Friday, June 26, 2009

i first met ram of buddha banana a couple years ago, when he was still a fourth year college student. he was in my class. his projects were always the neatest and best-looking.

he was a cousin of my high school buddy vina. he now works in a pr firm in makati and was nice enough to sponsor three of my current students - karen, josh, liza - to do their internship there. expectedly, they had a blast (while learning a lot, i know they would insist).

yesterday, ram was nice enough to "polarize" three pictures of my son gabriel. ram saw them in yesterday's post, thought they can be improved on and voila, here they are:

that's a photo of my thumbsucking two-year-old, Gabriel. He is standing in the middle of a squash field in a mango farm in boalan wearing swim trunks.

the pictures look like they were taken circa 1970.

thanks, ram!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

our hayden....NOT!!!!!

so i was reading this father's day article on a national broadsheet about what the author would do if his daughter took it upon herself to star in a homemade sex video, or worse (his sentiments, not necessarily mine), hayden kho, the wannabee blue movie producer, was his son.

the author's words were expected but it was effective in the sense that he did make me think....about how my husband insists out son looks like hayden kho here

well, gabriel DOES look like a gigolo in this photo....

will it help dispel that notion from your mind if i told you two nights ago he tried to turn off the computer by pointing the tv remote control at it?

and that when it's time for his minder to go home, he says
"namaste" coupled with the hand gesture and mini genuflect?

that he is a terrible thumb suc

or that while he suc
ks on his thumb (right, never left), he worries with his fingers either a knotted shorts drawstring or an earlobe (mine or ariel's, never anyone else's)?