Saturday, August 8, 2009

Happy Papa's Day!!!

Today is August 8 and it is Father's Day in Taiwan. It is not a public holiday, but it is widely observed here at this time of the year. In Mandarin Chinese, the pronunciation of the number 8 is bā. This pronunciation is very similar to the character "爸" "bà", which means "Papa" or "Father". The Taiwanese, therefore, usually refer August 8 as "Bābā Day" (爸爸節).

By the way, we were hit by Typhoon Morakot and have been cooped up at home for the last two days. The weather has cleared up today and it looks like a perfect day to celebrate Father's Day.

Here's wishing all Papas out there a Happy Father's Day from us in Taipei!


Emma said...

Happy Father's Day! What a lovely photo of you, Ashley and Bernard :) Too bad Julia had to take the photo and she is not in it. Lovely lovely lovely family photo :)

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Happy "Baba Day" - Have a FUN FUN FUN day! LOVE the photos. Lots of Golden Woofs! Sugar

Angel Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Happy Papa Day to your dad, Dino. You look as happy and proud about Ashley as he does.

Tucker and Daisy

Kimba said...

Happy Dad's Day! Lovely pictures!

The Musketeers said...

Happy Father's Day to your papa !
& of cause, all the other papa in Taipei :)

Farley said...

Happy Father's day! You have beautiful children :)

How Sam Sees It said...

Mom missed the big event as she was away training for work! Congratulations! She is so very cute! I'm sure Dino is going to make a wonderful big brother!


Jans Funny Farm said...

What an adorable baby. Happy Father's Day!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dino!
Happy Father's Day to your Dad!
I love all those pictures!
Kisses and hugs

The Luke said...

Happy Papa's Day!!! You and your daddy look very proud of your new baby sister... She's beautiful!!!

I am so happy you are ok. I have been watching the news and worrying about you. Please stay safe!

wif love from the Luke

Chow Chow said...

Happy Papa's Day to your Daddy!

We saw in the news how terrible the typhoon is in Taiwan. Hope your home is safe!

Unknown said...

Oh what wonderful pictures!! Such a lovely family! And your little baby sister is just getting more gorgeous every day, Dino!! I love her little mittens! Hee! Hee! And she's got the most beautiful, big black eyes!!

Honey the Great Dane

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Happy belated Father's Day, baby Ashley's proud daddy!
She is the living image of your babyhood, only prettier, haha!
Don't you agree, Dino?