In one month and a few days, I’ll be celebrating my birthday. As I sit here thinking I’ll be another year older (and hoping and praying, wiser and happier, too) I can’t help but reminisce the past.
Mostly, fun times with cousins and school friends. Vivid memories of enjoyable and entertaining times. Invaluable is challenging bloggers to remember their favorite past time. Depending on what your favorite past times are you can relive them again with resources like Invaluable.com and their featured collectibles.
Here’s top 5 flashbacks:
🔹My cousin’s family owned (apparently, until now) a rice powder machine and every time a customer leaves, we’d collect leftover and when we had enough, we’d make a dough and play with our cooking toy set. We would also use leaves and petals, any thing we thought we could “cook” actually. 😀
🔹I was 12 years old when Meteor Garden was first aired here in the Philippines. During weekday afternoons, my cousins and I would gather in front of the TV to watch it together. We just can’t miss it and us, girls, would also braid our hair like Shan Chai.
🔹I had this round loom and I’d make flowers out of yarns, too. I’d use different colors and collect the flowers I made or give it to my girl cousins. Or sometimes I’d hang them to our window.
🔹I checked On This Day on Facebook and learned that 3 years ago, I posted this photo. This was when I had a vacation in Iloilo. What I missed so much out of many other things is we could eat Indian mangoes whenever we want. We had that thing my cousins hold so we could reach the ones high up on the tree. We love unripe (or not too yellow) ones and dip it to soy sauce with crushed chili. (And sometimes dipping it next to salt.) Ugh! Mouth watering photo.
🔹Learning how to make these. (I guess I never learned though. Too complicated for me before.) Instead, I’d ask my grandmother to make me one. Sometimes, she’d gladly to do so and sometimes not. Hah! The last time I saw the coconut tree where we’d get the leaves, it’s tall already.
Some more flashbacks…
🔹Rewinding a cassette or VHS tape with a pencil
🔹Playing Snakes with my sister’s Nokia 3210
🔹Predicting the future if I’ll end up withmy crush by playing FLAMES
🔹Browsing my late uncle’s mail stamp collection in a photo album
🔹Using a magic pencil. (And feeling so cool.) 😛
🔹Funny look on my first grade teacher when I colored my clouds blue.
🔹Learning how to cook rice in fourth grade.
🔹Calling my aunt Mommy. (And as I grew older, I think it felt awkward that I’m calling her that so I called her Auntie instead until now.)
🔹Watching Okatokat – a horror tv show.
🔹My cousin built a swing on one of the Indian mango tree. (They chopped off the tree now because my aunt had their house built on that lot.)
🔹Cried the firt time I watched Lion King.
…and so many more childhood memories! Even thinking of sad and embarrassing ones now too.
It’s so nice to relive those memories! Makes me want to do them again. Would even be nicer if I’m in my hometown.
I’m in my 20’s and I’m still collecting memories that I’d love to revisit when I reach my 50’s.
What’s your childhood memory? 🙂