Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I'm Working Nine to Five....

... Thats the way to make a living!

It's Week Two at KKC, Inc. and so far, Mother has neither fired me, not have I quit. In fact, Miguel has also hired me to be Dad's assistant, so it looks like I'm really immersed once again.

I am also helping Sarge Lacuesta with the publication of Lolo Gil's coffee table book, his biography. I'm reading the first draft now and the chapter on Lolo Gonzalo is fascinating. I will be helping Sarge stay on track with the publication timetable of Anvil because the launch will be on September 1, 2008 at The Manila Polo Club. At one point, I will also help Sarge collect text, stories and quotes from family for sidebars....

I can see how being involved in this book and its launch will give me some insight on the Puyat family that I never got to know. Just listening to Sarge and Dad and Miguel talk about the lives of our Lolos and other relatives, sharing touching and funny family "legends" and anecdotes.... it makes me realize that I have been completely deprived of one whole chunk of my family history.

It has always been a source of embarassment that I don't know many of my cousins and relatives, and when asked, I just explain it away with a vague reference to the Family War. Now perhaps is my chance to reconnect?

If getting to know this side of my family is a side effect of going back to work full-time with Dad and Miguel, then I will consider it part of my job to learn as much about the family as I can. Looks like it could be interesting actually... We'll see.

2 comments:

LBP said...

M,

Sounds like you've got some exciting things going on in your life.

All's well here. Cat cat's so kulit. Hope she doesn't drive Tita M away. Funny story... Tita M was in the banyo and Catcat was knocking incessantly and begging to come in. So Tita M though of tricking her and said "I'm not in here. I'm in your mommy's bathroom." So Catcat goes to mommy's bathroom. Then she goes back to Tita M and says "Hey, you're not there."

Marie said...

Lorraine!!! That is such a cute and funny story... truly one for the books :D

Myra: oh, you're working on the book about Lolo Gil? Cool! I wanna see it! There's so much I don't know about the family...