Free Paper

June 7, 2008 – It’s Saturday. As usual, Steve and I drove out of town for a weekend visit to our house for sale in Nevada. We stopped by at Denny’s for breakfast. I saw a free reading material and I decided to get one since it’s about one and a half hour drive to the house. I don’t want to get bored and sleepy inside the Chevrolet Silverado truck. Besides, eating a heavy breakfast makes us sleepy.

Anyways, the free paper I got is called the Coffee News. I found out that this single-sheet reading material is the large publication worldwide. Distributions are done every week here in Forth Worth. It contains news articles, upcoming events (in the city), and ads that are printed in a 11×17 sheet of paper (front and back), and it has new editions weekly. In fact, it has horoscope and humor section too! It is really someting to read.

I looked up in the horoscope section and here’s the read:

Libra“You really put your heart and efforts into helping others now. A generous spirit is brougth forth in you, nurturing to your close relationships.” (for Steve)
Aquarius“This is a very good time to go to the theater or social gathering. You will want to see beautiful things and exchange pleasantries with others.” (for me)

Well, Steve’s horoscope is kind of right somehow. He has been busy with work this week and comes home late. Mine? Amazing! A Filipina friend invited me to a Pool Party in Plano and Steve’s going to drive me there in the afternoon.

Horoscope Source, Fort Worth-Cityview Edition
Vol. 2, No. 22 for June 9, 2008

What’s for Dinner?

As always, my husband and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner last night while in front of our television watching Ninja Warrior. I prepared a very delicious “pork nilaga” (boiled pork with vegetables) paired with steamed rice. The soup was good that we couldn’t help putting rice in our plates. It gives me an uplifting feeling when my husband thanked me once in a while for the great dinner. He loved it!
After that, we went to the back porch of the house and relaxed ourselves. We hardly breath because our bellies were so full. It was a satisfying meal. And my husband said, “Baby, I am thinking of giving you a treat.”
Hhhmm…I wonder what it is. He said it’s a surprise.

The Toughest Role

Thinking about the upcoming occasions next week makes me feel emotional. Yes, emotional. Why? Because on Wednesday next week, June 11, is my dear father’s birthday. And on Sunday is Father’s Day. It’s always a double celebration for us!
For me, my father Roger is a wonderful father. Even though he’s just an ordinary worker, he makes it sure that his family is well-taken care of. He brought us up in fairness and proper discipline. I misunderstood him sometimes when I was growing up. He got strict that for me is unreasonable. But as I get older, I understand the reason why. Now that he has grandchildren, I can see in his eyes how much he loves them. I miss my Tatay…and my Mama too. Now that I am far away from home, with a new family, the inspiration that my father has given us will always remain in my heart.

Let’s face it, fathers have the toughest role in the world. Aside from working hard to keep their family intact, fathers carry great responsibility as far as family welfare is concerned. Children look up to their fathers for advice…mothers are always beside these great men to support their wise decision-making. Although our fathers give us hard time sometimes, it doesn’t mean they don’t care for us. In fact, they love us.

Cheers to all the fathers all over the world! And Happy Birthday to my Tatay!