January 31, 2007

Nostalgia Bloggista: Cathy Babao Guballa

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Name: Cathy Babao Guballa
Blog: http://www.nancydrewandme.blogspot.com

1. Where did you grow up, and what made that place special?
I grew up on a lovely tree-lined street in a quiet subdivision in Quezon City. When I was a child there were still many empty lots on our street and in the afternoons we would chase dragonflies and play with Makahiya plants. In the evenings there would still be fireflies. It was (and still is) a very safe neighborhood.

2. What was your favorite tv show, cartoon, or children's show growing up? What did you like about these shows that made them your favorite?
I was a child of Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Eight is Enough and Little House On The Prairie. Melissa Sue Gilbert and I belong to the same age group :) I loved all the wholesome family shows and would look forward to watching them every week-end. I also enjoyed Petrocelli, Starsky and Hutch and S.W.A.T.

3. Favorite music group or artist? Most memorable song?
My dad exposed me to all kinds of music so as a child in the 70s I was hearing Sergio Mendez all the time. Thus, when I ended up marrying someone a decade older than myself, I could totally relate to the music of his generation.

4. Share with our readers one of your fondest memories of growing up.
Television, film and music and books were a HUGE part of my childhood. I suppose that can't be helped when you grow up with one celebrity/showbiz parent. My mother would tape for her TV shows on Saturdays and we would often spend the afternoons at the TV studio watching her work. Weeki-ends would be movie time with my mom and dad. At home, we always had music in the background for as far back as I can remember. And books! No Saturday would be complete without a trip to Alemar's, Erehwon or PECO and of course National Bookstore! I owe a lot of my passion for books and music to the exposure given to me by both my parents.

5. What do you miss from back then that's not available today?
Quirky as this may sound I miss those colored tin lunchboxes and soft magnetic pencil cases. These two items were my obsessions everytime a new school year would open. I also wish that there were more wholesome family TV shows that I could expose my children to.

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Anonymous said...

I read your story, Afternoon Solstice, included in the collection of short stories in the Fast Food Fiction. I would just want to ask you several questions regarding your story if you may allow.
1.Are you the one speaking in the story? or is it based on your experience?
2. to whom were you speaking?
3. when did you write the story?
4. where did you write the story?
5. what do you want to imply or to communicate with your audience?
6. what is your motivation in creating the piece?
Thank you very much.
my purpose of asking you these questions is because i want to read your story in our class as my piece for the Oral Interpretation. that's why i need to have a backgroud of youyr work. thank you again.
Butz Dylan F. de Mesa
BA Communication Arts

Anonymous said...

hi... ask ko lang... Buhay pa ba yung PECO??? :)

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