My Daddy is the best!…Happy Birthday Baba!

Jan 11-Dads Birthday today! He turns 54, but embodies young at heart!

Remember Penny Vaz of the ‘You got the right choice baby fame’. For those of you who are too young to recollect, I am referring to the Pepsi ad that was released way back in the 1990s and probably revolutionised ad film making in India. It had Remo singing and a young girl playing the piano. Her giggle at the end of the jingle was iconic…!
For those of you who still cant remember, click here.

Incase you are wondering what any of this has got to do with my Dads Birthday…
Well, that same girl who became famous in the Pepsi ad, i.e Penny Vaz also had her own Album named ‘My Daddy is the Best’.  This was early 90’s and Indipop was probably at an embryonic stage and I suppose my own taste in music was not much to talk about!

Either ways, I had my own copy of that album and barely into my teens, I worshipped Penny, only because I could relate to every word in that title song…

It went something like this-

My Daddy is the Best,
He’s a cut above the rest,
Hes everything a Dad should be
And I know that he cares for me.

I hear from my friends everyday
About the things their daddies do
So rich and famous they may be
I know that what they say is true
Some are doctors some are cops
Some have reached the very top
Some are short and some are tall
Some they say just have it all
But I still like the one I’ve got
‘Cause he’s the Best one of the Lot

Takes me to a movie show
Anywhere I wanna go
Takes me to the beach to play
Yes, my daddy makes my day
There are times when I’, feeling sad
But I come alive holding his hand


Very silly? I agree, but I loved it…and I love it even today, because it repeats the 5 words I have never doubted to  date-‘ My Daddy Is The BEST’! 🙂

Hope you have a great Birthday Baba and wish you many many happy returns of the day!!


9 Responses to My Daddy is the best!…Happy Birthday Baba!

  1. Yogesh says:

    Yeah I missed your dad’s birthday. It was flashing on orkut for so many days.

    Do wish him a belated happy birthday from my side too.

  2. Uday says:

    Vow……blog for me 🙂

    Of course I must admit one thing very openly that it was very easy to become “Best Daddy” for my little one as She was really a very well behaved kid as compared to other kids of my friends I had seen at that time….!!

    She believed firmly that her parents can only think “best” for her and with that prevailing confidence in her….. Parenting was most easy task 🙂

    I am sure MY TILLU (mostly known as Yash by her friends)is and will always be a “very good gal” for me …which will help me to continue in retaining title of “Best Daddy”

    Should I say “Thanks” for the blog ….?:)

    Of course….:p

    And also “Thanks a lot ” for the Birthday wishes and wonderful conversation I could have with three of you:))
    Honestly that was the best gift of the day….

    And a last thing….
    I must say that now Penny Waz owes me a Big thanks ….for a getting her such a wonderful fan at that time …:)

  3. Penny Vaz says:

    Hi Uday,
    Just stumbled upon this site and realized it’s almost your Birthday again! Happy Early Birthday to you!

    And Yashada, I am really happy to know that you still enjoy the title song of my album after all these years:-) My Daddy is The Best was and always will be a song that’s close to my heart as it is to many kids and grown ups around the globe.

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

    Penny Vaz

  4. Uday says:

    Hey…..I forgot to thank Penny for my this years Birthday wish…:P

    Thanks Penny….

    This year since Yashada was in India we were to gether..:)

    And I had not seen this post as Yashada had not written any blog this year till yesterday….:)

  5. Shilpi Bose says:

    I was doing a Google search on Penny Vaz for my blog post and came across your blog; I was pleasantly surprised to see Penny’s comment here so I have taken the liberty of providing a link to this post in my blog. Hope it is okay with you.

  6. Kumar says:

    Hi I am kumar,

    I really love that Alum. brining back my wonder years. Do u have the copy of that alum. I was trying to find but couild’nt.

    can u post that album….?

  7. stuart says:

    Hi Penny,can i tell me the name of the song on yr album that has the line ”take me to that magicland” in it?….i need the lyrics and the tune but cant seem to find it anywhere..i would be glad if u could help me with this…my email id is…thanks a ton!

  8. hey hey.. i dunt know u guys.. but this was so amazing to read about Penny Vaz.. i had d cassette wen i was a teenager and sister & I would sing her songs all day…i loved d casstte..and i still remember it was a white cover..wid amazing abt Mother…if I had a hammer.. oh oh… memories.. can i dwnload d songs??… r dey on sum website???

  9. Penny Vaz says:

    Hi Yashada and everyone ready this blog! It’s been a while but it’s always such a pleasant surprise to read your messages, especially during these unprecedented times we’re all going through. I hope you are all well and staying safe and healthy.
    Please feel free to leave me your email address and I’ll be happy to stay connected.
    Take care,
    Penny Vaz

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: