>> Thursday, June 19, 2008
I was asked by my kids what’s the occasion today early in the morning as they saw some celebration being shown on morning news shows. I’ve been puzzled by their inquiries and peeked at the show they’re watching. Uhm ok so it’s the birthday of our national hero, Jose Rizal. As my little son is always curious about so many things he was interested who is this person that was celebrating his birthday without cake. You know Josh will not sing you a happy birthday song if there’s no cake on the table lol! Birthdays for him are always associated with blowing candles on cake, little kids’ requirements.
Anyway as he’s very keen on his questioning me I told him some of what I’ve learned in my high school subjects like the books that he authored the Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo which ignited the revolutionary heart of the Filipinos to rebel against the Spaniards, well that’s so heavy for a kid but Josh was really interested with big eyes staring at me! Sometimes I thought that he’s not only 4 years old when he talk and act like that, very matured for his age.
I told him that his Ate Ruth and Gen have been in Rizal’s house in Calamba last year (as seen from pictures above) and he got so excited that I promised him that I’ll bring him there next time, maybe on a field trip just like my daughters. I’ve shown him pictures of Rizal’s house when we were there and he thanked me for all the information I’ve told him. He then told the story to whomever he came to talk to that day.