FAMILY reunions are often spontaneous and happen without willful planning but after the revelries some lament on the fact that they forgot to take pictures, the video camera battery ran out, food ran out and cousins went back overseas without updating their contact numbers. Several “if only’s” prop up but these regrets can never be corrected.

So when planning a family reunion it is best to do just that–plan. Even the simplest gathering of immediate family members need advanced planning.

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The simplest reunion involves parents, brothers and sisters, their children and their children’s children. This group ranges from 15 to 25 persons and can be done with a picnic or barbecue at a family’s home or nearby park.

At Camella Communities’ Azienda in Talisay for example, the park is complete with a pleasant looking gazebo with a children’s playground. There the children are sure to have fun and there are lots of trees so others can sit in its shade.

Likewise, Camella’s Riverdale farther up the hills from Talamban has the most beautiful park with large, fully grown trees and a mass of foliage with flowing waters cascading from an age-old rock. Its landscaped garden has park benches that are perfect for family gatherings plus a cosy arena to hold exciting shows.

With more than 30 years of professional experience in residential real estate development, Camella Communities has the widest geographic reach to more than 30 projects covering hundreds of hectares under development in 14 key provinces all over the country. In each development there is always space for family gatherings.

Camella Communities is a member of Vista land and Lifescapes Inc., the country’s largest homebuilder and its developments are present in Mega Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Isabela, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Batangas, Camarines Sur, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Leyte, Cagayan de Oro, Davao and General Santos. One may log on to or visit their office at the G/F, Dakay Bldg., Escario St., Capitol Site, Cebu City, for details.