Bagong-Saltang Kaluluwa

Bagong-Saltang Kaluluwa
(Author Unknown)

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Isang bagong-saltang kaluluwa ang umakyat sa langit ang ngayon ay nakaharap kay San Pedro. Namasyal silang dalawa sa langit. Magkahawak-kamay silang naglakad-lakad sa isang malaking silid doon na puno ng mga anghel. Huminto si San Pedro sa harap ng isang lupon ng mga anghel at nagsalita, "Ito ang silid-tanggapan. Sa silid na ito, tinatanggap lahat ng mga kahilingan sa panalangin.. "

Pinagmasdan ito ng kaluluwa, at nakita nitong abala ang lahat sa pag-uugnay-ugnay ng mga kahilingan na nakasulat sa bunton ng mga papel na galing sa buong mundo.

Nagpatuloy silang maglakad hanggang madaanan nila ang pangalawang lupon ng mga anghel...

Ang wika ni San Pedro sa kaluluwa, "Ito naman ang 'Packaging at Delivery Section'.. Dito, ang biyaya at mga pagpapala na hiniling ng mga tao ay binabalot at dini-deliver sa mga tao na humingi noon."

Nakitang muli ng kaluluwa kung gaano ito kaabala. Maraming anghel doon ang talagang subsob sa trabaho sa dami ng mga pagpapalang hiniling at dini-deliver araw-araw sa lupa.

Hanggang sa dumako sila sa huling lupon, sa pinakamalayong lupon. Huminto ang anghel doon sa isang maliit na lupon. Sa kanyang pagkamangha, iisang anghel lamang ang nakaupo doon, walang ginagawa.

"Ito ang 'Acknowledgement Section," sabi ni San Pedro.

"Bakit tahimik? Wala ba silang ginagawa rito?"

"Nakakalungkot, " sagot ni San Pedro,"pagkatapos makatanggap ng sagot sa kanilang mga panalangin ang mga tao, kakaunti ang nagbibigay ng pasasalamat. "
"Papaano ba magbibigay ng 'acknowledgement' ang mga tao sa Diyos?"
"Simple lang... Sabihin mo lang na "Salamat po Panginoon."

"Ano bang pagpapala ang dapat nilang ipagpasalamat? "

"Kung may pagkain ka sa iyong hapag-kainan, damit na sinusuot, may bahay na tinutuluyan at kamang tutulugan, ikaw ay mas mayaman sa 75% sa mundong ito.

"Kung may salapi kang naiipon sa iyong pitaka at may natitira pang pambili ng pagkain, ikaw ay isa sa 8% na may mga kabuhayan sa mundo.

"Kapag nakuha mo ang mensaheng ito sa iyong computer, bahagi ka ng 1% sa mundong ito na may ganyang oportunidad.

"Kapag gumising ka sa umagang ito na walang sakit, mas pinagpala ka sa milyong tao sa mundong ito na hindi na makagising dahil sa hirap ng buhay.

"Kung di mo nararanasan ang takot sa gitna ng giyera, ang kalungkutan sa loob ng piitan, ang pasakit ng mga pagsubok, at ang pangil ng pagkagutom, mas malayo ka nang milya-milya sa 700 milyong tao na nabubuhay sa mundo.

"Kung buhay pa ang iyong mga magulang at nananatiling magkasama sa bisa ng kasal, kakaunti lang kayo..

"Kung naititingala mo pa ang iyong ulo nang may ngiti sa iyong mga labi, hindi ka kasama sa karamihan.. Naiiba ka kaysa sa kanila na puno ng kapighatian at mga kagulumihanan. "

Tanong ng kaluluwa, "Kung gano'n, papaano ako magsisimulang magpasalamat? "

"Kung nababasa mo ang mensaheng ito, nakatanggap ka na naman ng dobleng pagpapala, dahil may isang nagpadala sa iyo na iniisip na espesyal kang nilalang, at mas pinagpala ka kaysa sa dalawang bilyong mga tao sa buong mundo na hindi marunong magbasa . . .

"Pagpalain ang araw mo, bilangin mo ang iyong mga pagpapala, at kung ibig mo, pagpalain mo rin ang mga tao sa iyong paligid upang malaman din nila kung gaano sila pinagpala ng Panginoon.

ATTN: Acknowledgment Department:

"Salamat po, Panginoon. Salamat po sa pagbibigay mo sa akin ng abilidad na ibahagi ang mensaheng ito at sa pagbibigay mo sa akin ng mabubuti at magagandang tao na babahaginan nito!

"Salamat po."

But we will thank the LORD now and forever. Hallelujah!
(Psalm 115:18)

Fishermen Quotes

Fishermen Quotes

Al Khobar Corniche

The fishers also shall mourn, and all they that cast angle into the brooks shall lament, and they that spread nets upon the waters shall languish.
Author: Bible
Source: Isaiah (ch. XIX, v. 8)

And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Author: Bible
Source: Matthew (ch. IV, v. 19)

And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Author: Bible
Source: Matthew (ch. IV, v. 19)

Fishing is the sport of drowning worms. ~Author Unknown

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day. ~Author Unknown

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. ~Henry David Thoreau

An angler is a man who spends rainy days sitting around on the muddy banks of rivers doing nothing because his wife won't let him do it at home. ~Author Unknown

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles. ~Doug Larson

I love fishing. You put that line in the water and you don't know what's on the other end. Your imagination is under there. ~Robert Altman

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope. ~John Buchan

Fishing is a... discipline in the equality of men - for all men are equal before fish. ~Herbert Hoover

...of all the liars among mankind, the fisherman is the most trustworthy. ~William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954

Even if you've been fishing for three hours and haven't gotten anything except poison ivy and sunburn, you're still better off than the worm. ~Author Unknown

Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark

There is no greater fan of fly fishing than the worm. ~Patrick F. McManus, Never Sniff a Gift Fish, 1979

People who fish for food, and sport be damned, are called pot-fishermen. The more expert ones are called crack pot-fishermen. All other fishermen are called crackpot fishermen. This is confusing. ~Ed Zern, 1947

Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers. ~Herbert Hoover

Good things come to those who bait. ~Author Unknown

"Carpe Diem" does not mean "fish of the day." ~Author Unknown

You must lose a fly to catch a trout. ~George Herbert

If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988

Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught. ~Author Unknown

My biggest worry is that my wife (when I'm dead) will sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it. ~Koos Brandt

Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary. ~Patrick F. McManus

Bass fishermen watch Monday night football, drink beer, drive pickup trucks and prefer noisy women with big breasts. Trout fishermen watch MacNeil-Lehrer, drink white wine, drive foreign cars with passenger-side air bags and hardly think about women at all. This last characteristic may have something to do with the fact that trout fishermen spend most of the time immersed up to the thighs in ice-cold water. ~Author Unknown

Men and fish are alike. They both get into trouble when they open their mouths. ~Author Unknown

There will be days when the fishing is better than one's most optimistic forecast, others when it is far worse. Either is a gain over just staying home. ~Roderick Haig-Brown, Fisherman's Spring, 1951

Michael Jackson Biography

Michael Jackson Biography
By []B Andrew

Jackson 5

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958-June 25, 2009)[2]

Was an American Pop Icon known as the king of pop. He was born into the Jackson family as the 7th child of Joseph Jackson. When Michael Jackson was very young, 11 years old, he and 4 of his siblings began a band with their father Joseph Jackson as the manager. The band was called "the Jackson 5" and the group attained much commercial success. It was not until 1971 that Michael Jackson left the Jackson 5 and began his solo career. He went on to become one of the most famous recording artists of all time and eventually became the "king of pop" a title he bestowed upon himself. His solo albums hold many titles for their astounding number of sales. 5 of his albums hold records for number of sales.

His career really began to take off in the early 1980's. and he was one of the first and most popular black artists to gain a prominent following on MTV. This was due in large part to the huge budget and extravagant budgets of his music videos for his songs. Songs with record holding videos include: Beat it - Billie Jean - and Thriller. Some of these videos are so influential that they are credited with changing music videos from a recording of the song into mini movie works of art. This led further to Michael Jackson's popularization of amazing and complicated dance choreographing and musical numbers. This dancing featured prominently in his live shows. His record breaking live shows earned him enormous amounts of money.

Some of the dances moves popularized at these live shows include the robot and the moonwalk. Michael Jackson's musical influence stretched across many musical genre's including hip-hop, pop and R&B in part because of his eccentric and distinct style of vocals and music.

One thing that many do not know about Jackson is that he raised and donated MILLIONS of dollars to over 39 charities for a multitude of causes through his namesake foundation. This is often overlooked due to his appearance and increasingly bizarre and changing appearance. Not to mention a string of child molestation accusations...

For more information about Michael Jackson's Death go to

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Precautionary Measures on H1N1 Virus - In the Kingdom

Precautionary Measures on H1N1 Virus - In the Kingdom

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This health advisory is release for all Filipinos in the Kingdom, specially to Filipino Muslim that are going to perform Umrah. This is a re-post the from our Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


07 June 2009


The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Riyadh wishes to inform all Filipinos residing in the Kingdom that the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is implementing the World Health Organization (WHO) rules on the prevention of the spread of the deadly Swine Flu or Influenza A (H1N1) virus.

The Kingdom is anticipating the possibility of an outbreak of the Influenza A (H1N1) Virus in the Holy Sites of Makkah and Madinah (including Jeddah, the gateway to the two Holy Sites) during the holy month of Ramadhan when about three (3) million Umrah pilgrims are expected from all over the world. For this reason, the Saudi authorities have launched a comprehensive information campaign Kingdomwide to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

Saudi international airports have put in place preventive measures to screen arriving passengers to avoid receiving person/s suspected of having been infected by A (H1N1). The Saudi Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Health have installed thermal cameras at all international airports for this purpose.

Furthermore, the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has recommended several steps to avoid infection during the Umrah Season, noting that there is still no available vaccine for the A (H1N1). The public is urged to take the following precautionary procedures:

  • Avoid crowded areas like malls and recreation areas;
  • Use special masks whenever visiting any crowded areas, mosques and holy sites. Masks are available at all pharmacies in the Kingdom and can be used for several days;
  • Take care of personal hygiene at all times, specially going to the malls and shops;
  • Avoid touching various products displayed at the shelves;
  • In case of high body temperature, pain in joints, cough, headaches, and loss of appetite, immediately consult a doctor for proper medication;
  • Do not eat uncooked food; and
  • Do not take drugs unless prescribed by qualified physicians.

In this regard, Ambassador Antonio P. Villamor wishes to remind Muslim Filipinos in the Kingdom who may wish to perform the Umrah before and during the holy month of Ramadhan to take all precautionary measures to avoid Influenza A (H1N1) infection.

The Philippine Embassy in Riyadh would also highly appreciate it if any case of H1N1 infection involving a Filipino national could be reported immediately to the Embassy. END
For the Philippines Health Advisory on Influenza A (H1N1)

Haligi ng Tahanan

Haligi ng Tahanan

I am glad na mapabilang dito sa PEBA. Naniniwala po ako sa bawat kwento ng buhay ng isang OFW ay meroon tayong kapupulutan ng aral. Maging ito man ay maganda o bangongot na karanasan sa bayang banyaga. Para ma up lift ang spirit ng bawat OFW at ama ay nais ko lang ibahagi ang aking munting pakikibaka sa Ginang Silangan. Ito po ang aking opisyal na entry sa PEBA 09 .

Haligi ng Tahanan
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Mahirap ang mawalay ng “Pansamantagal” sa mga mahal natin sa buhay. Bilang isang padre de pamilya ay obligation na maitaguyod ang ating family. Kahit anong hirap ang iyong makakasagupa. Handa mong suungin saan ka man mapadpad ng iyong panyapak.

Mahigit walong taon na rin akong OFW sa gitnang silangan. Two and a half pa lang si Angel, ang bunso naming anak, noong ako ay nakaalis. Na miss ko tuloy ang lakas ng kanyang iyak ng nasa NAIA kami. Pati na yung n
a yakap nyang na napakahigpit. Na wari ko ay madudurog ang aking puso sa patak ng kanyang luha. Kaya sa pagtalikod ay di ko kayang pang lumingon muli. Tatlong taon na mahigit nang ako’y naka uwi sa Pilipinas. Kamuntik na nga ako hindi makilala ni bunso. Salamat na lang sa mga makabagong teknolohiya.

