A Family Affair

Over the weekend I was designated as photographer to the christening of the grandchildren of one of my adopted “cousins”. Filipinos are known to having a big extended family. Long time friends become cousins, family friends turn to aunts and uncles and so on.

It is no surprise that one of Viv’s girlfriend who brought along her boyfriend to the Philippines was surprised to meet so many people, purportedly all relatives. They could all be relatives as we recognize family who are related to us to the nth degree provided we could trace the family tree.

The only time we fess up is when the adopted cousin meets the real ones. Otherwise they too will be tracing how now are they related to this newfound cousin.

Invited were all their legitimate cousins, friends and neighbors from way back in the old country, classmates from grade school.

Eventually the little kids will catch up with all the numerous relations. For now, they don’t really care who all those people were at their party.

365 Project: Day 171

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10 Responses to A Family Affair

  1. Great photos, Lou!!

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  2. bebs1 says:

    Thanks Dinna! Have a great weekend!

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  3. Amy says:

    Beautiful family! Hey, Bebs, I’m so grateful that you pointed out the error that I made on my post! This was my first visit to Spain. I really want to know more and better about this lovely country. If you spot any again, feel free to let me know. Have a wonderful Thursday 🙂

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  4. lolaWi says:

    big, happy family! great captures, B!

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  5. bebs1 says:

    You didn’t make any error Amy. That was a beautiful shot and the b/w rendering befits the place because Toledo is mystifying. Am sure you’d love to visit Spain many times, it is a beautiful country.

    Thanks for the comment about my extended family.

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  6. bebs1 says:

    I should have taken more at the party but that’s what happens when you are not a professional photographer. Her husband has a bigger camera than mine, which was probably someone’s so am sure he took care of the rest. I didn’t take pictures of Theresa’s American family – all you see are Pinoys. Not intentional.

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  7. Considering longtime, close friends as family members is such a good idea. After all, many are possible even closer than family, so why not regard them as family. Makes for a friendlier, more caring world. Looks like a really enjoyable occasion, even if the kids have no idea who is or isn’t ‘real’ family.

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  8. bebs1 says:

    That is so true. With families scattered in different parts of the world, sometimes you are closer to friends who’ve been with you much longer. Her mom was my aunt’s best friend and so at some point we lived in the same house so now they are like my family.

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  9. viveka says:

    Wow, that I call a family – fantastic. A bit envy. Don’t have any siblings even. *smile Fantastic shots – good job, Bebs … my favorite is the little boy. Well captured all of them. What a family union.

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  10. bebs1 says:

    Oh the little boy is so adorable – good looking just like his dad. I get in trouble because I have a big extended family.

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