Happy Father’s Day!

By Danielle Sendou Ringgit


One of the best pieces of advice my father ever gave to me was, “Next time check the radiator, and if it leaks or anything, take the car to that workshop I told you about, they charge less.”


Sure, my father’s always straightforward and may not be as warm or cuddly as my mother but his advice is always and 100% useful, truthful and accurate.


Fathers have their own different styles of fathering, some are warm, cuddly and shower you with kisses and hugs everyday while others can only be described in two words – ‘tough love’ where they exhibit no form of affection whatsoever but their actions need no further explanation that they would do just about anything to make sure you are happy and safe.


There are times when we don’t even bother listening to our fathers, but instead of telling us off or nagging us, they just let us do what we want. And at the end of the day when we screw up, they are there with us to fix our mistakes with that ‘I told you so’ expression on their faces, but that is their way of teaching us by letting us make our own mistakes so that never repeat them.


For Father’s Day, some of you might like to take your father somewhere nice for a bite to eat or maybe you prefer to do some kind of fun and exciting activities together like hiking, kayaking or maybe spend the entire day playing laser tag.


It does not matter what you do today in appreciation of your father, the important thing is make sure you let him know how much you appreciate having him in your life.


Here, we asked The Borneo Post SEEDS’ readers for their shout-outs to their fathers and share with us some of their fathers’ best advice, funny stories of embarrassing moments with their dads. Here is what they have to say!


My Hero


Diane Alfred, 16, Student

Diane Alfred, 16, Student


Daddy told me to do what makes me happy, try the best in everything I do and he’ll be proud of me. No matter how many boys come into my life, daddy you will always be the first man I’ve ever loved. Happy Father’s day to my hero!


Teacher and Protector


Eva Merara Kennedy, 14, Student

Eva Merara Kennedy, 14, Student


My dad. The first man that I have ever loved. I always felt safe around him. Now that I’m older, I have a better idea of everything you did for me when I was growing up. For him, actions speak louder than words.


When I was a child, he taught me how to light a fire, how to cook, how to swim. He would bring me and my brothers to the country club every Saturday to swim. He taught me how to play the guitar. He sent me to piano classes every Saturday noon but I quit before I pass the Grade 1.


He taught me a lot of things and I realised I didn’t even say thank you for that. Nowadays, he’s been busy with work. Every month he goes outstation. But he never forgets to spend time with his family when he has the chance. I love him more than any man in the universe. I want to wish Happy Father’s Day.


My saviour


Ferdinand Rayner De Rozario (right), 30, Brand Manager

Ferdinand Rayner De Rozario (right), 30, brand manager


Parents can only advise or put them on the right path. But the final decision lies with themselves. My embarrassing moment with my dad would be when I forgot to bring my textbook to school and my father came to my class to give me the book while the teacher punished me for not bringing my textbook.


I wish my dad a Happy Father’s Day and have a great life together with my mom and also keep healthy.


Just the best!


Frank Bennado Doren, 23, Teacher

Frank Bennado Doren, 23, teacher


I have never had any embarrassing moments with my father yet but, I guess, the best advice my dad has ever gave me was “When you succeed in your future, don’t forget us. Haha!!” For father’s day, I would like to wish him thank you for being a good father. You’re the best father anyone could ever have.


That moment when…


Nur Syazana Azmi, 25, Lecturer

Nur Syazana Azmi, 25, Lecturer


My father and I have a lot of memories together which also includes some embarrassing ones.


One of them was back in 2007 when he was driving us to my campus in Kuala Lumpur. It was dark and we did not have GPS but instead he drove only based on the signboards on the road.


After driving for so long, we reached the turning which could lead us to our final destination. But it suddenly started to rain and my father decided to make a short stop in the middle of the highway because it was hard for him to see the signboard.


There were not a lot of people around at that time but there were some rude drivers who honked at us; some even rolled down their windows to reprimand us, while others made rude gestures. We were in that dreadful situation for about 20 minutes before a car stopped and the driver asked us if we were in trouble. Thank goodness we were informed that we were on the right path.


From there on, my father decided to never again drive to Kuala Lumpur at night and I thank that kind person who showed us the way.


My father has been such a great supporter for me. Thank you for your guidance and spirit. You are always inside my heart. I love you so much dad. And thanks again for everything.


Great advice came from dad


Olivia Tnay, 21, radio announcer intern at RedfmRadio Malaysia Sarawak

Olivia Tnay, 21, radio announcer intern at RedfmRadio Malaysia Sarawak


The best advice that my dad has ever given to me was never in your life should you let anyone decide for you, be it major or minor decisions. You alone draw your path and only through Him you’ll succeed. And if someone kicks you off on his/her way up, you’ll eventually kick twice harder on your way down.


The most embarrassing moment with dad was the moment he caught me by surprise when I was talking to myself in the mirror, trying to be an actress dubbing for a film. Whatevs.


None of us has a perfect father neither is there a perfect child. Nagging often gets in the way but these are the meals for every child’s soul. Papa, I’ll always be here for you if you ever feel left behind. You’re everything to this family and the person whom I’ll always look up to no matter how tall I’ve grown. Love you Pa!


Life must go on


Sebastian Lusat Juk, 26, Forestry Department

Sebastian Lusat Juk, 26, Forestry Department


The best advice that my dad have ever me was: “Life Must Go On”
Though it can be very hard to succeed in life; we must fight until the end to win those battles.


My most embarrassing moment with my dad was when I was 8 years old. I was walking with him at the fruit stall. While looking through the fruit selection, the basket turned upside down and the fruit fell all over the place. That moment me and my dad just laughed out loud and ran away.


Dad, you are the best father in the world. I wish that my dad will continue to be happy and healthy to see us – your son and daughter – grow up in a proper way and having a successful life. Dad, I love you with all my heart.




Always there


Tan Hwee Chin, 22, student

Tan Hwee Chin;s father


I have a very responsible and hardworking father. He always saves his money up to support our education. On this special day, I wish him a Happy Father’s Day and be happy always.


My 100% Super Dad!


Yong Sue Teng ( second right), 22, Student

Yong Sue Teng ( second right), 22, Student


Be good to others


Jeffrey Jack, 33, radio announcer, producer and Iban singer

Jeffrey Jack (left), 33, radio announcer, producer and Iban singer


My father’s best advice is ‘Bad things are always going to happen in life, people will hurt you but you can’t use that as an excuse to hurt someone back. You can’t be good enough for everybody but you will always be the best for the one who deserve you.’


On the other hand, our embarrassing moment so far, in all my 33 years, we have never had embarrassing moment, hehe!!


Dear Jack Junee, may you be blessed with a long healthy life. We love you always and forever. Happy Father’s Day!


Following in my father’s footstep


Kohlberg Favine Achong (second right), 22, teacher trainee

Kohlberg Favine Achong (second right), 22, teacher trainee


The best advice my dad ever gave me was “belajar beamai-amai, boy (study hard, boy-my nickname)… LOL, ila nyadi cikgu baka papa (and become a teacher like me).”


The most embarrassing moment with my dad was when we were having a karaoke session with mum and suddenly dad came and sing together with us…..and I was like -.-‘ seriously…my mum and I laughed so hard and until now, my dad doesn’t want to sing anymore.


Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!


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