Thursday, December 24, 2009

Our family Christmas party

Continuing with our tradition, we held our family Christmas party a few hours earlier, December 24.

Every year, whenever this event draws near I always get nervous. I want this party to go on and be continued because it is one of the event where we can remember our Mama, my wife. She started this Christmas party way back in 2002 even though there was just five of us in the family.

With her now gone, leaving only the four us, I'd like to to continue this in her memory and hope that the kids will also continue it even when I'm already gone.

I am really thankful, that even though the kids are already grown up, especially Ralph, they still cooperated and participated in the games. While I was anxious (and nervous), we had lots of fun because the kids were game. No one was a spoilsport, and each one even has a number for the intermission.

The simple foods shared for the Noche Buena also brought us great time.

This is just one many pictures taken for the party. All of them are post in my facebook account. Maybe later I'll upload them in my Multiply account too.

Some videos taken are currently being uploaded to my YouTube channel although I may continue the rest tomorrow. Some are for edit though.

I just would like to share this happiness that I feel right now that I was able to continue the tradition and preserve the memories of my wife.

Merry Christmas to everybody!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

There's no room at the inn

There's no room at the inn
Was always the reply
As they knocked at each door
Hoping to inquire

A child to be born
A child to behold
That could change the life
Of everyone in this world

But there's no more room
Where could they go?
Where would she give birth?
'til when she'll carry the pain?

There's no more room at the inn
No place for the child to be born
Would you find a little place in your heart...
and let Him in?

December 22, 1999
4:48 PM
Subic, Olongapo

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

If I have to do it all again...

If I have to do it all again
I would not change a thing
I'll be taking the same bow
To be with you 'til the end

If I have to do it all again
I want everything to be the same
but I'll try to make you even more happy
and hope to lessen your pain

If I have to do it all again
I still want it to be with you
'cause no one else could ever be
the wife that you were to me

Happy anniversary Mama.

December 8, 2009
11:20 PM
Angeles City

*today, December 8 was supposed to be our 18th wedding anniversary

Saturday, December 05, 2009

They grow up too fast...

Earlier this evening, my son Ralph asked me if he can go out to attend the debut of his classmate. He is already 17 years old, and this isn't exactly the first time he asked my permission for him to go out at night.

Somehow, the way he asked me today, it was as though I was awakened. Suddenly, I realized that he is not a boy anymore, and I noticed that these "going out" thing is getting more often lately.

Maybe I'm over-reacting again, but really, it's as if I felt that they grow up too fast.

My second son, Edgar, was out the whole day. He, together with classmate, took the whole Saturday to practice for a school presentation soon. Last week, he was coming home late at night almost everyday because they were doing some projects.

Angel, my youngest - my 11 year old daughter, asked me while we were having dinner if she can proceed to her classmate's house after school next Friday. They need to practice for their dance number for their Christmas party.

I blinked... and now, they all have a world of their own?!

Is this all too soon? Or am I just over-reacting? I don't know, both could be true. I really can't keep them to myself too long, I realize that. I just hope, that whatever values that their mother and I have taught to them would be enough to guide them as they continue and find their own world...

Still, I feel that they really grow up too fast... way too fast!

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