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Another look back on my childhood days. Did I enjoy those days?

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July 25, 2021.

Hello! A happy Sunday to everyone.

Yes it's Sunday but I've done laundry with the help of my partner. Actually I was the one who started the laundry, I just did the first banlaw before I put the clothes to the washing machine and went back to the room and lay down again to our bed together with our son. Haha, and the rest, he's the one who did it and hanged the clothes outside after haha.

This afternoon, we went to Flour and Flower, a food house located to the next baranggay. It was not planned, it's just that I felt famished so Inasked my partner if we can go there. Glad he accepted the offer, charrr actually I told him I will be the one to pay but when we were there already, I forgot my wallet so he was the one who did pay. Haha para paraan lang yan mga parz.

Family bonding ng pamilyang palaging gutom.

Okay, enough for the chika. So, I am here again to share with you my second part of my article yesterday about my experiences as a kid. Here is the continuation, mehehehe!

When I was a kid, I played clay together with my siblings

Since we're not able to experience to be bought toys, I and my siblings were playing clay. We get those clay near the river and we will mold them like phones, car and other form that made our day more fun. My brother likes to form robots together with our cousins. And we will put it outside the house under the sun until it hardened. That's the reason why we're not complaining for having no toys from department stores. And one more thing is that the town was away from home and we need to travel about 1 hour before we arrive the town and of course about the fare in riding a jeep. And riding jeep is one of my hates as I don't like the smell of it. That's why, we love staying at home for playing simple things we made.

When I was a kid, I like to be with my close friend which is my cousin cooking snacks.

One of the fun I remember is cooking banana cue, banana chips, kamote cue and suman. Even if we're kids back then, we know already how to cook those. We will just buy 5 pesos of oil and since we have bananas and kamote, we can easily cooked snack for us while playing. Even if we don't have sugar to use, still we're happy that time coz it will help us to be full and won't be hungry while playing.

Sometimes, we will go to the farm and get some kangkong and jackfruit. What we gonna do with those? We will cook those vegetables. For kangkong, we will cook it as sinigang using lemon hahaha without meat. Swak na yun tapos kukuha kaming malamig na kanin. And for jackfruit or langka, we're going to make it ginataan. Even if without rice, we're going to eat it. I am not the one who will cook but I helped to prepare the ingredients. I am afraid that I might ruined and make the food not tasty haha. I am just the eater, you know.

When I was a kid, I always went to the mountain together with my cousin to get some dried abaca (Umbak in our langguage, I don't know what it called in tagalog though).

Why I always went with them? During Saturday and Sunday after mass, we will go to the mountain where there are lots of abaca. We will collect dried abaca for us to sell it. We need to do that so that we have something to buy school supplies like pencil, ballpen and paper. At the young age, we're eager to earn for us to help our parents.

When we do that, it's fun. I still remember everytime we go to the mountain to get umbak, there were always an accident though it's fun. One day, we went to the mountain together with my siblings and cousin. We were enjoying getting some of umbak when suddenly my sister was running towards me like there was chasing her. In my mind, maybe she was chased by a snake so I also run towards our cousin, there asking why but I don't know what to asnwer coz I also don't know, I just run and that's it. My sister was not talking too, she's just touching her head like there was something in there so I asked what happened but when I saw her face so red while she's crying, fear eaten me. I went to her side but she said don't. She said just run, so I did while my cousin was already far and now sitting to one of the nipa hut. We stopped there and I forgot I shouldn't run that fast and far coz I might collapse but thanks God I am fine. I look to my sister and when I look at her face, I don't know what to feel. I want to feel pity and laugh at the same time. Her face is bulging because of the sting if bees. She was beaten up by bees hahaha. We decide to get home and burst out to laugh when we noticed that we're not holding even one umbak because we left it as we run fast.

A full of fun memory haha.

When I was kid, I never experienced to swim in a pool.

The first time that I able to see a pool in person was when I was 16 years old. It was when I was in Manila and my Tita who was my father's sister arrived from AUE and asked my grandma if I can be with her for a month. So, I lived with her for a month in their condo unit at Sta. Mezza. And I enjoyed every second there as it was my first time to be in a pool and in a building. Their condo unit was in the 22nd floor of the building and it amazed me so much.

