Sunday, April 19, 2009

Summer of '69

Dear Sabine, a couple of days ago you sat beside me in the car. I decided to turn the radio on and listen to the only frequency that broadcasts classical music. You looked at the radio then told me "this is making me sleepy." Then you requested to listen to another song. You asked that I play Bryan Adam's Summer of 69. Which makes sense. afterall it's summer. but don't get me wrong. You Love Little Einsteins and that series concentrates on making kids appreciate the classics.

But I really think you love Rock better.

Rock on, Dude.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Night Before Good Friday

I sat on the beach of the man-made lake in Camsur Watersports Complex on the night before Good Friday- On a spot just across the first Pylon of the Wakeboard Cable Circuit. It is one of the Pylons I have yet to conquer. While staring at it and watching the other Wakeboarders easily slide and glide over the pylon and then hit the water again in perfect form, I was at peace: With myself, with my failures and with my small victories made under God's Grace.

It was a beautiful night...

Turn yourself away,
from the garish light of day
Turn your thoughts away
from cold, unfeeling light...
and listen to
the music of the night

TK: Tagkawayan, Quezon

Dear Kids,

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Sage the Kneeboarder

DAD: Sage, pag dumaan si Angel Locsin sa harap natin, you don't have to call me Dad. Call me "Kuya", OK?


Dear Sage, when hot chicks in their tiny teeny bikinis saw me holding a Barbie Body Board while this picture was being taken, I could almost read their minds saying "Nah, he's too UGLY to be gay." Anyway you were the youngest kneeboarder today at CWC (CamSur Watersports Complex). You made it to the 3rd post just before getting wiped out in the turn. You have yet to make the full circuit your own. But that's a goal for another day. Sabi ng ni Mylie Cyrus...

Sometimes I'm gonna to have to lose,
Ain't about how fast I get there,
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side

It's the climb (yeah)

It's all about
It's all about
The climb

Keep the faith
Keep your faith


and btw, riding a kneeboard is way more exciting than what our friend from abs-cbn news did today (shot pictures of old, boring churches and its equally staid occupants somewhere in TAGAYtay.)

batobato sa langit....


Saturday, April 04, 2009

Wicked History

Dear Sage, Yesterday (April 2) we went to your school to get your grades. They are all OUTSTANDING. So your wish came true. You are graduating with Honors again. 3rd time in as many years you've spent in Grade School. Congratulations! The credit ofcourse goes to your Mom and my in-laws who tutor you without ceasing. My only contribution is that OUTSTANDING grade Ms. Steigerwald gave you for being punctual (I drove you and Kay and Ate Janine to school every morning)

There was a bookfair in the waiting area of Miriam College Grade School. I told you as a gift you can choose any book and you chose to buy a big book titled THE WICKED HISTORY OF THE WORLD.

Tonight you told me that you have already read most of it.

It is indeed a Wicked read. I understand why you couldn't put it down because lately, I've been addicted to the Wicked History of England during the Reign of the Tudors as presented in HBO (ofcourse it helps that the actress playing Anne Boleyn is somebody like Natalie Dormer.)

As you have read in the Preface of the book, what we have learned from history is that we never learned from History. May your generation be different-- Especially when you become the UN Secretary General someday, or the Ambassador to the Court of Saint James.

I'll post an entry about Sabine's Graduation. She Graduated with Honors too like last year. This is her only second year of schooling.

Buti nalang mana kayo kay Sexy.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009


Hang in there. Surround yourself with Family and Friends and Faith. If you don't have any faith, Trust me, God, Family and Friends have faith in you.

Letters to my kids about their childhood adventures

To Sage, Sabe, Sade & 3Stan

To Sage, Sabe, Sade & 3Stan