Hindi sa lahat ng pagkakataon ay maayos ang employer na ating madadatnan. May mga karanasan ako na minsan ay hindi ko alam kung papaano ko nalampasan. Noong unang dating ko sa Taif, Saudi Arabia, ay medyo nagulat ako sa situasyon. Na hire ako bilang technical support ng computer, yun pala computer ng kotse ang pinagagawa sa akin. Kahit papaano ay na ayos ko naman ang conflict na yun. Kaya lang ay sadyang mahiyain ang boss ko. “Shy” nga magpasahod. Akala ko nga high tech itong amo namin. Kasi may naririnig akong ATM daw magpasahod doon sa lugar ng Taif. Ang sinasabing ATM pala ay “After Three Months” ang sweldo. At hindi lang iyon, installment pa. Aray ko po! masakit na sa ulo pati na rin sa bulsa. Gayun magpapadala ka at meron pang nakabinbin na mga utang na iniwanan.

Sa maliit na sweldo ay ginagawa pa rin namin mag asawa na magkaron ng tuloy-tuloy komunikasyon. Wala pang cell phone gaano nong taong 2000. Kaya sa telephone cabin ako tumatawag. At every week kami nag kakasulatan ng Sweetheart ko. Minsan ay nagrerecord pa ako ng voice tape. Iyon Pati ang biyenan ko naiyak sa kalagayan ko.

Pagkaraan naman ng anim na buwan ay na transfer ako sa ibang employer. Kung saan ay napunta ako sa Riyadh. Nagpasalamat ako sa Dios at nakawala ako sa shy kong amo. Kapag sinuswerte ka nga naman ay daig pa ang minamalas. Shy din ang naging bago kong amo. Mabait naman siya at wala naman ako naging problema pagdating sa trabaho. Hindi ko masisi at maliit lang na computer shop na pag-aari nya. Isa pa sadyang humihina na ang business nya.

Nakikishare lang ako ng kwarto kay Tony. Minsan nagbaksyon siya ay sinamantala ng kasera namin,Pililipo, na komprontahan ako tungkol sa upa ng bahay. Nais niyang mangyari ay ukupahan ko yung isang bakanteng silid. Hindi kaya ng budget ko kaya tinanggihan ko ang alok nya. Dahil sa maunawain siyang tao ay binigyan naman ako ng hanggang katapusan ng buwan para maghanap ng malilipatan. Kahit ganun ang trato nya ay hindi ko makuhang magalit sa kanya. Kaya ipinagdasal ko na lang sya kay Lord.

Para nga ako si Santa Clause. Kasi ba naman mula pasko hanggang sa paghihiwalay taong 2001 ay isa na akong NPA (No Permanent Address). Kasunod pa nito ay tinigil na ng amo ko ang pagbibigay sa akin ng housing allowance. Aray ko po! Napasakit Kuya Eddie talaga. Sabi ko na lang sa sarili ko ay may plano si Lord sa akin kaya nagtitiwala pa rin ako sa kanya.

Mahigit tatlong buwan ay nakikituloy ako sa mga kaibigan. Marami pa rin sa atin ang may mabuting kalooban at handang tumulong sa kapwa, kahit na maliliit na empleyado lang sila. Para ako isang "boy scout" na palagi may kamping. Araw at gabi ay sukbit ko ang aking Knapsack. Sa magkabilang kamay naman ay may bitbit na gamit, damit at kung anu-ano pa. Sa loob ng isang lingo ay pa palit-palit ako sa tatlong bahay na tinutuluyan ko. Kasi baka masita sila ng kanilang employer kapag may outsider sa kanilang accommodation. Sa oras ng mga pagsubok ay makikilala mo ang mga tunay na mga "kapamilya at kapuso". Paano ba naman meron akong kaibigan na halos ipagtabuyan ako. Bahala na lang si Lord sa kanya, sabi ko sa sarili ko.

Sa awa naman ng Dios ay na transfer uli ako sa panibagong amo. Nalipat ako sa malaking computer shop. Sa pagkakataong ito ay naging maayos na ang aking kalagayan. Nagpapasalamat nga ako kay Lord at nagkaroon na ako ng tirahan, tamang pasahod at peace of mind. Sa tatlong transfer ko ng mga employer ay umabot akong tatlong taon mahigit bago ako nakauwi.

Bilang isang ama ay handa kong tiisin ang kalungkutan at pangugnulila sa aking pamilya. Nakakamiss talaga ang sama-sama at salu-salo together. Masakit man sa kalooban ko na wala ako sa tabi nila sa mga time na sila ay may mga problema at karamdaman. Batid namin na kailangan maging matatag sa mga trials na dumarating sa amin. Nagpapasalamat ako kay Lord at biniyayaan ako ng asawang maunawain at mapagmahal. Ganun din kay John, aming panganay na anak, ay naging mature sa panahong wala ako sa tabi nya. Patuloy kami dumudulog sa Panginoon sa kanyang gabay at patnubay.

Alam ko na hindi ako nag-iisa sa mga ganitong sitwasyon. Marami sa mga OFW na nakakaranas ng mas matindi pang problema pagdating sa mga amo, tirahan, trabaho at maging sa sariling pamilya. Katulad ko rin sila na handang magtiis at magsumikap para
sa aming pamilya. Sa pagiging isang OFW ay nabibigyan ko ng wastong edukasyon ang aking mga anak . Na kung saan sa kanila magmumula muli ang mga bagong pag-asa ng bayan. Kaya't hindi tayo basta susuko sa mga problemang ating nararanasan. Ipagkatiwala natin sa panginoon ang mga trials. Maging matatag tayong haligi ng ating tahanan.

Sa mga sakripisyo ng bawat OFW ay katumbas ng katagumpayan ng ating bayang Pilipinas. At bilang isang OFW malaki ang ating partisipayon sa magandang kinabukasan ng ating pamilya at bansa. Nagsisimula sa bawat individual na OFW ang pag-asa ng bayan na maihahandog natin sa mundo.

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Ang Ala-ala Ni Tatay

Ang Ala-ala Ni Tatay

Napapanahon na naman na bigyan kahalagahan ang araw ng mga tatay. Lalong lalo na sa mga tatay na malayo sa piling ng kanilang mga mahal sa buhay. May natanggap akong isang email na kuwento ng isang anak tungkol sa tatay nya. Napakaganda ng story na angkop sa mga OFW family. Hindi nakasaad kung sino ang author. Maraming salamat sa kanya sa kanyang napakagandang talam buhay.


1980 ako ipinanganak. Tatlong taon bago pinatay si Ninoy Aquino at anim na
taon bago ang EDSA uprising. Taon ding ito nang nagkaroon ng malaking
krisis sa langis ang buong mundo. P24.00 ang palitan ng dolyar sa piso at
48 milyon na ang populasyon ng Pilipinas. Ito rin ang taong unang pumunta
ng Middle East ang tatay ko para magtrabaho.

