Leap day 2012

I never really realized that this year was a leap year until yesterday. And since I had an extra day in my hands, I thought that I should use it in something worthwhile since it only comes once a year. And I’m glad I got to spend it in a fun way instead of just sleeping the day away (which is usually what I do, haha)! 🙂

Well, the only plan for that day was to accompany my friend to my dad’s office because she had to interview my dad for her writing class. So I went with her there. It was funny when we were on the way to the office because my mom’s car broke down and it wouldn’t start. We were stuck for a while in the gas station and we just waited there until it got fixed. It was so hot and sunny! I hated it. But then it just took a few minutes and after some time, we arrived at the police station. It was actually my first time to see my dad’s office! I never knew it was THAT far from home and school. And the traffic and heat was just unbearable. But it was fine, because when we arrived, we got to have pizza in his office! The heat makes me hungry, alright. We also watched a little bit of the impeachment trial before my friend started the interview. It served as our ice-breaker because the trial was just so funny especially when Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago and Atty. Vitaliano Aguirre fought. It was the best thing ever!

I actually got to know my dad better while he was being interviewed because the questions weren’t just related to his job but to his duty as a father as well. I got to know how he thinks of certain things and why he didn’t bring us with him whenever he got assigned to different places. I always see kids who always move in and out of places because their parents get assigned to different locations, but my family stays in only one place. I never got to spend a lot of time with him when I was young because he was always away. He was even assigned abroad during the first three years of my life. I also got to know why he was keeping a low profile while many people in the same line of duty would do anything and everything just to get noticed. When he was asked questions regarding those matters, I finally got to understand why he does the things he does, and it felt so good to know more about a parent and his traits. I think that was one of the best things that happened that day.

So after the interview, my dad decided to bring us to Greenhills to have dinner. And then, he invited my boyfriend too! It was a surprise because I really thought that we would never meet that day (I don’t have classes on Wednesdays but he does). But there, my parents really thought of him first. I’m glad that he and the members of my family get along. He’s a wonderful guy and everyone in my family loves him! My uncle came along too and as usual, we talked and laughed a lot and I could tell that everyone had fun. Too bad my siblings weren’t there. But it was fun spending that day with the people I love. I think that’s what really matters. 🙂

Oh, and today, I found out that I’m [still] eligible to graduate with Latin Honors! Wow, there’s still hope! Thank you, DLSU! Haha!


  1. Wow, sounds like you had a really good leap day! 🙂 You got to know your dad more and your family and boyfriend got to spend some time together ^^ It is a magical day xD

  2. I also find it amusing when I look at the “professional” side of my father. Sometimes I judge him as a worker. I never thought I can learn a lot about a person by doing that. I saw my father’s resume and wow. His resume looks really cool and he’s had a good employment history and all that. It made me respect him even more XD

  3. true, it is really amzaing how hard our fathers work and not even know it. Hope the writing and interview goes well

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