S: Louie's Memoirs
FC: Memoirs of My Family
1: My parents are Melchor and Carol. They met in the mid-1980's and married in 1995.
2: I was born in January 1996. My name came from the names of two of my grandfathers, Manuel and Luis.
3: I was a big baby with lots of hair, but my Papa and Mama love me just the same.
4: I went to pre-school and then primary school. We were a happy family. We briefly stayed with my Lolo and Lola when my father went abroad for 2 years.
5: I always play with my cousins, Gelo and Adam. Later on, more cousins came.
6: Gabby and Bea are my youngest cousins, daughters of Tito Boyet and Tita Jen.
7: There’s also Matthew Burger, my half-American cousin in the United States, son of Uncle Terry and Tita Tina. They live in Los Angeles, as well as my Tito Eric and Tita Arlene.
8: Then there’s Lucas, son of Tito Mike and Tita Jo who are based in San Francisco.
9: Although I was an only child, both my parents belong to big families, and we have close family friends who are our extended family.
10: Papa, Mama, and I lived in our small house in Novaliches for about 2 years.
11: We left Manila in 2004 and lived in South Africa. It's a huge country.! Mama workedfor an international organization, while Papa was an AutoCAD designer. I was only 6 years old at that time and studied in McCauley House, a Catholic school.
12: Here are photos of the beautiful places and our bonding moments in South Africa.
14: Upon our return, I attended home school to finish grade 3. I studied in Claret School the year after. Papa, Mama, and I live in Quezon City, a tricycle ride from school. We've been here for 5 years.
15: We go on vacation every year. In HongKong In Singapore In Subic In Guangzhou, China In Ilocos region
16: Papa, Mama, and I love to travel and the experiences we share will always be memorable moments of my life.
17: Our family vacations