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I am now at the prime of my life and have been married for the past 25 years. Sickly at times, but wants to see the elixir vita, so that I will be able to see my grandchildren from my two boys.

Thursday, July 13, 2006


Dear Auntie Patti Koh,

Last week, my two boys asked me, if they could get my airline pass because they want to go on a short vacation.

My eldest son, went to Orlando with her girlfriend, under my airline pass and I have to give the girlfriend a companion pass, so that she could fly with my son to Orlando. My son was telling me that he will let his girlfriend pay the travel tax and other charges. Since it was only $47.00 I told my son that he could forget about it. My wife and I took them both to the airport and my son kept on thanking me and was reminding me to take my medications and try to work hard. He said he will be returnin Sunday. It was only a four day stay in Orlando. He gave me the address where he will stay with his girlfriend and told me if I will have a problem, to call his cell fon anytime.

My younger son, whom we have taken also to the airport, just said his farewell, advised his mom that he will call when he arrived in New Jersey at his cousins' house and said not to be calling him because definitely he will be out most of the time with cousin and might be drunk. He did not even bother to look back and said goodbye, but just went ahead inside the airport to the ticket counter to pick up his ticket from the kiosk. Called back and talked to his mom and said he wasd given a first class seat from my pass that he used. Said he will be back on tuesday and will just get his car that my office parking lot at the airport where he parked it because the car has the sticker of my office.

Both have arrived already. My eldest son, checked on me immediately even I was asleep. Hug me and said he is back with his girlfriend and will pick up his car at the garage and head home to his apartment with his girlfriend because he is already tired and will just call me when he already rested and on my day off.

Next day, the youngest one came, drop his bag on the kitchen floor, emptied his pocket with all the coins and came up to my room, woke me up and asked for money because his car does not have any gas.

Everytime I closed my eyes at night, I was trying to figure out my two sons. I love them both, but my parents are right when my dad told me that I will have to educated and understand myself when I deal with my two boys. He said they are two different individuals with two different characters and sentiments in life.

And so Auntie Patti Koh, I have come to believe that fathers are always right when they give advise to their children. Experience is their best teacher.


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