Perhaps it was the power tools or the fact that Matthew worked in steel toed shoes rather than bare foot or thin rubber sandals like most Filipino carpenters. Maybe it was a guy thing or the fact that Matthew was an american combined with the new house. For whatever reason he was able to captivate their attention, it was a magical moment. The boys hovered around Matthew as if he were playing the next best PS 2 game as he built the boys bunk beds for our new home. Either way, it was a great male bonding moment.