When I was a kid, I was fond of reading fairytales. I had an entire bookshelf of fairytale collection and various educational books. I am a slow reader not because I have low comprehension skills but rather because I would like to visualize what the book was describing and often imagine an entire scene for a few seconds with all its magic. I would completely immerse myself into the story that I temporarily escape from reality. Up until now, it will take me ages to finish a novel but for novels that were adapted into movies, I have better imagination on what is happening. A series of novels that I have read are The Lord of the Rings: A Hobbit’s Tale, Harry Potter Series and the Twilight Series. I recently read and watched the novel The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. However, it never occurred to me to write my own version of a fairytale. Well my eldest daughter did and man it was a blast. At the age of six (an age when I was barely able to count from one to ten and hardly read even a letter from the alphabet), she was able to create her own short fairytale and getting the most of the grammar correct. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
The lot of us sounds harsh when we say the truth and when we really care. In most cases, we will sound condescending and the narrow-minded will take us offensively but in all honestly, we are just trying to help. We must realize that the most important lessons in life are not served on a silver platter. We must learn how to take constructive criticisms that are often unpleasant to hear. It may sometimes be the same when saying the sweetest thing and sounding very sincere at the same time. We just literally need to read between lines or rather rephrase it on our own. There is only one thing we need to keep in mind, consider the person who is giving the message.
If you must understand, my eldest daughter gave me a simple card from school last Father’s Day. And in it wrote the darndest thing that everyone must face; Daddy sana hindi ka mamatay (Daddy, I wish you will not die). The sincerity of the phrase made everyone that read it laugh, I know you did too, but the sweetness of the message is heartfelt after the laughter settles. Aleci is only 6years old as of this writing and I already think that soon I will be encountering questions from her that even I do not know the answer. Abrelle is now 5years old and she is just learning how to read. I can only imagine what will she say when it is her turn to start uncovering the realities of life.
Published July 27, 2008
Frames & Squares
A day’s hard work or petiks mode at the office sure is stressful and being married deprives me of many things a bachelor can do. But at the end of the day, there’s nothing more beautiful than seeing my angels. Being married to a goddess, how could I possibly complain? I would never trade my family for the pleasures of this world that I cannot spend with them.
Published February 16, 2008
Frames & Squares
Published November 30, 2007
Frames & Squares
Beautiful people are often found in unsuspecting places. No Matter how chaotic and hopeless a place maybe, there is always hope for in its own good time these people will emerge. They will bring color into our lives and touch it in a way that cannot be described by a thousand words.