December 29, 2012

From Surigao to Bataan

Hi! I am back to the civilized world. LOL! When I say civilized world, I mean a place with internet. Everywhere else becomes uncivilized if there's no internet. Just kidding! I actually love being disconnected to the world for some time. It gives me time to think about the more important things in life.

We spent Christmas at my hometown, Madrid, Surigao del Sur. Yes, our town is named after the famous city of Spain.

According to our town's history, it was a priest who named our town from the city he came from.

Anyway, the six days we spent in the province was spent cleaning our old house. Nobody lives there anymore, so imagine the cobwebs and the dirt it has accumulated over time. The last time we stayed there was last May when we came for a visit.

We found a snake egg in one cabinet and a small snake in another. I can't imagine what we will find next time if we did not clean the whole place. Horrors!

We actually burned a lot of papers, clothes and some old stuff that has just gathered dust. We did not burn my mother's clothes though because according to the helper it is not good. So we just put my mom's clothes in the compost pit and let it decompose on its own.

Now we're here in Samantha Farm, my brother's resthouse/farm in Bataan.


{Samantha Farm in Morong, Bataan}

Internet is also intermittent here but at least I can work a little. I am just having a little problem with my macbook air. It's become slow and I couldn't open some files. I am not sure if it is because of the huge amount of pictures I have recently saved in my hard drive.

I should definitely get a backup online at backblaze.com the minute I go back to Manila. It's necessary and it's very affordable.

In the mean time, I will enjoy the serenity and peace this place offers. We will be back in Manila in time for the New Year.

Enjoy the holidays, guys!