Babalik Ka Rin

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Jollibee time with my nieces
A brief homecoming - it is part of my to do's as a bum is to stay home longer than a weekend and explore my town and the neighboring towns. However, I have not done my part in exploring. Was it laziness or the the bad weather or maybe I just missed staying home. Being away for more than a decade already, I did nothing there and was most of the time staying home, playing with my nieces and nephew. Time flew so swiftly when I spent it with kids. Anyway, for almost two weeks, there were just six instances that I really went out:

1. went with my mom to do the grocery. such a trivial thing to do... but I got to slip some of my personal stuffs for her to pay. Hehehe :)

2. went to Jollibee as per request (or command) of my nieces, we had 2 piece chicken (one each for them, mine would be whatever their leftover), fries and sundae.
My father and his two apo (grandkids)
Feeding kids aging 2 and 5 was really interesting and a big mess. It is really a wonder to me where do kids get their energy, they just refuse to stop moving. Really tiring but something I will remember that for a time, I was the greatest tito (uncle) to my nieces.

3. when my high school friends invited me over for a drink where only two of us drank, one each had a 750 ml bottle of a local brandy (gran matador). I was wasted for the next two days because of that. I'll spare your with the gory details. hehe

4. went to church with family.

5. went to aroma beach. My parents want to unwind after days of busy hours at my mom's clinic, we wanted to spend some time away and time only with our family. It was also my brother's request who is working in Doha to bring his kids to the beach.
The pond


6. went to a fishpond of my parents' friend.

Anyway, I was really amazed with the fish pond. It was just 5 minutes away from the town center but I never visited it before even when this town was my only universe. So it was really a surprised for me to see a very serene place near my place. It was a huge fishpond ( 4 hectares) with occasional migratory visitors. Yeah, they could be rats with wings but these migratory birds reminded me of my younger years where I waited for them to fly every afternoon. They are variety of species of birds - white stork mostly and some other fishing birds - some are colorful, some are plain but nonetheless, a special sight to see especially when they do catch some fish.

During our visit, the owner harvested some of bangus (milkfish) the national fish of the Philippines and a staple to every filipino table. It was my first time to see how it was caught. I would normally see those fish in the market already. The owner even introduced me to the caretaker because he told me that I can visit the pond anytime I want...o wells, this made me think, maybe I will buy atleast a hectare of a place like this. I need to work now, stop bumming and look for a job. I want to buy a place like this for my senior years. hehehe
ellekape says:
ay tama ka jan, sayang din ang 200 ano
Posted on: Dec 10, 2008
planisphere says:
ay oo, tipid ako ng 2 hundred pesos eh. hehhe sayang. di tayo nagkita! :)
Posted on: Dec 09, 2008
ellekape says:
alam mo bang pagdating mo nito yun nman ang flight ko pabalik ng manila? nakita kita bumaba ng cebu pacific di lang kita naabutan sa labas kasi ala ka check in luggage. tama ba? hehe
Posted on: Dec 09, 2008
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Jollibee time with my nieces
Jollibee time with my nieces
My father and his two apo (grandki…
My father and his two apo (grandk…
The pond
The pond
a harvest from our backyard
a harvest from our backyard
My father and his two apo (grandki…
My father and his two apo (grandk…
Jollibee time with my nieces
Jollibee time with my nieces
Jollibee time with my nieces
Jollibee time with my nieces
Jollibee time with my nieces
Jollibee time with my nieces
Some bird fishing
Some bird fishing
Some bird fishing
Some bird fishing
Acacia Tree near the pond
Acacia Tree near the pond
Some bird fishing
Some bird fishing
Picnic Filipino style
Picnic Filipino style
The harvest
The harvest
The harvest
The harvest
Love this photo
Love this photo
San Jose
photo by: planisphere