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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Best Tatay (Father), Am I?

Today is Father's Day. What's it in store for me, especially from my children?

The five fathers in our family
The Fathers in our family: ltr-Papa Tipoy, Toto Jun, Papa Almon, Papa Dondon, and Tatay Gilbor

I have six children. Four of them are married. They've their job to support their family. Only my 2nd daughter and the youngest daughter are single. We've raised them through thick and thin. At least we've not failed them. We've sent them to school. We've raised them according to the "nurture and admonition of the Lord".

In this special day for all fathers, our children have shown their thoughtfulness by sharing me inspiring  messages and words of gratefulness. My wife, Rebing and I are so happy about it. We've nothing to give them in return but to be proud and be happy and to continue or to edify our family relationship for we believe that family could be together forever.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Revisiting Talisay 'Ruins' after 6 years

A second look to the noted "Taj Mahal of Negros Occidental" - the Ruins in Talisay. The oldest ruins in Negros Occidental. It has been recognized as the highest art form of a magnificent architectural design based on "structural strength and stability, lasting function and flexible use, and beauty in its distinctive details"

The new set of "ruiners" excluding the tricycle driver, Almon, my son-in-law and me visited for the first time the "fascinating ruins of the world. These eager and curious "ruiners" were composed of my wife, Rebecca, our smart granddaughter, Sophie; Carissa, my daughter-in-law and her siblings: Zarah, Mae An, Eron, and her nephew, Elyan.

My wife and me
My wife and me
It was six years ago that I paid a visit to this "Ruins. It was a half-day morning tour to the ruins of mansion of  Italianate architecture of the sugar baron, Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson (1865-1948) in Talisay City on December 11, 2011.

The group was composed of  the newly wed couple, Ricalyn Camporazo (blogger's granddaughter) and Glenn Salas,; Nidabel with her daughter Ara, Marzon OceƱa, Bebing (blogger's nephew), Gingging (blogger's 2nd eldest daughter), and Grace Nicor, a friend. As first timer visitors, they curiously inspected the historical remnants of the building which was considered as the Taj Mahal of the Philippines in Negros Occidental. They were all amazed of the engineering features of the ruins.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Everyone Gushes About Amal Clooney's Pregnancy

Since the exciting and very surprising announcement this week that George Clooney and wife Amal are expecting twins, we have been hearing from sources close to the couple about their excitement for the adorable couple! George's BFF Matt Damon revealed that he found out the news last fall, and that he actually had to school George in “baby announcing protocol”. "I was working with him last fall and he pulled me aside on set and I mean, I almost started crying. I was so happy for him," Damon revealed. "And I was like, 'How far along is she?' And he goes, 'eight weeks.' And Damon told him, "'Are you out of your mind?! Don't tell anybody else! Don't tell anybody else! Don't you know the 12-week rule?' Like of course he doesn't." So he advised George, "'Just shut up, man.' And then four weeks later, I'm like, 'We're good right?'" And Clooney confirmed, "'We're good.'" Awwww! So cute to hear how excited George was, and he just couldn't keep the news from his buddy!