Monday, September 22, 2008


"I got a horse right here, his name is Paul Revere,
And here's a guy who says if the weather's clear,
can do, can do.This guy says the horse can do.
If he says the horse can do, can do.
Can do, can do, can do. "—
from "Oh, God! part 2
(The song sung by a Dad after praying for his daughter's health)

First time this song appeared on this blog was back in 2006

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008


"And every night I miss you, I can just look up
And know the stars are
Holding you, holding you, holding you

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Gospel of Rock

And God said...
And there was LIGHT."-- Genesis, Chapter 1.

Dear Sage, We got your report Card last Friday. It was inside a transparent envelope where you keep your exam papers. in it You wrote a note: Fat Guy and Mommy, This is For YOU...

All your grades are OUTSTANDING. Except for Math, Science, Reading and Christian Living... They are VERY OUTSTANDING.

In Fact, you are one of only 3 other students in your class who will be taking advanced lessons in math.

Math is the language of natural science. It's definitely not my strongest suit.
Thank God it's one of yours.

This week is historic in the annals of Science. Physicists in France and Switzerland started using the Large Hadron Collider
. If they are lucky, the LHC may give us a glimpse of the first few, microseconds just after the BigBang. A time when the four fundamental forces of nature are still unified and when the largest particles in nature are even smaller than a Hadron. There was controversy over the use of LHC because some people wanted to stop these physicists from turning it on because they feared that the LHC will bring about the end of the world.

People who are not well-versed in science and Math are dangerous to Change and Progress.
When the technology called "X-Ray" was in its infancy, law makers in some parts of the US want it banned in theaters. Their reason? To protect the dignity of women. They falsely concluded that the x-ray will be used to take pictures of women's undergarments while still dressed in victorian corsets.

Ignorance. It hasn't changed its tactics: From those who want the xray banned to those who want to shut down the LHC. They fear what they can not understand.

Keep on studying and exploring so that you will learn to read God's word written in the Bible... and God's laws written in nature.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


JJ, tulad nung sabi ko sa mga daughters ko...

Never mistake foolishness for valor.
Always be careful.
Especially when you defy the gods.

Godspeed, man.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Pizza Hut

Dear Kids, last night, after attending a book launch at Fully Booked, we took Kit and Boing home. While in the car you were singing "Gotta Go My Own Way" together. You guys were good.

Dy (Grand Dad) bought Pizzas for you before going home. All four of you shared the same table and talked the whole time we were there.

The other grown ups in the pizza joint did not reach for their ketchups while they listened to the four of you talk.

We all had nose bleeds (Dugo ilong naming lahat sa inyo).

Lolo Nonong (Grand Dy) is proud of you.

Happy GrandFather's Day, Dad!

Friday, September 05, 2008

Star Currency

Sabine and Sadie at the Hypermarket

Sabine dancing the Fandango sa Ilaw

Sabine's Collection of Stars (Academic Merits)

Dear Sabine, I think it was a week ago when we noticed that you came home with a lot of Cinderella stickers and soap bubble maker toy. When your Mom asked you who gave it to you, you said nobody. And that you BOUGHT it. We were puzzled because we don't give you money for baon. Not yet. Then you told us you bought it with your "Stars".

When we attended your dance presentation in your school, you showed us your star collection. It seems that you earn those merits by getting high scores or by behaving properly. Then you can use it as legal tender to buy stuff from your teacher.

It's a really cool idea.

When we saw the price equivalent of the stickers and other toy you bought, we calculated you spent 1,200 worth of your stars. But despite of this, you still have a lot of it left in your "OFFICE" (that's what you call your cubicle in school).

Letters to my kids about their childhood adventures

To Sage, Sabe, Sade & 3Stan

To Sage, Sabe, Sade & 3Stan