[Some of the photos taken during the SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY for Doc Andy on February 27, 2017 at the BADMINTON HALL located at No. 6 20th Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City, Metro-Manila.Doc Andy is Dr. ALEJANDRO TAN who is the incumbent President of the ATENEO SCHOOLS PARENTS COUNCIL, more popularly known by its acronym – ASPAC. Well, going back to Doc Andy’s SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY…IT WAS FUN!]
Ang naunang nag-plano ay si RAUL,1
Minungkahi niyang idaos sa BADMINTON HALL;2
Masayang sumegunda ang LAHAT,
Syempre– kainan na naman itong walang PUKNAT!
Kunwari daw ay may mag-papa-FENGSHUI,
At hihikayatin siya ni ANDOY;
Yan ang bansag ko kay ANDREW PUEN,
Pero, baka daw si Doc Andy mag-pa-POSTPONE!
Kasi nga naman ang FENGSHUI CHART,
Merong sinusunod at dapat ay TUMPAK;
Ang araw at oras ay dapat na SWAK,
Kaya’t FIRST PLAN baka maging PALPAK!
Kaya’t ang naging SECOND PLAN NAMAN,
Kunwa’y si Doc Andy ay IIMBITAHAN;
Magiging tampok na GUEST SPEAKER SIYA,
Mag-si-share siya ng mga EKSPERIENSYA…
Experience nya bilang ASPAC PREXY,
Siguradong hindi siya magpapa-PROXY;
Ukol sa SCHOLARSHIP program kasi kuno,
Siyempre si DOC ANDY ang IN THE KNOW DITO…
Aba, nung akin siyang IMBITAHAN,
Syempre kuntodo with letterhead na LIHAM;
Sagot ni DOC ANDY po NAMAN,
“Wholeheartedly”…and “I WILL COME!”…
Kunwa’y pupulongin ni DOC ANDY,
Mga magulang ng mga scholars ng Foundation ni MOMMY3;
Aba si DOC ANDY ay nag-request pa,
Gusto nya’y may LCD projector pa!
At dumating na nga ang D-DAY,
Nagdatingan na ang mga MOMMY at DADDY;
Pagkain at drinks nga ay umapaw,
Meron pang pancit MOLONG pang-sabaw!
Naku ang CALLOS4 ni RAUL,
Sa amoy palang ay WONDERFUL;
Kaya nga at sinipat ko ng husto,
Malamang maubos agad dahil ito’y PABORITO!
Noong dumating na si Doc Andy,
May kutob na siyang tunay daw na matindi;
Bakit nga naman ipinasama pa si NETTE,
Inabutan pa nyang sa INNER GATE5
madaling pumasok si JULIET!
Kahit na nga nalaman nya’t nagka-bukuhan,
Syempre THOUGHTFULNESS ang syang may kabuluhan;
Mahal talaga si DOC ANDY ng mga COLLEAGUES niya sa ASPAC,
Nagbigay ng oras, nag-saing, nag-luto, atbp… at nagpasayang tunay sa kaniya…WEN NARAGSAK6!!!!
[Legend: 1 – RAUL refers to Atty. RAUL PANLASIQUI who is the incumbent Immediate Past President of the ATENEO SCHOOLS PARENTS COUNCIL.
2 – When the matter of having an alternative venue for ASPAC’s Christmas Party in December 2016 was discussed, I privately suggested to Doc Andy and Atty. Raul Panlasiqui about the Badminton Hall which I said could be an alternative site. Well, the Christmas Party was held at the originally-planned venue at the Penthouse of ATENEO’s Leong Hall.
3 – I sent a letter-invitation to Doc Andy requesting him to share his experiences as ASPAC Prexy with respect to ASPAC’s scholarship program and to speak before the parents of the scholars of the Norma Tobias Young Foundation, Inc., a charitable foundation named after my late Mommy Norma.
4 – Callos is a hearty stew made of beef tripe, ox feet, chorizo de bilbao, garbanzo beans, green peas and bell peppers slow-cooked in a paprika-infused tomato sauce. The backbone of the dish is the full-flavored broth and nothing will ruin it more than the malodor of beef tripe. And Atty. Raul Panlasiqui would usually bring this dish to almost all of ASPAC’s meetings and feasts. And Atty. Raul makes it a point to source the beef tripe from the best meat shops to avoid the unwanted beef tripe malodor.
5 – When Doc Andy arrived and as he was entering the OUTER GATE, following me in tow, I was surprised to see Ms. Juliet Remorque darting out from the comfort room and trying to sneak in fast through the INNER GATE into the Badminton Hall. Mukhang hindi naman nakita, dahil nilansi ng kaunti ni Nette si Doc Andy.
6 – WEN NARAGSAK is an Ilocano phrase which means: “YES, IT WAS JOYFUL!”]