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Monday, January 09, 2006
best served with alcohol
The holidays went by fine. The highlight as usual, would be the annual Foz reunion at Ilocos. The not-to-be-missed activities include: eating all the empanada you can manage at Batac (plus deep fried tender-juicy hotdogs on the side), the videoke contest (where he who is most drunk usually wins), and the Foz Variety Show (a performance of all the Foz Brats for our grandma aka Lowla).

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We also institutionalized this year, as part of the variety show, the Father Abraham portion. This is best performed if you are under the influence of a hefty serving of whisky, brandy or rum, preferably until you are as red as a tomato:
Father Abraham has many children
Many children has Father Abraham
I am one of them, so you are
(broken English essential to preserve rural flavor)
Let us praise the Lord (wave your hands side to side).
The following actions will then be chanted after the above, one added after the other until all actions are chronologically compounded onto your drunken, uncoordinated fool of a self.
Thumbs in (then repeat core stanza with thumbs pointed towards chest).
Shoulders up (with thumbs pointed inward, raise shoulders).
Legs apart (add to above, repeat core stanza).
Knees bent (preferably inward, for maximum timang look).
Neck bent (now tilt your head to the side).
Tongue out (yes, you sing everything with your tongue out).
Turn around (if all above wasn't enough).

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First we had the kids do it. Now, armed with a video camera for future blackmailing purposes, make the daddies dance.

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On a sober note, here are our family Christmas photos. That's me (gad what a ditsy pose), my younger sis, my mum, dad and our beautiful tree. Then there's us sisters and our fluffy old Shih-tzu, Liam:

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dezphaire strapped in @ 4:01 PM  

10 Comments:

  • At 9:40 PM, Blogger Abaniko said…

    looks like you've got one big happy family. great! all the best in 2006, dez!

     
  • At 10:18 AM, Blogger The Blue Sixteenth Note (the dark side...) said…

    He he he... mukha kang inosente sa family pic nyo... para kang highschool kid! :P

     
  • At 11:02 AM, Blogger jk said…

    neneng nene. :) hehehe... eniweys, happy new year! :)
    parang ang sarap maki party sa family nyo... wag lang akong mag fa-father abraham. hehehe

     
  • At 11:29 AM, Blogger dezphaire said…

    abaniko: thanks! and yes, we are a very happy (and at times weird & dysfunctional).

    nio: ganon!? haha. it must be the pose.

    kateh: initiation na namin yun. so there will come a time, Chips will do the Father Abraham.

     
  • At 1:22 PM, Blogger dreaming-neko said…

    what happy pics!
    you look quite different from when i first met your blog... why is that?

     
  • At 3:03 PM, Blogger dezphaire said…

    neko: i hope the change is in a good way? hehe. it may be the age. it may be work. errrmmm i really don't know...

     
  • At 12:24 AM, Anonymous jayvee f. said…

    your family has a very close resemblance to mine in terms of the wacky stuff we think of :)

     
  • At 4:13 AM, Anonymous KnOizKi said…

    Such a beautiful family Dez. Mag ka mukha ata kayo ng Daddy mo.

    Well looks like u guys had FUN!

    On hair: nice and shine. Palmolive? hehehe.

     
  • At 5:26 PM, Anonymous jojo said…

    what a nice christmas picture! :D and your house looks lovely too ;)

     
  • At 5:54 PM, Blogger dezphaire said…

    jayvee: yah. i am comforted by the fact that wackiness doesn't only run in our family.

    knoizki: minsan naman sabi kamukha ko mommy ko :) hehe. and ang hair? Head & Shoulders!

    jojo: thanks jojo! the drapes are products of my mother's boredom :)

     

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