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Family: Husband, Jimmy Boy; son, Reider; daughter, Diana; three grandchildren.
Residence: Yuba City.
Occupation: Secretary with the pesticide division of the Sutter County Ag Department since 2005.
Hobbies, interests: I like to sing, to dance, to read. I also volunteer at St. Isidore Catholic Church — I am a lector, sing in the choir and coordinate the Simbang Gabi/Misa de Gallo Filipino Christmas tradition.
What are you best known for? My pancit, a noodle dish. My family asks me to make it for every occasion.
Where do you get your news? Appeal-Democrat and television.
What brought you to the Yuba-Sutter area? When our daughter, stationed at Beale, had her baby, my husband and I were happy to travel back and forth from our home in Vallejo to help take care of the baby. Later we moved to Sheridan, and finally here in 2006 or '07.
What do you like about the Yuba-Sutter area? It's just right — not too crowded and it's close-knit. It's a short drive to other places.
Where would you like to settle down someday? Philippines — That's the plan, but since my grandchildren are here now ...
What do you miss about your old hometown? I am from the island of Cebu in the Philippines — I miss the slow pace, you don't worry about anything. I came to California in 1971.
What is the closest you've been to a famous person? A free concert by Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits at Feather Falls Casino. When I got close because I wanted to take his picture, he pointed to me and said, "You're Filipina." I said how do you know, and he said he had been to the Philippines before.
Do you have a favorite memory you would like to share? At the 2004 California State Fair, there was a booth by a Sacramento TV station where you could get your picture taken as a weather person. I had my picture taken — I look like the weather girl.
What is your pet peeve? People who are less compassionate.