“So what we get dr*nk, So what we smoke weed
We’re just having fun We don’t care who sees
So what we go out, That’s how it’s supposed to be
Living young and wild and free”
Sounds familiar? Oh, the good old days of being a teenager; being young, wild, and free indeed! Enjoying every moment with friends and exploring almost everything the world has to offer; from partying ‘till dawn, getting intoxicated, smoking, and many more, all for the sake of having fun, building friendship, and knowing ourselves deeply.
“Carpe diem” or seize the day as what the millennials would put it, that is how we all maximized or youthful years. But sometimes we forget to set a limit for ourselves, forgetting that we have parents who were worried about what might happen to us along the way.
This is the ordeal faced by a father who seeks the help of veteran broadcaster Raffy Tulfo in order to reach out to his minor daughter who is growing up hard-headed and often badly influenced by her friends.
According to Joel Parco, his daughter only identified as “Ayin” would often run away from home, but of course, as parents, he and his wife would often forgive Ayin when she goes back and apologizes.
Daddy Joel revealed that there was one time when he caught his 15-year-old daughter having a drinking session with a lot of men. Her teachers already called their attention and let them sign a waiver since Ayin is always skipping class just to hang out with friends.
On top of that, they also discovered that aside from taking alcoholic drinks, Ayin also now knows how to smoke cigarettes.
When Tulfo contacted Ayin, he lectured the young girl and even shared his own experience being around bad influence friends.
“Noong magkasing-edad tayo high school ako, gala din ako, mahilig ako sa barkada. Pero dumating yung time na-realize ko walang naidulot na maganda ang barkada at puro kapahamakan lang kaya kumalas ko,” Tulfo said.
“Ngayon ilan sa mga barkada kong ‘yon ptay na sila, baket? Dahil tuloy-tuloy sila doon sa kanilang gawain alak, dr*gs.. wala na!” he added.
Tulfo added that he believes Ayin is a good girl who is just exposed to a bad set of friends who are not a good influence on her.
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