I never experienced to have an outing together with my family when I was a child. Though, we seldom went to the beach during CFC anniversary every year before. That's the time that I am always excited as I able to go to the beach but no pool. Sometimes we will go to churches and no beach at all. I always think what is the feeling in the pool. I know it's different with the beach of course. I am always dreaming to be in a pool when I was a child.

The reason why I like to have an outing with my little family coz I never experienced to have an outing with my family before when I was a child. And that's what I wish and been praying for, that someday I can bring my parents to an outing together with my siblings and their families because we never had even once. That's one of my wishes that I want to fulfill. I want to see my parents enjoy while they're still able to walk and see beautiful places. I want to have pictures of them while in the pool and having fun. I wish that will happen soon.

When I was a kid, I love dreaming of things.

At the young age, I already felt how to be degraded by my own relatives, the reason why I always dream of a good life in the future. That someday, all they said will back to them and that I am not what they're been talking about. And glad that I able to surpass those hurtful words and I able to let them witness every goal I've achieved.

Now, they're been good to me as if they have done nothing. I've been dreaming before and even until now that I and my family will live in peace and good situation. That we don't need to be ashamed for having no food in the table.

I've been dreaming that I will able to help my father make a beautiful house someday. That I will finish my studies no matter what and will have a regular job. And that I will able to buy land for my parents and myself. I've been dreaming those and easily I've made to achieve it. Though not all, but glad at a little steps, I am making those came true. Just a little push, and I will achieve it all.

Closing Thought

My life was not easy though I know there was someone who suffered more than me. Those who don't have shelter and parents. That's why I am still grateful depsite of being poor because I have parents and a shelter to live. Those hardships I encountered together with my family made us more stronger. Those hardships helped us to be grateful of little things we received and to cherished things.

Though I experienced hardships in life, still I able to enjoy my childhood days. Yes, it was not easy as I need to work in the farm or mountain to have a little penny but it helped me to learned that I should work hard on things that I want to achieve. That I should not just rely on my parents to have money from them that easy.

I know, some of you will relate to my story when I was a kid. Let us all keep on stepping forward and aim for our goals. Someday, wr will be smiling for joy coz we achieved those despite of the hardships we encounter in life. Life maybe hard but everything will be worth it after.

Thanks for reading my article for today and have a nice sleep to everyone. Ciao!

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Ang saya talaga ng childhood experiences. Pero sad yung "never experienced to swim in a pool." But at least masaya parin naman po ang childhood nyo.

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1 month ago

Oo sis hihihi masaya naman. Yun lng tlga hindi pa kami nakaligo sa pool πŸ˜…

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1 month ago

When I was a kid gaduwa pud kog clay Flor.... 😊 pag ampo kanunay Flor... πŸ™

God bless you Flor...πŸ™

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2 months ago

Kung pwede lang maging bata ulit gurl,

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2 months ago

Kalaminunta gurl. Sige ra unta kog hulma ug clay karon hahah di unta ko mamroblema unsay lutuon na sud an kada adlaw hahaha

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2 months ago

Labaw dili unta stressful hahhhaa

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2 months ago

Ako din. Relate ako. We're not rich but that's something I am more grateful about. Not being rich is, for me, quite a blessing. Because of that, I learned to value the small things in life. I learned to appreciate life more. I learned to make my own toys because my parents won't buy us any. Okay, they would sometimes but not as often as we wanted to. I will never ever exchange my life for anything in this world. My past is what makes me appreciative today.

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2 months ago

Truelalooo sis. Lahat ng yun na hirap na napagdaanan natin ang nag mold satin kung ano tayo now. Kasi, pag naiisip ko yun, feeling ko kaya ko harapin lahat kasi gaking na ko dun eh. Hihi. Kaya lahat ng bagay talaga mapakunti o malaki, inaalagaan at pinapahalagahan ko talga.

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2 months ago

Makalingaw jud hinumduman atong mga kaagi sauna memsh no? Lisud pero nalampasan man gihapon. Bisan tuod naglisud sa kinabuhi pero malipayon man pud.

