My Dad

My Dad

I was supposed to post something about Mother’s Day last month, but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to. So to make it up for it, I thought I’d write something for Father’s Day for a change.

Around these times, when my dad was alive, I used to think very hard of what to give to him. Although unlike my mom, he’s not very picky and that he mostly appreciates the small things, he’s also the type that wants very few things so it’s really hard to think about what to give him. Back in those days, I would usually resort to Father’s Day gifts suggestions (visit this website) from gift stores, and ended up just buying whatever my money could afford at the time.

If I couldn’t find anything interesting, I would always end up in giving him pens because he loves collecting them. He even gave me my first fountain pens and taught me how to use them.

Like the typical Chinese dads, mine looks strict and doesn’t talk much. But he’s not, really. He loves joking around and is usually very talkative too. We’re very similar in regards to attitude, temperament, and even sickness (Atopic Dermatitis).

Unfortunately for me, I didn’t get his talent for cooking. He’s cooking is superb! Although, like me, he also loves pizza (who doesn’t, anyway?), barbecue, dimsum and tea!

However, unlike me who prefers to stay at home and lie around the couch all day, he loves going to different places, trying out different foods and traveling. My brothers probably got this from him.

He also used to own a gift shop that sells just about all kinds of interesting things. I help out around his shop after school and during vacations. So it is very interesting for me to find a gift store online called Gifts Less Ordinary that sells similar things he does at his shop. The only difference is that it’s online, where you don’t have to go to the physical store to browse for things, and it’s easier to purchase things because we can do this even at the convenience of our homes or office. You might want to check them out, too!

Photo credit: Clem Onojeghuo @ Pexels.

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