Christmas time 2010

I wanted to upload our Christmas letter for this year but do not inow how to do it. Help.

December 20, 2010 at 9:06 pm Leave a comment

The Fillers

Hi Guys,

The Filler family is growing exponentially! I suggest we modify our use of “The Fillers” by adding the place where we live like: The Fillers at Esensa” or The Fillers at Ft. Bonifacio” etc.How about it?

December 20, 2010 at 9:01 pm Leave a comment

Welcome, Baby Derrick!

Congratulations to Trickie and Rebecca on the birth of their son, Frederick Vincent, last August 18!

Photo courtesy of Ate Becca

With Kuya Trickie. Photo courtesy of Ate Becca

Here’s a quick Q & A with the proud Mommy.

How did you react when you found out you were pregnant?

As you know, we had been trying for several years to have a baby — undergoing countless procedures and treatments, but without success. So this pregnancy was truly a surprise for us, especially when it came at a time when we were just about to ‘give up’.

When I found out I was pregnant, I couldn’t believe it at first. I told Trick about it after and we were both a little shell-shocked and in a daze that it took a bit of time to actually sink in. We had to see the doctor to confirm that we were in fact expecting and when it was confirmed, we were ecstatic!

Who does Frederick look like more, Trickie or you (or lolo or lola or a movie star, perhaps)?

I think Frederick is a mixture of both of us. He has particular physical traits that are similar to mine (like the wavy hair and the nose) and traits that he inherited from his daddy (Trickie’s eyes, dimples and hands). He is also quite long-limbed, which he may have inherited from his Lolo Freddy.

Why did you decide to name him Frederick?

We chose Frederick because it combines the names of his Lolo (Alfredo) and his daddy (Patrick). His second name is Vincent, named after my dad, Vicente.

So far, what do you feel is the most challenging part of being a new mom?

Right now, the most challenging part is trying to care for the baby while recovering from surgery / C-Section.

What’s the best thing about it?

Looking at Frederick and being reminded of what a little “miracle” he is, especially after all that Trickie and I have been through the past few years.

August 26, 2010 at 6:47 pm 6 comments

Moving to Jakarta

Hey family!

This is Tintin Servando. Would just like to share that I will be moving to Jakarta, Indonesia soon to work as a copy editor at an English-language newspaper there.

The job’s got a lot of perks, foremost being that it pays 4 times what I am earning now. Also, it’s an excellent opportunity to get a “regional perspective” and to learn to live on my own.

So I’m really hoping that this blog could be one of the ways by which I could keep in touch with all of you.  🙂 Hope everyone is well.


June 24, 2010 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

Happy Birthday, Tami Leung!

Tami Leung celebrated her birthday last December 4 at their lovely home in Essensa, Taguig.

She was surrounded by her family and friends.

Everyone dined on Cebu lechon, courtesy of Baby and Johnson Leung, smoked fish, buttered vegetables, and sumptious cakes and fruits for dessert.

Let’s all wish her happy and fruitful years ahead! Happy birthday!

December 9, 2009 at 11:28 am Leave a comment

Basti and Nikki’s wedding anniversary

nikkiandbastifilmstripBasti and Nikki Filler celebrated their anniversary with a bang last Saturday at the Hillsborough Country Club in Alabang.

Of course, the whole Labra and Filler clans were there to shake things up! 😉

The night began with a short mass, where the priest sternly lectured the couple on failed relationships in this day and age; and told Nikki and Basti to check back with him after 10 to 25 years and show that they’re still together.

It’s easy to imagine how this lovely couple can go beyond 25 years together!

Then everyone feasted on Cebu lechon, calamari, grilled vegetables, spinach hors d’oeuvres, seafood and sausage paella, and carbonara.

This was followed by a lot of dancing, in which the Filler cousins were most active.

Everyone could take pictures at a special photo booth at the poolside gazebo, so now we have a lot of pictures of the family wearing funny wigs and crazy hats.

(If you’re on Facebook, you can see the photos here and here)

Afterwards, Nikki’s sister, Andy Filler, and K (Basti and Dindin’s childhood best friend) sang songs for the couple.

The after-party was held at the Parque Espana hotel in Alabang, where Basti and his cousins (and Nikki’s closest friends) played team-based card games and drank whisky until 4 a.m.

Throughout it all, Basti and Nikki never left each other’s side. (naks. haha). Congratulations to the couple! We hope you have many more happy and “interesting” years to come!

November 9, 2009 at 10:10 am Leave a comment

Prayers for Auntie Fay

Our dear family friend, Tito Manoling Chan has asked us all to please pray for his wife Fay. She was diagnosed with a serious condition, and doctors have yet to find out what is causing it.

Thank you all so much!

November 9, 2009 at 9:50 am Leave a comment

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