My Parents Were Delighted

Photo is mine. Fish and meat...  grilling
@brokenbee (7942)
Philippines
April 9, 2016 1:37am CST
I cooked for them once again. This morning, my parents prepared early to go to church. My mother will assist at a wedding in the Catholic church and my father will attend a funeral in the UCCP church. I told my mother I will also leave early coz I will go to the market. They left before 8 and I also left at 8. Upon reaching the market, I looked for fresh fish and I should get like what I cooked before - 2 pieces of tilapia and 2 pieces of milkfish - but their tilapia were not as big as before. So I got 2 more pieces and that weighed a kilogram all in all. I also took the biggest milkfish that I had seen, it wasn't so big though. I also went to the meat section and got two pieces of big pork chops. I roamed around the market for veggies and I had seen fresh corn kernels and bitter melon leaves, so I bought those too. When I arrived home, it was only past 9 and I thought it was still too early to cook and my parents were not here yet. At past 10, I cleaned the fish and added seasoned salt while I boiled the pork. After that, I lit the charcoals and brought out the fish and meat when the charcoals were ready. It was 11:30 and they were not here yet and I was grilling outdoors and I still need to cook rice. So I covered first what I am grilling and cooked rice, then went out as fast as I can because our dogs might get their share. They came home at past 12, my mother arrived about two minutes earlier than my father. I had done grilling the second and last batch after around 5 minutes since they arrived and I placed them in a big frying pan so that I can cover it. When I got inside the house, I let my father carry the covered frying pan and put it on the table. Then my mother asked what I grilled and I said it's tilapia and milkfish. She said I should have grilled some pork, too. I told her to look at it and she smiled and she was delighted. We had a hearty lunch, and we had almost eaten all the rice that I cooked. We still have fish and meat for dinner, but I will also cook the corn and the bitter melon leaves. I may not always say or show them that I love them, but I hope these simple gestures will make them feel that I do. Have a nice day everyone!
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@ridingbet (57749)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
I like the grilled fish hija. send one now...NOW NA!!!
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@brokenbee (7942)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
Okay Ate @ridingbet. I am sending you now via M.L. hihi not M.Lhuillier. hahaha
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@ridingbet (57749)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
@brokenbee what M.L. then hija? why has it not arrived yet, and I am hungry now? "mabisin nakun".
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@brokenbee (7942)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
@ridingbet MyLot Ate. Hihihi! Maybe it will arrive later and it will say, "JUST NOW"! Hahahah
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
What a responsible daughter you are. I'm sure your parents are happy to have a daughter like you.
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@brokenbee (7942)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
Thank you! I know I have a lot of shortcomings and I didn't become what they wanted me to be but I hope somehow I also make them happy sometimes.
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@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
@brokenbee There is no perfect child just as there is no perfect parents but the mere fact you have a sense of responsibility is enough to compensate for whatever shortcomings you have.
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@brokenbee (7942)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
@salonga thank you so much! I will always remember that.
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@MGjhaud (20685)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
wow seems like youre a star today. good job.. i do a lot of things whenever im about to ask a favor.
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@brokenbee (7942)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
Yes, and I am also happy to see them happy. Really? Hehehe I seldom ask favors from them now.
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@MGjhaud (20685)
• Philippines
10 Apr 16
@brokenbee good for you. no, i was just kidding..
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@brokenbee (7942)
• Philippines
10 Apr 16
@MGjhaud ahahaha
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@epiffanie (10408)
• Australia
9 Apr 16
Wow! you were busy! .. I wish I have a daughter who helps me cook.. that would be just awesome!
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@brokenbee (7942)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
Hmmmm yes, I usually help my mother in cooking. And when she's busy in church, I am in charge of the kitchen.
@rina110383 (24074)
9 Apr 16
I would consider those as grand gestures because I can't cook. You're such a sweet daughter and I like the grilled fish and would love to eat them with a spicy sauce.
