Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Some best friend I have: Stanley says all my self-portraits make me look gay. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I assure you: I am all hetero. To prove it, I present four portraits.
Even shopping can be a teaching-learning experience. During our beach vacation, I took my son Max to a souvenir shop because I'm a fan of bad trinketry. In my younger daze, I wanted to be a marine biologist. I loved sharks. Max found this terrible trinket--a set of shark jaws. It served as a good teaching tool. I showed my rapt student that a shark has lots of replacement teeth in rows, ready to march forward, because a shark loses its teeth frequently. "Max, this is why you should brush your teeth--you don't have any replacements after your adult teeth come in." "Daddy, where does this kind of shark live?" "Taiwan! It says so right on the gold sticker."