PILI, Camarines Sur — A local band played welcome music as soon as Aga Muhlach stepped out of the early-morning Air Philippines flight from Manila on Aug. 11, the day before he turned 40.
“I was surprised,” admitted Aga.
It was a surprise from his wife Charlene Gonzales who organized a four-day celebration at the sprawling CamSur Watersports Complex (CWC), hosted by Camarines Sur Gov. LRay Villafuerte. Well-wishers who flew in from Manila were billeted at well-appointed cabins at The Villas of CWC.
Guests were provided with an “itinerary” carefully prepared by Charlene (a perfect events organizer, I should say), complete to the last detail, from breakfast between 7 and 8:30 a.m. to dinner at 7 p.m. and a lot of other activities in-between.
“You’re free to do anything you want,” was Charlene’s reminder at the end of the “itinerary.” “Happy happy lang.”
So that’s what everybody did — happy happy lang — especially on Aga’s special day, Aug. 12.