Isang karpintero ang Tatay. Isang skilled worker. Malaki ang
pangangailangan ng bansang pupuntahan ni Tatay sa mga katulad niya. Sabi ng
Nanay mahirap daw ang buhay noong mga panahong iyon. Inabot na raw ang
bansa ng economic depression na galing sa Europa at Amerika. Kaya minabuti
ng Tatay na mag-abroad. Anupa't dalawa ang pinag-aaral niya at may bago na
naman siyang bibig na pakakainin.

Parating pinapaalala sa amin ng Nanay na "nagtiis kaming magkahiwalay ng
tatay ninyo para magkaroon tayo ng maginhawang buhay." Palibhasa'y parehas
galing sa hirap, kaya siguro ganoon na lamang ang pananaw nila. Uuwi kada
dalawang taon, tapos aalis na ulit pagkalipas ng dalawang buwan. Ganyan ang
pattern ng buhay ng tatay ko.

Pumutok ang giyera sa Middle East noong 1989. Doon ko unang narinig ang mga
salitang Operation:Desert Storm at Third Anti-Christ. Nandoon din si Tatay.
Isang beses lamang siya nakatawag sa loob ng tatlong taon niyang
pagkaka-stranded sa bansang iyon. Mabuti naman daw ang lagay niya. May
tirahan naman daw sila at husto sa lahat ng pangangailangan. Hindi naman
daw sila gagalawin sa giyera sabi ng embahada ng Pilipinas dahil hindi
naman daw sila kasali sa awayan ng dalawang bansa at ng pakialamerong
Amerika. Iyon naman pala eh, bakit ka pa rin nandyan?! Na-imagine ko na
lang tuloy ang Tatay na parang isa sa mga sibilyan na dumadaan habang
nakikipagbarilan ako sa larong Operation:Wolf sa SM City. Nang mahawi ang
mga usok ng giyera umuwi na ang Tatay. Wala pang isang taon ay nakita ko na
naman ang aking sarili na nakasakay sa arkiladong dyip para ihatid ang
Tatay sa Airport papuntang Middle East. Ikaw ba naman ang magkaroon ng
pinag-aaral na nurse, isang seminarista at tatlo pa sa elementarya.
Kailangang kumayod, kailangang kumita.

Kung tutuusin maraming na-miss ang Tatay sa buhay naming magkakapatid, lalo
na sa akin. Wala siya nang una akong magtalumpati sa entablado. Wala din
siya nang grumadweyt ako ng elementarya at hayskul. Wala siya nang una
akong nakipagsuntukan sa kaklase ko nang inasar ako nito habang binibigay
ko ang libreng plastic na singsing na galing sa cheese curls sa kaklase
kong babae. Wala din siya para turuan akong magbasketbol tulad ng ginagawa
ng mga kapitbahay ko sa kanilang anak. Wala rin siya para panoorin si Kuya
na contestant sa Student Canteen at ako naman para sabitan niya ng medalya
para sa mga math competition na sinalihan ko. Wala siya nang dumating ako
sa punto ng aking buhay, na siya ring kinakatakutan ng lahat ng katulad
kong nagbibinata--ang magpatuli. Wala rin siya para turuan akong maglanggas
. Wala siya nang kauna-unahang lumabas ang pangalan ko sa dyaryong
pang-estudyante bilang isang editor. Ipinagtabi ko siya ng mga kopya para
maipagmalaki sa kanyang pagdating. Wala siya nang una akong tumikim ng alak
dahil binasted ako ng dinidigahan kong babae. Wala rin siya nang sumubok
akong manigarilyo at itapon ito pagkatapos ng dalawang hithit pa lang. Wala
siya, wala siya parati.

Napansin ko na lamang na mas naiibuhos naming magkakapatid ang oras namin
sa labas ng bahay at sa eskwelahan. Ang Ate ay kagawad ng Sangguniang
Kabataan, ang Kuya naman ay matagal nang kinuha ng seminaryo, ang dalawa
kong kapatid ay may mga sarili nang kina-career at ako naman ay natutuon sa
aking pagsusulat.

Dumating ang isa sa pinakamasayang araw ng buhay ko, ang pagdating ng Tatay
at sabihing ito na ang huli niyang uwi dahil hindi na siya babalik ulit sa

Makalipas ang ilang buwan, trinangkaso ang Tatay. Sabi ng doktor ay
overfatigue lang daw at kailangan niyang magpahinga. Pagkaraan nang ilang
buwan, na-diagnose na may tumubong tumor sa utak ng Tatay at malignant na
ito. Minsan naitanong sa akin ng uncle kong doktor kung nauntog ba ang
Tatay o nabagsakan ng mabigat na bagay sa ulo. Nahihiyang ngiti, kamot sa
ulo at isang "hindi ko po alam" lang ang naisagot ko.

Kung gaano kabilis na nadiskubre ang tumor niya sa utak ay ganun din
kabilis na binawi sa amin ng Diyos ang Tatay.
Habang pinagmamasdan ko ang Tatay habang mapayapa itong nakahimlay noong
burol niya, nahihirapang tumulo ang luha ko. Kung tutuusin, hindi ko kilala
ang taong ito. Siya ang tatay ko. Kalahati ng pagkatao ko ay galing sa
kanya. Pero kung tatanungin mo ako kung anong gusto niyang timpla ng kape,
kung allergic ba siya sa hipon na paborito ko, kung San Miguel o Purefoods
ba ang team niya sa PBA--isang malaking EWAN lang ang maisasagot ko sa iyo.
Noong bata pa ako, nasa abroad ang Tatay. Kapag nandito naman siya para
magbakasyon, mas malaking oras ang nagugol niya sa pag-aasikaso ng mga
papeles niya para sa susunod niyang pag-alis. Nang tumigil na siya sa
pagtatrabaho, ako naman ang abala sa mga reports, periodical examinations
at mga research works. Nang nasa ospital na siya, kahit makipagkuwentuhan
ay mahirap nang gawin dahil halos hindi na siya maintindihang magsalita
dulot ng chemotherapy.

