One day short of a year ago, I was on my way home from the morning’s walk and happened upon a little girl standing on the street corner. I saw her again today with her playmate, running on the sidewalk while carrying her trike. I followed them around the corner, and she saw me and remembered that I took her photo before.
Kids. They grow up really fast.
Teks is what they’re called. Trump cards of sorts, played in many different ways.
This is M/V Jocelyn, a passenger/cargo boat that plies the route between Tacloban City and the town of Talalora, Samar which is 3 hours away. The road to Talalora might be passable to vehicles soon because this vessel, just a little over one year old is in the market for a new owner. Many boats servicing the coastal towns have ceased operations when the towns became accessible by land.
M/V Jocelyn is bigger than the rest of the boats moored at the pier, and her gangplank has rails to hold on to, unlike Nelfa who can leave you breathless and gulping sea water if you don’t tread lightly.