As I write this column, our family is off to our Baltic Cruise, with around 50 Concepcion parents, siblings, in-laws, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Friends also joined us, like Mary De Leon and Ed Mijares. Aside from Filipino guests, there are 300 Filipino crew members who are among the 600 of the Crystal Cruise Serenity. This is our 3rd Crystal Cruise. It is a little like a nightmare, with all the children running around the ship.
We will be celebrating my father’s 80th birthday this Christmas and are currently celebrating my wife’s golden year. My column last Monday in the business-life section caught her by surprise. (more…)