My bizarre week in Bulacan

I and Gabrielle spent a week in Bulacan because:
1. Mom went to Jakarta for work.
2. The babysitters went to Mindoro because of a wedding.
3. Dad had to stay at the house to feed the dogs.

Day 1i
When we arrived at my Lola’s house, all of my cousins were there even my youngest cousin Hansy. My sister(Gabrielle) always used him to tease me whenever we go to Bulacan. She promised to keep Hansy from bullying me, but she took it back because we argued whether Chloe was a cat or a dog. (It’s a pointless argument). When it was night time, before Dad left with Mom, he told me that she gave Lola the right to get mad at me when I misbehaved (though Lola always got mad at Kate, my older cousin), he told me to always do kumon, watch my sister, worst, he brought the rules of the house!! Dad asked me if I can do it. I CANNOT do that, and I wanted to say no, but I had no choice. I reluctantly said yes.
Day 2
I woke up early because I was woken up by my Lola to take my medicine. Our breakfast was always a sandwich with milk. When everyone was awake, Lola asked Kate to fold the mosquito net and the “latag”. When it was nearly lunch, Gabrielle decided to think I’m a Popsicle!! So she tried to lick me. She got Hansy as a teammate to lick me. (I must admit) I tried bad ways to stop him:
1. I covered his face with a pillow.
2. I sat down on his chest
3. I spanked him with a pillow.
4. I spanked him barehanded on his back.
Then I decided to slap Gabrielle with a pillow. So I chased her and hit her with the pillow. However, I also hit Tita Lenie because Gabrielle was on top of her. I was sorry for hitting Tita Lenie, but not for hitting Gabrielle.
When it was nighttime, I watched “Ina Kapatid Anak” on ABS-CBN. I loved the “teleserye” so much. We went to sleep when Kate told me a scary, funny story. Actually, they were the ones asleep, because I was awake in the middle of the night to watch Banana Nite. I watched until Lola turned it off.
Day 3
Caleb and Hansy went home, so it’s just me, Joshua, Gabrielle and Kate. Everyone felt how I did, which was that all of us didn’t like Gabrielle.
1. Kate doesn’t like Gabrielle because she is a copycat, she’s too naughty, she is too playful, she is so dramatic, and a crybaby (I don’t believe that).
2. Joshua doesn’t like Gabrielle because she keeps grabbing things we hold.
3. I don’t like my sister because she is a great teaser. If it isn’t Paul Jerome, it’s Gabrielle.
Day 4
I decided to write down what we don’t like in Gabrielle. My list was very, very long.
Kate decided to write down in my mom’s old phone that was being used by Lola.
She was right doing that, because Gabrielle ripped my list.
Day 5
I can’t remember much except the time we’ve been playing with the plastic cups with Kate and Gabrielle. We would play Speed-Stacks, and other games we could make up with the cup. It was nice.
Day 6
Just like Day 5, I played with the colored plastic cups. This time, we stacked the tallest tower we could stack with all the cups. Then we unstacked it diagonally. It was nice, really.
Day 7
I was watching the television when Kate changed the channel from which I was watching. I tried to get it back. It was a bit like a fight with me and Gabrielle. I decided to turn it off. However, I couldn’t do it without the remote. I chased her to the bathroom. The door is a flat metal, so Kate was panicking. She had to give the remote.
Day 8
Mom and dad went to Bulacan. Mom gave us presents. Then she asked all of the adults how I and Gabrielle were. After that, Gabrielle decided to bring a bird. I didn’t want to go home if she’s gonna bring it. So when Mom joked “Bye Garrett”, I took it literally. I got my suitcase and was going to stay but Mom told me to adjust. I reluctantly went in the car.

It was a good vacation, so don’t be fooled by all my whinings. Gabrielle peppered the week with her antics. I miss my cousins, Lola, Ninang AG, and Tito Joel. I’m thankful to Lola for taking care of me and Gabrielle during my vacation.

I’m sorry if I acted too hard on Hansy because I was seeing red (very mad) at him.
I’m also sorry for my sister. She’s just too much for me to handle, that’s all.

That’s all I have to say.

Different Lives, Similar Values

dad&retMy mom was born with her three sisters, Ninang Arlene, Tita Diane, and Ninang Jen. Their mother is very generous and helpful. My mom is the ideal daughter any parent would want. Ninang Jen is nice and generous. Ninang Arlene is the eldest sister. My mom described her as most kikay, most friendly. Tita Diane is the youngest and the cutest sister (no offense, mom). The sisters get along fine.

My dad was born with two sisters and a brother, Tita Bilo, Ninang AG and Tito Butch. Their father and mother gave them tough love because their father was a believer in discipline. My paternal grandmother is helpful. Dad is also tough. He once defended his sister from her bullies in school by grabbing their shirts and threatening them to stop picking on his sister. Dad was the ideal son any couple wanted too.

My mom and dad both studied about agribusiness in the same university. That was how they met. They were friends. It took some time for mom to accept that dad was charming.

The wedding took place at Mount Makiling. Everyone who knew either mom or dad went there. So many relatives from both sides went there. Everyone was full of joy when they were officially married.

Mom and dad spent their honeymoon in Boracay, famous for its white sand.
They were intoxicated by the beach. Both of them were jolly, really.

I was born in Los Baños on October 16, 2002. I am happy, careless, talkative, kind.

My sister, Gabrielle, was born in Taytay on June 24, 2008. She’s naughty, happy, careless, talkative and cute (I admit her teeth aren’t cute).

I didn’t write this for fun. Today is May 5 and it’s my parents’ wedding anniversary.

Being a mother for mom is really a blessing, because she is happy about it.
Being a father for dad can be tiring, but nice.

Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad! We love you! 🙂