Saturday, September 3, 2011

weekend reflection: Father's day.

It is Fathers' Day today in New Zealand. We have two very special guests speaking - Andrew Thorburn, the CEO of Bank of New Zealand, and Timo Tagaloa, ex Rugby Sevens Player. Gravity kids enjoyed some game-time with Timo.

When I told Timo I teach ESOL to Samoan and Tongan kids, and we are studying rugby, he signed a special card for me. I am going to be very popular with my kids tomorrow. The dads were treated to a free BBQ sausage sizzle.

Our Senior pastor Jonathan Dove introducing Andrew Thorburn,,

Timo Tagaloa brought rugby shirts of various teams and famous players. Timo is involved with the Athletes in action.http://www.athletesinaction.org.nz/

My niece sang this song for her dad.

I am a very proud aunty. This is Emily Chan, my brother Charles and sis-in-law Karen's baby daughter. Yes, no matter whether you are 23 , or you are 2, you are always your parents' baby, especially if you are the youngest child in the family.

Emily plays the guitar, piano and sings. She writes all her own songs and had recorded her music. Her music style is alternative/indie rock. Here she sings this aged old Chinese song for her Dad this father's day. http://ann-mythoughtsandphotos.blogspot.com/2010/09/thursday-theme-song-moms-best_08.html

Download Emily Chan - Mum's The Best .

This is Emily's song: Mum's the best. Click on the link to listen to her lovely voice.


For reflection, if you look carefully, Dad Jeff is cooking his sausages, you can see the reflection of the winter trees in the window. The Dad of my family cleaned his car and mine, and I immortalized it with this photo.


Ginny Hartzler said...

Fathers Day here is almost four months before yours. Your niece Emily is stunningly beautiful, and talented as well!!!! Her voice is so sweet. Your security word today is bless!

Francisca said...

Emily has a sweet voice. Strange your Father's Day does not coincide with anyone else's. Hope your guests spoke something inspirational. But I bet your kids will like the signed card.

Gattina said...

Father's day ??? I think it's father's day the whole year long !
Your niece is a beauty !

George said...

It looks as if you had a wonderful Father's Day event. I can understand why you are a proud aunt. Not only is Emily very beautiful -- she's very talented. Thanks for sharing her with us today.

'Tsuki said...

That must have been quite a day, Ann... Nice pics !