: colloquial term for someone who is often
out on the street playing
Source: Ann Street Studio
I was a certified kalyera many, many years ago when I could still walk, jump, hop and even managed to run without slippers on the street. I had fond memories of those days when the word deadline was foreign to me and when all that mattered were the outdoor games and activities I enjoyed with my playmates.
I remembered giving my grandmother a difficult time then because she would untiringly hunt for me hi and lo; following a litany of scolding the minute she found me. In the process, I somehow became an expert in pretending I was sorry for going out just so our "session" would end. And I would gleefully run out of the house the minute she napped to continue with the expedition my friends and I had in mind.
We enjoyed going around our neighborhood using a bicycle. My friends and I would bravely pass through New York Street and its side streets admiring beautiful houses and landscaped gardens. We would then find ourselves talking about our dream houses and the lives we wanted to have.
Today, the kalyeras continue to dream about a better tomorrow. One is an area manager of a famous Bakeshop; the other is a patent lawyer based in Singapore while the eldest in the group is a banker. We occasionally do video calling through Skype and recall about the numerous fun-filled escapades we had down memory lane.
What outdoor activity did you enjoy in the past?