ways part of B2.
And to the rest of the gang, thanks for being there.
To Arn and Jamie- your gifts are still very much welcome! Miss you guys!!!
It’s amazing that we would drink ourselves blind in the same terrace where we held the baby shower and I thought that we have somehow matured but this reflection of mine was too early, since bottle after bottle of ‘The Bar’ made its way up to the Baby Shower!
What can you expect when you have your gathering in a house that is also a store and where your host is Patrick Perez!
With all the realizations that I had this gathering was of course for Aimee’s pregnancy which should be filled with happiness and anticipation and this is B2’s effort into contributing to that.
So Happy Baby Shower Aimee and to Noami who is on her way-we’ll be seeing you soon!