For the past few weeks, I have been doing some catching up with my eldest son, Gino. He arrived late June and will be with us until the first week of August.
It's been five years since I last saw him in San Francisco, and boy has he grown! He is now five feet seven inches tall at 12 years old. Sometimes, I keep forgetting that he is still a child.
Is five years really that long? he seems to have forgotten people and things that happened when he was still living in Manila.
Despite what he has gone through, the 12 year old lad proved himself by being among the top ten percent student in Pennsylvania state, and was tested of having a college level reading comprehension. Even being asked by John Hopkins and other colleges to take their tests. Not bad eh?