In May

This month of May brought a lot of childhood memories, most of them good. For one thing, it's my birth month and as a child, i could not wait for May to arrive, for that day to come...my birthday. Not that each birthday would mean a party with balloons, gifts, cakes and ice creams galore, but it was, and sometimes, still is the day i feel extra special. It was that one day when everybody was extra nice to me, tried not to upset me in any way and treated me like a princess. It was my most favorite day. But as i grew older, my birthdays became an entirely different story...

May too, was the time when I got ready for school. I could still remember the times when we went to Cubao to buy the things I would need for the next school year. With Alimall, Rustans, SM, and other shops all in one place, Cubao used to be ‘the’ shopping central. Usually, our first stop was National Bookstore, which was always crowded around that time, for the books, notebooks, pens and other odds and ends. Next would be SM for the Gregg shoes, but if, and only if the shoes from the last school year, a) did not fit anymore, b) could not be repaired by our suki shoe-repair man, c) no hand-me-down shoes to fit me. Otherwise, SM would only be just for window-shopping.

Since Rustans had very expensive stuff, hence, we could not afford their goods, it just served as our shortcut to the next awaited destination…Goldilocks. They used to serve the best spaghetti I ever tasted. I could still remember the euphoria I felt every forkful I swallowed…ang sarap! All the pagod from walking one place to the next was erased with just one plate of goldilocks' mouth-watering spaghetti.

But the end of May also marked the end of hot, sunny days, and the rain started to come. The end of doing nothing, save for sleeping, playing, watching TV shows, interspersed with the occasional household chores, etc, etc. Life was really simple then...

I could go on and on about my happy memories of may but I'd like to cherish those memories some more in my mind and in my heart.

To bengorts, R, F, E, F and all the others who are celebrating their birthdays this month, may this entry evoke your happy childhood memories of May. =D


Blogger duke said...

hmm. someone's been playing aroung with her template.

May 18, 2005, 4:07:00 AM  
Blogger kero said...

not me, definitely. just got back from a trip. di ba ikaw?

May 22, 2005, 10:58:00 PM  

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