[Photo above shows my IDOL, UP LAW CLASSMATE and FRIEND, DAN ISTURIS AMOSIN, who is now lucratively practicing law in the STATE OF CALIFORNIA in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. I would say that the shower of blessings continuously pouring and raining upon IDOL DAN is due principally to his brand of true-blue GENEROSITY. THANK YOU SO MUCH IDOL DAN!]
He is a studious scholar at the UP LAW1,
Would find him all-day poring in the LIBRARY still so BRAW2;
That’s why perhaps he aced the CALIFORNIA BAR3,
With flying colors, he virtually got a STAR4!
His HUMILITY is perhaps truly home-grown,
Was a SEMINARIAN when still was fond of ICE CREAM CONE5;
As he matriculated in the UP College of Law,
He showed his HUMILITY for he has neither DELUSION nor trait FLAW!
He’s a respected member of the SIGMA RHO6,
He would be consulted by BRODS, for him to say GO…
For he indeed is so touched with HUMILITY,
BOASTING is not his CUP OF TEA!
His INTELLECTUAL STATURE7 is beyond QUESTION,
And an excellent WRITER8 with no PRETENSION;
He calls a SPADE a SPADE…so honestly FRANK…
A true TEETOTALER as I’ve never seen him DRUNK!
Idol DAN’s GENEROSITY is par excellence,
That has been bruited about with PREVALENCE;
He’s always quick in the DRAW w/ RESTO BILLS9,
As though he wants his CASH to go straight into the TILLS10!
As a LIBRA person11, he’s so ENERGETIC and prefers ACTION—
He seems to shun PLANNING for he wants early FRUITION;
And he’s truly DECISIVE as he takes INITIATIVE…
For all of his wholesome traits…I TRULY BELIEVE12!
As a TIGER person,13 he possesses ARTISTIC SKILLS,
That’s why he appears too CHARMING but not of the SHILLS14;
He could sway and persuade almost all,
For he’s a MOTIVATIONAL talker on CALL15!
Idol DAN is armed with a SENSE of HUMOR too,
He once donned a DON CORLEONE attire as in the LOU16;
That was recounted to me by ARIEL17,
Not the ARIEL in the BIBLE, but this ARIEL is neither EVIL…
THANK YOU SO MUCH IDOL DAN!!!!
[Legend: 1 – UP Law is the University of the Philippines-College of Law located at the Malcolm Hall in Diliman, Quezon City, Metro-Manila, Philippines.
2 – BRAW means FINE.
3 – Idol Dan passed the California Bar examination with flying colors and was allowed to practice law in the State of California, USA in June 1995.
4 – Reportedly, Idol Dan’s law practice became so lucrative as he was considered by his clients in the USA as a fantastic, amazing and diligent lawyer, truly a STAR lawyer.
5 – The love or fondness for ICE CREAM CONE would refer to the teen-age years of Idol Dan as here in the Philippines particularly the teens would be so much fond of ice cream which is being peddled in the streets.
6 – Sigma Rho Fraternity is a College of Law-based fraternity of the University of the Philippines – Diliman and reputed to be the pioneer in law-student fraternities in Asia. It maintains its singular existence with resident and alumni brods. The two letters of the Greek alphabet are its emblems for the stature of the Sigma Rho brods as “Seekers of the Right”.
7 – Idol Dan’s intellectual superiority is acknowledged not only by his Sigma Rho Fraternity brothers but almost all of his contemporaries in the UP College of Law.
8 – Idol Dan was Senior Associate Editor of the Philippine Collegian during our UP Law days.
9 – Reportedly, and as conveyed by his fraternity brods, Idol Dan would almost always solely foot the bill in almost all of the gathering of classmates and fraternity brothers every time such social gathering would have Idol Dan as host and even as a mere guest.
10 – TILLs would refer to the cashiers’ box and/or the cash register.
11 – Being born on October 15, 1950 ; Idol Dan is guided by the zodiac sign of LIBRA.
12 – In the Philippines, the word “BELIEVE” has acquired a peculiar meaning as – SO IMPRESSED; but that the word has been Tagalized and spelled as “BILIB”…as in BILIB AKO SAYO, meaning…I AM MUCH IMPRESSED ABOUT YOU.Thus, the use of the English term BELIEVE, is used in this FUN RHYME BLOG in that sense.
13 – Being born on October 15, 1950 ; Idol Dan is guided by the Chinese zodiac sign of the TIGER.
14 – A SHILL has a peculiar meaning of some kind of a swindler who could easily entice or lure a person.
15 – Idol Dan’s profession as a LAWYER is depicted herein with poetic license as a profession done on an ON CALL basis. Indeed, a lawyer must be a MOTIVATIONAL TALKER to achieve success in his/her lawyering career.
16 – LOU actually means a short animated film; well, to achieve a rhyme in this FUN RHYME BLOG, the word “LOU” is used here in this FUN RHYME BLOG, to denote just a FILM and/or MOVIE.
17 – Ariel is our UP Law classmate, ARIEL ABONAL who was CHEVRON’s Chief Legal Counsel in the Philippines. Ariel went on a trip to the U.S.A. and he was, together with two (2) other UP Law classmates, wined and dined by Idol Dan. Ariel was even amazed that after Idol Dan foot the bill, Idol Dan gave Ariel a thick wad of US dollars to buy “pasalubong” for Ariel’s kith and kin.]