FAMILY IS LOVE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LOVE! ❤️

When I was a little girl, yours were the hands I loved to hold. Yours was the voice I loved to hear. Yours was the smile that always warmed my heart. You were my favorite playmate, my peer counsellor, my loving sister, my inspiration, my guide. I had such a rich amazing childhood with you by my side. And to this very day, I love how we journey through life together. My life is joyfully abounding in LOVE with you in it!

In purest form, you will always be my definition of LOVE. I love you super and forever, my Beloved Beautiful Lizzie! HAPPIEST LOVELIEST BIRTHDAY!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

FAMILY IS LOVE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EAGLE! ❤️

LIESL BATUCAN


My brother Carlo. I bless the day you were born. I celebrate you and the strength and winsomeness of your character.

Just like Dad, you are a truly truly good man. Excellent to the core. To the core. Genuine, strong, brave, and true.

There is a reason I call you EAGLE.

I always knew you were destined to SOAR.

You were born for high altitudes and that’s where your character and heart and skill shine brightest.

You inspire me endlessly.

How do you do it?

You are effortlessness personified.

You take everything—no matter how challenging—in stride, or should I say, in wing, in flight.

With ease and precision, you get things done. And flawlessly.

Just like the drumbeats you play. Done and dusted. Eezy breezy too easy.

You must have been born with secret superpowers you’ve never told me about.

But I know your secret: You live a life rooted in unshakeable faith in God. And that is why you soar. You are His Eagle. His stamp and signet ring.

I, your sister, fix my eyes on the horizon and proudly oh so proudly watch you SOAR.

I love you so very much and for always, EAGLE CHEF CARLO 🦅 HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

FAMILY IS LOVE, YBP LOVE POSTS

WHAT’S IN A WALK? ❤️

A walk would simply be an easy gait or a purposeful stride of an individual.

But a walk with a dearest brother is powerfully priceless. Comforting, reassuring, empowering. Just like the very presence of my beloved brother in my life.

Yes Carl, you impact my life so authentically. You make me smile and laugh from the heart. You help me focus on the brighter dimensions of life. You open my eyes to see how strong I truly am. You guide me with your words of wisdom. You make me feel so loved with your kindness and thoughtfulness.

Thank you for our special walk in life together.

SUPER GENERAL KICK-ASS! YOU!

May you always be victorious with God’s overflowing fountain of joy, strength, faith, love, and all His choicest best for you!

HAPPY AWESOME BIRTHDAY CHAMP!!!

LOVE YOU SUPER AND FOREVER!!!

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

FAMILY IS LOVE

75 BILLION KISSES FOR MOMMY ❤️

IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE. IT’S ALL ABOUT MOMMY.

March 7, 2021 was Mommy’s 75th Birthday and there was a beautiful zoom celebration hosted and organized by Ang Ligaya Ng Panginoon Community to honor this very special milestone. Our Titos and Titas in Ligaya asked us kids (me, Lizzie and Carl) to shoot a video with us singing—as a surprise for Mom. Okay, I kinda froze for a second there. Oh dear. I have totally mixed feelings about singing in public. On the one hand, what a thrilling adventure, and on the other hand…..hmmm.

A little backgrounder: In the early 90’s I had the guts to sing in front of THE Bibot Amador (the Founding Artistic Director of Repertory Philippines) in an open call audition at the William J. Shaw Theater in Shangrila. I was absolutely confident I would nail it. I smiled, closed my eyes, clasped my hands, breathed deeply, and sang the first strains of my audition song: “….. You who I cradled in my arms, you…..”“THANK YOU, NEXT!” boomed the voice in the darkened theater. It was the voice of Tita Bibot Amador crushing my theater dreams to bits. I held my chin up and summoned the chutzpah to gracefully walk off the stage. I blew my sister Liesl a kiss as it was her turn up next.My sister Liesl nailed her audition (but of course) and ended up being cast, and thus began her theater career with Repertory Philippines. (She went on to become a multi-awarded actress and is now REP’s Artistic Director, and I am hands down her biggest most ardent most loving fan.)

But back to my story: In the early years when Liesl was doing back-to-back straight plays and musicals with REP, she would beg me again and again to audition whenever there were open calls at REP because she intimated that her secret dream was for me to alternate with her in a show. “Just think how much fun it would be, Yekkie…..!” she would sweetly coo. Hay naku, she would ask me incessantly until one night I finally ended up having a nightmare of Tita Bibot’s looming face screaming at me because I did not know my lines. (I knew what a formidable terror THE Bibot Amador was from Lizzie’s stories of rehearsals.) I finally put my foot down and said “NO, LIZ, I will not audition for REP, so please stop asking me. I don’t want any more nightmares. How stressful!” Hahaha I laugh now thinking of this memory because guess what, fast forward to 2021, and I got secretly excited at the prospect of singing for Mommy’s birthday! And singing with Liz at that! What a sweet honor! And hurrah our awesome brother Carlo (based all the way in Australia) would be in the video too, I mean how fun and precious is that! Something we three could work on together as a labor of love to honor our beloved Mommy, our Sweetest Blessing, who we absolutely love and adore to the moon and back.

This video was just supposed to be internal for our zoom honoring for Mom. But I’m overflowing with so much love for Mom and want to share our video gift for her—which Carlo, Liz, and I performed in virtual togetherness despite being physically apart. IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE. IT’S ALL ABOUT MOMMY. Happy 75th Birthday Mommy!!! We love you beyond measure. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

🎥 Thank you very much SACTOnline creatives for the beautiful video editing.

YBP LOVE POSTS

SUPER DADDY. FOREVER DADDY. ❤️

You’re humble and that makes you great. You’re great and that makes you humble.

You’re simple and that makes you grand. You’re grand and that makes you simple.

You’re awesome and that makes you world-class. You’re world-class and that makes you awesome.

You’re full of wisdom and that makes you full of depth. You’re full of depth and that makes you full of wisdom.

You’re a man of a few words and that makes you eloquent. You’re eloquent and that makes you a man of a few words.

You’re strategic and that makes you brilliant. You’re brilliant and that makes you strategic.

You’re a General and that makes you unbeatably kick-ass. You’re unbeatably kick-ass and that makes you a General.

You’re a Warrior and that makes you dauntlessly unrelenting. You’re dauntlessly unrelenting and that makes you a Warrior.

You’re a King and that makes you compassionately strong. You’re compassionately strong and that makes you a King.


You’re DADDY and that makes you LOVE. You’re LOVE and that makes you DADDY.


Ohhh Daddy, Daddy, Daddy ….. I could search the world over and yet, I would never find a better Dad than you. For all that you are and all that you will always be, I thank you. I celebrate you. I honor you. I respect you. I trust you. I Love You. Super and Forever!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SUPER AND FOREVER DADDY!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️