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moving on...

Postby vintage_dog » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:32 pm

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(Sydney Harbour shot by mela)


time flies...

my kids are no longer kids...but young adults...

both of them now leave an empty nest behind...

but life goes on...

sydney: for my daughter mela... pursuing further graduate studies there after stanford...

even carlo now moves on from qantas to IBM in sydney...

like goes on...so my wife and I move on...
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Re: moving on...

Postby Superman » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:36 pm

Wishing you the best, sir VD!...it is really not easy when we're away from loved ones, especially family...
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Re: moving on...

Postby fld » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:47 pm

Wishing you luck VD. How about you ? moving out of Philippines also ??
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Re: moving on...

Postby vintage_dog » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:01 pm

fld wrote:Wishing you luck VD. How about you ? moving out of Philippines also ??


no plans...

i love it here..

this is home :)
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Re: moving on...

Postby pigdog » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:07 pm

hey francis, one thing i can say is, that you and your wife will be assured by the fact that you brought up your kids to be wonderful and responsible adult and that is something to be proud off
am sure they will always be around to contact you
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Re: moving on...

Postby mandym » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:02 pm

One can move downhill or uphill. No doubt in my mind which path you will take!

You have aced your entrance exams; now the door is wide open for even bigger and greater things. My best wishes and best of luck to you and Marlene!
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Re: moving on...

Postby audiostar » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:09 pm

Sad, but true. Life goes on. This is my greatest fear that I have to deal with later in life; that our only child will leave us to build her own life. Good luck to you and your dear wife Francis :)
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Re: moving on...

Postby jadis » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:41 pm

Same here, I'm feeling the changes of kids growing up. One has started college a couple of month ago and I am beginning to think about what is in store for kids after college. Hope they can find suitable and nice jobs here so that they wouldn't have to 'fly away' and leave an 'empty nest' here. All the best, Francis and Marlene. :)
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Re: moving on...

Postby Jon Agner » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:02 pm

Francis,

Yes, life just has to move forward I guess :)

Anyway, my previous employer once told me how he went forward after all his children have settled down. He and his wife spent 6 months travelling around europe on backpack :) Well, the best part of that was both of them enjoyed the travel and each others company :)

Take it slow pace in moving forward and just enjoy the flowers. You and your wife have earned it :)
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Re: moving on...

Postby ESaudio » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:31 pm

at a certain point in life, parenting has to take a backseat as your kids have separate lives of their own to venture, enjoy and be successfull in their fields. kung baga, supporting role na lang and its up to them to look back and may be spoil you with graces in return one way or the other. but life after parenting must go on especially so that you have another one big family to tend to, the WS community.

Congrats and i wish you and your wife all the best in life! :D
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Re: moving on...

Postby conspicuous » Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:50 pm

hi francis, at least you have 2 good reasons to visit australia! Although i know you've already been down under quite a few times already. Anyway you have a few more years before you become a member. A member of the grandparents club :lol: :D
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Re: moving on...

Postby rtsyrtsy » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:11 pm

Fantastic shot!

Carlo seems destined to be an MNC top honcho--may pinagmanahan!

What's Mela studying now? I took my daughter (now 10) on tours of Columbia, Harvard, MIT on our last trip. She wants to study Education. That's what Mela took in Stanford, right?

Lastly, if you ever decide to do a Warren Buffett or a Bill Gates and bequeath your wealth to charity, I'd like to pitch as a receipient. :D
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Re: moving on...

Postby dimfer » Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:23 pm

I am available for adoption :angel: my wife and 2 kids too
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Re: moving on...

Postby rtsyrtsy » Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:34 pm

Francis

If you miss raising two children, Ding and I are "isip bata" enough to qualify. I have a feeling we would make great brothers. :D

You can also think of us as a free, in-house quality control department for Mrs. Sogono's cooking!
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Re: moving on...

Postby dimfer » Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:40 pm

rtsyrtsy wrote:Francis

If you miss raising two children, Ding and I are "isip bata" enough to qualify. I have a feeling we would make great brothers. :D

You can also think of us as a free, in-house quality control department for Mrs. Sogono's cooking!


yup.. we will gladly play with your toy cars, your toy watches, your toy cameras, your toy stereos and everything else around the house.. and we will put them back when we're done - like good kids always do.

and you won't have to deal with leftovers in your fridge
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Re: moving on...

Postby timber715 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:56 am

moving on as life is supposed to be lived. Family will always be near no matter the distance...
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Re: moving on...

Postby JackD201 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:33 am

It is as it should be my friend.

Let me know when you want to hang out :)
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Re: moving on...

Postby JackD201 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:35 am

dimfer wrote:I am available for adoption :angel: my wife and 2 kids too


Does the Porsche and the Sound System come with the package too? :devil: :devil: :devil:
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Re: moving on...

Postby dante » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:57 am

Great HDR shot Bro! Your daughter is a very good photographer.

As to the empty nest syndrome, you and Marlene are welcome to drop by my house anytime. Session tayo soon!
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Re: moving on...

Postby vintage_dog » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:25 pm

rtsyrtsy wrote:What's Mela studying now? I took my daughter (now 10) on tours of Columbia, Harvard, MIT on our last trip. She wants to study Education. That's what Mela took in Stanford, right?


would you believe she's doing a masters course on interactive and industrial design under Architecture. her Stanford masters was in Education on learning, development and technology after a computer science college degree. then she'll pursue a Phd in IT as a "final step"...sabi ko yun na yung mana nya sa amin - tuition. :)
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