I woke up very excited last Wednesday morning because I will be having a long day with my dad whom I called Papa. It is a very rare opportunity for the both of us to go on a "date", I mean having time for ourselves alone. Papa is the type of person that is most of the time quite and reserved. You will seldom hear him talk but when he does it is surely full of sense and wisdom. He always knew when to talk and when to listen and most of the time he is a good listener. On the other side, he is approachable, easy and fun to be with.
We agreed day before that since I will be going near the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Office, I invited him to come along and register as a new voter in Davao. He said that he last voted in 1983 and he couldn't even remember the names of the politicians he voted. LOL! I think my dad was overly excited because when I woke up that morning he was all dressed up and ready to go. Haha! As usual, I am an hour late...
|Papa at Comelec... He's so excited about the next election...|
|the view outside Comelec Office... Actually inside Magsaysay Park...|
|asked Papa to pose near the wall of Miner's Restaurant...|
|enjoying our eat all you can lunch at Miner's along Ponciano Street...|
|Eat All You Can at Miner's for only P129.00|
It was a very unforgettable day. Papa and I practically hang out almost the whole day. After taking our lunch, he accompanied me to the bank where I opened an account to buy my domain. We headed to Land Transportation Office in Ecoland thinking of applying a Student Permit for both of us. I was given twice already but has expired before I applied for a license. I think Papa never had a driver's license. I am just not sure if he is afraid of driving but I heard stories that he met an accident before while driving a motorcycle and from then on he never dared to drive any vehicle.
I was so happy when he finally decided to apply for a Student Permit because he is now practicing how to drive the motorcycle that my brother left him. I was kind of disappointed when his application was not processed in the LTO that day because he does not have a birth certificate. I am currently working for the late registration of it. Hopefully, it will be finished before this year ends.
I super enjoyed that day and my sister even called to congratulate Papa on his Comelec registration and of course on our date. I hope to have more bonding moments with my Papa in the coming days. You know, my dad is so cool and fun to be with.