[Photo at left shows the SPAGHETTI WESTERN invitation billet to the WILD WEST HOEDOWN of Daddy Max held on Saturday (29 July 2017). Right photos show the halved fractions of the group photo taken on stage of the Tejeros Hall, AFP Commissioned Officers’ Club, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Metro-Manila, Philippines.]
Wow… talagang parang BROADWAY1 show,
Ang BIRTHDAY Party ni Daddy Max nung SABADO2;
After the HOLY Mass presided by Fr. JP Hechanova3,
Nag-ballet si ALEE4, dapat ako ay KASAMA5…
Kasama akong sana’y aawit nung THE PRAYER6,
ALEE’s BALLET is dance interpretation as OPENER;
Actually, it was sort of a PRAYER-INVOCATION,
But my partner (ka-duet) got SICK, yun ay si Irene HALCION7!
And so THE PRAYER song was sung by DONDI ONG8,
Ka-DUET nya’y isang SOPRANO na mukhang naka-THONG;
Ang name niya’y CHAZ na ang boses ay MATAAS,
Baka ako’y pumiyok, kayat ako’y nag-PASS9!
Na-dis-APPOINT tuloy si JOMAR,10
Dahil everyday sa aking VOICE REHEARSAL;11
Bilib-na-bilib si JOMAR sa aking ARIA,
Halos kuhang-kuha ko raw ang kay BOCELLI12 na TIRADA!
Ang OPENING DANCE NUMBER na pag-ka-ganda-GANDA!
Ay ang BROADWAY medley dance13 na syang pang-entrada;
It was a DANCE RENDITION by the ALLIANCE14 Team,
‘Twas the start of DINING, everyone sort of PAUSED15 muna sa PAGKAIN!
And when it was LEGIT STATUS’16
DESPACITO Dance17 naman ang syang na-CHURN;
Halos mapa-indak ang mga BETERANONG18 GALAK,
Lalo na si General Bañez19 na PALAKPAK ng PALAKPAK!
Aba ito namang si Col. Lee20 ng KOREAN Embassy,
Panay ang kanyang VIDEO at halos ay di mapakali;
Mukhang ipapakita ang VIDEO sa BOSS NIYA…
Gagawa ng DVD! Baka maibenta sa DIVISORIA21?
Noong nag-SPEECH si Daddy Max before blowing the CAKE,
Binigyan nya ng PARANGAL ang mga DOCTORS at NURSING AIDE22;
Syempre special mention si Dr. Divinagracia23,
Pati si Dra. Bingbing Co24 na GRASYOSANG-GRASYOSA25!
Meron din syempreng patungkol kay Pareng Mon Maronilla26,
Dahil sya ang palaging nag-bibida’t nag-LILITANYA;
BIRTHDAY parties daw nitong aming si Daddy,
Kaniig27 daw ng BROADWAY shows sa New York City!
Salamat din po naman sa pagdalo ng ASPAC Execom28,
Kahit na di kumpleto, halos ay may QUORUM29;
Pati ang SABROSO Lechon30 dumalo din naman…
Kaya nadale ang LECHON, at sya ang NILANTAKAN!
[Legend: 1 – Every year since Daddy Max became NONAGENARIAN; we have made it a point that wonderful shows (i.e. singing and dancing) are presented during Daddy Max’s birthday celebrations. We have done some kind of a MICHAEL JACKSON show, a GANGNAM style show, FRANK SINATRA show, FILIPINO FOLKSINGING show, etc. This year though the MOTIF is WESTERN COWBOY style, we decided to showcase the HIPHOP dance teams of my daughters: Shayna, Cheska and Alee as they will compete this August 2017 in the 2017 World Hiphop International Contest to be held at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona.It was because of this, that one time, my good friend and KUMPADRE, Atty. Ramon M. Maronilla, incumbent President of the UP Alumni Association, Inc., quipped that Daddy Max’s birthday parties virtually look like Broadway shows.
2 – Daddy Max celebrated his 95th birthday on a Saturday, July 29, 2017; a day before his actual birth date which is July 30.
3 – Fr. John Paul Hechanova from the AFP-Camp Aguinaldo’s Chaplain’s Office presided over the HOLY MASS which was held prior to the birthday party proper.
