LOOK: Jodi Sta. Maria recalls childhood games, adventures in throwback moment
Jodi Sta. Maria took a meaningful trip down memory lane recently as she shared with fans a throwback photo of herself as a kid.
“This photo brings back so many memories from my childhood,” Sta. Maria said on Instagram last Saturday, July 17, posting a sepia-toned photo of a young her smiling at the camera.
“Yung pakikipaglaro sa mga kapitbahay tatakas ako pero kahit mapagalitan sa pag-uwi okay [na rin],” she recalled. (As in those times when I had to sneak out to play with my neighbors but will get scolded when I got home, which was okay.)
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Sta. Maria then recalled some of the childhood games she used to play, saying, “Do you remember touch taya? 10-20? Or yung plastic balloon na bawal bumagsak sa lupa pag napalobo mo na (Or the plastic balloon that cannot touch the ground once you blow it)?”
“Have you waited for the corn vendor shouting ‘mais… mais…’ at si manong na nangongolekta ng dyaryo at bote kapalit ay chichirya (and the mister who collects newspapers and bottles in exchange for chips)?” she added.
The 39-year-old actress also admitted loving the rain as a child, noting that she “looked forward to rainy days where we were allowed to run around soaking wet.”
“Our childhood plays a big part in who we are today,” Sta. Maria stressed. “The simple joys, the contagious laughter, and the mini adventures have taught us that it takes very little to have a happy life.”
Now, Sta. Maria has a kid of her own named Thirdy, who just finished junior high school last May. Thirdy is Sta. Maria’s son with ex-husband Pampi Lacson.
Sta. Maria, meanwhile, graduated from college just last month. She is now set to play the titular role of the Philippine remake of “Doctor Foster” on ABS-CBN. JB
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