“No daddy, no outing”
These are the words of the heart and soul of our home that my son Marcel better heed if not there will be hell to pay.
Thus, Marcel talked to me to make sure that I get to accompany him on a post-graduation outing of the gentlemen of Grade 7 Pignatelli, a day after their graduation ceremonies at the Ateneo de Manila Grade School.
The venue of this March 22 outing was a private enclave in the foothills of Mt. Malarayat called La Finca Farm and Country Resort. And I was glad my wife spelled it out as a precondition to Marcel that I join him. I enjoyed the place and judging from the blissful laughter heard from the 35 Pignatellians while they cavorted in the pool, played generals, dashed for soccer goals, tossed baskets at the hoops and drove a golf cart, the kids did too. Doubly enjoyed at the very least.
The kids and parents are thankful to moms Emy, Mau and class adviser Mrs. Castaneda. The choice of this place is great. It is a private and secure place. Being near the mountain, the air is cool and definitely clean. It is in an idyllic rural place but all the urban amenities are within reach.