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He would have

It's Father's Day and in my case, it's remembering-Papa day. Sweet things that remind me of him have a place in my heart, and in my palate. My father had a sweet tooth. When I was little Mama lectured the two of us about the hazards of too much sweets. Papa did the opposite and secretly allowed me to eat all the sweets I wanted. Sometimes he would take me out to eat ice cream until the tip of my nose was cold.

When he passed away in 2005, I lost my 'partner in crime.' I made sure there was enough ice cream for everyone at the funeral reception. It has been four years of collecting memories of him, and the list now includes a weekend self treat that has become rather indulgent. Macadamia choco cheese cake and durian ice cream - my old man would have loved these. This is my imperfect shot of a perfect indulgence:

Papa would have spoiled my boys just as he spoiled me. I just know he would have. History has a sweet way of repeating itself, doesn't it? The eldest son, on his way out to take a walk, is much more sociable than the biological son, observing the crowd at a graduation ceremony. Of the two, it's the canine who gets the lion's share of my part-time profession - spoiling sweethearts. The biological is better off with a regular dose of discipline. But then Papa would have insisted, "oh, just indulge the little guy."

I will, Pap... during weekends :-)
Happy Father's Day to all fathers and happy Father's day weekend to the rest of us!


tigerfish said…
It's good to spoil sweethearts once in a while. Happy WS.
Tanja said…
I just love your photos and story!
Marites said…
Sweet and poignant post for Father's Day. I love durian ice cream:)

My WS is up too.
Dora said…
So sweet. He must be very happy. :)
Ebie said…
Haz, I love your story and a very sweet loving memory! Durian ice cream must be seasonal. I used to love the real durian fruit, in my teenage years. Enjoy the week.

P.S. Mura bitaw Night at the Museum!
Enchie said…
What sweet memories...It's good that your Dad gave you memories to cherish with.
Bengbeng said…
As a father and reading yr post, i feel touched by the relationship you had with yr father.
Kero said…
you are very fortunate to have such close relationship to your father. continue to cherish his memory. You make him very proud, i'm sure.

Hoe you can visit my WS entry here
pehpot said…
sweet, it makes the world lighter.. I really don't have any sweet or endearing memory regarding my father eh hehe

it's really nice to know true stories about father and daughter relationship :)

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Meikah said…
Oh grandparents are the best spoilers you know. =) Your WS looks yummy!
maiylah said…
it's great that you were close to your dad ... and that yummy shot is a perfect combination!

thanks for visiting!
Anya said…
Sweet story
Lovely memories
are the best......
Tj said…
so sweet!

have a great day!

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