Tingting Cojuangco remembers listening to a noisy argument between her firstborn Luisita and second child Josephine over who got to tie the knot first. Stunned, Tingting exclaimed: "What! Did you ask us?" But it seemed like the girls had already made up their mmids. In December of that year, eldest Lia married Noel Bautista; one month later, second child Pin married Jojo Guingona.
Both special occasions, Mikee smiles, affected her father in particular. His hair, she swears, started to diminish since.
"She was a gift," Tingting says of Mikee, born nine years after Pin. Well, this "gift" would turn the house dizzy with her strange showbiz schedule.
Tingting says she and Peping knew too many late nights waiting for their daughter to come home. After marrying Dodot Jaworski, Mikee now lives in Greenmeadows with Dodot and son Robbie.
Mai Mai and China have lived in this house since birth. But Mai Mai, the fourth child, left for Firenze, Italy, several years ago to get on-the-job training for leather accessories after studies there. And three years ago, she got married to businessman Andrea Zini in Italy.
China, the youngest had been dreaming of the day when all her older sisters would stop "making utos" to her, especially when she was glued to the TV. And it's happening now! Meantime, her parents feel good that she's still very much around.