Saturday, November 27, 2010

Simple Saturday Satisfaction

     Growing up, we cousins had our own schedule that would go something like this:

  1. 7:00 am - Breakfast.
  2. 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday morning cartoons (for my brother and I) 
  3. 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Cousins/ Aunts and Uncles' arrival; Lunch with cousins
  4. 2:00 - Playtime / nap time (depending on how young you were)
  5. 3:00 pm - Merienda of Taho or Toasted pan de sal (bread) with butter and cola
  6. 3:00pm - 5:00 pm - Playtime
  7. 5:00 pm - Afternoon bath
  8. 5:30 pm - Get your weekly allowance from lolo :D (Minimum 5years and below, PhP5.00; PhP1.00 increment for every year thereafter until 12 years of age; Bonus given for good grades and good behavior certified by parents during the week. Hehehehe.)

     This was our family ritual in our paternal grandparents' home, and sometimes, if it was a special Saturday, we would be allowed sleepovers in a cousin's house for a week during summer vacation.

     Such was the life we thankfully were brought up in. We had a natural peer group among our cousins, and we had loving aunts and uncles who really looked after our welfare much like our own parents did.

     So for me, comfort food would always include all foods we had on Saturdays, not only because of it's familiarity (and sometimes predictability... Coffee or Caramel ice cream, anyone? Hehehe), but because the food and special people always went hand-in-hand.

©CherWriter 2010.11.27

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