As in the case of numerous Filipinos, I have a good number of close relatives who have migrated to the U.S. and are now American citizens. On both my father's and mother's sides, I have first cousins and nephews scattered all over the U.S. In a investment road show in which I participated during the last week of January 2012, a first cousin of mine and her husband brought me around San Francisco, which included a sumptuous Filipino lunch at the Patio Filipino Restaurant in San Bruno. I stayed with them overnight in their residence in Redwood City. Both are in their sixties and are retired. But they keep themselves occupied. How? By helping in the upbringing of their grandchildren who live with their respective parents not too far away from Redwood City.