His real name isnâ€™t David. He just turned one this past summer, and he had/has cancer and was undergoing treatment at that time. His mother emailed to ask me if I would post my gingerbread recipe last April or May so that she might attempt to do it while on a trip home from her overseas job in the Middle East. It was her sonâ€™s first birthday in June; but I understand from subsequent emails that she wasnâ€™t able to make the gingerbread house on that trip… I felt a little bad because I got the recipe out a little late (on his birthday) and since we were on a trip abroad, couldnâ€™t whip any gingerbread up. So here is my longshot Christmas pakulo for Christmas 2006â€¦ Davidâ€™s mom, if you are out there and read this, the gingerbread house in the photo above is for your son. If you can manage to email me within 48 hours of this post (by Thursday noon, Manila time), and you can have the house picked up from say, Megamall, I would like to send this completely decorated home, done by the kids at a school that I help at, together with about a kilo of additional candy, for â€œDavidâ€â€¦ The school made 14 large houses this year, and they were distributed to various recipients including the Tenement School Taguig, PGH Childrenâ€™s Charity Ward, St. Lukeâ€™s Pediatric Ward, Ang Muling Pagkabuhay ng Ating Panginoon Parish School Caloocan, Bukas Palad Foundation, Tondo Medical Center Pediatric Ward. But I reserved one for â€œDavid.â€ I have emailed Davidâ€™s mom at the address she gave in April but have not heard back â€“ she may have changed addresses or no longer frequents Marketmanila.com. I hope all is better with your son and that this little Gingerbread house will cheer the little one upâ€¦ If I donâ€™t hear from you by Thursday, I will donate the house to another childrenâ€™s ward or similar charityâ€¦Merry Christmas!