Sunday, June 17, 2007

Father's Day Tribute

It's Father's Day and so, like many others, I'm dedicating this blog entry to my dad. I did some scraps for my dad last year. I'll share them here this year. The scraps were not just to honor my father, but also a way for my children to know a little bit about their grandfather.

Here he is during his college days at Pakistan Veterinary College. He still remembers the food, the bed and the boring subject of domestic animal's anatomy. I also remember his stories of how he and his friends would sleep on the roof under the cool night sky.

Sports run in my dad's blood. At college it was athletics and badminton.

Later on, it was bowling.

Oh, and I'm sure you're not surprised... golf.

My dad is the greatest contributor to my golfing success.
Never pushy, ever patient, always encouraging, amazingly patient.

Here I am at the airport with my family. They were sending me off to further my studies in U.S. Look how we all don't have tummies yet. Hahaha. As we gained our tummies, dad lost his.
Anyway, it was my dad's vision that made all of this possible. Thanks Dad!

In case you can't read the poem in the last scrap:

What Makes A Dad
God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages, The power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of the morning in spring, The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity, The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities, When there was nothing more to add,
He knew his masterpiece was complete,
And so, he called it... DAD

~author unknown~


  1. Very nice scraps and very nice message .

  2. Hi L--such a heartfelt, warm tribute to your Dad. he sounds like such a nice man.

  3. First few pic, he look slim and fit. Suddenly, he go side way. Alamak. (me also la *paiseh*)

  4. What lovely scrappies! Are you the only child? Just wondering what sports your siblings excelled in mah...Did you know a golfer at RSGC called Jeniffer Dulip?

  5. yeah, we do tend to forget the grands and the great grands eh...
    best father's day dedication i have ever seen!
    btw, you have such cool men in the family!!!

  6. Anggie's journel:

    The new parent:
    Yes, only start to appreciate him when I grew out of my teenage years. And now that I'm a parent myself, I realized how incredibly patient he was with me.

    Yeah, after his heart attack, he started to lose weight and the rest of us, put on weight pulak.

    Big Pumpkin:
    No, I have 3 older brothers. My 2nd brother is a teaching pro.
    Yes I know Jennifer Dulip. She was my senior. She was the junior batch before me.

    Cairo's mommy:
    Thank you. Cool men huh? Heheheh. Now to train the future men in my family, namely my sons :)

  7. hmm.. with such a dedicated mom, i doubt your kids will be anything but cool too :D

    oh btw, i've just tagged u... blogivitis hehe.

  8. Great Scraps..
    Your dad must be proud of you..
    And so do your children


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