Kean. Chynna. Stellar. I first called them “The Cips” after their wedding and it stuck. You will see, this blog post is different from the rest because here, there is history and an ongoing relationship with the subjects. Treat this as a walk down memory lane.
In the order of my life, first, there was Lara (Chynna as others know her). We’ve been through a lot together. Through the different phases in our lives, we experienced each other’s realities and truths.
We splashed scattered thoughts on the walls and captured them together. Lara’s work was actually was a huge inspiration when it came to starting my writings.
Without judgement or ego, we conversed. Together, we could just be. Then after a while, came someone named Kean.
I am in no position to divulge their whole love story to the public, but let me just say that I feel honored to bear witness to the growth of their love, and family. Seeing their love from my perspective made me stronger.
Love survives tears of stormy rain and gives one reason to smile the weather away.
Ever since we were in school, I relentlessly captured memories. As my one friend aptly described before, “Bibili lang ng siomai, may dala pa siyang camera.” So, I shared what I had of Lara with Kean. Our shared memories captured through a lens aka our high school album.
Remember that joy is greater sincerely shared.
Then came Pea (Stellar)!!! And I became a her godmother.
The day these photos were taken, I was so happy I had playmates! Naturally, I whipped out my camera and had an instant photoshoot.
No make up, no intended styling. Just with the Cips, as they are.
Goofing around, and just being the best kind of friends – with authenticity and sincerity.
And most importantly, true to form regarding who they really are.
Sometimes, I wonder about Peanut. What’s in store for this child who has such talented parents. I know not what is in store for her, but certainly something bewilderingly beautiful.