Mothersmother Diaries Ep12: Fangirl Mom

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By Regina May Cajucom

Serendipity Couch

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SAYING it loud and proud: I'm a fangirl mom.

I do not mean just spending time with my daughters looking at fan pages of their respective celebrity crushes, but also doing my own "stalking" of my favorite hotties. Almost 40, three daughters - two of whom are teenagers - and I use the term "hottie". Sometimes my daughters (pretend they) are embarrassed with my lingo; my eldest often tells me, "Ma, you speak like we're the same age." But whenever we watch chick flicks or while discussing a YA novel that we both read, we would gush over the leading men (yup, fictional characters) and even discuss who our bets are for the movie adaptation.

My fangirl mom persona was put to test when I heard that Daniel Padilla was coming to Baguio for a concert. My second daughter, Gelai, is a huge fan. During the run of Got to Believe, Gelai would be finishing her homework early - not needing rest from school and drum and lyre practice - just so she could watch the popular telenovela, and I found myself watching it with her, under the guise that she might need parental guidance. Who was I kidding? I enjoyed the honey-burr-teddy-burr angle myself, and I think that Ian Veneracion is pleasing to the eyes. Hahaha.


So anyway, as soon as I heard about the DP concert in Baguio I knew - in my fangirl heart - that Gelai must be there. I immediately informed Hubby, who thankfully has gotten used to fangirling situations, and we agreed to get Gelai a VIP ticket for her birthday, without her knowing it. We have two other daughters who are fans as well but we know we would be dealing with their tickets later, as we cooked up our surprise for Gelai. She got her VIP ticket on a CD case with the album art of Daniel in front, which she thought was an audio CD. As soon as she opened it and saw the VIP ticket, her face turned pale and she started crying. The VIP ticket may be a bit pricey, but that look on her face and her hugs later are absolutely priceless.

During the concert my darling daughter was on cloud nine. Thanks to my Sunstar family I got myself and my eldest equally superb seats (thanks soooo much, Ms. Ed-in-Chief :)), and we had much too much fun. I thought I would just be there for "guidance", but as soon as the show started I likewise had a grand time, forgot I was merely chaperoning, and felt 20 years or so got lifted off my age. And let me just add, that Padilla boy cannot carry a tune (Gelai would kill me...) but he could just have stood there doing nothing and the fans would be all crazy and happy - he is such a cutie. Self, you are not acting your age again.

I probably have a Peter Pan gene. (

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on August 14, 2014.


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