Day 98: My Father Was The President

I could still remember my Grade School teacher laughing at me as I was writing on the paper that asked for the name of my father. I was an innocent child – so I wrote with all honesty “Carlos P. Garcia” and I did not really find any of it funny. Heck, at that age, I was not even aware that the name was actually a former president of the Republic of the Philippines. The eighth to be exact. It’s ridiculous! Up until now, I still get the same reaction from people. 🙄


“Why on Earth are you talking about your father in this travel blog, anyway?” – Good question, self! Why so?

#1 Father’s day was celebrated last Sunday

I know people were busy making their posts about their dad, husband, brother, son, or practically anyone qualified to be praised as “fathers” so I decided to move the publishing date to a much more comfortable and casual manner. Just the “out-of-the-blue” type of thing. Blah! haha.

#2 I think he deserves to be recognized.

I mean, without him, I would be half sperm and half egg in some person’s body. Kidding aside. 🙂 But seriously, without him, I am nothing. He’s such an inspiration to me and no one, not even hideous-looking McDonald’s mascot could take his place. I love him so much!


#3 He is the perfect example of a person who “works all the time”

Whether in the office, whether capturing stunning photographs, whether painting, or whether being just a father. He is all that and I think seeing him juggle those tasks made me believe that I could be someone as good as him. On a side note, that’s also one of the reasons why I want to travel and live. It’s because I saw what’s lacking in him and that’s “spare” time.

#4 I gave him a pair of formal leather shoes (as a Father’s Day present)

Because that’s what he would normally wear – pair it with either black slacks or plain denim jeans. Yep, that’s him. But I would have opted for a “paid trip to somewhere relaxing” just to give him an opportunity to “chill” – I guess that is impossible as of the moment. Boo. 🙁

#5 It’s nice to have something other than “travel” even for just the day, no?

Somehow, there’s a teensy-weensy part that it relates to travel – other than that, this is more personal. (Right, talk about McDonald’s mascots?) haha.

If you just read the bold texts, that’s great! I would have done the same if this was not mine. Anyway, I’m done talking about my dad and how much I love him and all those stuff. Care to read other articles? Check the links below this post! 🙂 BTW, Happy Father’s day to those deserving fathers in the world! I know it’s late but hey, it’s never too late. 🙄


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  1. How sweet! Please send my regards to the Hon. Carlos P. Garcia! Who I happened to ‘meet’ in the middle of one of Iloilo’s busy streets!

    It was my pleasure sir!

    hehe, lol


  2. Hahaha! Onga no?! 🙂 I will.

  3. hahahaha!

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