Today, as I write this post on Family Day here in Toronto, I honor and raise a glass to both my Azimi and Pineda families. Join us at 6PM, Eastern Time, 7PM Phil.Time on PinoyRadio.com for the replay of The Chiqui Pineda Show featuring these lovely peeps, my family (and Albert! ^_^)
When I first fell in love with one Jack Azimi 15 years ago, I didn’t get to meet any of his family right away.
It was about a year later when I got to meet, first, his brother and bestfriend, Mikee, then my biyenans, Momoni and Babajaan shortly after that. They all came to Manila to visit us and get to know my side of the family.
Upon migrating to Canada after our eldest son, Sol, was born, I met the rest of the Azimi clan, a verrry BIG clan. It was overwhelming to say the least. Them being Muslim, there were a whole lot of differences in culture and practices (3-4…sometimes 5 kisses on the cheeks? Every single time?!? What the… :D) not to mention the shock of moving to a different country with a tiny human being in tow.