when your son starts to like robots

Zai Angelo is a spoiled kid!

I could not recall any moment during my childhood days that I’d roll on the floor in a toy store because my parents would not buy me the expensive Nightrider car that goes woosh woosh as the red light beams in front, lest I’d get a beating from my dad. But our little boy does not understand that we can’t always give him what he wants, much more if it’s an expensive toy.

So what do you do when your kid cries so loud, wanting you to buy that Bumblebee toy?

When I was put in this position one time at the mall, I was never really prepared for it. It’s not as if a good parent really knows how to handle every situation. It was just me and the little boy and the eyes of each stranger that passed us by were staring at us, giving me “the look.” At the back of my head, I was thinking about what kind of impression everyone was forming of me, but at the same instance I was looking at the few options I had just to let the little boy stop crying frantically.

At one occasion I tried to leave him – but seeing his face, I couldn’t help but pity him. Then I tried to distract him with other things, but I failed miserably. So I ended up buying the inexpensive Bumblebee toy. And then I saw how his eyes glowed brighter than a thousand fireflies combined. Whew!

From then on, he’d watch the transformers movie over and over, transformed his Bumblebee toy to a car and back to a robot a gazillion times. So much is his fascination that he can almost memorize the soundtrack of the movie. Here’s a video as testament.

Sometimes I think that’s why he is hard-headed, because he thinks he is a robot? Nah.

I think a certain fondness for anything that “more than meets the eye” is not only for kids but for adults too, because now I am looking forward on buying that Optimus Prime toy I promised Angelo as a reward if he gets good scores once their exam results come out. The wifey can’t do anything but just shake her head.

Final dose:
The good thing about having a son is that daddy gets to enjoy playing with his toys.


another round of updates

Truth be told, “no internet connection” was the main reason why we were not able to keep up with updates for this blog site. To make matters worse, our application for an internet line was delayed for six months (imagine that). So for once, I’m ruling out the busy schedule as an excuse.

Finally, we now have access to the www. A reason to blog again.

Now, before anything else --- we’re still in the third quarter of 2009 and the year has seen the loss of some prominent figures in the world. The Philippine's master rapper, the 80’s pop sensation, the most trusted newscaster in America , the king of pop, one of the original Charlie’s angels, and recently, the world’s icon of democracy. Rest in peace ya’ll.

Anyhow, there’s much to be said about what we’ve been up to but I seem to have lost my knack for storytelling. As I’m typing, all I see is my forefinger pressing the backspace key repeatedly. So let’s just have a quick rundown:

alli & zai test the webcam

Allison: the wifey has yet again transferred to another job description, but in the same BPO company. From Core Skills Trainer to Language Trainer and now she’s one of the Product Trainers for a certain account. It would’ve been okay for me if it ain’t for her night shifts. You know, it sucks to sleep without cuddling her; at least the little boy is there to compensate.

Zai: the little schoolboy

Zai Angelo: so finally our little boy is now studying. It took us a couple of months to decide whether to enroll Zai for school or to do homeschooling instead. Eventually we’ve come to the decision that postponing school for one more year would only limit his avenue for learning. So far, we made the right judgment. It’s sad though that he had to be absent for two days because of fever.

Toni: proud dad brings Zai to school

Toni: well, a rather sad story for me – My three week stay in Manila ended with a disapproved decision by the PRC – I had wanted to take the board exam for Architecture (application denied for some ruling I can’t fathom). But the good thing is, I am still working for the same architectural office, have been for a little over a year now, and it has been quite a learning experience.

Again just a quick rundown. With the hopes that this would be the start for timely updates.

Final dose:
To remind us that this site is to chronicle our life, we shall blog as often as we can.


resurrection is soon

nuff said...
updates on the way!