Looking at photographs of annual events makes me more reflective on how time flies so fast.Β  On my son’s photos taken from their preschool’s celebration of Linggo Ng Wika every August, it’s so apparent how he has grown from a cute and chubby boy to a charming little man now.

On August 2008, Gabby who was then a Nursery pupil, was a little Katipunero in their parade.

A year later in his Kindergarten, he appeared like a very young statesman, so dapper in his Barong Tagalog; charming, isn’t he?

And just last week, Tina emailed me the photo that showed how she became resourceful and creatively made used of our old table runners from Baguio City and bought some rooster feathers just to transform Gabby to look like someone from the Northern Philippines. πŸ™‚

Our son was assigned by his preschool teacher to be the “apo” or looked like a “mumbaki” to me, as the entire Preparatory level was dressed to represent the northern tribes…Β  Gabby led his group in dancing the lullaby chant of the natives, Salidumay.

For 3 years since he started schooling, this was my very first time to be absent in his activities.  😦

There goes theΒ  little sacrifice of an OFW dad.


18 thoughts on “3 YEARS IN A ROW

  1. Ako naman, umabsent lang ako sa activity ng anak when I was assigned a trip there in Manila last years, August 22-28, hayyy…Your labors will of course be rewarded doc, you know that, only, iba ang sakripisyo pag malayo!

  2. bagay sa kanya yung igorot cloth at ganda pa ng texture. iniisip ko kung anong tribo to kasi iba ibang tribo may sariling design. bagay din talaga sa mga bata ang barong.

  3. parang little man na si Gabby and i like his costume. very resourceful naman nya to use your table runner πŸ™‚ who would have think to use the table runner as a costume. galing talaga ng anak mo doc πŸ™‚

  4. oh my! that costume is so nice! madali bihisan ang lalaki ng Filipiniana, madami choices. sa babae kasi ir it’s not baro’t saya, yung pang farm. he he!

    ang chubby pala ni gabby nung bata! may double chin. pero ngayon, binatang binata na! πŸ™‚

    1. salamat, grace… super obvious nga na table runner e. hehehe. but i’m proud of my family, galing ng wife ko mag improvise at si gabby magdala ng costume. bagay di ba? πŸ™‚

  5. nagiging kamukha ni tina si gabby lalo na ung ngiti.

    ang cute naman nya sa costume nya. very resourceful talaga si tina.

    tiis lang doc. lahat ng sakripisyo may benepisyo.

    1. despite our frequent use of skype at almost every night, still nothing beats warm embrace and kisses from loved ones of course. yes, we do miss each other so much. πŸ™‚ can’t wait till i bring them here for a 2-week break on last week of october.

  6. Awwww.. he’s growing up na talaga! And nice costumes ha.. how creative. From someone who’s from the pretty northern part of Luzon, I approve! πŸ˜€

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