Matagal nang patay ang Tatay. Minsan nabalitaan kong dumating na ang seaman
na tatay ng boss ko, pilit ko siyang pinauuwi nang maaga. Minsan ding buong
kawilihan kong pinagmamasdan ang isang kaibigan ko na nagmamadali dahil
baka masaraduhan na siya ng grocery. Kailangan niyang makabili ng
ingredients ng spaghetti dahil 'yun daw ang bilin ng tatay niyang
na-stroke. Minsan rin nang makainuman ko ang matalik kong kaibigan habang
binubuhos niya sa akin ang sama ng loob niya sa pagbabalik ng tatay niya na
malupit sa kanila nang mahabang panahon at ipinagpalit sila sa ibang babae.
Sa tingin ko lang, "Buti ka pa nga may Tatay pa." Syempre hindi ko sinabi
iyon sa kanya. Baka mamaya tanungin pa niya ako kung kanino ako kampi, kami
pa ang mag-away. Minsan din sinamahan ko ang kababata ko nang dinalhan niya
ng pansit ang tatay niya sa City Jail. Hindi naman sila nagtatanong kung
bakit ako ganun. Wala naman silang alam kay Tatay.

Maraming pagkakataon na nanghihinayang ako dahil masyadong maaga ang
paghihiwalay namin ng Tatay. Gusto kong sisihin ang Pilipinas dahil
napakahirap ng buhay dito. Sa Amerika ba may tatay na nangingibang-bansa
para makapagtrabaho lang? Naisip ko tuloy na sumama na lang sa mga
nagpipiket na mga migrante dahil alam ko tulad ko rin sila. Kadalasan rin
sinisisi ko si Saddam Hussein at ang Gulf War dahil kinuha nila ang tatlong
taon sa buhay ng Tatay. Sayang ang tatlong taong iyon. Nakalaro ko man lang
sana ang Tatay ng basketbol o di kaya'y naturuan niya akong mag-bike.
(Beinte anyos na ko nang matuto mag-bike).

Isa sa mga klase ko sa writing ang nagpasulat sa amin ng kahit ano tungkol
sa aming mga tatay, samahan pa ng larawan kung maaari. Bigla tuloy akong
nalito. Hindi ko alam kung anong tungkol sa Tatay ang isusulat ko.

Ikuwento ko kaya na isang Overseas Contract Worker si Tatay. Isang bagong
bayani. Nag-aambag ng malaki sa ekonomiya ng Pilipinas. Sabihin ko kayang
may larawan ng tatay kong may suot na hard hat na dilaw, construction boots
at may hawak na drill at kasama niyang nakangiti ang mga kapwa niyang
Pilipino with matching background na disyerto. O kaya ang larawan nilang
magkakababayan habang pinagdiriwang nila ang New Year at nag-iiyakan dahil
tinutugtog and Lupang Hinirang. Ang drama no?

Kuwento ko kaya na isang survivor ng Gulf War ang Tatay. Na natutulog siya
at ipinaghehele ng mga Patriot at Scud Missiles. Pakita ko kaya ang mga
remembrance ng Tatay na mga dull na landmines. Adventure naman ang dating

Kuwento ko kaya kung paano hindi nagpabaya ang Tatay sa pagbibigay ng
pangangailangan namin. Hindi kami sumasala sa pagkain, may magagandang
damit, maayos na tirahan at nakakapag-aral. Siya ay naging isang good
provider. Siguro isang malalim na buntong hiningang "Haaaaaay!" ang
ibibigay sa akin ng mga kaklase ko.

O di kaya'y dalhin ko ang picture ni Tatay habang kini-chemotherapy siya.
Ikwento ko din kaya na naging mabilis ang lahat ng mga pangyayari. Na
inoperahan siya sa loob ng walong oras at binutasan ang ulo niya. Na
nakalabas pa siya ng ospital. Pagkatapos ng isang linggo, agad siyang
namatay. Tragic naman ang approach ko nito.

Gayahin ko kaya ang kuwento sa telebisyon na tipong galit na galit sa mundo
ang anak dahil hindi ito nabigyan ng sapat na atensyon dahil inuna ng
kanilang tatay ang pinansyal nilang pangangailangan. Teka, hindi naman
totoo yon eh! Napaka-unfair naman 'nun kay Tatay.

Ikuwento ko na lang kaya ang isa sa mga magagandang alaala namin kay Tatay.
Apat na taon ako noon. Malinaw na malinaw pa sa alaala ko ang pangyayari.
Kadarating lamang ng Tatay pagkaraan ng dalawang taon. Nagkaroon ng
simpleng party sa bahay. Kainuman niya ang mga kumpare niya nang tumayo
siya at binuhat ako mula sa kuna ko habang pinaglalaruan ko ang bagong
matchbox na pasalubong niya sa akin. Inutusan niya ako na ikuha siya ng
beer sa refrigerator. Pagkakuha ko ng beer ay kinandong niya ako at buong
pagmamalaki na ibinida sa mga kumpare niya na natanggap na raw ako sa lokal
na Day Care Center dahil abot na ng kanang kamay ko ang aking kaliwang
tenga kahit idaan pa sa ibabaw ng ulo ko at matatas na ako magsalita at
madali raw akong matuto. Matagal din akong nanatili sa pagkakandong niya.
Mistula siyang bagong dating na hari na suot-suot ang kanyang korona. Ako
ang kanyang korona.

Kapag naaalala ko ito, napapawi ang lahat ng panghihinayang ko sa mga taong
kailangan niyang magtrabaho at mawala sa piling namin. Mga panahong kasama
ng mga tatay nila ang mga anak nila. Ito na lang ang isusulat ko. Bago ang
lahat, pupunasahan ko muna ang mga luha ko at ang patulo ko ng sipon. Baka
mapatakan pa ang keyboard ng computer at ang hawak kong picture. Picture ng
isang paslit na may hawak na bote ng beer habang kandong ng tatay na
kitang-kita ang kasiyahan sa mukha.

Isang Pagpupugay sa lahat ng mga ama na OFW sa buong mundo!

"Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo"

"Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo"

Apo Hiking Society

Ang awiting "Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo" ay kinompos noong Abril 1986 para alalahanin ang EDSA Revolution or People Power Revolution noong February sa taong din yun. Kailangan pa ba ng isa pang Jose Rizal, Ninoy Aquino at marami pang individual na nag buwis ng buhay para sa kalayaan ng Pilipinas? Kailangan sama sama ang ating adhikain para sa kaunlaran at kalayaan. Sana matuto tayo sa ating mga nakalipas na karanasaan.

Happy Independence Day sa Lahat ng Pilipino sa buong mundo!

The lyrics of the song:

"Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo"
Composed by Jim Paredes of APO
Sung by Various Artists

'Di na 'ko papayag mawala ka muli.
'Di na 'ko papayag na muli mabawi,
Ating kalayaan kay tagal natin mithi.
'Di na papayagang mabawi muli.

