Friday, February 4, 2011

Jameson is an old man drink.


My dad with the roasted pig.

My mom, brother, and I decided to throw my dad a surprise party for his 60th birthday last month.  It was a pain, but totally worth it in the end.  He refused to leave the house when my brother tried to take him out to the casino for a guys night out, so we had to sneak everyone into the house while he was upstairs sleeping.  I have never cooked so much food in my entire life.  I thought it would never end.  My mom's absolutely terrified of the kitchen, but she really tried to help.

My dad's 60th b-day invitations.  GIMP. 2011.  Uban.

I made and sent out these invitations to all of our family and friends.  They had the party info on the back.  We bought a matching cake too!

We pulled my dad aside to celebrate... 
My dad's face is awesome in this picture.  yesss!
-- Jameson is so gross. haha
My dad's portrait:

My father with his eyes closed. 2010.  Oil on canvas.  8"x8".
 I painted this portrait of my father fairly quickly, something like 3 hours.  I even surprised myself.  I knew he'd be iffy about having his eyes closed...  But seriously, he actually stayed asleep while we got everyone in the house and the cooking done.  Sleeps like a rock, this guy.

My dad on romantic love:

My dad doesn't ever have much to say about having problems, except give it to God to handle.  The man decorates his home like the Vatican and prays the rosary like a cloistered nun, so I guess, that advice is good enough for him.  However, once he saw his only daughter upset over men, and didn't give me the God talk.  He says to me, but in Tagalog of course, "Do you know what love is?  Love is like a ball.  Take that ball and throw it.  Wait, and be patient.  If it bounces back to you, then that's what love is...  And, if it doesn't, then it was just a ball."  I don't know what to make of this, but he believes in this kind of love just as much as he believes in the saints and holy angels... and just like he believes in creationism and that dinosaurs were never real.

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