Quinquaginta Fabulosa

Bingbing Taojo looks fabulous at 50.

Fabulous at fifty, that’s what Bingbing is. She’s maturing gracefully, beautifully both in age and character. Anyone would even doubt if she’s really speaking the truth when she drops her age for she looks years younger than she is now. 

At the Taojo's nest- Whoopie with husband Raman, Butchoy, PEabo, Ag-ag, Bingbing & Batso

What’s even more fabulous is how this woman celebrated her golden year. I can call it quite an unusual event, so to speak. Bingbing veered away form the norm, gathered her family and the clique she grew up with, and together with them, she dedicated her 50th birthday to the people she holds dear to her heart—Tagum’s rainbow society, a group of the most creative individuals who idolizes her as much as she does them.

The Galang siblings- Bingbing, Debong & Vivian

The celebrant’s clique: Dodong, Vivian, Daryl, Ruth, Ting, Bogs, Carol, Bing, Brenda, Guada, Isang & Maiza.

It was an all out celebration for her honorees—fancy cocktails, elegantly set dining hall, exquisite cuisine, and a program as colorful as the rainbow. It was her way of saying thank you to them. 

Dinner for her honorees.

The celebrant with her honored guests before their surprise show for Bingbing

As the celebrant’s gift, this group came up with a spectacle that trumped all the shows of its kind in the city, a presentation nothing short of sensational.

A Carnivalesque show for the celebrant.

A golden heart reaps treasure worth more than gold. Happy birthday Bingbing! Stay fabulous and keep on shining.

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Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 27, 2013.

Seen at the party:

Emil & Christian

Raman. Tristan, Jenny & Peabo

Grace, Twingle, Whoopie & Macey

Zaldy, Arni, Bingbing, Mikmik, Brian & Ram

Bingbing with Ken Ong