Tag: Kiana

Dec 25 2015

I MISS DANCING WITH KIANA AND KAYA

kiana-kaya-christmas2014

 

Near the end of my one month bonding with my grandchildren, we had this evening of dance lessons. We never planned it. Our spirits just connected in love through music and dancing.

 

Kiana was listening to her music and I just danced in front of her, her sister Kaya, and her parents — Allan and Lele. Later, Kiana expressed how much she loves to learn dancing. I just kept dancing and she later joined me.

 

Dancing Lesson: Kiana Part 2. Video by LéLé Pantoja Chan.

Posted by Lakan Sumulong on Thursday, 12 November 2015

 

Kaya was watching us all along. Soon, she joined me and we had a dance party together.

 

Dancing Lesson: Kaya. Video by LéLé Pantoja Chan.

Posted by Lakan Sumulong on Thursday, 12 November 2015

 

Lele, their mom, was taking the videos.

Permanent link to this article: http://waves.ca/2015/12/25/i-miss-dancing-with-kiana-and-kaya/

Sep 10 2015

ON BEING AN ‘OPA’ TO KIANA, ELIA, KAYA, AND EVE

11952792_10153492940335272_6588578359215525932_o

 

Being. Applied to my own journey in life, ‘being’ is an exaggeration. I have not attained ‘being’ yet. I’m ‘still becoming.’ Becoming a servant of God. Becoming a servant to the people. Becoming a husband. Becoming a father. Becoming a grandfather.

 

This last becoming — becoming a grandfather — excites me the most. The more I get to know my grandchildren, the more I am motivated to seek further enhancement as a faith-based peacebuilding worker. It’s for their future that I want to contribute for the betterment of this world we live in. This is consistent with my ultimate commitment to God and the DivineReign: “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10).

 

Opa is a German term for grandfather.

 

I’m grateful for Kiana, Elia, Kaya, and EveBear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Permanent link to this article: http://waves.ca/2015/09/10/being-an-opa-to-kiana-elia-kaya-and-eve/

Aug 29 2014

ELECTRONICALLY SERENADING MY GRAND CHILDREN

grandkids2012

This photo was taken during our family pictorial in 2012. Joji and I terribly miss our children and grand children in Canada.

Me and my grandchildren were exchanging songs while bonding through FaceTime.

When an ‘opa’ (grandpa) like me misses his grand-daughters (Kiana, Elia, Kaya, EveBear), craziness becomes normal.

In front of my grandchildren, I learn to ‘Let It Go’ and enjoy liberation!

Permanent link to this article: http://waves.ca/2014/08/29/electronically-serenading-my-grand-children/