Nene’s homecoming-A A +A
By Luci Lizares
Thursday, July 12, 2012
AFTER a series of holidaying in Ibiza, Nene Lacson, resident of Monte Carlo, Monaco, came home to attend the wedding of good friend, Annie Carmona, in Manila and to visit family and friends here in Bacolod.
Although the trip back to his hometown Bacolod City was merely an overnight stay, he was able to reconnect with his siblings, nephews and nieces. An occasion that highlighted the trip was youngest sister Eva Gorriceta’s 60th birthday! Nene couldn’t pass on that occasion as Eva has been the most attentive sister to all the Lacson-Ledesma siblings.
Yes, Eva is that and more—a sister who dotes on all the members of her family. Eva is the reliable sister who jumps when a crisis arises. Eva is the dependable sister when a project has to be accomplished. Eva is the sister who is efficient in carrying out instructions to the letter by her manongs and manangs. Eva is the sister-in-law who will hold your hand when our Creator calls on you in your last moments. Eva is the sister who prays for her family and friends daily when she offers Mass and receives communion for all her loved ones.
Who could make Nene’s coming home more meaningful with a small fete than BFF Edward Garcia. Nene and Edward have been friends since the moment the Lord breathed life into their souls.
Buddies for eternity, Edward whipped up a dinner for Nene’s family members and with Craig and Lilia as guests, myself as well thrown into the intimate roster. Nene wanted his near and dear present so those who could make it were brother Artie, Eva’s 2 children George and Anne; Joey Lacson, son of brother Mamie and Nena; and the 2 lovely daughters of Lito and Hanelli, Stephanie and Hanchen.
Edward’s home is always a welcoming sight. His terrace has the warm ambience created by mood lights. His blue pool invites friendship as the moon beams are reflected in her gentle caresses.
Most specially, I always love the food served by Edward. While they are our everyday staple from atchara, apan apan and all the other “pagana” condiments, there is his famous “mongo” and “dilis” whipped with a gourmet touch that makes it more than just regular home cooking.
Nene had the opportunity to bond with his family at the same time exchange the latest on possible business opportunities here in Bacolod with Craig and Lilia. As to moi, Nene and I have been the closest of friends since childhood. Our friendship knows no time or space. Whether he is in Monte Carlo or in another part of the globe, there is always communication and well wishes. We may be involved with other circles of friends and even other lifestyles but since the friendship is rooted deeply, there is acceptance, love and concern.
Nene may have just been home for a day but that was enough to bond and to refresh all ties of family and friendship!
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on July 12, 2012.