When my son Jinggoy was still in nursery, he received an award from his school for being the most inquisitive pupil. According to his nursery teacher he was so fond of asking questions.
When he reached Kindergarten, he overheard me and his father talking about his cousin Boboy who was given an award for being an outstanding student in his school. Boboy was in his grade school at that time. Jinggoy curiously asked his father "What is an outstanding student Tay?" His father answered jokingly, "an outstanding student is someone who is always called by the teacher and allows her to stay outside the classroom becuase he did something bad, or for being naughty." Jinggoy proudly replied with a big smile, "Ah, mao diay na, sige naman ko ana." ("Oh, I always experienced that in school!")
LOL! We were surprised with what he said and we were laughing. We caught him at that moment that he was naughty in school. We didn't expect him to be naughty in school only at that moment.
This is one funny moment that I can't forget about Jinggoy's childhood.