4 – ALEE is my youngest daughter who did a ballet-dance interpretation of the song THE PRAYER. She has been doing this INVOCATION dance for countless times already.
5 – In previous INVOCATION-DANCE renditions by ALEE, I would do the ANDREA BOCELLI part of the song THE PRAYER while a friend, Ms. Irene Halcion, would do the CELINE DION part. But, Ms. Irene got sick and I asked Mr. Dondi Ong to get me a replacement.
6 – THE PRAYER is the song popularized by the duet done by Ms. Celine Dion and Mr. Andrea Bocelli.
7 – Ms. Irene Halcion is my female-friend who would usually do the CELINE DION part in the song-rendition of the song, THE PRAYER.
8 – Mr. Dondi Ong, a renowned Filipino tenor, would almost always be part of the retinue of singers in Daddy Max’s birthday parties. So, I requested Dondo to scout for a replacement.
9 – However, when I discerned that the replacement singer which Dondi scouted and brought, possessed a very high-pitched voice, I decided to just request Dondi to sing the ANDREA BOCELLI part of the song.
10 – Jomar aka Jose Mari Revilla is a paralegal assistant in our law Office.
11 – Every time, almost every day… I would rehearse (inside my Law Office) my ANDREA BOCELLI part in the rendition of the “THE PRAYER” song, Jomar would serve as my critic who would tell me whether the rendition was okey or not.
12 – BOCELLI is the famous crossover Italian tenor, ANDREA BOCELLI.
13 – The BROADWAY dance number performed by the ALLIANCE Team was a mélange/assortment of BROADWAY show dance-numbers particularly GREASE and WEST-SIDE STORY.
14 – The ALLIANCE Hiphop Team is a dance team organized by Jan Julliene G. San Juan, the BF of my 3rd child and 2nd daughter, Cheska Young.
15 – As the opening dance number performed by the ALLIANCE Team coincided with the start of DINING; almost everyone in the audience paused and stopped eating and intently watched the whole 18-minute run of the dance medley.
16 – The LEGIT STATUS Hiphop Team is a dance team organized by my son-in-law Vicente Miguel Rivera, and husband of my eldest daughter, Shayna Young-Rivera.
17 – DESPACITO is a popular song rendered by the tandem of Puerto Rican crooners: LUIS FONSI and DADDY YANKEE. A more popular version is that which Justin Bieber arranged, also with FONSI and DADDY YANKEE.
18 – Part of the guests in every birthday parties that Daddy Max would host would be the KOREAN WAR veterans; Daddy Max’s comrades-in-arms during the 1950 KOREAN WAR.
19 – General Arnulfo Bañez is a Korean War veteran and is incumbent Director of the Philippine Expeditionary Force to Korea Veterans’ Association more popularly known through its acronym PEFTOK.
20 – Col. Lee Seung-Joon who is the current Military Attache assigned in the South Korean Embassy here in the Philippines.
21 – Divisoria is the biggest FLEA Market in Metro-Manila where almost items are available in very cheap and bargain prices.
22 – Daddy Max acknowledged the help and assistance of the whole medical staff as well as the nurses and aides during his confinement at the UERM in April 2017 when Daddy Max was downed with a virulent strain of PNEUMONIA.
23 – Dr. Divinagracia is Dr. Romeo A. Divinagracia who is the incumbent President of the UERM.
24 – Dra. Bingbing Co is Dra. Maribel Emma Co-Hidalgo of the UERM.
25 – GRASYOSANG-GRASYOSA is a Tagalog term derived from Spanish word GRACIOSA which actually means SO VERY GRACIOUS.
26 – Atty. Mon Maronilla is Atty. Ramon M. Maronilla, the incumbent President of the UP Alumni Association, Inc.
27 – Kaniig is a Tagaloy term which means “LOOK-ALIKE” or “SIMILAR”.
28 – ASPAC EXECOM is acronym for Ateneo Schools Parents Council Executive Committee which has the following as its members: the President, the Vice-President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, and the Interim Past President of ASPAC.
29 – Out of the 5 members of the ASPAC EXECOM, THREE (3) members were present during Daddy Max’s 95th Bday party; namely: Dr. Andy Tan, Ysa Concepcion and Juliet Remorque.
30 – Doc Andy Tan, incumbent ASPAC President, as always would give as GIFT a whole savory SABROSO LECHON.]