Beyond...

Before anything else, I would just like to point out that my domain, [dannybuntu dot com] for more than 7 years now, has been taken over by somebody else. From now on, I would only post here on dannybuntu.blogspot.com. 

October 10, 2017

I have found it hard to write lately about most things that are going on in the world and not just the Philippines. To be sure, there are many, many, many things to write about. 

As a father, my thoughts fall mainly on Samuel, my soon to be born youngest son. 

My wife and I are undergoing a nesting period of sorts. She sewed some baby mittens from old cloth, cleaned up the crib and tried our best to make our home - homier for the baby. 

I, on the other hand concentrated mainly on covering the financial aspects which is a little complicated. Foremost of these are unforeseen business expenses brought about by bad contractors among many other things I do not care to delve on at the moment. 

Dear Baby Samuel, 

I do not know if you would read this some day. Just know that mama and I, as well as your ate's and other siblings love you with all our hearts. These are not normal times for the world or for our country. And I cannot help but worry about the kind of world you would see when you grow up. 

Lately, I have been thinking about death a lot. 

So many surround me. So many sordid details I do not wish to impart to you. But as it is, that is life, death is omnipresent. 

My wish is to see you grow up until I am old. But if that won't be possible, then you would have at least your mom and siblings to tell you stories about what our family was like when the world was young, when dreams were fresh and when the meadows were green and the streams quiet. 

Truly, you would have an interesting future. 

I'd like to give you the nickname of 'Samboy' or 'Sammie'. When I was younger, there was a basketball player who seemed as if he could walk on air. I wanted to be like him. His socks were pure white and strangely long up to his knees. As a child, I always asked my mom, to buy me those 'knee socks' but couldn't really find something that long. I instead got those 'soccer' (ugh) socks that had green lines on them. They were comfy and at the time, I really felt as if I was 'Samboy Lim' the Skywalker. Reference that to Luke in Star Wars. 

Sadly, I didn't play as well. I did get to be on a championship team though, I just wasn't able to get the ring. I'd spare you the details and tell you myself when I get the chance. 




Anyway, kuya Alex and I are playing 'Spaceship Paper' and I just told him about the Borg Cubes. So, until then... :)

Love,

Papa