One of the best finds for this year is definitely these black and white striped pants from Stradivarius. I got it for only Php 999. Parang 50% off yata siya. The material is very soft so pwede ka nang dumirecho sa bed from the office because it can double as your pajama too. Joke. #ActuallyHindiTalagaJokeYun
Anyway mommies, when did you start giving your kids monetary allowances?
Ako, I remember having when I was in Grade 3. My allowance was Php 5. Yiz, five pesos ang allowance ko kasi ang galante ni Lolo Papa and ni Wowa. Hahahaha! Pero wag ka, ubos na yang allowance ko even before my school bus picks me up at home. My school bus picks me up kasi around 1030 am. Our classes start at past 12 noon. So while waiting for the bus, I would go to the sari sari store, two houses away. I will buy one Mr. Chips and one 5 oz Coke. Tig- Php 2.50 lang yun. Busog na ako!
When I started 5th grade, my allowance became Php 50 per day. Nung tumungtong na ako ng first year High School, Wowa increased my allowance to Php 100.
Yan na yun. 100 pesos na ang allowance ko until I finished my Civil Engineering course in La Salle, seven years after that.
WALA MAN LANG INCREASE!
But I was able to get by. I was able to save while I was in college because I go home every lunch break. Tipid di ba? Hatid sundo din ako ng boyfriend ko (our house was literally on the way to DLSU) so wala akong commuting expenses.
Now, Anika’s in Grade 2 and yes, I give her 50 pesos for her daily allowance.
I teach her to save money. Sabi ko dapat everyday may nase-save siya. The money that she will save, she can buy whatever with it at the end of the week. Ang problema, whenever I ask her when she gets home, ubos na daw allowance niya.
ME: Anak, two weeks na wala ka pa din savings. Bakit ba wala ka lagi natitipid?! Ang gastos mo!
ANIKA: Nanay, the pizza at school costs Php 60! Kulang pa yung 50 pesos ko talaga eh.
There was one time naman (walang connection sa allowance), Anika asked if she can talk to me seriously. She led me to our bedroom. This is where we do our serious talks.
Kinabahan ako. Shit. Baka sabihin may boypren na siya.
ANIKA: Nanay, is the building behind the statue of Rizal yours?
ME: Yes. We built it. (She means the Torre De Manila)
ANIKA: My teacher says to tell you to take it down.
She looked so serious with matching batting pa of eyelashes that I was torn between laughing and writing a note to her teacher right then and there.
Kaloka. Get the facts straight kasi muna. Pati yung mga bata tuloy nabre-brainwash.
Sidenote: Wag na natin pagtalunan yang Torre De Manila dito ha? Wala akong time.
Lastly, eto nagulat ako kay Anika. Out of the blue, she said..
“Nanay, my classmate said her parents are not married yet. It’s a sin to be living together when you’re not married yet, right?”
ANIKA: Why are they living together?
ME: I’m not sure anak. Baka nagtitipid sila, gusto nila magshare ng bayad sa house.
Sorry, I was caught off guard! Plus the fact that I am not prepared to discuss that with her yet!
Don’t worry naman, when I feel that it’s the right time, ako na mismo ang mag-oopen up niyan sa kanya. Mabuti na sa akin galing kaysa kung kani-kanino pa niya matutunan yun. Right?
Lemme end this blog entry with a joke time with Alvin, Anika and me.
ALVIN: Ano tawag dito? (pointing to his knee)
ALVIN: Mali. One-hud! Isa lang eh!
Kill me with corny-ness!
ME: Anong kotse ang mahilig mag-magic?
ME: Eh di… “chedeng!!!!”
ANIKA: Anong food ang mabilis?
ALVIN and ME: Ano?
ANIKA: Eh di, so-pas!!!!
Hahahahahahaha! May baong joke ang bagets!
Osha matulog na nga tayo. Antok lang itong ka-corny-han ko!
Have a great weekend guys!