One of those days

Right now (7:00 p.m.), my son is performing at the C.C.P.  (Cultural Center of the Philippines) for the Sampung Daliri. I, the greatest father of all is still stuck somewhere in the milky way.

This is sad. I am sad….

Another day added in the life of the so-called modern day hero [The OFW] under the chapter “one of those days“.

Will you sing this song for me please?

Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes,
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Moments so dear.
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure, measure a year?

In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights
In cups of coffee
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife.

In five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure
A year in the life?

13 Responses to “One of those days”


  1. 1 Sexy Mom September 14, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    yes, it is sad–no one can take that away from you. maybe, a recording would help a bit. i am sure, too, that he is dedicating his piece/s for you–for him, the greatest dad of all.

    and a lot of your friends and loved ones will be singing this for you. i am, now, ok?
    ive hundred twenty-five thousand
    Six hundred minutes,
    Five hundred twenty-five thousand
    Moments so dear.
    Five hundred twenty-five thousand
    Six hundred minutes
    How do you measure, measure a year?

    In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights
    In cups of coffee
    In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife.

    In five hundred twenty-five thousand
    Six hundred minutes
    How do you measure
    A year in the life?

  2. 2 myepinoy September 14, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    SexyMom, Thank you so much! Your great singing will put me a little lower from the galaxy to the clouds…. Soon i’ll touch the earth…lol

  3. 3 soulsheik September 14, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    That truly is heart-wrenching. Even now, playing with my children, hidden from their sight is a melancholic drowsy yellow fellow, who knows too well, that time will come when distance will play a bigger role in greying my world. And when it comes, I would utterly be wordless and irretrievable.

    Call home.

  4. 4 myepinoy September 15, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    soulsheik, Very true indeed. Thank you very much…

  5. 5 bw September 15, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    More power to you bro. I’m sure your heroic sacrifice for your family ( never mind the country hahaha ..joke only🙂 ) will bring gains and brighten their future! Pls stay positive coz you family needs you🙂

  6. 6 myepinoy September 15, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    bw, Thanks bro. I will.

  7. 7 mimi September 16, 2008 at 6:45 am

    awww.. sad nga…

    anu po un instrument nya?

  8. 8 myepinoy September 16, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    mimi, Piano ang instrument nya…

    The not so good thing is that CCP don’t allow cameras or video taking during the performance.

  9. 9 Jayred September 16, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    That is indeed sad, Myepinoy, missing your son’s piano performance at CCP no less.

    Hope there will be a next time.

    Maybe you can ask the CCP Media Department for a copy of the video footage they have of the concert? Just an idea.

  10. 10 myepinoy September 17, 2008 at 12:20 am

    Jayred, Part of life… ha ha ha

    Yes, they will.. Thanks…

  11. 11 Major Tom September 26, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Nakakalungkot nga yung ganyan. I felt it when I was faraway from home for nearly a year some years ago and I know how it feels bro. But hey, cheer up, you should be the proudest father of all with your son performing at CCP, and that’s a major, major feat for any father to do.

  12. 12 annamanila September 28, 2008 at 9:24 am

    You’re a good dad myepinoy; your family and your friends know that. Pin that medal in the lapel of your heart and touch it from time to time so it might ease some of the loneliness. And wow, you’re children are accomplished and bright and good and from what I know not traumatized by your absence. Your wife deserves a medal too, you know.

    Uwi ka na kasi. Mayaman ka na.

  13. 13 Wil October 25, 2008 at 8:34 am

    I haven’t seen Rent, but I have heard this song and it is a nice song. Your son must be a pretty good pianist. Btw, I’ve visited your blog before and I’m back b/c I saw the picture of Cadapan and Empeno on your flickr account after I did an internet search for a blog post.


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