MY HARVARD-BOUND BOY
"DARYL XAVIER DUMBONG"
DARYL XAVIER DUMBONG,8, is my second child and only son (so far). He was born at Sarva Maternity Clinic, Kota Kinabalu on the 26th September 1997.
Currently he is in Primary 2 at SJK(C) St James Likas, Kota Kinabalu, a school dubbed as the "most prestigious" Chinese school in Kota Kinabalu. Before that, he attended Chung Hwa Kindergarten, also in Likas, Kota Kinabalu. Obviously, he is quite fluent in Huayi (Mandarin). He also speaks English, Malay and, of course picking up Kadazandusun. He also attends tuitions after school and take up Abacus Mental Arithmetic lesson every Saturday and Sunday School at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Kota Kinabalu. He is expected to receive his first Holy Communion in April this year.
Daryl is a very active boy. He could not stand still. At times he is very expressive and dare to stand on his ground, driving home his points. But then, he is a very kind hearted boy, caring, loving, generous and has a soft spot for the underprivilaged. He has shown quality leadership traits at least among to his neighbouring peers. The friends will gather around him for almost anything.
He is very close to me. There were times when I got him to surf the Internet with me, and we visited Harvard University. I also helped him, with his knowledge of course, to write to the President of Harvard University to ask the Professor how he could get to Harvard in the future. You know, he got the reply from Harvard encouraging my son to visit Harvard's website more often. Actually, I try to psyche him to plan to further his studies up to doctoraral level, preferably "Ph.D in Economics and Political Science" at Harvard University. He seems to understand that Harvard is the No.1 University in the world and quite open to the idea.
Daryl is named after St. Francis Xavier, SJ, the first Catholic/Jesuit Missionary to bring the Catholic & Christian Faith to India, Souheast Asia, Macau and Japan. Daryl has not fully grasped why he is named after this wonderful Saint, but I hope someday he'll be more curious to know more why.
Daryl is my son and I have a very high hope of him to become someone someday. I would really love if he could travel to every corner of the Earth and understand God's Love in creating this Universe.
For the time being, I just love to be with him to go and play badminton and learn golf.