FUN RHYME SERIES 60: MALIGAYANG KAARAWAN DOC ANDY aka DR. ALEJANDRO TAN, MD

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[Ateneo Schools Parents Council (ASPAC) President Dr. Alejandro Tan aka DOC ANDY TAN will be celebrating his birthday on February 25, 2017. An unannounced/unscheduled birthday luncheon was haphazardly made out following the February 18, 2017 ASPAC meeting. This,  after our female colleagues in ASPAC wooed and  incessantly egged our dear Doc Andy  to do an advance BLOW-OUT. Thus, the whole caboodle of the ASPAC council,almost perhaps, dined at the ZENSHO Restaurant along Tomas Morato Avenue in Quezon City.]

 

Maligayang kaarawan DOC ANDY,

Matikas pa din at tunay na matindi;

Listong kumilos at walang pakiyeme1,

Ang nais nya’y SURE na mangyayare!

 

 

Masipag siya’t tunay na masinop,

Di alintana ang pagsakay sa LRT loop;

Basta trabaho hindi nya uurungan,

Lalo na’t kung ASPAC2 ang siyang tinutulungan!

 

 

 

Halos araw-araw ay nag-“co-commute” siya,

Kapakanan ng ATENEO students ang angking layon nya;

Kaya naman siya’y tunay na minamahal,

Baka patayuan sya tuloy — rebultong ala-TAJ MAJAL!

 

 

Aba ako’y namangha nung narinig ko ang KUWENTO3,

Noon daw ang ASPAC nagkaroon ng PROJECT sa ATENEO;

Halos lahat daw ng SOLICITATION-DONATION ay puro thru DOC ANDY,

Yan ang PRESIDENTE —tunay na ADELANTE4!

 

 

Mga opisyales ng ATENEO ay gumagalang sa kanya,

Aba syempre! FENGSHUI Master pa din siya;

Dahil palagi ay GOOD LUCK ang dala niya,

Yong mga kumukontra baka BAD LUCK ang maging pasya!

 

 

 

Ang aking pang isang nasagap na balita,

Pagpasok ng pera sa ASPAC ay totoong naging SWAK;

Ginamitan ng FENG SHUI… naku po ALAHOY!

Huwag na pong mag-kuripot— wala nang abuloy na ala-BELEKOY5!

 

Galante po siya at tunay na GENEROSO,

Kaya ang lahat ay napasunod sa USO;

Nandyan si JOSELITO panay ang regalo;

Tuwing may BOARD meeting mayroong bitbit na BIKO!

 

 

 

Di naman papatalo itong si ROBERT TAN,

Tuwing may BOARD MEETING, umaapaw ang aming tiyan…

KAPENG masarap, at TSOKOLATENG malasa,

May pahabol pang STEVESTON PIZZA,

 

 

 

Noong sya’y  naging Presidente ng ASPAC,

Para bagang dumadalo sa mga PARTY ay limpak-limpak;

Marahil gustong kay Doc Andy’y mag-BESO-BESO,

Yon pala nama’y gusto’y LECHON SABROSO6!

 

 

 

Kung ako’y tunay na tatanungin sa  SURVEY,

WISH ko’y maging PRESIDENT for LIFE si DOC ANDY;

Para hindi na matinag ang mabisang TAMBALAN,

PREXY7 si DOC ANDY, at si RAUL8 ang IPP9 naman!

 

MULI, MALIGAYANG KAARAWAN DOC ANDY!!!!

 

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[Legend: 1 – PAKIYEME would mean PRETENSE; thus “WALANG PAKIYEME” would mean candid and straightforward, sincere and frank.
2 – ASPAC is the acronym for ATENEO SCHOOLS PARENTS’ COUNCIL which is an aggrupation of parents wherein the parents serve on a volunteer-basis in the pursuit of  ATENEO’s mandate to  provide the studentry with a Jesuit-type of  liberal education through the harmonious development of moral and intellectual virtues; as well as of forming persons who, following the teachings and example of Christ, will devote their lives to the service of others and, through the promotion of justice, serve especially those who are most in need of help, the poor and the powerless.
3 – The KUWENTO (i.e. story, in English) which I learned in one of the meetings of the ASPAC Board (conveyed to me by a fellow ASPAC member) was that about a project (i.e. WELCOMING OF OUT-OF-TOWN PARENTS) launched and sponsored by the ASPAC which primarily consisted of accumulating donations; it was Doc Andy Tan who generated the most funds through his solicitation efforts. Also, another PROJECT was about a computer-related symposium which was an ATENEO project where Doc Andy was able to accumulate a lot of donations-solicitations.
4 – ADELANTE is a Spanish word which connotes being always FORWARD, AHEAD and on TOP OF THINGS.
5 – BELEKOY is a native delicacy, actually a sweet pastry which is leathery tough in consistency. And it connotes STINGINESS or being too ungenerous. With Doc Andy at the helm of ASPAC, others have followed suit and have become as GENEROUS as Doc Andy.
6 – Doc Andy would always make it sure that in every party organized by the ASPAC to be capped by a feast, a LECHON SABROSO must invariably be served. LECHON SABROSO is a special type of ROASTED PIG (i.e. LECHON) which is a usual table fare during parties and celebrations and feasting in the Philippine setting.
7 – PREXY is another term for PRESIDENT.
8 – RAUL refers to the current/incumbent Immediate Past President of ASPAC which serves as the FIFTH MEMBER of the ASPAC’s Executive Committee (EXECOM). The other FOUR (4) members of the EXECOM are: Doc Andy as Prexy,  Katie Sy as VP, Maria Luisa Concepcion as Secretary and Juliet Remorque as Treasurer.
9 – IPP is acronym for Immediate Past President.]
 

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