Kindness is a virtue and a value that is often neglected or even abused today. Nevertheless, kindness should be a part of our lifestyle and not just a mere act—for kindness is an act of love. Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche argued that “kindness and love are the most curative herbs and agents in human intercourse.” Continue reading
A TRIBUTE TO A AWESOME DAD
“Gang, ang title ani nga kanta Gang, kay IP,” (Gang, the title of this song is “IP”), my dad interrupted the conversation as a song played on the radio as he was driving the car.
“Huh?” flabbergasted, we all looked at each other.
Noticing that we did not understand what he meant, he reiterated, “Gang, ang title ani nga kanta kay IP.” with more intensity to make us understand what he meant.
Still bewildered, we chuckled.
“Gang, kani bah ang title ani nga kanta kay “IP”, IP bah.” but now with emphasis as he was trying to clarify what he meant.
“Unsay IP?” (What is IP?) we asked.
“IP bah, katong (the /song)” “IP a picture paints a thousand words. . . “ we burst into laughter.
We chorused and told him “Basin IF? Dili IP!?” (Perhaps “IF” not “IP?”)
“Aw, IF diay, pareho ra man na oi”, (oh, it is “IF.” Just the same). He sheepishly replied and laughed realizing he was betrayed by his accent.
This is just one of the memorable experiences we had with our Dad. To this day whenever we talked about this incident we still laugh about it.