Thursday, 26 July 2007

Fathers Are The Best & Thriller!

Yesterday the family came back from their visit to Bournemouth, Amir got me some Bournemouth Rock, nice, I like it, Aida got me this little book which you can see in the picture above, its called "DAD you're the BEST" its a book of quotations for fathers.

It made me think how mothers are usually always remembered and rightly so, everywhere in the world and in Libya we tend to show a lot of love and care and appreciation to our mothers but hardly anything to our fathers, here in the UK we get to have Father's Day which is unknown in Libya, I think most of us do love our fathers a lot but we tend to think of them as tough and not in need of any show of love and appreciation, perhaps we are wrong, we should show fathers their share of love, I was very happy to get this little book from my daughter, I loved it so much that I am going to leave you with some of the beautiful quotes contained in the book:

my Father didn't tell me how to live, he lived, and let me watch him do it. Clarence Budington Kelland

one father is more than a hundred school masters. George Herbert

Dads are like sunflowers in the garden, head and shoulders above the rest. Mark Twain

Dad, Jack of all trades, counsellor and friend, storyteller, giant among men. Peter Ustinov

it doesn't matter who my father was, it matters who I remember he was. Anne Sexton

To become a father is not hard, to be a father is, however. Wilhelm Busch

A blessing so rare, a blessing so true: is none other than a daddy like you.

A good father is a bit of a mother. Lee Salk

the one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents. John J Plomp

There is, of course, no reason for the existence of the male sex except that sometimes one needs help with moving the piano. Rebecca West

Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.

we never know the love of our parents for us until we have become parents. Henry Ward Beecher

your children need your presence more than your presents. Jesse Jackson


Do you remember Thriller by Michael Jackson? it was made in mid 80s and young people used to enjoy being scared by it, many of you are probably too young to remember it!

I found this video on YouTube, it is another version of Thriller performed by 1,500 plus inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, Cebu, Philippines.
I am not sure who is more scary in this video, the Zombies or the lady in distress?? Enjoy :oD
The first video is the original Michael Jackson "Thriller, to see the full version, click Here
The second video is the prison funny version (watched 1.3 million times in just over a week!)


Happymoi said...

An awesome gift, for an awesome father like urself. I especially liked this quote
"your children need your presence more than your presents"
i can relate to it, as my father is a very busy man and hes away more then hes home.. we get so little time to spend with him..i miss the old days...when we lived abroad he always had lots of time for us, went campings,youth fairs,n all other events..but now his work, social life and all that has left us so little time to spend with him...and i do miss that a i think its so true, that presents can never substitute the presence of a father...i agree we are not giving fathers the attention they deserve but nevertheless the deep love we carry for them is never lost,its in fact implemented in us and part of who we are.

Trabilsia said...

Your kids are very lucky to have you as their father, and vice versa.

Being a parent is no easy task, it takes a lifetime .When one has kids he/she has them forever......

Treasure your kids for that is what they will blissfully remember.
May Allah bless you and your family.

ibeebarbie said...

Salam Anglo-Libyan,
Mashallah was a wonderful gift. Certainly the book tells volumes of how much Aida loves, adores and appreciates you. It's always nice we it can be expressed in such a simple and poignent manner. :-)

May Allah continue to bless you and your family dearly.

Keepsmile5 said...
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Keepsmile5 said...

Ya Rab , Ya Rab Yo7fdek leehom wa Yo7fdehom leek .. You are lucky to have them drawing broad smiles on your face..
And They lucky to have deserved you'r love bro :)

As happymoi said we are not giving our fathers the attention as we are doing to our moms but no doubt that the love that we carry for both of them has no boundaries

I like this video and I would like to share with you Anglo-Libyan,
enjoy and keepsmile :)

I recommented cause I have missed the link out :)

Living Away said...

what a wonderful book!
i have no doubt that your daughter will never forget how you take time off to take her to the park, or shopping or just strolling around!
i said daughter because i'm daughter myself and i know for sure how important is a present father in daughter's life!

thanks for sharing it, dear!!

Safia speaks said...

Mashallah your kids are so sweet!

And LOL about the musical (?) - you always find the weirdest things for us to marvel about! How on earth would the prison let the inmates perform that?!?!?!

Anglo-Libyan said...

thank you happymoi and that quote is my favourite too, it has a wonderful meaning.

trabilsia, you are so kind, thank you :o) Allah bless you too

salam ibeebarbie
Allah bless you and Amira, thanks a lot

keepsmile5, that was kind of you.
thank for the video link, I liked it :o)

leandra, girls are always their father's princesses as you very well know :o)
thanks a lot.

Safia, thanks for the kind comment.
I first read about this video on the Metro Newspaper, I couldnt wait to get home to watch it :o)

Weldemdina said...

My favourite quote is “To become a father is not hard; to be a father is, however. Wilhelm Busch” and my least favourite is “There is, of course, no reason for the existence of the male sex except that sometimes one needs help with moving the piano. Rebecca West” I think this quote is a feminist and nothing to do with dads.
The video clip first time I watched it was on the bbc news few days ago, and it was quite funny even the news readers could’t control themselves and burst laughing, I guess it’s a good way for the inmates to release their boredom and frustration which build up while they are locked up

PH said...

You are lucky to have Aida as a daughter. I also agree that girls are more affectionate than boys with their fathers; but I think it might be because of the way fathers usually like to toughen up their sons so they ( their sons ) are usually accustomed to not showing any affection, at least not to their fathers.

I kinda like the second movie btw apart from the zombie women :O


white african said...

thank you for sharing those quotes anglo, i belive thats how i view my father and much more.

may allah always keep you for your children :0)

Anglo-Libyan said...

weldemdina, the book included good quotes and some funny ones, that quote was not nice but funny :o)
the video became very popular here for few days. Thank you.

thanks ph and I suppose that is true.
the man/woman was really freaky, I thought the zombies would be scared of her :o)

thanks whiteafrican, you father is lucky, MashaAllah :o)

Lost-Libyan said...

hey anglo, for a minute there i wanted to be a father, but then somehow a reality bomb was dropped to remind of how hard it is to raise kids! anyways its really thoughful and I do show affection to my father, but in a business formal way lol :P
and about the Jackson video, its true im only 21 but that song is a legened and im really fond of music and i can go back all the way to frank sinatra lol :P
by the way until today the thriller album is the highest number of copies sold by a male artist in the history, u can check the Guniess record for that ;)
anyways, let me go check other blogs as im killing time here at the airport! :P

Anglo-Libyan said...

thank you lost-libyan,
InshaAllah you arrived safely in Libya :o)

Tariq said...

On Children
Kahlil Gibran

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let our bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

I thank my father for quoting this to me when I was young and best gift he ever gave me was making my sister and I read.

Nice post from you.


Anglo-Libyan said...

I am familiar with this Jobran poem but in Arabic, I believe Fairouz used this poem in one of her songs, beautiful.

Thanks Music Lover

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