Magkakapit-bisig libo-libong tao.
Kay sarap palang maging Pilipino.
Sama-sama iisa ang adhikain.
Kelan man 'di na paalipin.

Handog ng Pilipino sa mundo,
Mapayapang paraang pagbabago.
Katotohanan, kalayaan, katarungan
Ay kayang makamit na walang dahas.
Basta't magkaisa tayong lahat.

Masdan ang nagaganap sa aming bayan.
Nagkasama ng mahirap at mayaman.
Kapit-bisig madre, pari, at sundalo.
Naging Langit itong bahagi ng mundo.

Huwag muling payagang umiral ang dilim.
Tinig ng bawat tao'y bigyan ng pansin.
Magkakapatid lahat sa Panginoon.
Ito'y lagi nating tatandaan.
(repeat refrain two times)

Mapayapang paraang pagbabago.
Katotohanan, kalayaan, katarungan.
Ay kayang makamit na walang dahas.
Basta't magkaisa tayong lahat!

This video by (pilipinasmabuhay100) is to commemorate "Araw ng mga Bayani" in honor of the heroes, who offered their lives for our Nation's total freedom.

Magsimula Ka

Magsimula Ka

While watching SOP, Regine Velasques sings the song Magsimula ka. It was very inspiring song by Leo Valdez three decades ago. Album: 4th Metro Manila Popular Music Festival.
song which was composed by Gines Tan and sung by Leo Valdez last 1981 is one of the finalists of the Fourth Metro Manila Popular Music.

After a cloudy experience in our life it is best to stand up and start a new life again.We have only one life to live and live it well. Unless will start all over again we will not reach our goal in life. To inspire us more here is the video by (
astigtey) and lyrics of the song.

Magsimula ka

Magsimula ka, batiin ang kay gandang umaga
Ng may ngiti sa iyong mga mata
Sa pagkakaidli gumising na
Ang buhay ay masaya
Palalagpasin mo ba

Magsimula ka, tuparin ang pangarap mong tunay
Habang ang lakas iyo pang taglay
Sa paghihintay baka masanay
Sayang naman ang buhay mawawala ng saysay

Iisa lang ang buhay mo
Kumilos ka, gamitin mo
Kung may nais ang puso mo
Mangarap ka, abutin mo
Upang ito'y makamit mo
Magsikap ka, simulan mo

Magsimula ka, pilitin ang tuklasin ang hanap
Madanas man ang maraming hirap
Ang mithiin mo pag naging ganap
Langit ng pagsisikap iyo nang malalasap

(Repeat refrain 2x)

Upang ito'y makamit mo
Magsikap ka, simulan mo



There will be a semminar in Riyadh for Swine Flu or H1N1 Virus. This is a re-post from the Press release from our Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

17 May 2009


The Embassy of the Philippines in Riyadh would like to inform all Filipino expatriates within its jurisdiction that the Health Awareness Campaign Project that will feature the Seminar on H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu), HIV and other fatal diseases as one of the worthwhile activities in line with the commemoration of the Philippine Independence Day was rescheduled from 11 June 2009, Thursday at the Chancery to 26 June 2009, Friday at the premises of Al Taj International School, Riyadh, KSA from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The aforementioned move was made in view of the growing clamor from Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who are very much interested to attend said event and are usually free from their respective jobs only on Fridays.

This project of the Embassy and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) together with other Filipino community organizations in Riyadh will also provide free medical and dental consultations to all attendees. Thus, everyone is encouraged to join in this timely undertaking and avail of the exceptional opportunity of learning preventive measures to fight communicable diseases and having free health check-up at the same time.

For any inquiries about the project, please call the following designated contact persons:

Name Cellular Number

1. Welfare Officer Jose Tomas V. Octavio - 0565094862
2. Ms. Estrellita Tongio - 0535936595
3. Mr. Noel C. Chavez - 0542854953



On Mike Avenue Pinoy Blog’s ‘Tsokolate’

So that the bloggerworld and everyone may know....

We believe in the right to freedom of speech as a human right.

We believe in the freedom to hold opinions without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice.

We believe in the right to freedom of expression to receive and impart information.

We believe that blogging is an expression of one’s opinions, personal experiences, hobbies, commentaries, diaries and we further believe that every blogger has the right to publish his personal expressions and opinions.

We believe that the exercise of these freedoms is not an absolute right but carries with it duties and responsibilities, that may be subject to restrictions or penalties on specific grounds as prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests and protection of the reputation or rights of others.

We believe that majority of the Overseas Filipino Workers have chosen to leave the Philippines to seek and search for better livelihood opportunities abroad so they may be able to support themselves and their families back home.

We believe that the OFW’s search for a greener pasture is not at all that easy and yet hundreds of thousands of OFWs have created names for them and have excelled in their chosen fields of endeavor, setting the world standards for nobility and for hard work.

We believe that there is nothing wrong with doing an honest day’s work as a domestic help or as construction worker or doing any other menial and blue collar jobs.

We believe that OFWs whether professionals or not should be given honor and respect.

We believe that the OFW is the Hope of the Nation, Gift to the World!

With these guiding beliefs:

We regard Mr. Mike Avenue’s Pinoy Blog post on "Tsokolate" as one that lacked research and a flagrant ignorance of the truth about Overseas Filipino workers and expatriates.

We regard this lack of truth and ignorance as especially inexcusable from one who feigns intelligence and high learning and coax people into belief and following.

We regard his statements: “minumura ng amo kapalit ng dolyar” and “humahalik sa paa ng mga dayuhan” as blatant mockeries of the sacrifices of the Overseas Filipino Workers and expatriates and are hasty generalizations of the living and working conditions of the Filipino expatriates and OFWs.

We regard his post as tactless and offensive, trying to make a lame attempt to sarcasm that failed to be funny, at the expense of the Overseas Filipino Workers.

We regard his post as a clear display of arrogance, done in a distasteful manner with blind indifference and unjust condemnation of the millions of hardworking OFWs who work long hours to earn an honest buck.

We regard his post to have overstepped the bounds of sensitivity and responsibility of a decent mind and an accountable and sensible blogger.

Therefore, we as OFW BLOGGER are not dumb to let this kind of humiliation pass just like that.

We strongly condemn this irresponsible blog post and Mike Avenue.

We consider Mike Avenue as an Anti-OFW persona.

