February 22, 2007
Consider this case and a question later: you gather 4 male Rotarians in the center, you asked them how much they love Rotary in a scale of 1-10, 10 being “lova-lova-mucha-todo-a”. Then you ask them to show their respective answers by kissing their wives, lipsa-lipsa, right there in the middle, and you hope that 3 couples will get tired and stop kissing after sometime, so that you’ll have a single winner for your lovapalooza. Problem is, no one was in the mood to stop kissing, and the evening clock was ticking away, so what do you do? Aha, the event organizers scratched their heads and declared each couple a winner, so that instead of giving away 1 prize, they have to give 4 prizes!
Yep yep, that was only 1 of the fantalooza scenes during the District post-valentines party dubbed “After the luvin” last Wednesday night. It was jointly sponsored by 6 valentines-inspired clubs: RCs Paranaque Metro (Pres. Lilibeth Cruzie, wife of Tommy Cruzie?), Muntinlupa Filinvest (Pres. Patty Naoe, the female Noeh?), Makati JPRizal (Pres. Bing Villani), Paranaque East (Pres. Ric Santi), Rizal West (Pres. Boboy Inty) and Makati Dasmarinas (Pres. Inky Reyeah!).
And the kissers – among them were Past Gov. Jimmy Cura and Pres. Yasin Badr! The 2 others were PP Fred Fortich and Dess, Boboy’s and Lilibeth’s clubmates, respectively. My co-MC that night, Pres. Bing, as well as the above-mentioned sponsoring Presidents, nearly pulled each couple apart so that they’ll stop kissing, hahaha! Everyone in the floor admired these 4 couples. Gov. Butch was grinning from ear to ear as he and wife Maling were watching.
Pres. Ric brought a new concoction, “the element”. It’s something from the mountains of Tanay, Rizal, that folks say is an effective way to spice up a weakening libido and slumping armadillo. So we asked some couples to try it, hoping for some results in a matter of an hour or two. Unfortunately, Ric says the spewing-dragon-fire could be felt after a few hours, not immediate. Anyway, if you guys are interested, Ric’s contact details are in our district directory.
Pres. Patty recognized the clubs which sponsored the event, as well as the other Rotarians from various clubs who came. Among our classmates whom I saw there, aside from those that I have mentioned earlier, were Barbie Rivadeneira, Rose Acoba, Tess Sanchez, Ana Cawaling, Ces Singzon, Jay Tambunting, Conrad Marty, Jujut Enriquez, Lorenz Tato, Archie Jimenez, Efren Fuentes. Classmates Patty or Lilibeth, please fill in those that I failed to mention.
Pres. Inky came in with his standard shaved-head, black leather jacket, Pinoy Elvis looks, and Earth-wind-and-fire voice, and belted out the first song of the evening, “After the lovin”, accompanied by the night’s live entertainer, the 8-track band. Gov. Butch and wife Maling were the first to dance. From there, it was a shakin n dancing evening, part 1.
Pres. Boboy brought his kisser-club clubmates. :-)
Pres. Lilibeth brought her splendid and demure lady club members. One of whom, Ms. Ray Cabailo, is a member of Mabuhay singers! When Ray came up stage to sing one classic love song of the 70s or 60s, “If you go away”, the room turned silent, the audience enchanted, and the band captivated. Her powerful voice and melodramatic delivery was so enthralling, we requested “one more!” which she obliged.
Pres. Bing also brought her fabulous and glittering lady clubmates, sparkling beauty and brains like district officials Patti King and Lita Wells.
Other singers and jammers that night were Mong Canizares, and PN of RC Paranaque Midtown, Noriel. Proud na proud si AG Andy Fernandez of his club’s PN. But I told him, “eh ako nag-turo dyan kumanta nung bata pa sya!” Har har har, asa pa.
Pres. Ces Singzon brought in a car-load of Novelino wines! Several boxes or a few dozens of bottles of various flavors, free-flowing, ubos! A few more evenings like that Ces, and you will succeed in Novelinizing D3830, hahaha!
With all those food, wines, elemental drinks, dancing and singing and kissing, not to mention fabulous room decorations, the P800 and time spent was worth it. My hats off to the 6 sponsoring clubs, and the attendance of our classmates and district officials, headed by Gov. Butch.