going back to where everything started
This is where I spent the first 6 months of my existence in this world. Being the fifth child in a family of 6 children, I could very well understand what life was like for my parents – taking care of 4 kids and me in the nursery, and then taking care of business. I am not complaining, in fact I am thankful that I was well taken care of, and I was well provided for. Not many people are as fortunate as I am.
I still remember the smooth wooden floor running the length of the narrow corridor and the large viewing windows when my brother was born 3 years later. That was decades ago. Much has changed during my visit earlier today. I came too late. 14 years late.
This stood at the front entrance of the building. She must have been a very important person. I’d like to find out.
Just when I was about to head home this morning, I saw this little girl by the street corner. This will be the first and the last time I’ll ever see this scene, and I don’t want to regret not taking a snap. My second photo with Coca Cola in the background. I think I found the magic; it’s the free advertisement.
This is Eddie (that’s what the signboard says) and he sells mud crabs. From P250 to a kilogram to P750, depending on how fat the crab is. The fatter the crab, the thinner the wallet becomes.
3 of these crabs went home with me and they’re now on the lunch menu.