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Name: Christyflor "Mayu" Pagtalunan
1. Where did you grow up, and what made that place special?
I grew up in Wawa, Orani , Bataan. I was your usual 80s kid. I spent my childhood days playing the usual Filipino games like Tumbang Preso, Babaran (played like tag but you have two teams which had their own "base" then once that you're tagged by the other team you should wait for your teammates to tag you back to your base), Tubigan (we use to make our lines using water from the poso thus the name of the game) or Patintero. Life in the province is indeed very simple. I remember that we didn't have a Jollibee branch yet nor did we have a McDonald's . The only fast food place was 30 mins away from our town which was Cindy's, "The place to be!" Everybody knews each other, and that made our place a special one.
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 grew up watching Batibot and Sesame Street. I also enjoyed watching Superbook and the Flying House. Gosh i miss those programs. I was born, raised and forever a Protestant Methodist, and since I was kid who frequently attended church activities, I enjoyed watching these programs. They gave me the animated side of the Bible stories. They should have reruns for that. i also enjoyed watching Eat Bulaga and who would forget Finder's Keepers (I think this aired on channel 5 during the 90's)
3. Favorite music group or artist? Most memorable song?
Isada Da Da Isda (Batibot)
One two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve (Sesame Street)
I wasn't really into contemporary music, maybe some of the readers here are protestant? The memorable songs for me during the 80's were Kids Praise and Pambatang Papuri. But also there's this song, it could've been in the 90's already, the one sung by Ted Ito, which was a big hit and they translated it to various languages... I forgot the title. Can anybody refresh my memory?
4. Share with our readers one of your fondest memories of growing up.
Fondest memory. Since I grew up in the province, I was fortunate enough to be able to play in the palaisdaan (fishponds) in our area. Nowadays come to think of it, makes me more proud of how normal I was then. I studied in a public school, regarded to have the highest standard of education in the province. Also our monthly trips to the city (Manila) to visit my siblings. Playing under the moonlit night til we drop every Friday night.
5. What do you miss from back then that's not available today?
I miss watching Superbook and The Flying House. Such good programs. I miss the simplicity of life then.
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