I heard there has been a proliferation of Korean second-hand aircon buses here in the province. Some enterprising group captured the purchase and now challenges the age-old control by Victory Liner. Well, not so much atm but soon it will eat up a good portion of the market. VL charges minimum of $1 from Olongapo to Castillejos, that is around 25 kilometers, while other buses ask for half that fare amount.
Catholic that we are, buses hold a special place for Mother Mary or Jesus – presumably for safe trip.
When in the Philippines, try our most famous fastfood resto, Jollibee. This is palabok – a famous noodle offering from this chain.
…to my former office moments ago…
…aboard a bus to Zambales.
The space under the flyover used to be my parking space.
…in the lap of kamias tree
…for breakfast with my warm ginger drink. Very accessible as you just have to knock at the bakery in the next door, affordable and, for the best reason, it’s hot straight from the pan. I want it a bit toasted so I asked them to let it bake a little longer.
…harvest today. Still a very small-scale production enterprise but will grow bigger in time
…breakfast of toast with cheese spread and failed attempt for a perfect sunny side up
“The sun is up the sky is up, the sky is blue. It’s beautiful and so are you…”
Urban life is not so much to miss a lot.
…Open by Mike Oldfield, listening to it at 3.30 in the morning is fun. With coffee, a pan de coco bread and Daniel Silva’s The Mark of an Assassin, the dawn is breaking.
And now Snow Patrol’s Final Straw fights for my attention. Ready for the slow, slow day in a not-so-remote Philippine province, which I love. I get to think better beyond the clutter of urban life preoccupations.
I have carved a Spartan-like working space in my room, which suits me. The lighting is much better than the ones in the spacious sala.
Besides, the movement there could be distracting. It’s better to receive guests there, its rightful function.
…is best suited for me after biking and then the lunch of leftover sausage, boiled okra and camote tops with apple cider and a little soy sauce and sliced local banana for lunch. After lunch, the laundry is waiting…