Odyssey | noun | od•ys•sey | \ ˈä-də-sē \
1 : a long wandering or voyage usually marked by many changes of fortune
2 : an intellectual or spiritual wandering or quest
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Mountain Village

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

I was quite fortunate to have gotten my digital camera back, and only in a matter of days.  But I was even more fortunate that I was not harmed during the theft, as the thieves were reportedly known in the area for carrying guns.

As I look back, I think it was also around this time when my naivety gradually started to dissolve, and my view of the people around began to worsen drastically.  I would become short-tempered and it would not be uncommon for me to confront and explode on locals whom I thought were trying to fool me or harm me.  To this day, that I write this entry, I am still the same way--pent up with frustrations and a lot of anger from years of ill happenings.

Original post below:

Monday, July 10, 2006

Haven't caught the thieves yet. The clothes are gone, but at least I got the digital camera back. And so the "eye" is back. I took advantage of the short break of no rain and took a trip down to a mountain village. The life in the area seemed hard; I saw people sifting through the polluted and muddy waters. I think they were looking for suso (snails), fish, or frogs. There was also a lot of excavation going on. It seems a lot of work is going into developing the area, which should be good for the locals as people moving in look into buying property. I took a picture in one of the large cement tubes I found at a construction site. I remember when I was a child in the Philippines that I used to play hide-and-seek with other children in similar cement tubes.

Friday, July 7, 2006
Good news... with the help of some of the locals, I was able to track down the digital camera and recovered it at a pawnshop in a different barangay. The only thing left to do is capture the thieves (there are reportedly 3 of them) and hopefully be able to get some of my clothing back. New Coconuter photo posts in a couple of days... Stay tuned...


NeiLDC said...

Same as i when i was a kid i usually play hide and seek and of course getting some frogs, tadpoles and green beatles after the rain.. its good to have it!

Anonymous said...

i've been reading your blog dor a month now. How can we send money to you? I have no paypal account.

Kay said...

Good luck with your recovery process. I traveled in the Philippines (Surigao del Norte, mostly) with family a few years ago and would like to return someday. I will try to visit your site again and perhaps be able to contribute to your incredible journey.

Anonymous said...

Glad that you are back.

About the thieves sana nga mahuli sila.

Just be careful ok?

Anonymous said...

I never thought na may fil am pa na tulad mo.. i really admire you.. thanks for being a model for Filipinos.. Your the "eye opener"
i Hope mahanap mo yung gus2 mung hanapin

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