A meme taken to its logical conclusion, by Smile Indias.
So I decided to eat something and maybe treat myself to a fancy restaurant or somewhere I haven’t eaten before and this was at 12:30pm on a sunday afternoon where all the families. As I look at each restaurant or fast food chain every table is filled with families filled with kids, parents, grandparents, and mostly relatives. But the one thing that struck me the most is the fathers every table had a dad and/or grandfather. It reminded me of when I had a father, a loving father who would do anything to make his child or children happy no matter what it is. A young father who has their very first 3 to 5 year old son or daughter just walking by their side or an old father who has all their children with them some are working some are in college some are in high school it seems that the place I have walked into had all the kinds of fathers in it( it was a mall I walked into yeah so there were a lot of people obviously on a sunday).
My dad was a great dad, most of the time he comes home from work he has something for me whether it be food or toys and when im asleep he would always find ways to wake me up. If successfully wakes me up he would always show his pasalubong(treat) to me and i would always be in awe, but if I didn’t wake up he would leave the pasalubong near my bed and would just kiss me goodnight( i pretended to be asleep that time and didn’t wake up, that time he gave up and just kissed me) and I finally realized that every day he would always make time for me no matter what.
There was this one time when I was in kindergarten I remembered it very well he fetched me at school and it was my dismissal at 10:30am after he fetched me from school we would go to SM Megamall and there we just go around looking at things we ate lunch at this japanese restaurant we would both have the same orders of wanton noodles(this is were I discovered wanton noodles at the age of 5) so we both ate and there he was telling me stories, he also told me how he got to like noodles as well especially with wanton in it. After eating lunch we still went around the mall at the same time I would always do what a 5 year old would do, look at all the things telling daddy I like this liking that it was fun being a 5 year old and I remembered it very clearly as if it was just yesterday.
He can be very strict with me at times, he would tell me to eat my vegetables, which I really didn’t like at that time especially as a kid, he was also strict on my education as well I wasn’t a consistent honor student I was just an average student back then and if I get a failing mark I would get an earful from him. But at the end of the day he was doing all this because he loved me, he wanted the best for his son because he doesn’t want his son to end up as a nobody in this world he wanted his son to thrive in the real world were all the real challenges yet await him and he was just preparing for that battle.
One day on a sunny afternoon my dad called me, I was 14 years old already on my 2nd year high school, he told me he had cancer. I was lonely or depressed because I knew what cancer would do yes there were cancer survivors but for me I was really sad and didn’t know what else to do except pray, I knew I had to trust God and that was all I could do at that time.
June 15, 2005 I remembered it was the first day of my 3rd year high school while I was listening to my teacher giving an orientation my phone was buzzing, it was on vibrate mode at that time mobile phones were banned at school if the teacher sees you using your phone it gets confiscated and who knows when you’re going to get your phone back. At that time I was able to see who was calling through my pocket without the teacher noticing it, I realized it was my mom who was trying to call me. At that time I didn’t want to answer that call because I was afraid at that time maybe I couldn’t accept the fact that my father was already in a better place. I didn’t answer the call so I decided to leave my phone in my bag without ever hearing those words in my ear. Hours have passed during my first day in school and later on I was summoned to the principal’s office, there I saw my aunt and my school principal. She was in tears when she saw me and also I couldn’t help myself but eventually cry and yes it was one of those things I didn’t want to hear yet it was bound to happen as if it was like God wanted me to know the truth already and all I did was run away from the reality. Eventually it came to me when I first heard it right but it was the truth, my dad already went home to the Lord he was already in a better place.
It has been eight years since my dad has passed away and a few days ago was his death anniversary. Im still thankful up to this day because while I was growing up he never got tired of taking care of me. There were some points in my life were certain things remind me of him. I think what I remembered most about my dad is his kindness, his kindness towards other people, he would always keep calm about certain things and the last thing he would do is to get mad but still when he gets mad it’s only for the right reasons only. And most importantly he loved us unconditionally no matter what.
The reason I share this story is because I want to tell you how important your father is in your own life. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with a promise: “that it may be well with you, and you may live long on the earth.” (Ephesians 6:2) Well God said it Himself right?
Happy Fathers Day.
Armi Millare of Up Dharma Down, St-Scho fair 2010.
A pic I took two years ago, during a field trip going to laguna.
So today I wasn’t in the mood to watch any of the playoff games because my cable provider hasn’t provided my channels with sound and yes just so happen that all my channels have no sound even the local ones and it didn’t make the games look more exciting and you couldn’t hear the whistle blown by the referees or that exciting swish sound that the ball passes through the net or
you could hear kobe trash talking anyone who defended him the thunderous dunks that kobe did during game 5.
Lakers gone fishing/offseason duties.
The Lakers were eliminated by the thunder in 5 games Durant and Westbrook having their way with the lakers. It seems that Kobe was the only one who wanted to live and fight another day as he erupted for 42 points but now its the time again where the lakers are faced with the task of remodeling their team once again as they are headed for a long off-season.
Gasol needs to get traded ASAP, im saying this because he was supposed to be the 2nd or 3rd best player on that team on top of that he was an all-star but apparently his aggressiveness isn’t shown in the games against the thunder and yes this is also another reason why Kobe was calling him out and almost puts the blame on when they lose the game bottomline Gasol needs to go and I hope the lakers get a better deal as gasol as their trade chip.
Getting a real legit Point Guard, look Ramon Sessions was only a slight upgrade over Steve Blake or Fisher but the guy is only one dimensional, there was a reason why he played for five different teams over his career right? But Ramon Sessions is not the answer at the PG position for the Lakers.
The Lakers are a great time no doubt spearheaded by the BlackMamba himself, but there are times where Kobe needs “better” help if he ever wants to compete again for that fifth elusive ring.
Celtics turns up the BASS at Game 5.
Forgive me for that sub-heading but whatever, celtics win game 5, it’s really hard to tell who’s gonna win the series against the sixers can be consistent at times when they get going but sometimes they don’t and that was the case when they had no answer for Brandon Bass who dropped 27 points.
Spurs Thunder west finals matchup.
Probably the most anticipated matchup during the start of the playoffs, Durant vs Duncan, Westbrook vs Parker and my favorite Harden vs Ginobli. The reason I liked the idea of Harden vs Ginobli matchup because both have almost an identical game, both can pass, shoot, drive and lefties. Both that come off the bench to provide that spark but the difference only in this series is the spurs have the edge in coaching and the depth of the bench while the thunder can only rely on having the best player in this seven game series.
The spurs steamed rolled their way into the west finals by sweeping both the clippers and the jazz that makes them undefeated in the playoffs not to mention they have an impressive winning streak going 18 in a row counting the regular-season games. The Thunder also swept the defending champs the dallas mavericks and winning the lakers-thunder series in 5 games.
As a die-hard spurs fan im being optimistic here and hoping for a sweep but that seems farfetched so my prediction is………..
Spurs in 6 games.