Even the pandemic crisis and the GCQ couldn’t stop our one and only Johnny Litton from celebrating his 84th birthday in style.
We celebrated Johnny’s milestone with a Roaring 20s Zoom party last 22 August 2020. With wine in our hands, we, his close friends, virtually time warped into the 1920s. We were dressed up as sophisticated flappers and dashing gentlemen of the era.
We received the formal invitation and even the giveaways days before, getting us all excited to attend virtually this Gatsby-themed boredom-breaker of a get-together. No less than the celebrator’s 70 closest friends, including diplomats and his clients, attended this super special event.
Johnny, used to having fabulous birthday parties with at least 500 guests, had to do it the Zoom way this year for obvious reasons. But that did not deter him and us from celebrating in style and with all our might, so to speak, this despite the challenging times.
Fantastic entertainers Martin Nievera, Sunshine Cruz, John Lesaca and Thia Megia, the last a famous Filipina who was an American Idol finalist, dazzled us with their performances. Of course, we were delighted to see lots of our friends who really dressed up for the unique occasion. It was such a successful bash, thanks to Jayelles PH’s Roselle Rebaño who organized the event.
For this issue, I chose to feature those who took the effort to dress up in their Gatsby outfits to honor the celebrator! Stay healthy and let the cheers put a smile on your faces and that of our celebrator, Tito Johnny. Again, happy birthday, Tito Johnny!