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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A Surprise Visit from My Nephew from Australia


The 3 David Katagues, David Efren, David Balleza and David E III.( see Note 2)

One of the most pleasant surprise in my life happened the other day. My nephew from Australia( my name sake) is on business ( his own company) here in the US. He had been to New York for several days and had travel plans for Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The last couple of days he has been communicating via FB that he will be in LA from March 14 to 22 and will spend a couple of days with us. When I opened my FB messages early in the morning at about 6:30AM, here's what I found- a really big surprise. Here's our conversation verbatim:

Dave Katague (Nephew from Australia): Good morning 🏼

ME: Good morning You must be in LA now, Do you still have plans to visit us? David E your first cousin said he could give you a ride from the airport to our house if you arrive late in the Evening from around 10 to 11PM, since he works in the airport. Anyway, give us the date as soon as you have arranged it. David E plans to take off from work, so he could take you around Sacramento. Have you gone to a Casino? Near us is Thunder Valley, similar to the Casinos in Las Vegas in size, decor and number of slots and gambling facilities. We go there twice a month to eat in the several restaurants and played the slots. We plan on taking you there, if you wish.

Dave Katague: Where are you now!

Me: I am at home reading my FB messages.

Dave Katague: Are you free today?

Me:Yes, today is Tuesday. This is our usual day to the Casinos.

Dave Katague: I'm out in front. SURPRISE!

Me: You must be kidding? Come in and have a freshly brewed coffee.

Note: Dave( the only son of my brother, Efren from Australia) is involved with Film, Stills, Design and Animation.
He is driven by the challenge of storytelling through capturing real-time events with photographic and cinematic composition. He also loves creating Movie Titles, VFX, Outro Sequences, Kinetic Typography and Motion Information Graphics. He has his own company doing the above activities.

For more information visit his web site, www.davekatague.com/ or https://vimeo.com/davekatague

Note 2: After this was posted in my blog, my niece( Kreishel), daughter of Ruben Katague mentioned that there is a 4th David Katague. Kirk David Escobar Katague, son of my younger brother Dolce Ruben from Bacolod. Even though David is his second name, I will include this in the list, because he was also named after my father ( his Lolo) David Jamili Katague, DDS. Kreishel said they do not call him Kirk, but Dave or David

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