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@brokenbee (7942)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
Thank you! Yup,.I also sliced some tomatoes and had vinegar with red chilis. =)
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@jobelbojel (7506)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
You are a wonderful daughter. I am glad that you that act grilling is better than frying I guess. Keep it up cousin!
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@brokenbee (7942)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
Thank you! Yes, I think it is healthier than frying and I also made sure they are not burnt because that could also be bad to our health.
@cacay1 (33198)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
9 Apr 16
Wow, congrats my dear. You are such a nice daughter.Your parents are so proud of you.
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@brokenbee (7942)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
Thank you so much. I am just not sure if they are proud of me. But I know they love me.
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@cacay1 (33198)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
9 Apr 16
@brokenbee hehehe. of course they are proud of you.This time there are many lazy children busying themselves in selfie, bonding, texting etc..
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@brokenbee (7942)
• Philippines
10 Apr 16
@cacay1 yes, that's what my parents had noticed with some kids today. When my mother is here, she's t@e one who cooks and she just lets me work in front of the computer. So when she is not around, I also do my part, even if I have other things to do.
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@1hopefulman (31539)
• Canada
23 Apr 16
You area wonderful daughter and I'm sure they are both proud of you. How old are you and do you have any brothers and sisters?
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@brokenbee (7942)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
I have a brother and a sister and they have their own families now. I am the youngest.
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@1hopefulman (31539)
• Canada
23 Apr 16
@brokenbee So you are the only child still at home? Are you in high school, university or have finished school? I am just trying to get an idea of your age as you may not want others to know that. Anyways, whatever you age, keep showing that kind of love for your parents and make them proud!
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@brokenbee (7942)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
@1hopefulman hihihi! I had already finished college, not so many years ago but I am still living with my parents.
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
22 Apr 16
Wow, if you have invited me for such a meal, I will make sure that I come very hungry to your house. I love to eat, but am too lazy to cook.
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@brokenbee (7942)
• Philippines
22 Apr 16
I love cooking as I also love to eat. But there are times when I just let my mother do all the cooking because I am busy online. She understands that. And when I am not that busy, I also help her.
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@scheng1 (24748)
• Singapore
22 Apr 16
@brokenbee If I have to cook, I will just make a pot of soup, and then throw everything inside!
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@brokenbee (7942)
• Philippines
22 Apr 16
@scheng1 Hmmmm that would be okay for me. As long as it's hot and the ingredients are cooked.
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@Lucky15 (33720)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
Any leftover?
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@brokenbee (7942)
• Philippines
10 Apr 16
I left something for you and Ate @ridingbet. I'll be sending it to you in just a while. Hihi
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@Lucky15 (33720)
• Philippines
10 Apr 16
@brokenbee hahahs. Thanks
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@jcj_111776 (3220)
• Philippines
20 Apr 16
That was sweet of you arbee I remember when my Papa came for a visit. I surprised him with his favorite dish, the Chicken Curry. But I did say to my father that my cooking pales to comparison with my Mama's cooking hehe
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@brokenbee (7942)
• Philippines
22 Apr 16
Thanks. Hihihi My mother is also a great cook that's why I am a little hesitant sometimes when I cook for them because it might get compared to what my mother cooks for us. Hihi
@SIMPLYD (81357)
• Philippines
11 Apr 16
Oh that as so sweet of you . They must be so proud of having a loving daughter like you .
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@brokenbee (7942)
• Philippines
22 Apr 16
Awww thank you! I hope so...
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• Philippines
10 Apr 16
wow i would be delightened too if i were to eat that fish.
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@brokenbee (7942)
• Philippines
22 Apr 16
Thanks!
@josie_ (7410)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
It's the little things that counts. I'm sure your parents appreciates your gesture.
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@brokenbee (7942)
• Philippines
10 Apr 16
Hmmm yes, I think they appreciated it because they enjoyed our meal.
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@AkoPinay (10087)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
Yum! I love grilled fish!
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@brokenbee (7942)
• Philippines
9 Apr 16
Hmm we love grilled fish at home.
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