We demand a retraction and an apology from Mike Avenue of Pinoy Blogs for this irresponsible blogpost!

We are Filipinos and we should stand together and strive for a better Philippines!


Thank you very much.


OFW Na Si Pare

OFW Na Si Pare

Image by :aryty

Isang araw ay dumating si mang Rudy sa villa namin. Kumpare sya ng kasama ko sa trabaho. Kaya pati ako ay Pare na rin ang tawag ko. Si pareng Rudy ay bagong salta sa Saudi Arabia. May katandaan na rin na sya. Nagalak nga sya at nagkita sila. Higit sa lahat ay nagpapasalamat sya sa Dios at nakarating sya dito sa Saudi. Kinulang sya sa pang matrikula ng kanyang anak sa kolehiyo kaya napilitang mag abroad kahit na higit fifty years old na.

Pumasok siya bilang isang family driver. Hindi madali ang naging kalagayan nya. Twenty four hours duty . Minsan ay tumutulong pa sa pag DJ ng party sa anak ng amo nya. Hindi sya nakakakumpleto ng tulog kaya naman ay sinasamantala ang ang pagidlip sa sasakyan kahit na panandalian. Sa umaga naman ay tumutulong din sa paglilinis ng bakuran.

Paminsan minsan ay nakakagalitan sya ng mga amo nya, dahil na rin sa kumunikasyon. May mga time na hindi sila magkaintindihan. Masakit man sa kaloban nya na mapagsabihan ng mas nakakabata sa kanya ay tinitiis nya ito. Ganun pa man ay hindi nya rin pinalalampas. Pakumbaba rin nyang pinapaliwanag ang side nya.

Dalawang taon na lang at matatapos na ang panganay nya sa kursong Architechture. Kaya kahit na anu man hirap at sakit ng kalooban ay ginagawa nya para makatapos ang anak nya at matustus ang pangangailangan ng pamilya. Batid ni Pareng Rudy na walang magagawa ang gobyerno or pagtatrabaho nya sa Pilipinas upang suportahan ang family nya. Masayang masaya si pareng Rudy ng huli kami magkita dahil sa nag-iipon na lang sya para sa board exam ng kanyang panganay.

Maraming mga maliliit OFW na katulad ni pareng Rudy at Nanay Lydia. Sila daw po ang mga Makabagong Bayani (ayon sa gobyerno). Para sa akin ay tunay na bayani sila sa kani-kanilang pamilya. Ginagawa nila ang lahat ng paraan para lang maibigay sa family ang mga pangangailangan. Tunay na pera nga ang dahilan subalit ito’y mula sa puso.

Para kay Mr. Mike sana bago husgahan ang mga tulad naming mga OFW ay punahin nya kung ano ang magagawa nya sa tulad ni Pareng Rudy. Sana ay huwag na nyang dagdagan ang mga sakit ng kalooban ang mga manggagawang Pinoy, bagkus bigyan nya ng trabaho at pag-asa. Malilit na manggagawa man ay maituturing.
Sila pa rin ang mga “ Pagasa ng Bayan Handog Sa Mundo “.

Father's Day Quotes To Share

Father's Day Quotes To Share

Inspirational Quotes

1. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
Quote by: Proverbs (ch. X, v. 1)

2. Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Quote by: Proverbs (ch. XXII, v. 6)

3. Fathers do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Quote by: Ephesians 6:4

4. And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Quote by: Ephesians 6:4

5. "Train up a child in the way which he should go
and when he is old he will not depart from it"
Quote by: Proverbs 22:6

6. If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in Heaven give good things to them that ask him?
Quote by: Matthew 7:11

7. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.
Quote by: Psalms ch. CXXVIII, v. 3)

8. A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.
Quote by: Billy Graham, Christian Evangelist

9. "The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
Quote by: -- Theodore Hesburgh, Catholic Priest and President Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame

General Father’s Quotes

1. "My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it."
Quote by: -- Clarence Budington Kelland, U.S. Writer

2. "How true Daddy's words were when he said: 'All children must look after their own upbringing.' Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands."
Quote by: -- Anne Frank, German Jew and Holocaust Victim

3. "It is much easier to become a father than to be one."
Quote by: -- Kent Nerburn, U.S. Author and Educator

4. "My dad has always taught me these words: care and share."
Quote by: -- Tiger Woods, U.S. Professional Golfer

5. "Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!"
Quote by: -- Lydia M. Child, U.S. Author

6. "We are given children to test us and make us more spiritual."
Quote by: -- George Will, U.S. Journalist

7. "It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."
Quote by: -- Pope John XXIII

8. Any fool can be a Father, but it takes a real man to be a Daddy!!
Quote by: Philip Whitmore Snr

9. "The most important thing a father can do
for his children is to love their mother."
Quote by: Unknown

10. Fathers are angels sent from heaven.
Quote by: Unknown

11. Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world.
Quote by: John Mayor

12. "Father I will always be
that same boy who stood by the sea
and watched you tower over me
now I'm older I wanna be the same as you"
Quote by: Yellowcard

13. A father is someone that
holds your hand at the fair
makes sure you do what your mother says
holds back your hair when you are sick
brushes that hair when it is tangled because mother is too busy
lets you eat ice cream for breakfast
but only when mother is away
he walks you down the aisle
and tells you everythings gonna be ok
Quote by: Unknown

14. My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
Quote by: Jim Valvano

15. I've had a hard life, but my hardships are nothing against the hardships that my father went through in order to get me to where I started.
Quote by: Bartrand Hubbard

16. He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
Quote by: Clarence Budington Kelland

17. My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say,
"You're tearing up the grass." "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising
Quote by: Harmon Killebrew

18. One father is more than a hundred Schoolmasters.
Quote by: George Herbert, Outlandish Proverbs, 1640

19. Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
Quote by: Bill Cosby

20. Henry James once defined life as that predicament which precedes death, and certainly nobody owes you a debt of honor or gratitude for getting him into that predicament. But a child does owe his father a debt, if Dad, having gotten him into this peck of trouble, takes off his coat and buckles down to the job of showing his son how best to crash through it.
Quote by: Clarence Budington Kelland

21. A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
Quote by: Enid Bagnold

22. It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.
Quote by: Johann Schiller

23. A father carries pictures where his money used to be.
Quote by: Unknown

24. Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
Quote by: Lydia M. Child, Philothea: A Romance, 1836

25. When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
Quote by: Mark Twain, "Old Times on the Mississippi" Atlantic Monthly, 1874

26. Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.
Quote by: Gloria Naylor

