It is the time of the year to remember our dear dad, daddy, papa, tatay, ama, amang, itay, itang or whatever you may wanna call him. I am not much of a fan of this occassion, merely because I didn’t grew up with my father. My parents got divorced when, I think, I was 10 years old. And my childhood was spent without him on a daily basis. He’s been a bit of a problem then, a pain in the ass, mabisyo, mabarkada, babaero, the way my mom reckon. But of course all those are things in the past. People change, and in the end realizes the mistakes he’d done. This past 5 years or so, I can say that Papa’s already a changed man. And I am proud of that. He once opened up to me all the kalokohans he did when he was younger, back in the days mom and him were still on a relationship. He finally told me that I have a brother about my age, who’s now in the US, but they’re not in contact eversince (long story). I already knew about that, because mom had some doubts about it back then, she told me. I was just waiting for Papa to personally tell me. I’m happy he did that, at least he finally let go of something he’s been keeping for years. After that, he has totally changed right before my eyes. The way he speaks, his views in life, and mind you, he even talk about the Bible nowadays. I’m glad that he’s finally becoming the man I wanted to be. The change had probably brought about all the stuff he’s gone thru in life like failed relationships, and the most recent when we lost our very dear lola, his mama, two years ago. That’s the first and only time I saw Papa cried really really hard while telling stories during the mass, remembering how pasaway he was and how much headache he caused lola back then.
Anyway, so much for that drama haha! Good thing I didn’t ended up to be a pasaway like him hehe. I am his total opposite naks! He actually invited me to go to their place today but I’ve got work tomorrow, that’s why I thought of posting an entry about him instead. We recently bonded naman two weeks ago when we went to Pampanga and when I asked him to be our driver for our dayout haha!
So I hope you already greeted your dad a Happy Father’s Day! If not for him, and both our parents for that matter, we wouldn’t be in this world. What a cliche! 😉