Yeah, two years to go and Lola becomes a century old!
The family, including the balikbayans, began planning the big 100th birthday party in February when most of us were present. As per usual, kwentong kutsero made us go around the world and back to Lola's house in 60 minutes. It has been a long time since we've been gathered that way so the 'planning' bit was hilarious!
Because of the big celebration, the 98th one was met in a more modest manner: Anna and I had dinner in my aunt's house in Pasay City. The birthday candles had been blown in February and the elders are diabetic and hypertensive so we skipped the cake but loaded up on the fruit. Nevertheless, I'm happy that we were able to contribute to marking Lola's step closer to the big 1-0-0.
Happy birthday, Lola Bats!!