Sunday, June 15, 2008

Our Male Parent

How do you call your male parent? Do you call him Papang, Papa?? what else? hmm.. just buzzed to my mind on how people call their "Male Parent" when someone called the attention of my YM Status Messenger that Im using the "Papang" word to call my father. Thanks for bringing it up. Ive try to seek some common names we call him especially for Filipinos or what they wanted you to call him. Please correct me if some are wrong:)

Here are some:
-Papang - This is what I call him.. Also common to our family, how my cousins call their fathers
-Daddy or Dad for Short
-Itay - You mostly hear this from teleseryes..
-Erpats - Its a pinoy street language reversing the word (T change from D if pinoy spelling).. You may not be callinig Him this way :) i suggest not too also
-Amahan - Cebuano..
-Tata - Chavacano
-Pops or Paps
-Tatay or Tay

Hmmm so many names we call our father.. some differences but mainly its the same.. the respect is there.. he should be called with respect.. maybe this differs ours to other cultures where they just call him by his First Name..

Well today is special to all of them whatever name we call him.. He is one of the important persons in our lives.. We can have as many partners, friends, boss/modirs, mentors that will pass to our lives but there can only be One Father in our Life.. Of course there is one common Father to all of us which is always watching and guiding us everyday high above..

So Id like to greet all our Fathers a very Happy Fathers Day.. and thank you.. thank you for having you in my life..

Also if you have any names you call your dad just post it in the comments. Thanks.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sit Back, Relax and Welcome to the LAKERS Show!!

its been a roller coaster ride this year for the LOS ANGELES LAKERS.. before the season even started.. their best player kobe bryant demanded for a trade (maybe he's just jokin!).. they got FISH back!..then up to a good start.. andrew bynum played good and man really good! until january when he got that knee injury.. all of a sudden a spaniard name pau gasol entered LAKERLAND.. everyone got excited.. injuries came.. kobe's playing injured almost half of the season.. pau gasol missed 9 games.. another acquisition got injured in the name of Trevor Ariza.. but then still the Lakers got the no. 1 seed in the one of the Toughest Conference ever in NBA History.. Western Conference 2007-2008.. wheeww..

along came the playoffs... they swept the Nuggets.... shocked by the 2-2 tied series against Deron Williams and the Utah Jazz which eventually they won .. and here comes the defending champs along their way.. cruised them to two straight victories, got busted wide open in game 3.. had a controversial win on game 4.. and a hometown celebration for the Western Conference title at staples center!! yeah!!!..

as a laker fan it was a very nice thing to see the lakers are once again back in the NBA finals.. since 2004 the post Shaq-Kobe era has been.. lets say not so good.. missin the playoffs on 2005.. blew a 3-1 lead to phoenix at the first round of 2006.. losing again to phoenix last year in the first round.. and now all of those bad memories are set aside.. ghosts from the past has been left behind.. the only thing that came back.. is the memory of a long rivalry between two of the most celebrated franchise in NBA history.. way back in the 80's where the Showtime made up Lakers made up Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Worthy battled a Boston's "then Big 3" of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish for some NBA Finals moments.. For the record this will be the 11 meeting for the championship between the Lakers and the Celtics..

though the celtics have been regarded as the best team turnaround in nba history and very well expected to reach the Finals.. they have been shocked in the playoffs where they had to finish the first two series in 7 seven games.. led by their so called "BIG 3" of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce.. well the lakers has their whole team ready for you Boston!!!

well all i can say is Sit Back, Relax and Welcome to the LAKERS SHOW!!!

heres a video i found reminiscin the old and welcoming the new Lakers-Celtics rivalry