A little girl begging her lola to open a pack of candy caught our attention while we were on our way to the Lapu-Lapu monument. The child’s name is Alexa Angela Gregorio, a four-year-old nursery student who skipped school that day to visit Manila Ocean Park with her family.
Alexa’s grandmother told us that herapo can already identify living and non-living things. When we asked Alexa about what she wants to be when she grows us, she said:
“Gusto kong maging teacher. Tuturuan ko sila ng a, e, i, o, u. Vowels.”
Her lola also told us that Alexa is a friendly child who loves to play with her classmates.
“Best friend ko si Sophia. Naglalaro kami. Umaakyat kami sa stage kapag pinapasayaw kami.”
Words by Airen Petalbert
Photos by John Mervin Borja