Life is Harder Before, Yet Enjoyable

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Upon reading the title, you may have agreed with it. Well, I assume that it is one reason you are reading it in the first place, right?

Using gadgets was not popular yet before. In fact, if you have a Nokia phone before in your family, consider yourself lucky. One of our relatives has a Nokia phone before and sometimes she is allowing us to use it and since we are four in family, we can only play it after the one who is currently playing it becomes game over. Who would forget the classic yet the best snake game ever? Or the bounce classic?

But that is not the only thing that I love before. It is just one percent, to be honest. There are more enjoyable things that I have experienced aside from that, and apparently, you too would agree with me.

Life is more challenging before. That is a fact. It is not because the technology is not that as high as what we have today. It is literally harder. I can still remember how my brothers, sister, and I fetch drinking water from the potable water area, which is somewhat far from our house.

As little kids, it is, of course, a difficult challenge or task rather. We each carry one gallon of that water, and we do that twice or thrice a week. 

Today, there are still those who do it, but children today were not the same anymore as compared before. Yes, we should not be comparing it anymore, but let me share what I have experienced before.

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After doing the assigned responsibility to us, that is the only time we are allowed to go and play with other kids before. I still remember how we play tumbang preso, tagu-taguan, pakay-lata, luksong-tinik, kingking-dupa, pogs, tiktikbong, among others.

Here is the chant of tiktikbong in our place.

Tiktikbong bagatan ti lubong

Umay ti umay, awan riri

Isprikitikitik is a boom bastik

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

Those were the days, my friend. And they were all golden. It brings flashbacks of memories. I can't help but smile.

At this date, it is very rare to see some children playing it. But by the way, my cousin and his friends are currently playing outside with some of those street games I have mentioned. It is good that they are still playing it. But it cannot be denied that most of the time, they prefer playing with mobile games such as the very famous mobile legends.

Going back to the story, I also experienced spending hours at the library just to finish my assignments before. Unlike today, you just have to type in the words or details you want to know, and voila, Google will show you millions of results in just a few seconds. It is by far more comfortable researching things today, but nothing can compare to the excitement of finding details from books before. The feeling of accomplishing your assignment is very fulfilling.

Photo credits to Pinoy - Noon at Ngayon

There is also one thing that cannot be removed from my memory. We do not have a television before. But our neighbor has one. What we do before is we go there from their house, just outside, and we watch what they are watching through their windows. Sometimes, they close it. So what we are doing is that we watch through the small holes from their house's wall.

My mother once told us also that what they experience is more difficult. They will go from the nearest neighbor who has a television just to watch. Take note, the closest is not that really near. And what is even worse is that that neighbor is sometimes rude. They will close their door and windows when they see you watching. Well, that's life. We are not rich, but we feel blessed and happy.

Thank God, because somehow, we have television now, and guess what, it is not brand new. It was just bought by my father from one of his acquaintances. But I am not shy about it. In fact, I am proud because even if we do not have a high-tech tv, we are still blessed since we can watch our favorite tv shows.

I still have many things to share with you, but this is all for now. I cannot tell when will be its next part, but I assure you that I will definitely make another part. I hope you have enjoyed it, and hopefully, you can relate to it.

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Comments

Childhood memories is one of the best days of my life. Yung tipong uuwi ka lang Ng bahay kapag sinundo ka na Ng Nanay mo haha. Tapos Wala kang pakialam Kong amoy pawis ka na Kase mas nag-eenjoy ka maglaro maghapon. Nakakamiss talaga,sarap balikan

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1 year ago

Tama po kayo. If it is possible to go back from the past even for just a day, I will grab the chance.

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1 year ago

Na miss ko tuloy kabataan ko. Those good old days will never be forgotten and the memories are all encrypted in my mind . I'm not a fan of TV before but am an avid radio listener, and I love books kaya tambay ako sa library....compare a mga mobile ebook mas prefer ko actual book kasi sa pag scan pa lang para next page iba na sa feeling...haaaayyy

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1 year ago

Opo. Pati yung amoy ng libro nakakatuwa :)

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1 year ago

yan talaga nami miss ko...may mini bookshelf ako sa room ko and kahit nabasa ko na yun lahat binabasa ko ulit pag nasa bahay ako hhhiihhi

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1 year ago

Those are the good old days. Sarap balikan. Gusto ko ulit maging bata

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1 year ago

Kung sana nga lang po pwedeng ibalik ang nakaraan.

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1 year ago

Ah those were the days, the gold old days. Tho we didn't experience fetching water to a very far place but the experience of when gadgets is still unknown to us. Yong paglalaro sa labas, yong iba kasi ngayon mas nagkukulong na sa bahay kaulayaw ay gadgets, unlike satin na naranasang maulanan ng ulan sa labas, maglaro ng kung ano ano kahit pa ang kapalit non minsan ay palo sa pwet haha. Ah, I miss those days of mischief and naughtiness 🤩🤩☠️

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1 year ago

Haha. Minsan na rin akong hinabol ni mama habang may bitbit na tsinelas haha.

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1 year ago

Chilhood remains the throne in my whole life,

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1 year ago

They are impated in our brains. Thanks for reading! :)

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1 year ago

Marked our hearts too, I wanna go back to those old good memories. You are welcome, I'm your new subscriber 😊

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1 year ago

Childhood memories are the best ❤️😍

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1 year ago

Indeed. They are gems :)

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1 year ago

Hindi ako palalaro nung bata, eh pero mahilig ako magbasa ng libro lalo na pag pocketbook. Ang saya nun maghiraman tapos pagnawala awayan na.

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1 year ago

Haha ganiyan din minsan mga kalaro ko kapag nawala yung mga laruan nila na hiniram ng iba haha.

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1 year ago

Sabanutan pa yun pag nag away. Tapos pagpupustahan ng mga lalaki.

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1 year ago

Hindi naman naggaganiyan yung mga bateng babae noon sa amin hehe

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1 year ago

Ah mababait pala mga bata diyan sa inyo. Sa amin kasi puro matapang.

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1 year ago

Talaga namang kahit mahirap laruin ang iba diyan sir, masaya pa rin. Nakakamiss yung pagiging bata talaga..☺️

Tas sa part nang tv, yung sisilip ka lang sa bintana nang kabitbahay makanuod lang, relate much..🥲

Sa generation ngayon, hindi na sila na.eengage sa mga "Laro ng Lahi", halos gadgets nalang inaatupag.

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1 year ago

Kaya nga po marami na ring bata ngayon ang nagsusuot na rin ng eye glasses dahil maagang naexpose ang mga mata sa mga gadgets.

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1 year ago

Yun nga eh' may masamang epekto talaga yung sobrang babad sa gadgets din..

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1 year ago

Opo. Kaya minsan napapasabi na lang ako na talagang mas maganda noon kahit pa mahirap ang buhay, at least masaya.

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1 year ago

Slr po.. Yeah! Tama po kayo, mas masaya yung dati na tuwing hapon maraming mga bata na naglalaro sa labas, kaysa ngayon halos babad na lang palagi sa cellphone at kung ano pang gadgets..

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1 year ago