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BC: by Jude Pius Mari H. Tamayo, 1SJB Memoirs of a Family
FC: Memoirs of a Family | You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. ~Desmond Tutu
2: I. It Starts with Me II. Meet my Family III. Meet my Brother, Jonas IV. Mother Knows Best V. Wonder Dad! VI. Family Facts VII. FUN FUN FUN VIII. Faith Above All IX. Bonding at the Mall X. Laughters and Joys XI. Surprise and Excitement XII. Family Smiles | Table of Contents
3: I am Jude Pius Mari H. Tamayo, call me Jude!! I am a freshman student from St, John the Baptist (1-SJB), Claret School of Quezon City. I finished my elementary schooling as third honorable mention, from Notre Dame of Greater Manila. I am fascinated with all kinds of sports, though I want to excel in basketball, badminton and soccer..and I am a good swimmer, too. But above all my academics come first, for there’s no better thing than the best education. I crave for fried chicken, crispy pata, sisig and some carrots. I also love caramello ice cream.and day is never complete without a Coke. I want to be a sports doctor or a chef, somedaycall me Jude!!! | Starts with Me
4: We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together. ~Erma Bombeck The Tamayo Family is a fusion of two persons driven by unconditional love, strong faith and lifetime dedication, of Ma. Ana Rosalia M. Halili and Leo P. Tamayo for the past 18 years and a forever commitment to endure life’s challenges, joys and countless blessings to bring up nature’s masterpiece..our Family. | Meet my Family...
5: In time of test, family is best. ~Burmese Proverb I am proud to admit that my brother Jonas Paulus Mari, call him Josh, is the best brother one could ever have. He does not always show his concern and affection, but it’s always there. He is in third year at the Ateneo de Manila High School. Small but terrible, he belongs to the Klaseng Pandangal ng 3M and an active school- org secretary of Akbay (Atenistang Kasama sa Buhay). He is a consistent honor student and Kostka awardee in deportment. He is not into sports, though he is a good swimmer, too. He writes well and always glued to his mini notebook or desktop. He is a good declamer and is best in power point and visual presentations. He loves Japanese food, seafood and fried chicken. He has good appetite for sinigang na baboy, luncheon meat and bagoong balayan. He plans to take up Psychology or Medicine in the near future., .go go Bro!!!!! | My Brother, Jonas
6: Mother knows Best
7: Mothers all want their sons to be President, but they don’t want them to become politicians in the process. – John Fitzgerald Kennedy No doubt she is beautiful, loving, over protective and the greatest mother in the world. She was a consistent honor student in her schoolings. She obtained her college degree in BS in Medical Technology from the University of Sto. Tomas. She practiced her profession for few years until she got married to my Dad. She always wants to learb cooking, but all the best, she cooks her masterpiece (shrimp paste). She valued good education so much that she never sleeps with our assignments undone. Aside from loving so much our family, her only hobby is shpping. Just like most Moms do, anyway.
8: In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present. - Tao Le Ching Doubtless too, he is the coolest and greatest Dad in the worls. Just like Mom, he was a consistent scholar from grade school to college. He finished a course in BS in Electronics & Communications Engineering at Don Bosco College. As President & COO of his company, he works in full dedication, but never fails to prioritize our family. | Wonder Dad!
9: F A C T S | Family life is never an accident but always an achievement by those who share it. - James H.S. Bossard Challenges are part of family life. My parents started a humble beginning. They tried and explored small business ventures. My Dad decided to be self-reliant and self –employed. He discovered himself as a good salesman and a good engineer, all in one. Having been a technical guy for so long, he tried to get a real estate broker’s license and sold several big properties to esteemed clients. In their early years of marriage, my Dad was able to build a 3-storey house for us, his family, as we enjoyed the privilege of going to the best schools. Years past, while there were some lapses in business, with God’s guidance and my Dad’s perseverance, nothing is impossible. He diversified to other business which paid–off better as we found a new house in a better environment and enjoyed a lot more privilege in life. Of all these blessings, we never lose focus in our faith and compassion to others. Life indeed is beautiful !
10: Family jokes, though rightly cursed by strangers, are the bond that keeps most families alive. - Stella Benson What makes a good relaxation of body, mind and spirit? Going places on weekends and holidays or simply staying home on lazy Sunday afternoon with the family together. Cool air in Tagaytayfrolicking in the pool at Shangrila Hoteldrive-thru meals at Mcdonaldsstop-over snack at Shell Selectspicy crab at Macapagal seaside resto...kookabura wings at Outbacksisig at Gerry’s grilltempura at Teriyaki Boylugaw at Lugawan Republicpizza at Shakey’s..classic hot choco at Starbucksor grilled bangus and binagoongang baboy recipe of Dad for Sunday lunch.That’s all fun, fun, fun!!! | F U N ! F U N ! F U N !
11: The family that prays together, stays together.- Fr. James Reuter, S.J Saturday anticipated mass starts and ends the week for our family. We never fail to hear mass, not because it’s an obligation, but it’s a manifestation of our faith and trust in God. It was the most relevant day in the family. | Faith Above All
12: To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. ~Barbara Bush While Saturdays are must mass-days, it is also a mall day. Walking around the mall is a great and meaningful activity of our family. It is also always amusing as we see some showbiz personalities around the mall. It is bonding and relaxing | Bonding at the Mall
13: Stand –up comedies are more funny with the family in the audience. Tears of laughter just flow spontaneously as it ease some stress from school, and office works. The usual and common jitters always make the family laugh.. | Vice Ganda @ Metrobar April 4, 2009 | Laughters and Joys
14: Dad is always excited to tell us the new projects. Mom is always excited watching the tele-novelas and PBB. Simple suspense and excitement comes during releasing of report cards..who gets the honors and who gets the highest gradesglad to say, both of us get honors and high gradesand we owe this to each and everyone in our family. | Surprises and Excitement
15: When you look at your life, the greatest happiness is family happiness. ~Joyce Brothers | There's no vocabulary for love within a family, love that's lived in but not looked at, love within the light of which all else is seen, the love within which all other love finds speech. This love is silent. -- T. S. Eliot
16: Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. | Family Smiles... :)
17: And this... is My Family
19: Tamayo Family @ GS Family Day; Tamayo Family @ San Pablo Apostol Parish's Beauty Pageant
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21: Dinner @ Outback Libis | Tamayo Family @ GS Family Day; Tamayo Family @ San Pablo Apostol Parish's Beauty Pageant | FAMILY