For the past week, I have been missing the Philippines. I was not born there but its where my families history started and in time, I have been very affectionate to the country.
While searching Apple Music, I came across an artist, TALA. Normally, I skip new artist and go striaght to the hitmakers of my time like RIVERMAYA, ERASERHEADS, ETC. but this time i decided to click on it. Boy was i glad i did.
A song called Labi played and within the first 10 seconds, i was hooked. It was like hearing Erykah Badu singing filipino.
Needless to say, i will definitely be listening to her other songs. Have a blessed day everyone.
My father has been the single biggest influence on my life. He taught me the meaning of being a man. He showed thru his actions that hard work does not mean being able to rest and slack off when you get home. The effort you put in at home should be equal to how hard you worked in the office. My childhood is filled with memories of my dad coming home at 5:30 pm and taking me to the courts to play until 9:00 pm. Never mind if he was tired from a long day at work. He always made me feel like i mattered. This is something i strive to do with my family today. If i can do it half as good as my father, my family will be in great shape. I know how much my father love me. I know how much i love my kids. All the love we have for one another does not compare to the love the lord as for us!!! how great is that!!!
The last few months have been tough. My father has seen his two brothers leave us and be with the good lord above. He tries to be brave but you can hear the sadness in his voice. I want my father to be happy. He deserves to be happy.
About 10 years ago, my father recorded a bunch of songs in english and filipino. When i played his old CD for him, I saw him smile and take joy in hearing them again. It was then i heard happiness in his voice once again. I would like to share is songs with you. Hug your fathers and tell them you love them.