We let Gabby enjoy his vacation from preschool by watching cartoon marathons and by playing his Happy Meal toys,Β  PSP and Plants vs Zombies. πŸ™‚ While he’s into his fun moments, I unearthed a photo file and found something to ponder.

Tina and I are proud parents of a kid who dreams of becoming an Iron-Chef someday but shows raw talent in public speaking.

At age 4, he surprisingly delivered the 2-stanza poem,Β  For My Country :

Gabby has been consistent winner in Declamation Contests in his school for 2 consecutive years.Β  He won 3rd place out of 50+ Nursery students last year and ranked 4th out of 50+ Kindergarten pupils this year.

Last February, he recited a 5-stanza poem, Planting Rice :

Tina and I are amazed how Gabby conquers stage fright. It seems he doesn’t fear a huge group of audience at a young age. He’s also very much talkative interactive with his classmates when in school.

If you must know, other than being healthcare professionals, we’re also humble college educators but admittedly, both of us, who have so much more to learn, didn’t acquire teaching skills and the art of public speaking overnight.Β  As for Gabby, he shows the talent as early as now.

He’s also into academic awards :

Like most parents, we don’t want to dictate the future of our child.Β  He’ll be what he wanted to be.Β  He can be a rockstar, a restaurateur, an athlete, an artista or somebody with a decent job for as long as it’s far from politics; it’s OK with us. πŸ™‚

I don’t know but probably because of the recent National Election, I’m having paranoid thoughts that his youngΒ  talent in rhetoric would lead into public seat someday.Β Β  *afraid*


According to Buddha, β€œAll that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become”.

Have you ever thought about becoming what you are now?

-I never did.


33 thoughts on “BATANG BIBO

  1. What I thought was far different from what I am now – well where I am now. I always thought when I grew up that I would manage/own a mango orchard and maybe have a few heads of goats too πŸ˜€

    1. i am and always will be proud of my family, ai! πŸ™‚

      being a doctor isn’t easy; the profession robs you of your social life! full undivided attention is much required in its studies; yikes!

  2. wow! *hugs* for gabby…i can imagine how proud you guys were of gabby. ive been with the academe for 5 years teaching preschool and i know how parents wanted to see their kids upstage.

    ok lang yan doc, make memories with gabby. let him enjoy every moment with you and ponder what you’ve thought him someday…make him miss you. im not a parent. never will be, so im not in the position to tell you anything, but as a daughter i want my parents to be ever supportive of whatever i wanna take coz that brings out the best in me.

    ive always wanted to be a criminal profiler but my dad wants me to be a lawyer. i took up economics but didnt ace it. i took up psychology after, look where amm i now.. a corporate slave! im 30 but im thinking like im 12…my sense of self is clouded.

    but i know you guys have a different story to tell..

    1. wow, nice to know you’re a preschool teacher before.

      sub, this blog is heartily dedicated to tina+gabby. πŸ™‚

      if you’re dead serious in your statement above that your ‘sense of self is clouded’, pray, meditate, make soul searching; pieces of advice from your love ones (parents/relatives/friends) won’t hurt; then listen to your heart’s desires. those are only my 2-cents worth. *wink*

      God bless!

  3. Ay hindi, he’s entering politics soon, he’s gonna be president! Hahaha, bakit kaya ayaw mo sa politics? Hahaha…Hurray to Gabby!

    1. ayoko ng magulong buhay, sheng!

      there are a lot of means to reach out to people; one of our lifelong dream as a family is to put up a foundation in order for gabby, tina and i to help out needy ones in our own little ways. but that will happen after we established ourselves (not soon ; it’ll happen in God’s time). with due respect to our few respectable politicians, i and tina don’t want gabby to become one UNLESS he decides for himself later as he grow up. *crossed fingers*

  4. he’s so cute and charming. gabby is definitely a treasure for you πŸ™‚

    if he becomes an iron chef, girls will love him even more… get ready, gabby πŸ™‚

  5. Have you ever thought about becoming what you are now? No way, Jose.
    Gabby’s talent in public speaking ia a great gift that should be developed to the max. It is sad to say that’s my greatest weakness, among the many that I have.

    1. believe it or not, i and tina were also timid until duty calls to stand in front of a class of 40 or so, to conduct lectures, medical consultation, do rounds, and train future nurses, in other words–nilinok ang hiya to earn, LOL! πŸ™‚

  6. That was my first thought when I saw the first set of pics… a politician someday or a lawyer.
    Gabby is being brought up by a very nurturing and supportive parents, I’m pretty sure that whatever he choose, he will do a good job at it.

    1. thanks for the sweet words, ms. nance.
      seeing him as a chef or a restaurateur (other than a politician-lawyer; please, no!) someday would be OK. πŸ™‚

  7. Congrats Doc, galing pala ni Gabby. I think it runs in the family πŸ˜‰ and is it true that children inherit their intelligence mostly from their mom? hehehehe o baka chismis lang yan hehehe….hula ko he will be in politics LOL di bale palpak naman hula ko e hehehe

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