They’re three of the best guy pals I met in my 4years stay in PolSci. And still the best until now. They always reminds me how blessed I am for being a follower of Sunnih. These three, whom I don’t only consider as good friends but also my best brothers in Islam, who taught me a lot about my religion, who always lend a helping hand whenever I’m in need of help, they’re the people whom I wanna dedicate the song “count on me” by Bruno Mars. Because I can always count on them. Hahaha. Thanks Tao, Zeem and Bern. You guise are all awesome, I’m so lucky I got true friends like you. Thanks for listening to my rants, drama, etc. Love you Guise. :”)
One of the highlights of last night was the photobooth. And to top it all, last night was all my first time. First time to attend a Testimonial Dinner, (obviously because I’m still a first year), first time to wear well something like girly-ish. Well not really my first time in make up, the third one yeah. And my very first time to be accompanied by beautiful in and out girl friends. Last night was no regrets at all. Hearing the testimonies of the Atty.’s like Atty. Jaafar. Cool. But whats really the best of last night was seeing my 3rd year crush so simple in his black coat yet still cute (hahaha), and the fact that he seated so near to me makes me even more kilig. Hahaha. Epic Sunday. :”)
I thought I would start my speech by addressing you as the “new” family of my daughter. But I think it would be inappropriate because now that she is married, you are “the family” for her.
Believe me; I don’t have a problem with that. I, in fact, want my daughter to have “you” as her priority now. Its time for us to take a backseat in her life.
We would happily accept it but would surely request one thing- please keep her happy! I am more than sure that you will keep her very happy. She will perhaps be happier than what she used to be here. But like all fathers, I obsess over my daughter’s happiness which is making me say this over and over again- please keep her happy!
She never was and will never be a burden for me. She is in fact the reason why I breathe and smile. I am getting her married because this is what the law of nature demands. I am helpless in the face of our culture and therefore sending her to your home. She was the happiness of my home and will now light up your home. I am giving my world to you. Please make sure it remains beautiful.
I am giving away my princess to you. Please make sure she stays as a queen. I have raised her with my sweat and blood and now she is wonderfully perfect.
For all the care, love, beauty and warmth my daughter will bring into your lives, I just want her happiness in return—please keep her happy!
If at times you think that my daughter has said or done something wrong, feel free to scold her. But handle her with love. She is very fragile. If at times she feels low, be with her. She just needs a little bit of your attention. If at times she feels sick, show her some care. It’s the medicine that works best for her. If at times she fails to fulfill a responsibility, feel free to chastise her. But empathize with her. She is still learning.
Do understand her—please keep her happy! I don’t mind if I don’t get to see her for months. I don’t mind if I am not able to talk to her on a daily basis. I would be more than happy if she doesn’t remember me much. But, my only motive in life has been my daughter’s happiness which is now in your hands. I beg you, please keep her happy.
Dear son-in-law, these words may not mean much to you now but if you are lucky enough to father a daughter someday, you will appreciate them better when you will find every beat of your heart shouting – “please keep her happy”!
— Dedicated to all fathers
Now, I’m on its second semester in Law School, somehow I am kind of feeling happy and proud. I almost give-up. Like who wouldn’t? Every Law student reach the point of giving up, and I am one of those. During first semester, I’ve been dealing very hard with my Criminal Law subject, I just cant understand it. I’ve been complaining how hard it is for me to pass since I know my standing in Criminal Law is some kind of 50/50. I’ve been telling my father that there is a chance that I am going to flank in Criminal Law. I know he was so disappointed. With all the books and everything, why can’t I still understand. Until I woke up one day realizing that I should have done better. I should have exerted effort in reading my CrimLaw book. I tried so hard to be back on focus. Read again all those chapters that I didn’t understand, I went back to the beginning. And before the finals, I stayed wide awake the entire night just to finish the book. And I must say it was really worth it, I passed the finals exam. And got a passing grade. I just couldn’t contain my happiness. I never thought I am going to pass on the most scary subject.
Now I can say, “walang mahirap kung gusto mo talaga ang isang bagay.”
I’m hoping that I’ll really make it to the fourth year without failing marks. Hopefully. In God’s will.
To my charming and very sweet Angel, happy happy birthday Baby. I love you and dont you forget that ok? You will always be my Angel no matter what. You behave well, and do good in school oky? Ate misses you to bits already. I just cant wait to see you and give you a hug. I love you Angel. Be a good Ate to Shella and Aysher oky? Hug tight. #cousin
They make me believe that LOVE can last.