When I was eight years old, we moved to Samar for good. We lived in a rural place where there is no electricity and there is no way you can go to the town except to pass on the rutty road. Life is hard there, especially I used to live in comfort in the city.
School life also was hard. I was in grade three at the time I transferred school. There is a primary school in our baranggay, but when you are in the next level, you are forced to go to the next baranggay or town to attend school. It was hard to think that you are only grade four, walking on the rutty road (think about rainy days), carrying your bag that’s full of books and notebooks, a whole day at the school and I did those every day without skipping my classes. But what I am about to tell you is my story during the first year in a rural school. My story that inspired me to dream that one day I’ll make a library so that the students in a rural place will have an access to the free books which will help them learn.
I haven’t been posting a blog since the last one because we’re too busy organizing and still adjusting on homeschooling. So, I came up to pick our last month favorite activities and stuff.
Books for Less Warehouse Sale.Last month we went to the warehouse sale of Books for Less in Pasig City. Although finding books is exhausting, the experience is worth it. We’re so happy on our loots even though they are all used, but who am I to complain? For just P20 each book, it seems that I found treasures.
When it was announced before the month of July ends, I got excited. I planned to go there on the first day of the sale, but unfortunately I was at the hospital. I got admitted because of dengue. So, the Team Soldao went yesterday, the second week of the sale. We arrived there after lunch and as expected it was crowded. I noticed that most of the books in the center are children’s book which are the most books that you can find. I have seldom seen books for grown-ups which some shoppers got disappointed, but not us. It was really our goal to buy children’s books for Nichole. But if you are looking for grown-up books, don’t be sad. They replenish everyday, just go there in the morning.