Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Wise and the Wizened

This is a tale of two men, my dad and Tiger.
Dad was an elementary school principal who had declined several offers for the higher positions repeatedly. One of my sisters asked him, out of the blue one day, why he didn't want to accept the position like the one that one of his cumpares (cronies) was holding, adding we could have enjoyed more "perks" in life if he did. I can never forget Tatay's answer. "My daughters, I am only human who could easily be tempted by what those positions hold. Why will I take the risk of jeopardizing my daughters' names? You are so precious for me to tarnish our name that you will carry with you forever."
And Tiger? Well, you all know his story.

By the way, dad received two more promotions before he retired.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

From the Mouth of Babes

Jacob (7) and Joshua (4) were busy with the computer games I was sure they didn't notice their dad coming in and rushing to get some food from the refrigerator. Jokingly I told their dad to take it easy cuz his shirt is already stretching around his middle. I was surprisingly amused when, without taking their eyes away from the computer, Jacob said:

"Grannie, daddy is very fatty."

to which Joshua added, laughing:

"Yeah, grannie, cuz daddy is pregnant!"

Friday, April 16, 2010

His First Piano Recital

Jacob with Ms. Jian Li, his piano teacher.

Our grandson Jacob's (Jake as he wants to be called now) first piano recital. Lolo's once-a-week trip to pick him up from his school in Claremont so he could catch up with his piano lesson in Chino Hills is paying off!!!
Good job, Jake!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Crab Salad a la Mex

Prepared this salad for Inang and Seibert's visit yesterday. This is one of my students' favorite toppers for their tostada or corn chips. Yummyyyyy!!!