[last year's fathers' day!] unlike mothers' day, i think drama for this day seems inappropriate. as gertrude stein wrote [according to brainyquotes, since i just googled for fathers' day quotes, as i dont have one in mind, though barthelme's "the dead father" comes to mind, but i have quoted a part of it already.]: "It is funny the two things most men are proudest of is the thing that any man can do and doing does in the same way, that is being drunk and being the father of their son."
given the chance, i might be this sort of father but i can say my erpats is different. no further disclosure. this is a manly day. though fathers are as loving as mothers, we shall not go into that drama as fathers' day shall be as manly possible to the point of having as much facial hair as possible. so i shall quote from the urban dictionary:
I am your father. A). A phrase made famous by Star Wars episode, The Empire Strikes Back. It is the pivotal plot twist in the movie and is usually misquoted in a feigned Darth Vader voice as “Luke, I am your father,” whenever someone named Luke introduces himself to a Star Wars fan. Star Wars purists maintain the full quote is actually “No, I am your father.” B.) A phrase that someone named Luke growing up in the 1980’s would hear at least twice a month by random people who always make a ridiculous attempt to simulate James Earl Jones’ voice. They usually follow up by saying “I bet you never heard that before!”
Luke: "Hi my name is Luke."
Random Person putting hands up to mouth and breathing: "qwrrrr, qwrrrr, LuuuUUUuuuke I am your father! - Ha! betcha never heard that before!"
[big daddy and hit girl. image from timetechland]
pagpapacool and all things unfatherlike aside, kung erpats ka na, o nagnanais maging, o erpats na in denial, o anumang uring erpats, maligayang i am your fathers' day to you <3!
[read more about the campaign to free ericson acosta.][jail house blog]
[read the open father's day letter of tatay nante gamara, political detainee.]
[read "father's day for a political prisoner" by alan jasminez]