02 February 2010

Sunny Day.

"It's tradition," he said, "to see Aileen Siroy when I'm in the Philippines." Utterly heartwarming. I'm grateful he'd always take the time to see me despite his busy sked. He has done this for three consecutive homecomings. Today, we met at Gelatissimo Cafe in GB5 for some gelato overdose. We talked about anything and everything in between eating ice cream and shooting.

And as in the past, I learned a lot from him today.

We laughed a lot, too.

After hours of talking, we decided to go to the garden so I could take portraits of him, as we agreed. In exchange, I told him to sing me a sad song.

He actually obliged after the shoot and sang me Eponine's On My Own and Eponine & Marius' duet A Little Fall of Rain. It was perfection -- the voice, the songs, the bibingka and puto bumbong. It's another one of his traditions when he's home: to eat bibingka in Via Mare. We talked more while we gorged on these yummy treats, mostly about family and how our experiences shaped who we are.

The thing about today was, he also insisted to take photos of me. And if you know me enough, you'd know I don't like to be photographed. But this year, I promised I will allow people to photograph me. So today, I posed between bamboo trees and smiled to the camera desperately trying to control shyness or laughter.

I think, he had more photos of me than I have of him. *grin*

It was such an awesome day. I tremendously enjoyed everything about it -- from the conversations, to the laughter, to the shoots, to walking around the mall, to more laughter.

He enjoyed a lot, too and said about shooting each other: "We should make this a tradition."

And like him, I love to keep old traditions and make new ones.

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The best thing about today was knowing a friend a little bit more.
Thank you, Fr Sunny! :)

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Mai.Mai February 2, 2010 at 4:06 PM  

This means to say we have to take advantage of the fact that this year you will allow us to photograph you. lol..

Aileen Siroy February 2, 2010 at 10:10 PM  

Exactly! LOL. But I already promised you I'd let you take my portrait. :)

konsuy February 3, 2010 at 5:59 AM  

magkurog man tingali ko to take photos of you. =) hehehe. how do you take a photo of 'THE' Aileen Siroy?
reunions are always a happy occassion. glad it started a new tradition.

Aileen Siroy February 3, 2010 at 9:50 PM  

Hahaha! You are funny, Chi. You take amazingly soulful photographs. I'd be honored to have my portrait taken by you... one day, when you come home or when I visit NZ. :)

I love reunions, too. And meaningful traditions. :)

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