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