Friday, June 26, 2015

Happy Father's Day!

Last Sunday, we celebrated Father's Day pretty much the world over. Boutiques encouraged us with purchase calls-to-action, restaurants were mostly filled with happy celebratory patrons, and even Facebook had no shortage of so many heartfelt messages for these special men. I know most dads would rather forego the "cheese" any day but please indulge me on this one! Hehe :)


Happy Father's Day Daddy! Thank you for everything - yep, that includes being very strict with (us), me lang pala hahaha! Now I know why ;)

Seriously! When my college classmates had their 'curfew' at 1 a.m. on school nights, I had to be home 1.5 hours from the end of class - that's to account for my commute. In effect I was mostly home by 6-7 pm. While my classmates were allowed to see movies whenever they wanted, I on the other hand, had to ask permission at least one week in advance -- and there was no guarantee that permission would be given. You could say that I was able to save a lot of my allowance, but I also had to say "good bye" to friends who led a different lifestyle. Until the day I got married, oh they were so very strict!

We also used to clash as both of us are short-tempered. Remember when I dared to ask permission on the day of my 2nd anniversary with then-bf A? It was supposed to be a sweet dinner at Aristocrat, trying our luck to get tickets to the Manila Bay cruise (which we weren't able to do, by the way) and a movie? Yes, you were ballistic and I couldn't understand why. You were phoning me every minute that's why sayang ang bayad ko sa movie! Hahaha...And when I got home at 10.30 pm, you were so mad - and I was grounded! I can laugh now but let me tell you, I was so scared then. It was scary to think that my dad could possibly un-love me because of a date. I'm really glad we were able to reconcile.

You're also quite the disciplinarian. Sunday mornings were strictly for attending Mass. If I wasn't ready by the time you guys were, I had to commute (wet hair and all!) to follow belatedly. Etc, etc, etc..and so many more! Aaccckk..those were the days.

Even if it sounds like I'm complaining (haha, medyo lang..peace!), I'm really grateful that you did your very best to guide and protect us. Underneath all of those, we can feel your love. Thank you so much Daddy for always bringing me to and picking me up from school. I remember you used to tease me pa about 'having a boyfriend' in nursery (guys relaaaxx, it was just a boy classmate I was on the swing with), and then we'd go somewhere near Greenhills to have my siopao. Our car was very nice too! A stainless jeep and it got me so scared while rolling down the hills of San Juan! I remember my first spanking way back 3 years old though I can't recall what it was for. Haha! Thank you for always cooking yummy meals for us, I sure hope I'd be even half as good as you. Remember the Asian financial crisis in '97? I was so scared while listening to the radio, very sure we'd be homeless the following day..I asked you if we were in danger of going broke and you reassured me that we'd be okay. Thank you to you and Mommy for doing your very best in providing for us and our needs. I used to hate the traffic before we reached SM's parking lot because sure you guys would give a sermon (fittingly, on buying things and how you always withheld purchases and how we need to learn to save) and then once we step on the mall, you'd still buy for us most things we need and want :p A random thank you also for installing grills on practically every window in our home - because you said you have a daughter. You were also 99% the reason we got married in Caleruega - hahahaha, A and I still laugh about that now. And thank you for doing your best not to cry during our father-daughter dance, otherwise I would've broke down too and we'd both look kawawa..... 

There are so many things Daddy, thank you so very much! Next year naman yung iba :)

Thank you so much too for loving and doting on little Z as your own (ate lang ang peg ko?). She's really lucky to have you, Nonno! We love you so much! smile emoticonWe love you so much!


Happy Father's Day to our Big A! 
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 Kampante na ako that Z and our future children will be kind, smart, funny, athletic, good-looking (naks!), God-loving and everything in between because of your guidance and influence. Thank you for EVERYTHING! Thank you for signing up with me on this wonderful world of parenthood! We love you! 
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P.S. You're really doing a great job being a dad - promise!


Happy Father's Day Papa David! You are truly one of the kindest persons I know...thank you so much (to you and Mama Medy) for raising A the best way possible. Thank you for being a dad to me full of sage advice, and a great and loving Angkong to Z. Much love! 
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