As a son
As the eldest in a brood of five, he was trained to be responsible in taking care of his four younger siblings. He experienced selling ice cream on push carts and took pride in shining shoes as his training in making money, which eventually helped him specially as a CAT and ROTC officer respectively. His strictness matched with love and concern for his siblings was apparent in many ways than one. This was greatly appreciated by his mom in the absence of their father, who used to work abroad for a period of time. His excellent skill in ironing/pressing clothes made me cringe in the past as I wasn’t good at it then. His singing prowess was simply a natural flow from his parents and grandparents.