It is non-existent. It only has a few fairy tales bought from the supermarket’s school supplies section that could pass as books. Let me race through my dimming memory to fetch all the titles:
- Aladdin (comics)
- Bambi (hardbound)
- Beauty and the Beast (comics)
- Dinosaurs (not a fairy tale but an informative book about the title, hardbound)
- Dumbo (hardbound)
- Oxford World Atlas (hardbound)
- X-Men Adventures, Volumes 1-3 (comics)
There are other fairy tales but I couldn’t remember them. Seriously, I think I have written a lot about this topic already. I’ve written about it in the past years and in the recent past. If I’m boring you, I’ll just go ahead, stop twisting the Writing 101 challenges, and answer it. It wouldn’t be too personal, I promise.
Tell us about the home where you lived when you were twelve. Which town, city, or country? Was it a house or an apartment? A boarding school or foster home? An airstream or an RV? Who lived there with you?
Today’s twist: pay attention to your sentence lengths and use short, medium, and long sentences as you compose your response about the home you lived in when you were twelve.
When I was twelve, we lived in Balibago, Angeles City. It was the left half of a duplex. I suspect that these were one of the houses that the Americans left when they figured out that Mt. Pinatubo would wreak a record-breaking havoc in 1991. It had three bedrooms, and two toilets and baths. Big yellow ceramic tiles. The living room is too spacious that we managed to have two living rooms side by side, one which we used for visitors and one which we used for TV time with the family, which wasn’t that often because my parents preferred to watch rented VHS tapes in their bedroom and these were often R-rated.
My sisters and I shared one bedroom. There were the occasional cousins who stayed for the summer, and they also stayed in our bedroom. This house was welcome to all cousins. Here’s a list of cousins who lived with us all throughout our stay there:
- Ate Lai (1992-1997)
- Kuya Jeff (1992-1994, 1996)
- Ate Weng (some summers, 1996-1997)
- Ate Anne (not really a cousin, 1996-1997)
- JC (some summers)
- Gia, Mia (one summer)
- Ate Michelle, Jericho (one summer)
- Errol, Tyrone (occasional sleepovers)
Ate Lai occupied the third bedroom but it was too spacious for her. So half of it turned into a stock room. My mother said that I was supposed to own that bedroom when I turn thirteen but I that never happened because my parents split when I was thirteen.
I’ll stop right here as promised.