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First of May

Happy 25th Anniversary, Manny and Marj Libo-on!

I was very honored to play a part in this special event, the silver anniversary of my best friend's parents. It was a fun, romantic event that will always be remembered with fondness.

Preparations for this event started a few months ago, if I recall correctly. JP and I had endless discussions about venue and sequence of events. We also spent hours searching for the perfect present she could give to her mom and dad.

The day of the celebration was a hectic one. We were all to meet at Punta Villa, the venue for the reception before going to Sta. Maria Parish for the renewal of vows Mass.

Since the Mass was to be in the evening, the photographer took pictures of the entourage at Punta Villa. He took advantage of the scenery, such as the fountain and the river. It's a very picturesque place.

Finally, we made it to the church.

JP, the maid of honor, thoroughly enjoyed her solo walk down the aisle. She insisted it might be her only chance to do so, which is why she was adamant about not walking in between the best men, Rostum and Julius.

I went through my duties as commentator. To tell you the truth, I was scared to death -- I've never commentated at such an important event. Eight priests in all, one