It was my late dad’s birthday last Friday (the 13th). Our dinner plans to celebrate it with the family could not push through yet, but I wanted to celebrate it with King and the girls. I was first thinking of introducing my dad’s favorite food to Danae and Noelle, but then I remembered that he had sort of an exotic taste. I myself would not be able to eat Kalderetang Kambing (goat stew), Kimchi, peppers, whole pickles from a jar, or durian! The only exotic food I can eat is Kuhol (snails cooked in coconut milk). I remember eating those with him in Pinausukan or Barrio Fiesta.

As I was asking my fully housewifed friend May for activity suggestions, she mentioned golf. I thought it was a great idea since my dad was a golfer. I used to go with him to the nearby driving range and I even played 9 holes once with him and my mom. He was a good coach. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to play in a real course again without his coaching. However, there are no nearby mini golf courses that I know of, and even if we decided to go to the driving range, I don’t think I’d be able to teach the girls properly, with my big belly and all, and I don’t think they’d have little golf clubs for kids.

So I thought of the next best thing — bowling! We used to bowl a lot when my brother and I were young, from duck pins to ten pins.

Bowling :)

Bowling 🙂

And since there’s a bowling alley in the mall next to our village, and the girls have expressed that they want to try it, it was perfect.

Kuhol :)

Kuhol 🙂

So we ate at Gerry’s grill, where the girls kept saying “eeeew” and “poor snails” haha. And King and the girls enjoyed their game of bowling at the kiddie lane (there was a fence blocking the gutter haha). I even played one frame — don’t worry, I used a light ball. It was fun, and hopefully memorable. It was another way for the girls to know who their wowo (grandpa) was and to keep his memory alive. 🙂

Happy birthday and happy fathers day, daddy! Danae misses you and Noelle wishes she met you. We love you! 🙂

 

 

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About Phoebe Torres-Lucero

I am Phoebe Torres-Lucero, wife of a loving husband & dedicated pastor, King, and mother to three wonderful, smart, active little girls, Danae, Noelle and Gianna. Phoebe means bright and radiant. Torres means towers. Lucero means light. Put together, my name speaks of a tower of bright, radiant light. And that is what I hope to be as I write and share with you some of my experiences, especially on being a mom.

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  1. I love those kuhol…yummmmm……i want to eat!!!!!!

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