June 06, 2006
5 PM

5:00 p.m.’s are everyday to anyone as it is to me, but not today…

what and why port moresby’s cold june wind brought breeze of nostalgia, i do not know… but my 5th hour this afternoon brought me back to those days when my 1700 hours are as special as december 25th.

my late father seldom made it home at 5:00 p.m. i hang-out with friends a lot later and show up (if at all) far more intoxicated than he’d had. the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree they say…who can tell? hence, his showing-up on time is always a special occasion—for me it’s an answered prayer. and i am not being lyrical in my saying so.

papa IS the best cook in the world. although a maid was always around to prepare dinner, he made sure that he does all the cooking every time he’s home by 5:00… making such days so special. why? because that makes my breakfast, lunch & supper… all a work of magic… his magic!

i never grew out of these 5:00 o’clock’s: he’ll park the car at the gate, rush in to the house straight to their room, change his work clothes into a pair of shorts and a tee and his warmest smile… and us siblings await in the car, thrilled for that special trip to the market. trip that makes my day perfect no matter what happened to the rest of it. and a trip that i would trade a day of my life just to have another 5:00 o’clock with papa…


papa always reminded us of two things every time we take these trips: (1) a good cook does his own shopping, & (2) only lazy people can’t cook.

this is not my fathers’ day blog.



06 June 2006

posted by Bryan Anthony the First at 6/06/2006 |



8 Comments:

At 2:14 AM, Blogger Momel said........
You miss him, huh? I think you really do. Here's to us missing out on one of the better man in our lives. Cheers!
 




At 4:51 AM, Blogger NeiLDC said........
Hi, Well i like this post ultimately, The father and son relationship! that for sure that our dad is always there for us and we cant take away those memories we shared with them. as what my post recently said that " A son will always the fathers child" . check out and post comment!
smile!
 




At 6:48 PM, Blogger twistedman said........
uuy, luv this piece. naalala ko tatay ko. i wish i could write stuff like this. hmm.
 




At 1:59 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@momel: yeahhhhh! here's to them!!cheers!!!
 




At 2:00 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@neil: cge po, pasyal ako sa site mo asap

@twisted: thanks alot! woof!
 




At 6:00 PM, Blogger twistedigest said........
hey...it's pretty obvious that you had really great times with your father...hmmmm...so heartwarming..:)
 




At 10:42 PM, Blogger tanya said........
only lazy people don't know how to cook.
damnit! guilty as charged...

dad's rock! mine's a hippie... harharhar...
 




At 12:20 PM, Blogger Bryan Anthony the First said........
@ twisted: i just miss him alot i guess

@ tanya: a hippie dad? wow! good on ya!

thanks guys for dropping by