The Manila Debutante

A Debut is supposed to be a young lady’s formal introduction to polite society.



  1. May 2, 2007 at 12:33 pm


    Hi there!!!

    This is a looooong story, and that’s why I haven’t started on it yet!!! *lolsz!*

    Toto Gonzalez

  2. Gino said,

    May 2, 2007 at 10:43 am

    Hi, Toto!

    Can’t wait to read this one…


  3. April 18, 2007 at 10:56 am


    Thank you for finding your way here.

    You are certainly right in wanting to write the family stories down. The current generation usually has little, or no appreciation for the hard work and struggles of the previous ones, which only contributes to their regrettable cluelessness about Life.

    Do tell us about your mother and her coming out ball at the Lucena Capitol. Among the Quezonians, I am only familiar with the Sariaya crowd — the Gala-Enriquez-Rodriguez families — although I am well aware that there are many old and prominent families in the province.

    Toto Gonzalez

  4. Sammy said,

    April 16, 2007 at 7:55 pm

    Hi, Toto! I really love the way you tell stories. I think your style is very original. In fact you have inspired me to write and compile anecdotes of and for my family/clan. After many years in the States, 3 years ago we had a family reunion again and we shared new and old photos, and stories. There are so much stories while I was growing up and now I have this unbelievable ache to document them before those memories will just fade away with the dying and “ulianin”.

    My mom, incidentally, was the first debutante ever to hold her formal ball at the Capitolyo in Lucena City, Quezon. I was hoping to get some tips from your narrative but found this page empty. Did you delete this entry altogether?

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