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Source of pride

/ 06:55 PM December 28, 2012

FROM LEFT: Kert, Amanda, Kate and Julia.

I’m a single woman and a mother of four adopted children. For my last two kids, I went through the process of adoption for seven years—with Atty. Mimi Gumaru helping me pro bono. I was a bohemian in my younger years, and I was used to living alone. But, when I got my kids, a dear friend offered this wise advice: “Love them!” My life has since been dedicated to raising them well.

When my children were small, we often drove to Los Baños to swim and spend the weekend with my brothers—and I took them to church regularly. Now that they’re adults, it sometimes upsets me when they spend so much time with their friends, or come home late.



My kids are my source of pride.  I have dreams for them—but, a mother shouldn’t impose her own dreams on her children.

The year 2012 has been good for me: My Photo Safari has new destinations (like General Santos/Lake Sebu and Masbate), and my studio has a trendier look and an art gallery (Remy Boquiren’s latest exhibit opens on Jan. 24). I’m busy as a bee, but my life is blessed with the joys of motherhood! Happy New Year!

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