Day 14: Your earliest memory
Ok, this is a little tough and really a test of memory. I remember these, but really not sure of the dates.
- I remember my brother putting the pig pen on fire and us running to the garden to hid because we are sure our mother will scold us big time for being so careless! It was an accident but knowing our mom’s temper, we were all afraid. Naagapan naman ng nanay ko, and for sure may kasamang sermon yun. At ligtas ang baboy. Hindi na-lechon. Kasi wala akong matandaang karne ang ulam namin that night hahaha. Siguro this was around 1983-1984 so I was 3-4 years old.
- I remember my mom getting angry at me because I can’t pronounce letter R. Lahat na ng mga words na nagsasalita sa letter R, pinapasabi sa akin pero wala pa rin. Pati dila ko, pinosition na nya where it should be, wala pa rin talaga. Natuto na lang ako on my own at pinilit ko talagang ipractice. I was not yet going to school so mga 4 years old ito.
- I remember hitting my nose on the school gate and it bled. Ako lang naglalaro that time so walang tumulong. Then takot na takot akong umuwi kasi for sure lagot ako sa nanay ko hehehe. At takot na takot din ako kasi tuwing sumisinga ako, may kasamang dugo talaga. Akala ko noon, mamamatay na ako hehehe.
- I remember attending Day Care 2x, pero short sessions lang, not the whole school year. One was in our barangay, and the other one was in another barangay. I attended school alone. I don’t remember anyone accompanying me and waiting until my class ends. Basta ako lang mag-isa ang pumapasok at umuuwi. 6 years old akong nag-Kinder so this must be 4-5 years old.
- I remember taking care of my two younger siblings. Pumapasok na ang kuya ko noon kaya ako na ang eldest na naiiwan sa bahay so I had to take care of them and prepare meals. Mas naalagaan ko ang bunso, kaya siguro mas close sya sa akin. Yung sumunod kasi sa akin, malaki-laki na, kaya naglalaro na lang sya sa labas. Yung bunso yung alagain pa talaga. Nagstart kuya ko ng school at 6 years old so I was 4 years old nung kaming 3 na lang naiiwan sa bahay.
The rest na naaalala ko was when I was already in Kinder. So, my earliest memory most likely was when I was 4 years old hehe.