He’s the handsomest, most obedient and smart soon-to-be-Kinder pupil bar none!  He even ranked 3rd out of 51 students of 2 sections last February during their school’s declamation contest.  My wife Tina and I are so proud of him ofcourse.


And now…


He finished Nursery a couple of months ago and will attend Kinder this Monday, June 15th.  That’s our four-year-old son Gabby, too excited to go back to school as we went shopping for his school supplies in Glorietta 5 in Makati, where else but from…


I myself grew up with NBS.  Every beginning of a school year, this has been “the place to be”  for most Pinoy students and their parents!  And for our very own preschooler, his teacher gave us a list of things needed for his entire academic year last week when we enrolled him. We only got a chance to buy those school supplies this afternoon. Parents are instructed to label all school supplies of their child with the student’s name for these will be submitted to their school on their first day of attendance for safekeeping, in order for every student to just come to school with baon and nothing else.  Imagine those kids carrying trolley bags which are actually bigger that them!  How do you expect them to grow normally without stunting?  We thought our son’s school rule was too nice for comfort and wish we had the same to follow  two and half decades ago when we started schooling…


Do you miss schooling?

A decade after finishing my post-graduate studies and being licensed, I do.


4 thoughts on “BACK 2 SCHOOL

  1. Your son is cute 🙂 and he looks big at his age. I don’t miss schooling, napagod na ako kaka aral hahaha. I miss NBS too, sa US walang masyadong kasing school supplies, boring ang mga school supplies, simple notebooks, pad papers, pencils, pens, erasers….so simple. But here in Japan, parang Pilipinas there are lots of school supplies to choose from, sa sobrang miss ko kahit erasers na di ko naman kailangan binibili ko hehehe.

  2. Nostalgic…National Bookstore. My mom use to take me there to buy school supplies and an occasional trip to the ‘palengke’ I remember Farmer’s Market in Cubao been a long time for me since we immigrated to U.S. Much luck to your boy!

    1. Almost all Pinoys who grew up here do have NBS experiences ofcourse.
      Farmer’s Market in Cubao has been operating since God knows when, but a lot has been done for the improvement of Araneta Center with the addition of Gateway Mall, LRT and MRT loops and the soon-to-rise Manhattan Towers, an upscale condo units amidst Araneta Center establishments.

      Thanks for the kind words. Swing by again. =)

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