Last week was really a busy one; the kids started school and I was finishing up the translation job that I neglected this blog. I have a lot of drafts on my dashboard. Here’s hoping they’d see the light of publishing soon.
I think I’ve mentioned how I like the school system here, we get the books and notebooks for a fee of 6€ and our job is to cover them with plastic and put on name stickers. I unfortunately am not good in doing that. I had to wait for hubby since he’s done them diligently without bumps. 🙂 By the way, the plastic used is stick-all — not the ones we used where we tape the edges at the back of the book cover. So all books and notebook covers were done by hubby, both for dawty and son #1. I only get to put on the stickers and write their name. teehee! And if it’s even worth saying, I write better than him lol.
Below is dawty’s white workbook in front of my white “workbook” too.
I got nostalgic with all these books and and school stuff. I remember how my mom, sister and I would be buying everything we need before school starts. We would then help mom as the first week of school runs – we help cover our books and notebooks. Then, we used spiral bound notebooks. I believe they’re cheaper, we then sew them in. At the end of the school-year we can unknit them properly to take the unused pages, sew them in again and use them as an extra notebook. I use mine mostly for writing down thoughts, an informal diary.
Now, I seldom use notebooks to write on, I do have an organizer and an occasional binder for jotting down bible notes and talk highlights but the Macbook has totally taken its place as the main writing tool. Would probably not hurt if I start writing on a real notebook again.
When I was a kid I always get excited whenever we would go to National or Merriam Bookstore to buy school stuffs. Hehehe. Then I wouldn’t go to sleep because I was so excited about my things, I wanna go to school na agad.
I can relate with the ‘not writing as much on real paper anymore’ sentiment. kaya ang sulat ko ngayon, parang nilagari na. hampanget. haha.
naaalala ko din yun nagbabalot ng books before the start of the year. si mame magaling magbalot. kami ng mga kapatid ko nasasayang lang ang plastic cover kasi lukot lukot at puro hangin. hahaha
*drooling over macbook*
I miss writing in my diary too but now wala time to do that heheh.
Maganda ba mag blog with Mac? *drooling* din ako 😀
i can relate with the notebook nostalgia…kaso d ako makarelate sa books ni dawty mo…nakakatuwa sguro pakinggan yang mga words nayan pag binasa…hmmm, parang nainteres tuloy akong magbasa ng German words…
gagawin ko plng un TB mmaya after lunch, laba laba muna here 🙂
I remember my son once told me … mom, I’m real confused with you.. you said you’re writing something .. and look at you you’re typing… … hahah…
oo nga… this is how time has evolved…
dropping by for GT sis, hope to see back 🙂
I love your white workbook :0
I was also so excited for my daughter’s first schooling this year because that meant buying all those school stuff and feeling like a student once more :0
I still use a notebook (Moleskin usually) and take down notes. I love to “handwrite!” ;))
Go write in a notebook again! I have a planner but I always forget to write things down on it. I usually save reminders in my cellphone calendar, hahaha!
I’m curious about the plastic stick all. I hate the tapes on plastic covers. I cover my books with plastic but don’t use tapes on them. I just let them sit for a while on their own the plastic would stayed put eventually.
This post made me miss school. I was a lazy student because I do not like waking up at 6am to get ready for school. But I love it when it’s time to buy new school supplies. Hahaha!
that’s very true sis, we always remember the memories we had when we were younger..;(
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I love it when school start kasi new notebook hehe as if nagsusulat. looks like everybody are excited for the school year
I feel the same as well; very nostalgic, every time I mind my daughter’s school stuff. Time flew by unnoticed, didn’t it? 🙂 I love the white workbooks– yours and the dawty’s! 🙂
Late GT visiting with my white entry as well! Hope to see you at mine! 🙂
what a busy Mommy, loved the notebook 🙂 dropping some love for GT, hope you can visit me back too.
Nostalgic ba?Ako nagsusulat pa rin ng diary at mga important notes sa notebook~alam ko,napag-iwanan na ako ng panahon lol!
re: aymishu rin,Mommy G!Pasencya na at minsan na lang makapaglibot sa mga blogs mo,sobrang busy ang lola mo dito sa Japan.
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