I miss biking whenever I see friends on Facebook who enjoy cycling for recreation. It’s been decades since I learned to ride a bike, and it’s not even my own. When I was younger, I would go to the park with friends to rent bikes and spend hours enjoying the cool breeze.
Last week, my daughter and I purchased our first bikes. The bikes are surplus items from Japan.
The sturdy-looking bikes are foldable and can be taken comfortably to parks.
My daughter and I are determined to learn to use it (sadly, with 30 years of not riding a bike, I have to relearn to balance).
We are looking forward to more time for practice and eventually enjoy biking in the neighborhood.
I’ve asked my kids what they want to do this summer. And these are their answers.
I want to learn more about art and stuff
Khalil wants to try outdoor activities this summer. Definitely it’s anything but sports. I remember enrolling him to Taekwondo classes three summers ago, but quit before he could even learn the basic steps. Sayang binayad namin. Swimming lessons are quite expensive so we might just plan to go swimming this summer. And Daddy will be his mentor. 🙂
Naomi, on the hand, is interested to attend art classes and writing activities in UP. I have yet to inquire from the university. If Khalil will be interested to join his sister, we might enrol him to the same class for younger students.
We intend to make this summer memorable for our kids. They are growing up fast so we need more bonding time with them. We are planning to go nature tripping. The nearest place where we can go to is La Mesa Dam Ecopark, which is only a few kilometres away from our place. We can do so many activities there such as hiking, biking and swimming for a limited fee. Sounds exciting right?
We can’t wait for school to end this month. We are looking forward to a great summer vacation without hurting our pockets lol.
How about you? What are your plans with your family this summer? I want to hear from you.