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