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2 months ago

Ohh kaajo memsh. Haha lipay na kaayos mga kabuang sauna ba na bisan naglisud makapakatawa gihapon nato πŸ˜‚

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2 months ago

Mao jud. Bahalag nagkalisud basta smile lang gihapon.

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2 months ago

Wa ko try sa manguha ug umbak hahaha di jod tali kompleto aho childhood πŸ˜‚

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2 months ago

Ahahaha poor man gud me memsh. Mao na nanguha jud mi ug umbak haha para nakapiso tawn πŸ˜‚

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2 months ago

Piso ra diay mem? Hahaha bitaw ana jod mga bata sa una. Ss amo pod kopras ipatimbang haha

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2 months ago

When I was a baby I cry l like a baby, my days as a kid was fun I had time to play in Street with so many of my made friends in street

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2 months ago

Wow, that's nice to hear dear. That only means you enjoyed a lot πŸ€—

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2 months ago

Happy good ol' days.. we may lack the luxury but what we have before contributed on the things that had mold us what we became of today.. we're much luckier because we were able to experience those

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2 months ago

Maju man te, kay bisan magsige ug kaon, di man mutambok hihi...πŸ˜…

Anyways, bitaw' makalingaw jud ang mga kaagi uie, pero naa pu'y way lami haha.. πŸ˜‚

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2 months ago

ang ganda ng childhood mo te kasi nakakapunta kayo sa mountain HAHAAHHAgusto k rin someday kaso pass

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2 months ago

Ayyy why pass naman hihi. Masaya sa mountain kaso nakakapgod lng umakyat haha

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2 months ago

Same here those momeries of my children is always been part of me now.

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2 months ago

hey ms cry baby before hehe! this is so nice of you to tell yourself openly without hesitations. and definitely, your childhood days are awesome.

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2 months ago

You had fun times when you were a kid Hehehe.

I have been thinking on what to written about myself. But maybe I would release or soon

But there are always things we get deprived of while we were kids and still not able to make up to them till present

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When I was a kid, I like to be with my close friend which is my cousin cooking snacks.

Hahaha me too I always stays on them, hahaha what if ma drama buhay mo sa MMK or Magpakailanman? Ang dramatic no? πŸ˜‚

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Ahaha wengyaahh walang manunood πŸ˜… Ma drama talaga yarn

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2 months ago

Pipilitin ko nalang sarili ko πŸ™‚

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2 months ago

Hahaha wnegyahh ka. πŸ˜‚

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2 months ago

Those are childhood memories that are special and nothing money can buy. You have one of the best childhood experiences that others haven't had which is actually better honestly. You learn to be creative and resourceful. Your nature is your playground as it should be with every kid. We don't need toys. What do those do? Just additional problem to ever increasing trash that we dn't have a solution to.

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2 months ago

Aww thank you. True to your words, those toys now will just give trash thst will ruin our beautiful world.

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Dami ko nakikita puro bili ng toys kaso sa dami ng toys di rin naman nalalaro.

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2 months ago

Your childhood looks awesome and adventourous, I mean, if we compare it to the kids in this generation, they are 'babad' in technology. You are blessed really! I wish my parents agree with me being in the mountains, I tend to not get permission from them and just leave the house if ever I wanted to go in the forest, after I get home, they scold me big time πŸ˜†

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2 months ago

Hihihi thank you. Actually it was so fun really ☺️

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2 months ago

Hangtod karon te, wa gihapon ko kaligo ug pool. I've been to pools many times na but wasn't able to ligo. Di ko kahibaw mulangoy! 😭

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2 months ago

Hahaha same dai. Mao ug naa ko sa pool, magwalking ra ko πŸ˜…

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2 months ago

True. Dala dala kabo is the key.

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2 months ago

To be honest, ang saya talaga balikan yung mga pinaggagawa natin noon. Ibang iba na kasi mga bata ngayon.

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2 months ago

Ayyy oo, iba na subra. Dati nasa labas pang tayo eh haha. Ngayon ,sila puro nasa loob. Di nabubuhay kapag walang kuryente, tayo dati pag brown out, subrang saya lalo na pag agbi haha

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