Hard to imagine that my oldest child is 15 years old today. Born in Brooklyn, NY during the final year of our residency. The baptismal grandparents, in the finest Filipino tradition are usually the closest friends and relations one can think of, who can serve as surrogate parents in the event of our untimely deaths. I am proud to say that all 4 are still very present to this day. Jeffrey Lim, my fraternity brother is an internist, responsible for recruiting us here in Oklahoma who to this day I will readily entrust my parents for all their medical problems. Ricardo Tan is an allergist based in Los Angeles, a steady presence all these years. Stella Westfield is an anesthesiologist who lives in Amarillo, TX who has always seriously taken her responsibility as Godmother as well as Susan Afan who is based in Pleasanton, CA. This photo with Ninong Jeff was taken after we had lunch underneath our wisteria-entwined pergola .