My son Gabby came home this morning from Twinkle Toes Academy with a memo. No, it’s not about misdemeanor, he’s so young & too good for any deliquent acts; it was only a simple notice informing parents of the date of their graduation from Nursery, its venue : Henry Lee Irwin Theater, Ateneo de Manila University. It also has a reply slip to fill-out with message(s) of parents for their child that will appear on the graduates’ yearbook. Yes, you read it right : Nowadays, as early as preschool, pupils get to keep memories of their wonder years. I’m expecting the video of the event will be recorded & sold on DVDs. These facts remind me of our youth when we didn’t have any mobile phones & digicams & ofocurse the world wide web then.

It’s fun to be a kid and to always be child-like. But it’s happier to raise one…

I strongly agree with the lyrics of the song that my generation grew up with…

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be…

Don’t you?

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Because I was googling something on the web, I asked Tina to do the “fill-in-the-blank”-chore for me, or for us. She aptly wrote : “Daddy & Mommy are very happy and proud to have you as a son. May you grow as a smart, prudent, responsible & God-fearing child. You bring us so much joy & love with your sweet smile & hugs”. There’s also a blank space on the reply slip to write about our son’s ambition. So we asked Gabby what he’d like to be someday. 2 words were uttered : CHEF & GOLFER.
Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be… I said, “Good choices, son”.

Here are his graduation photos…The face of the next Wolfgang Puck & Tiger Woods, lol….

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And see how this four-year-old graduating Nursery student grew fast from this photo (taken at his 1st bday party)…


David Cook sang these words but it’s true, “You’ll always be my baby!”
We’ll always love you, Gabby!


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