[My good friend Jean aka JENARO PAREDES is shown here casually and sportily attired in one of his journeys/holiday trips. Jean, despite his being stationed in far-away IRELAND, managed to pitch-in to the FUNDRAISER put up by my daughters in relation to their quest to BRING HOME THE GOLD in the 2017 WORLD HIPHOP INTERNATIONAL CONTEST in Phoenix, Arizona from August 7-12, 2017 at the ARIZONA GRAND RESORT & SPA. Let’s all pray and support the Philippine HIPHOP Teams particularly the LEGIT STATUS and ALLIANCE Dance Teams.]
He is a FRATERNITY BROTHER of a FRIEND,1
But when we met and got together,’twas a good BLEND;
I found him JOLLY, KIND and AMUSING,
We went on a project that ended with a ZING2!
It’s a project that’s sort of a SECRET,
Even dined with a sociable PROSEC3;
And after a week or so, both Jean & I got AMAZED,
As though we’re able to zip through out of a MAZE!
Thence, Jean flew back to DUBLIN, IRELAND,
It BORDERS a part of what’s called by its tag as “NORN IRON”4;
And indeed in the short stint of our MEET,
Found Jean as hard as IRON, during his political BEAT!5
Now as a true and card-carrying IRISH,
Jean has gone into GARDEN DESIGN and CATERING BUSINESS;
Am sure he’ll be grand in his DESIGNS,
And his businesses will prosper till the end TIMES!
Being a LEO person, you’re known as truly STUBBORN,
Cause you’ve ambitions in LIFE to which you are SWORN;
And being HONEST, WARM-HEARTED and SELF-MOTIVATED,
Am so sure you will succeed in your GOALS INDEED!
And as an OX person based on the Chinese ZODIAC,
You’ve the STRENGTH and DETERMINATION of a LUMBERJACK;
And with your ardent patriotism to our PHILIPPINE COUNTRY,
When you’ve retired, hope to see you back with CATHY6!
On your coming NATAL DAY, I wish to also THANK YOU;
Your lucky colors are WHITE, GREEN and YELLOW—
As a faithful husband to pretty CATHY,
Hope you’ll sway CATHY to stay even in our country’s PERIPHERY!
[Here’s a photo taken during the graduation rites of Jean’s youngest son. From L-R: Jean, the couple’s youngest son, and Jean’s gracious and elegant wife, Cathy.]
THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEAN!!!!