Saturday, March 2, 2013

Oua Pepito- Yu Turns Gold

Nelson & Oua Yu
OUA TURNS GOLD The ever gracious Engr. Necie “Oua” Pepito- Yu recently marked her golden year with a Hawaiian luau at the family residence in Dampas this city. 

Originally intending to have a simple quiet dinner to celebrate her birthday, husband Nelson Yu, the Vice Mayor of Calape, and their children Neil Orven and Kneesa Noreen along with the prodding of friends and family suggested a thanksgiving get- together because turning gold is indeed a milestone in one’s life

And so that was how I entered the picture one bright Monday afternoon. 

We all agreed that for a change, why not hold it at their abode at the suburbs. Why not? What about the theme? Ate Oua said she wanted a Hawaiian luau so we could entertain guests and well- wishers by the pool and the spacious area inside their gated residence

It was fun indeed just sitting down and brainstorming for the details to be incorporated for the party to be celebrated on February 25,2013,her actual birthday. 

A radiant and glowing Golden Girl: Engr. Necie "Oua" P. Yu

HIGH SCHOOL BUDDIES: Among those who attended were the celebrant’s DWCT HS Batchmates: Lilia & Boboy Labunog, Rolly & Amy Laurel- Cortidor, Dr. Stella Ingles- Lim, Lyndon Boiser, Tessie Mapute, Jenette Villapaz. Zarah Jao- Dejaresco, Gemma Manding with husband City Councilor Beben Inting, Marvin & Mavil Lim

Boboy & Lilia Labunog
City Councilor Beben Inting 
Oua Yu with high school classmates. The lone gentleman is
Davao City- based Romie Valerio with wife Annie
The irrepressible Tess Mapute almost fell into the pool
DWCT HS Batch 1980 produced two Miss High School queens and a Miss Bohol.
All three are in the picture
LOVEY DOVEY: Rolly & Amy Laurel- Cortidor
Perfect Southern Gent: Lyndon Boiser
USC 1985 CIVIL ENGG REUNION: The Golden Girl reunites with college batchmates Gemma Manding- Inting, Madelyn Morilla- Enerio & Romie Valero with wife Annie
who both came all the way from Davao City 
THE YU CLAN OF CALAPE also came. Among them were Calape Mayor Junie & Grace Yu, Eyen Yu- Teves & family, Dr Oliver & Jessie Yu, Dr Lil & Perling Patindol, Dr Melvin & Judith Lopez, Brenda & Robert Olaer with their respective families. Calape Parish Priest Fr. Dodong Luzon also came with Kagawads Dee Calotes & Inday Rulona 


HAWAIIAN WEDDING SONG: Lourdes, Madelyn, Raul, Berdeth & Gemma 

One of the highlights was the Hawaiian Wedding Song performed by PAL Int’l FA Gemma Manding, Italy- based Berdeth Piquero- Ciccioni, Manila- based Madelyn Morilla- Enerio and Lourdes Pepito 

Adding a Hawaiian island feel to the birthday bash were an awesome fire- dancing exhibition and an electrifying Polynesian dancer number 

Jennette Villapaz brought the house down with her own song & dance version of Charice Pempengco’s Louder 

Overnight Sensation: Jennette Villapaz
Entertainment by Deep Blue’s J Ann Talisic courtesy of Angie Pepito- Yap who also sang L-O-V-E. 

Catering by Food Republic of Louie Supe with additional catering and birthday cake from Marette Bernadas 

Unguarded moment for a pensive Raul Gatal
Your blogger did the event coordination, event styling & emceeing!

One of Bohol's legendary beauties: Angie Pepito- Yap
One of Bohol's most stylish: Lilia Labunog
Gorgeous Zarah Jao- Dejaresco greets the Golden Girl
with 1986 Miss Bohol titlist and now  a PAL Intl F.A. Gemma Manding- Inting 
SISTER ACT? Kneesa & Mama Oua

For Neil Orven's Yu 21st Birthday Party, here's the link:

Bohol’s seasoned host Raul Gatal organized and hosted the event

Make Up: Eppy Relampagos Hair: Ryan Sines

Photo Credits: Ryan Macalandag  

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