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‘How I Wish That You Were Here To Walk Me Down The Aisle’: We're Crying Over Zia Quizon’s Poem For Dolphy
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  • Zia Quizon, daughter of the “King of Comedy” Dolphy Quizon and Zsa Zsa Padilla is getting married!

    On July 10, 2022, the tenth death anniversary of her father, Zia shared a poem she wrote for her father with a photo of them singing together. 

    Perhaps the emotions leading up to her wedding mixed with those of her father’s death anniversary.

    “Dear Papa,

    How I miss you/ How I wish that you were here/ To walk me down the aisle / And smile/ And maybe shed a tear”

    A photo that hinted at an upcoming wedding was posted along an old photo of the father and daughter singing. It showed the names Aleksa and Zia, like a wedding logo, a set of wedding rings, a necklace, and an engagement ring.

    Zia Quizon hinted at her upcoming wedding through this photo posted with a photo of her and dad Dolphy.
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    It was Zsa Zsa’s post the next day that confirmed to the public that Zia is getting married. “Travelled to be with my bunso on her special day!”

    Zsa Zsa says she flew to Serbia. She used Fleetwood Mac’s song ‘Everywhere’ as the music for her Instagram reel showing her travel. 

    Zia’s second stanza reads:

    “I knew this day was coming/ And I knew you’d be gone/ But I still hear you humming/ Strumming to a joyful song."

    Dolphy is an award-winning actor and comedian while Zsa-Zsa is an award-winning singer and actress. Dolphy was 83 years old when he died, and the two have two daughters together. 

    Fathers and daughters

    Performing arts seems to run in the family for Dolphy and Zsa Zsa and Zia. She leads a private life outside of the Philippines. It is touching to see her share this moment on stage with her father with the public, perhaps just one of the many memories she enjoyed with her dad.

    In a previous Smart Parenting article, it shared that “fathers play a key role in the development in the lives of their daughters.” And there are a number of benefits to a strong father-daughter relationship.

    One way to grow a father-daughter bond is through activities. Here are two reasons why getting into hobbies together, whether something new or a shared passion like the arts for Dolphy and Zia, is a wonderful way to parent your child without being too obvious about it.

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    Why fathers bond well with their children through activities or shared interests 

    1. Fathers can teach kids life lessons.

    “Fathers generally express themselves best with their children when they are fully absorbed in an activity, writes Michael Grose, founder of Parenting Ideas and one of Australia’s lead parenting educators.

    He also writes that parenting author Steve Biddulph says ‘activity is the language of fathering.’ Grose adds, “Men are usually at their parenting best when they’re involved in games, having fun or being active with their kids.

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    Bonding with fathers through activities is when dads can teach kids about fairness, playing by the rules, trying their best, and also their stories of their childhood to their own child says Grose.

    2. Fathers share a personal part of themselves kids will never forget.

    When dads introduce their hobby or interest with their child, fathers are also able to share part of themselves that is not the “dad hat”. 

    Grose explains in the same article, ‘Sharing your interests with your children’, that when a father bought his daughters motorbikes which is his hobby, “he is sharing a part of who he is with his daughters–not the work persona, the parent persona, or the friend persona–but something that is close to the essence of who he is, which was forged during the joyous times of childhood.

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    This point can be applied to both parents, too. Allowing your child to get to know the side of you that they don’t often encounter because they usually see the parent persona will also help you forge a strong bond with your child.

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