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Live and work

Vivir y trabajar

Father was a hardworking man who delivered a living to support his wife and three
children.
El padre era un hombre trabajador que entregaba la vida para mantener a su esposa y
sus tres hijos.

He spent all his evenings after work attending classes, hoping to improve himself
so that he could one day find a better paying job.
Pasaba toda sus noches despus del trabajo asistiendo a clases, con la esperanza de
superarse a s mismo para que algn da podueda encontrar un trabajo mejor
remunerado.

Except for Sundays, Father hardly ate a meal together with his family.
A excepcin de los domingos, el padre casi no coma una comida junto a su familia.

He worked and studied very hard because he wanted to provide his family with the
best money could buy.
Trabajaba y estudiaba muy duro porque quera dar a su familia con lo mejor que el dinero
poda comprar.

Whenever the family complained that he was not spending enough time with them,
he reasoned that he was doing all this for them.
Cada vez que la familia se quejaba de que no estaba pasando suficiente tiempo con ellos,
el razonaba que estaba haciendo todo esto por ellos.



But he often yearned to spend more time with his family.
Pero a menudo anhelaba pasar ms tiempo con su familia.

The day came when the examination results were announced.
Lleg el da cuando los resultados del examen fueron anunciados.

To his joy, Father passed, and with distinctions too!
Para su alegra, el padre pas, y ademas con distinciones!

Soon after, he was offered a good job as a senior supervisor which paid
handsomely.
Poco despus, le ofrecieron un buen trabajo como supervisor que pagaba con creces.

Like a dream come true, Father could now afford to provide his family with life's
little luxuries like nice clothing, fine food and vacation abroad.
Como un sueo hecho realidad, el padre puede ahora darse el lujo de proveer a su familia
con pequeos lujos de la vida como la ropa bonita, buena comida y vacaciones en el
extranjero.

However, the family still did not get to see father for most of the week.
Sin embargo, la familia todava no llegaba a ver al padre de la mayor parte de la semana.

He continued to work very hard, hoping to be promoted to the position of manager.
EL continu trabajando muy duro, con la esperanza de ser promovido al cargo de gerente.

In fact, to make himself a worthily candidate for the promotion, he enrolled for
another course in the open university.
De hecho, para hacerse un candidato digno para la promocin, se matricul para otro
curso en la universidad abierta.

Again, whenever the family complained that he was not spending enough time with
them, he reasoned that he was doing all this for them.
Nuevamente, cuando la familia se quejaba de que no estaba pasando suficiente tiempo
con ellos, l pens que estaba haciendo todo esto para ellos.

But he often yearned to spend more time with his family.
Pero a menudo anhelaba pasar ms tiempo con su familia.

Father's hard work paid off and he was promoted.
El arduo trabajo del padre vali la pena y fue promovido.

Jubilantly, he decided to hire a maid to relieve his wife from her domestic tasks.
con Jbilo, decidi contratar a una sirvienta para aliviar a su esposa de sus tareas
domsticas.

He also felt that their three-room flat was no longer big enough, it would be nice for
his family to be ablet to enjoy the facilities and comfort of a condominium.
Tambin consider que su piso de tres habitacines ya no era lo suficientemente grande,
sera bueno para su familia ser capaz de disfrutar de las instalaciones y la comodidad de
un condominio.

Having experienced the rewards of his hard work many times before, Father
resolved to further his studies and work at being promoted again.
Despus de haber experimentado los beneficios de su arduo trabajo muchas veces antes,
el padre decidi continuar sus estudios y trabajo al ser ascendido de nuevo.

The family still did not get to see much of him.
La familia todava no lllegaba a verle mucho.

In fact, sometimes Father had to work on Sundays attending clients.
De hecho, a veces el padre tenia que trabajar los domingos atendiendo clientes.

Again, whenever the family complained that he was not spending enough time with
them, he reasoned that he was doing all this for them.
nuevamente, cuando la familia se quejaba que l no estaba pasando suficiente tiempo
con ellos, l pensaba que estaba haciendo todo esto para ellos.

But he often yearned to spend more time with his family.
Pero a menudo anhelaba pasar ms tiempo con su familia.

As expected, Father's hard work paid off again and he bought a beautiful
condominium overlooking the coast of Singapore.
Como era de esperar, el trabajo duro del padre vali la pena de nuevo y se compr un
bonito condominio con vista a la costa de Singapur.

On the first Sunday evening at their new home, Father declared to his family that he
decided not to take anymore courses or pursue any more promotions.
El primer domingo por la noche en su nuevo hogar, el padre declar a su familia que
decidi no tomar ms cursos o buscar mas promociones.

From then on he was going to devote more time to his family.
A partir de entonces iba a dedicar ms tiempo a su familia.

Father did not wake up the next day.
El padre no despert al da siguiente.