S: My Family
BC: Created and Published By: Noel Vincent A. Tugas 1 - SAP | Memoirs of My
FC: Our Family History | "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."
1: I'm Noel Vincent A. Tugas, son of Arch. Noel L. Tugas and Ma. Violeta A. Tugas. At this moment, I will reveal the story of my family
2: A long time ago, way back in 1985, my parents were students on that time. My father is a 4th Year College, taking up Bachelor of Science in Architecture, a working scholar and supported by his auntie. Also my mother is a graduating Civil Engineering student. Now let me tell you their love story. Eventually, before graduation of my mom, she needs to complete her final requirement, which is the design of a Two-Storey Residence. Unfortunately, she didn't know how to design it, so she went to her sister. Auntie Vilma is an Architecture student and my mom really feels that she is the key to her problem. Disappointingly, she doesn't know also the solution. My mom was very upset, and my auntie attempt to comfort her and tries to think some alternative solution.
3: Noel L. Tugas (My Dad)
4: Ma. Violeta A. Tugas (My Mom)
5: On the other day, Auntie Vilma came in school and my dad approaches her. Unexpectedly, she thinks that maybe he can do the favor for her. So, she move towards to him and told everything about the problem of my mother. Luckily, he accept auntie's offer and he came along to their house. Finally, for the first time, my mom and dad meets each other. They discussed the project, he tries to visit my mom's house to study with auntie Vilma. Actually, it's not the reason my dad goes to their house, the truth is he wants to see my mom and try to introduce his good intentions to her. My dad is a very sweet person, sincere, honest and has a best sense of humor. He always assists my mom in household activities and they began at ease to each other. Afterwards, she accepted the love of my father and on that day, he was shock about what he had heard.
6: Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.
7: At that time, my dad don't know what to do, the only thing he did is to embrace my mom tightly. That date is memorable to my parents, the first day of their relationship as a couple. They attend together in occasions like birthdays. graduation ball, Sunday mass and many more. Days passed, the graduation day of my mom is near and she was so excited. However, my mom told him that she needs to go to Manila to find a better job and earn more money. My Dad is an understanding man and he didn't want to stop my mom from fulfilling her dreams, so he gives her permission but they must communicate to each other. When my mom reaches Manila, she stayed in her Auntie while looking for a job. Meanwhile, he always sends her letters while he is in Lucena.
8: Nadine Victoria A. Tugas (My Younger Sister)
9: Soon after graduation of my dad, she goes back to Lucena City to attend the program. After that, they went to Manila together to find their fortune in the urban world and face new challenges in life. Instantly, he got a job in a construction company and my mom was a business woman. They worked very hard and save money for their dream wedding. Suddenly, my grandparents got a news on one of our relatives that my parents were lived together somewhere in Cubao. As a result, they moved out in Lucena to go to my parents and discussed about the proposal wedding. My parents suggested a civil wedding, because they can't afford the church wedding. But grandpa didn't want it, so they provide financial assistance to them, in order to make it successful.
10: Niko Vien A. Tugas (My Youngest Brother)
11: Nowadays, January 27, 1990 had come, the most important day for my parents, which is their wedding and they were both excited. The ceremony were very solemn and i think my mom is the most happiest person in the world, because she marries the right person, which would love, cares, protect and provide assistance for her. After 5 years, my mom was pregnant and it was really difficult in her labor stage. a resident physician tells her and my dad that it should be in cesarean procedure. After that, my dad became mad and insists that it must be in normal delivery. Although it was hard, my mom keeps those pains and tries to give birth for me. I was born in 1995, a cute and huggable baby, then Nadine in 1996 and Niko, my younger brother in 1997. They were blessed by three babies.
12: Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories.
13: Furthermore, in order to provide our needs, my parents work very hard for us. after those trials and hindrances, they became successful and make their own company, a very competitive company and now this business was Thirteen Years Old. At present, we always spent our time in each other, like attending in Sunday mass, programs in school, visiting park at weekends, and in dinner time. Generally speaking, my family is having a good harmony, even if, trials had come; we faced it together and try to be strong. Moreover, this is the story of my family with moral and dignity.
14: When you look at your life, the greatest happiness are family happiness.