This summer my family and I planned to go to the Philippines. We booked our flight and packed our stuff. I packed my yoyo, flashlight, lamp, clothes, skateboard, etc. We finally landed in Philippines and headed to our home.
We stayed there for 2 weeks and had time to swim, eat, and go around.
One day when I was at home, crouching in my bed and using my phone to research some weird stuff, I found information about flashlight and yoyo, some of my treasures that I brought with me. I was so amazed to know that there is a flashlight that produces light by using body-heat. I also collected some information about yoyo.
Next day my dad and I went to the beach where we could ride these cars that could run on water and land, which was so cool! Was it a car or a boat, well apparently it’s both. My father told me that the inventor of this car/boat was Llave, a Filipino, who partnered with a company called H20 Technologies and made it.
While having fun at beach, I talked to my father about the information that I got about flashlight and yoyo. I was so surprised to know that yoyo that nowadays people think as a fun kid toy that just spins around and you can do cool tricks with it, actually was invented 400 years ago and was used for combat against intruders and Spaniards by native Filipinos.
I also came to know that the flashlight that uses body heat to generate light was invented by a Filipino-Canadian 15 year old student, Ann Makosinsk. It took her several months to build it. I was surprised to know that her friend’s family could not afford electricity and she was unable to study for a whole school year. And Ann invented this flashlight for her.
When we returned home I had to use my salt water generating lamp because for some reason there was no electricity. I was again amazed to learn from my father that this lamp was created by a Filipina named Aisa Mijeno and she was awarded for inventing it by many organizations in the Philippines, Singapore, Japan, and North Korea. This isn’t an ordinary lamp because it is a salt water lamp and is non-toxic. It runs on salt water. Just put water inside with two tablespoons of salt and mix it. And there you go, it lasts for 8 hours.
Sadly our vacation ended and it was time to come back to Thailand, but with a proud feeling that my treasures were actually an invention of my own Filipino community.
Hi I am Harvey or Austin, I study in an international school. I am 11 and I have been studying here since nursery. It has been a tough journey and now I am a 6th grader . But when school ends I might go to my sister's school and continue there, which is from nursery to grade 12. My favorite sports are: Basketball, Football, Badminton, Tennis, and Futsal. I play allot of games like Minecraft, Growtopia, Color switch, and blockheads.