Celebrating Friendship & Success: Atty. Nelsie Arcolas’ Birthday, L’ Fisher Hotel


Celebrating Friendship & Success: Atty. Nelsie Arcolas' Birthday, L' Fisher Hotel

Celebrating Friendship & Success: Nellie’s family: her son Vince, Pancho (her husband and daughter Nicole

Celebrating Friendship and Success: Atty. Nelsie Arcolas’ Birthday Bash at L’ Fisher Hotel


Gathered at the elegant Ricardo Hall of  L’ Fisher Hotel, we eagerly anticipated the birthday celebration of our dear friend, Atty. Nelsie Arcolas. Lei Lani and I came from our classes at La Salle, expecting the party to begin later. However, to our surprise, as we arrived, we found Nelsie seated on a chair on the small stage, radiant in a dainty floral dress and clutching a bouquet. She looked stunning, her smile lighting up the room. It was evident that she was genuinely happy and excited for the festivities to begin.

This wasn’t the first time we had gathered to celebrate Nelsie’s birthday at this venue; last year’s celebration was equally unforgettable. Nelsie, or Nelsie as we affectionately refer to her, holds a special place in our hearts. She’s not just a colleague; she’s a dear friend whose warmth and kindness have touched our lives in countless ways.

Celebrating Friendship & Success: Atty. Nelsie Arcolas' Birthday, L' Fisher Hotel

Journey to Success [ Celebrating Friendship & Success]

Nelsie’s journey to success is nothing short of inspiring. While teaching alongside me at LCC Bacolod’s Business department, she also juggled a full-time job at the Bureau of Internal Revenue in Bacolod. Despite her busy schedule, she pursued her CPA license and is now on her way to completing her doctoral degree at La Consolacion College Bacolod. Her dedication and hard work are truly commendable, and it’s no surprise that she has achieved so much.

Celebrating Friendship & Success: Atty. Nelsie Arcolas' Birthday, L' Fisher Hotel

the celebrant with yours truly, Lei Lani and Ditas Joson

The Circle of Life [ Celebrating Friendship & Success]

During her birthday speech, Nelsie reflected on the “circle of life,” a poignant reminder of the twists and turns life has taken her. She shared her journey from being my teacher at LCC to becoming my student in her doctoral program—a testament to her continuous pursuit of knowledge and growth.

A Heart of Gold

Nelsie’s humility and kindness are traits we all admire. Despite her success, she remains grounded and supportive, always treasuring friendships above all else. During the pandemic, she showed her support by patronizing my business, even though she’s not particularly fond of plants. She started collecting plants, jokingly naming one of my jars after her. Her generosity and support know no bounds, and it’s no wonder why life has blessed her abundantly.

with Nelsie’s son Vince acting as the master of ceremonies for the party

A Touching Tribute [ Celebrating Friendship & Success]

One of Nelsie’s relatives delivered an emotional impromptu speech, reminiscing about Nelsie’s challenging upbringing. Despite the hardships she faced, Nelsie’s determination and hard work shone through. She graduated college with honors and eventually became a CPA, a testament to her resilience and perseverance.

Dr. Ditas Joson, a former teacher of Nelsie at LCC Bacolod, paid tribute to her during the celebration. We also took a group photo with Dr. Lei Lani Dusaban, capturing the essence of our joyful gathering.

 Celebrating Friendship

Nelsie’s birthday celebration was a heartwarming and intimate gathering, graced mainly by her family and closest friends. It served as a poignant reminder of the significance of cherishing the relationships that truly matter in life. The atmosphere was filled with love and joy as we shared stories, laughter, and heartfelt moments, celebrating the remarkable person that Nelsie is. It was a testament to the impact she has on each of us, a reflection of the deep bonds of friendship and family that she has cultivated over the years. As we celebrated her special day, we were reminded of the importance of treasuring the meaningful connections in our lives and expressing gratitude for the love and support we receive from those closest to us. Nelsie’s birthday celebration was not just a party; it was a beautiful testament to the power of love, friendship, and family.


First Photo: Atty Nelsie with Atty. Belinda Gochuico and  Atty. Ma. Christy Uriarte, Bago City Fiscal. Second Photo: with  Atty. Belinda Gochuico and her husband Engr. Joemarie S. Gochuico


As we celebrate our birthdays in the same month, I couldn’t help but feel grateful for Nelsie’s presence in my life. She is more than just a friend; she’s a beacon of light and a constant source of inspiration. Her unwavering support and genuine kindness have touched the lives of everyone around her.

On this special day, surrounded by loved ones and well-wishers, we extend our heartfelt wishes to Nelsie. May this year be filled with endless blessings, new opportunities, and all the happiness in the world. Here’s to many more years of friendship, laughter, and unforgettable moments. Happy birthday, Nelsie!

Celebrating Friendship & Success: Atty. Nelsie Arcolas' Birthday, L' Fisher Hotel

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