Gifts for Dad
do you make an important Dad feel loved and appreciated on Father's Day?
For each Dad, the answer may be different. Is your dad a sports
enthusiast? Musically inclined? A sea lover? Does he like
hi-tech gadgets? Is he a spiffy dresser or an avid golf fan?
Whichever dad you've got will determine how your celebration should go.
We at Papemelroti greet all Dads everywhere a Happy Father's Day!
Have a wonderful family day!
(Let's not forget as well to greet and spend some time too with our
Back to School Month!
To get back into the School groove, here's a
little quiz about our "Founding Fathers" ..... (answers are
at the bottom of the quiz)
1. Which father said "if I have a thousand
lives, all of them I will offer to Him"?
2. Who is the Father of the Tagalog Poem?
3. Guess the name of the Father of the
Philippine Republic (a popular city's namesake)?
4. They named a street after this father who
said "Filipinism, nationalism: this is my unconquerable
faith and my burning hope."
5. This father of 6 is the Father of
Philippine Sonatas. He has a theatre named after him at the
We hope you enjoyed our little quiz as well
as some Back to Basics Features on this e-newsletter!
Answers to Founding
Saint Lorenzo Ruiz
Happy Independence Day on June 12 and
Father's Day on June 21, 2009!
father carries pictures where his money used to be.
Ideas for Dad
Let Dad know just how great he
is by baking him a chocolate cake
(except for fathers with diet restrictions!) Decorate it in
a unique way - they now have cakes you can put his picture on - or you
can top it off with a golf ball, icing, or nuts in the shape of a tie,
or anything you think he might appreciate.
Plan a day just for him doing things he likes.
Just tell him that you have plans
and don't tell him what's going to happen. You may blindfold him
for added surprise effect.
A picnic breakfast
always a nice treat. Early in the morning, pick a nice outdoor spot - be sure it has
a semi-shelter in case it rains - and have a basketful of breads, assortment of cheese,
cold cuts and drinks. Have his favorite coffee on hand spread out on a brightly
colored mat. If you're out on the grass, be sure to have dew-proof coverings - a
huge piece of plastic like an unused garbage bag can be put underneath your
"banig" or cloth. Bring along some of his favorite music for effect.
For those of us who don't get to
spend much time with our fathers, this day is the one of the best
opportunities to express our love, appreciation for all they have been
to us. There are many ways to do this - one idea is to have the
whole family in on it. Have everyone share a meal during that day
- and in the middle of the meal, someone announces that they will be
doing a surprise honoring for Dad.
This is usually done in eulogies but isn't it much better when you honor
someone still alive! Each of you can say one or 2 things you like
best about him. Recollections of childhood memories also liven up
If you're not one for saying
speeches, a homemade card or handwritten letter
along with a small gift says a lot.
For fathers who are
away from home, a phonecall
is always best! If you are calling the US, try
www.dialpad.com it's a free call! If you are
willing to spend big, gift delivery is an option.