[Here is my son TONTON walking the ramp (acting out as though a topnotch ramp MODEL) during the 2016 CHRISTMAS party at the REED ELSEVIER company (a British-Australian multinational firm) where TONTON is currently employed. Well, the photo seems too apt to show in light of my prognostication in this FUN-RHYME BLOG that TONTON will in the future become a GREAT and AFFLUENT person. Take note of the NUMBER 8 ( a very lucky number indeed, in Chinese belief).HAPPY BIRTHDAY TON!!!!]
You’re a child born in the year of the DRAGON,
And eventually you’ve been nicknamed as TONTON;
Your nickname evokes such massiveness & weight,
Not just one TON but twice the freight1!
Thus, I truly feel you’ll soon be great,
For those DRAGON born would gladly state:
“Our luck and fortune are bright in gaze,
They come in great number even through a haze…”2
When you were an infant in your nonage,
Your Mom and I hired a female page3;
She was a nursemaid with Visayan accent,
Taking care of you like crazy sans any dent4!
That nursemaid even prohibited us;
Your Mom, myself; she would even cuss;
As though she’s your mom, and us just like none,
No chance to be near you, when twilight has come!
On hindsight now, I feel and think—
That nursemaid might have thought & cringed;
That she was nursing5 some kind of royalty,
Perhaps not yet; sort of some destiny!
And now on your way to full adulthood,
You’ll soon perhaps attain affluent livelihood;
Could it be some fortune in the MEGALOTTO,
I’ll cross my fingers; I still don’t know…
But with your diligence, industry and ken…
I’ll hope and pray just like any fatherly kin;
That you’ll be great and even massive…
Oh not your weight— I am thinking of wealth!
And if you’ll truly win the MEGALOTTO,
Be truly generous and don’t be LOCO6;
Though wealth is good, it sparks some kind of ROCOCO7…
Just stay as SIMPLE, WISE and GOD-FEARING; it’s truly a great MOTTO!
[Here’s a wacky photo of TONTON with his GF, Aly Duyan.]
HAPPY 29th BIRTHDAY TON!!!!