27. It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.
Quote by: Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

28. It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day
should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge.
Quote by: Phyllis Diller

29. Are we not like two volumes of one book?
Quote by: Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

30. Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
Quote by: Red Buttons

31. I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.
Quote by: M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter

32. Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.
Quote by: Dinah Craik

33. Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher's mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again.
Quote by: Jimmy Piersal, on how to diaper a baby, 1968

34. He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
Quote by: Clarence Budington Kelland

35. A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
Quote by: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

36. As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless.
Quote by: Lord Chesterfield

37. Don't make a baby if you can't be a father.
Quote by: National Urban League Slogan

38. Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.
Quote by: Aldous Huxley

39. A man's desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world.
Quote by: Helen Rowland

40. The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.
Quote by: Austin O'Malley

41. The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.
Quote by: Confucius

42. He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care.
Quote by: William Penn

43. By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
Quote by: Charles Wadworth

44. Small boys become big men through the influence of big men who care about small boys.
Quote by: Unknown

45. Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later...
Quote by: Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities

46. When Charles first saw our child Mary, he said all the proper things for a new father. He looked upon the poor little red thing and blurted, "She's more beautiful than the Brooklyn Bridge."
Quote by: Helen Hayes

47. It is a wise father that knows his own child.
Quote by: William Shakespeare

48. The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.
Quote by: Confucius

49. Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development.
Quote by: David Gottesman

50. I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
Quote by: Sigmund Freud

51. When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
Quote by: Jewish Proverb

52. I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.
Quote by: Imelda Marcos

53. You fathers will understand. You have a little girl. She looks up to you. You're her oracle. You're her hero. And then the day comes when she gets her first permanent wave and goes to her first real party, and from that day on, you're in a constant state of panic.
Quote by: Stanley T. Banks in the movie 'Father of the Bride'

54. There must always be a struggle between a father and son, while one aims at power and the other at independence.
Quote by: Samuel Johnson

55. My son, a perfect little boy of five years and three months, had ended his earthly life. You can never sympathize with me; you can never know how much of me such a young child can take away. A few weeks ago I accounted myself a very rich man, and now the poorest of all.
Quote by: Ralph Waldo Emerson, on the death of his son

56. A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.
Quote by: Knights of Pythagoras

57. "When a child is born, a father is born. A mother is born, too of course, but at least for her it's a gradual process. Body and soul, she has nine months to get used to what's happening. She becomes what's happening. But for even the best-prepared father, it happens all at once. On the other side of a plate-glass window, a nurse is holding up something roughly the size of a loaf of bread for him to see for the first time.
Quote by: Frederick Buechner, 'Whistling in the Dark'

58. I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work fifteen and sixteen hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example.
Quote by: Mario Cuomo

59. My father was a statesman, I'm a political woman.
My father was a saint. I'm not.
Quote by: Indira Gandhi

60. My father was frightened of his mother. I was frightened of my father and I am damned well going to see to it that my children are frightened of me.
Quote by: King George V

61. 4 years: My Daddy can do anything!
7 years: My Dad knows a lot…a whole lot.
8 years: My father does not know quite everything.
12 years: Oh well, naturally Father does not know that either.
14 years: Oh, Father? He is hopelessly old-fashioned.
21 years: Oh, that man-he is out of date!
25 years: He knows a little bit about it, but not much.
30 years: I must find out what Dad thinks about it.
35 years: Before we decide, we will get Dad's idea first.
50 years: What would Dad have thought about that?
60 years: My Dad knew literally everything!
ears: I wish I could talk it over with Dad once more.
Quote by: Unknown

62. My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
Quote by: Lee Iacocca

63. It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
Quote by: Pope John XXIII

64. My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass." "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys."
Quote by: Harmon Killebrew

65. Father, whom I murdered every night but one,
That one, when your death murdered me.
Quote by: Howard Moss, Elegy for My Father (l. 1-2)

66. Noble fathers have noble children.
Quote by: Euripides

67. Better to be driven out from among men than to be disliked of children.
Quote by: Richard Henry Dana

68. One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be.
Quote by: Unknown

69. If a son is uneducated, his dad is to blame.
Quote by: Chinese Proverb

70. When I was a kid, my father told me every day, 'You're the most wonderful boy in the world, and you can do anything you want to.'
Quote by: Jan Hutchins

71. I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week.
Quote by: Mario Cuomo

72. My father died many years ago, and yet when something special happens to me, I talk to him secretly not really knowing whether he hears, but it makes me feel better to half believe it.
Quote by: Josefowitz

73. It is a wise father that knows his own child.
Quote by: William Shakespeare

74. That is the thankless position of the father in the family-the provider for all, and the enemy of all.
Quote by: J. August Strindberg

75. Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.
Quote by: Ruth E. Renkel

76. Father I cannot tell a lie. I did it with my little hatchet.
Quote by: George Washington

77. Those who trust us educate us.
Quote by: T. S. Eliot

78. When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Quote by: Mark Twain

79. I've had a hard life, but my hardships are nothing against the hardships that my father went through in order to get me to where I started.
Quote by: Bartrand Hubbard

80. By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
Quote by: Charles Wadsworth

81. A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
Quote by: Enid Bagnold

82. I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
Quote by: Sigmund Freud

Funny Fathers Day Quotes

1. Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
Quote by: Red Buttons

2. Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then, fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher's mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again.
Quote by: Jimmy Piersal

3. To be a successful father, there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years.
Quote by: Ernest Hemingway

4. If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
Quote by: Bill Cosby

5. The thing to remember about fathers is... they're men. A girl has to keep it in mind: They are dragon-seekers, bent on improbable rescues. Scratch any father, you find someone chock-full of qualms and romantic terrors, believing change is a threat, like your first shoes with heels on, like your first bicycle...
Quote by: Phyllis McGinley

6. Sir Walter, being strangely surprised and put out of his countenance at so great a table, gives his son a damned blow over the face. His son, as rude as he was, would not strike his father, but strikes over the face the gentleman that sat next to him and said, "Box about: twill come to my father anon."
Quote by: John Aubrey

7. If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons.
Quote by: James Baldwin

8. When Charles first saw our child Mary, he said all the proper things for a new father. He looked upon the poor little red thing and blurted, "She's more beautiful than the Brooklyn Bridge."
Quote by: Helen Hayes

9. My father hated radio and he could not wait for television to be invented so that he could hate that too.
Quote by: Peter De Vries

10. Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards.
Quote by: Robert Orben


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