Firstly, I want to apologize. I am sorry for not being a filial daughter at times, showing you attitude which you time and again forgave me for. You were always patient with me, but I would take them for granted and repeat the same mistakes.
There are times where I feel that you do not love me because you would scold me for things that I do wrong. You know how much I hate being scolded, but you will still do it, only because you care and love me. Through every scolding you gave me, I learn and grow to become a better person every single day, and I am really thankful for that.
I look up to you as my role model. You are so different from other fathers around the world. The way you teach, implement values to me and my sisters’ lives and the way you try to communicate with us is very admirable. Sometimes I feel like you are a big brother to me because of how child-like you can become (I think that is where my playful genes came from)!
One major event that happened which made me treasure you much more was during secondary school. I first took Additional Mathematics as an elective subject but regretted it so much that you were the first person I go to when I needed advice. I remember telling you that I want to change my elective module to Art.
Like most parents, they probably would not agree to it so easily. But you just said “Okay I will write a letter to the year master. I will help you handle this” without even thinking twice. You trusted me with my decisions and you believe in me that I will make you and mummy proud. If I did not make this change, I probably would not have done so well in school that year.
You also made a lot of sacrifices for this family which is often overlooked and underappreciated. Everyone sees the effort you’re making and we are always grateful for the things you have been doing and is still doing for us. I promise to make you proud of me as your daughter and achieve your dreams for you.
Sometimes I wonder – are you a kid or an adult? You never hesitate to entertain me and my sisters when we look for someone to play with. You never fail to make me laugh (super hideously) because of how humorous you can be for your daughters. Our family is so lucky to have you in our lives.
There are also times where I would tell my sisters and mummy that I want to have a boyfriend that’s like you in the future. You have most of the qualities I look for in a boyfriend (but you will never be my boyfriend because you are my dad and I want someone shorter HAHA).
I feel like we have a bond which really fits like a puzzle, just like this saying “Like Father, Like Daughter”.
I still have a lot of things I want to say, but I probably cannot ever finish saying them. I owe you my life, and I am blessed to call you my father, my best friend and, my overgrown brother.
I will express my love for you through my actions, today, tomorrow, and every day forever. Happy Father’s Day and I love you, Papa!