Taga Malaybalay Gyod Ka …

Taga Malaybalay Gyod Ka and Ka Generation Ta Kung Maka Relate Ka Ani … ☺️😂

I just remembered back when I was still a child growing up in my hometown, we used to do the following:

I always envied my friends and classmates who played “patiloros” sa valley sa likod sa BSC! Remember the area paingon sa garden? There! They would use plastic containers para sakyan aron dili mapangos ilang mga sampot and kay talawan man ko, I was always an onlooker wishing I was brave enough to do it as well.

Maligo sa Sawaga River! We used to do laundry in the river with our cousins and mga Manang’s. I never bathed in the river without my parent’s permission or the companionship of an adult but I had friends and classmates who did. Pag human nila, sure na man nga mag pagis ang panit so they would use baby oil on their skin para dili masakpan sa ilang parents!

Pag mata sa buntag, when we went out the door, mag aso aso among mouths sa katugnaw. But maligo lang gihapon.

Pangayoon lang sa silingan ang sayote, patola, bayabas, etc.

Pag mag ulan, gana kaayo mag dagan dagan bahala mabasa pati notebooks og shoes 😂🤣😜. I remember mag slide slide og mag dive sa sagbutan nga daghan tubig sa lawn sa BSC (in our complete uniform wearing our raincoats hehehe) and mag paanod og paper boats sa gutter (ang tubig baha paingon sa dako nga bangag duol sa Popong Barbershop). I also remember making sure my slippers or shoes stay on my feet otherwise madala sa kusog nga baha and mahulog didto sa same dam-like structure near ilang Nong Popong or mahulog sa drainage canal (I remember listening to the sound of the rushing water under the steel cover) …🌧🌦💧💦☔️

Mag adto sa ilalom sa tree house sa BSC kay mangita og dewende. Ambot kinsa po’y nag ingon nga duna. I remember there were dwarf statues under the tree house and someone said they sometimes turn into real dwarfs. 👀🧚🏻‍♀️🧚‍♂️

Mag swing, mag seesaw og mag dula sa monkey bars sa likod sa old library sa Elementary and then mag ligid ligid sa mini chocolate hill likod sa kindergarten building. Naa pa gyod small nga structure, morag balay balay, green ang color, pwede mosaka and manaog☺️

Sa Elementary pa ko, I really wanted to join the dance troupe but for some reason, wala gyod ko ka apil (basin dili ko kabalo mo sayaw hehehe), so I joined the choir. And I can still remember one of the songs we sang back then which is all about Lutong Pilipino … “Adobong manok, at sariwang lumpia, isdang pinirito at karneng nilaga. Inihaw na baboy, may asin at suka. Lutong Pilipino, masarap na sadya.” 🍗🍲🍚🌯Hmmmm … maka gutom nga kanta! 😜

Ang dula sa una, bulan bulan sa tunga sa dalan. We lived in Fortich Street, in front of BSC and around 8 pm, mingaw na sa dalan so mag dula na mi with our cousins and neighbors.

Kada buntag, kanang ngitngit pa, maka mata gyod mi with this: “Jogging! Haha! Hala Bira! Mata na ta! Kay buntag na!” Jogging chants by the Army, every single morning. And thinking about it now, we did not really mind being awakened by them. Sila na ang alarm clock adto nga time.

Back then, hadlok mi kaayo sa madre nga walay ulo and pari nga gaguyod og kadena! I remember hadlok mi kaayo mo tabok sa tulay paingon San Isidro kay dinha daw dapit ang Madre og Pari! 👀👀👀 But now I realize himo himo ra to nga storya sa mga adults aron dili mag laag ang mga bata labi na after school wahahaha! 😜😂🤣

Banana Q! Mao ni ang main snack sa mga sama nako og amount sa balon hahaha! Kung dili tinuhog nga saging banana fritters!

Pag Christmas party sa una, ang common nga gifts ihatag og madawat are the following: Sour Balls (bought from Zeta’s Store), Curly Tops, and sabonera with face towel hehehe 😜😂😉

Manan-aw sine sa una, duha ray pili-an: Belyca Cinema or Faro. Ang style sa una, magbalon og snack. Family size nga Coke dala sa sulod hahaha! First movie I watched at Belyca was King Kong! Then kung manan-aw sine, whole afternoon kay naa bayay ‘double with’! English and then tagalog! And I never realized nga walay aircon sa sinehan sa una. Naay dagko kaayo nga exhaust fan hehehe And friends namo ang ticketera og mga tao sa projector room (kay silingan man) and there were times they allowed us to watch movies for free hehehe 😜😂🤣

Mag baklay gyod going to school and pauli. Bibo kaayo. Wala pay rela adto nga time.

Lamian kaayo ko sa pan sa Little Town Bakery, og sa pancit sa Plaza Restaurant (owned by my Ninang Moding).

All major sports activities were held in the Grand Stand. The place looked huge then, and clean and green. And nice.

I remember the canteen in the elementary school building … and the Auditorium … and the home economics building near BNHS and the one near the gym.

Mag tend sa garden sa valley … but before sa valley we also had gardens somewhere in the campus (I can’t seem to remember where but they were definitely in the upper area of the campus). We planted radish and petchay … but dili ko ka remember og naka harvest ba gyod ko hehehe

There’s this place we called Forestry in Sumpong where we used to go and have dry picnics. I can still vividly picture in my mind the brown pine straws on the ground which made sitting down very comfortable. My Dad was an active Jaycee then and we used to have activities there as Jaycee families like egg hunting etc.

Na uso sa una ang Kung Fu shoes hehehe

The only place that sells spaghetti and taco is Sunflower. But this was much later, when I was already in High School.

Ikaw, can you still remember what you did when you were growing up in Malaybalay?

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