Daughter #1 called me up yesterday asking how much would a custom-made Barong Tagalog for Ethan would cost. I said the last time I bought a jusi-pinya clothe in Divisoria it cost me 550 pesos. The tailor charged me 800 pesos. If I add in the gasoline, toll fees, parking fees to the lot, the total would be somewhere in the vicinity of 2,000 pesos. I told her I saw quality Barong Tagalog for kids sold at one high-end store and it cost 1,200 pesos only. Why the Barong Tagalog, I asked. Ethan is due to be a ring bearer this April and the attire is, of course, the Barong Tagalog. I wish, for a change, that wedding couture for little boys would be a tuxedo. I can just see Ethan now... strutting like a formal penguin.