Anyways... It's been very festive, yet tiring at the same time. Even when I take a short afternoon nap I'm still tired. I guess my body is still adjusting. There's that plus the humidity that can get tiring as well. It's also been raining hard in the mornings. It would clear up by late afternoon then maybe rain again during the night.
I'm glad I got the chance to experience this. Traditions from my heritage. Being around family is a big plus. In the US, it's been primarily just my mother and I.
Now that the fiesta is done, we're all just relaxing and resting from a somewhat hectic week. You see how the town is very crowded, cramped, the houses all packed like sardines with families close to 10 people in one room, no running ho water and barely making ends meet. Last I saw in the news one US dollar equaled to 43 Philippine pesos.
Yet, you can see the genuine happiness on their faces. The smiles of the children as they play outside in the streets. Jokes told among friends. They may not have much, but they do with what little they have and appreciate what small handfuls they receive. There's tricycles and jeepneys (forms of transportation here) driving through the small roughly paved streets. Not many people here can afford to buy a car, let alone go to far distances. People walk a lot. Roosters crowing in the morning and throughout the day. Street vendors selling various items. Hearing old stories and history of what used to be and what it is now. Just like how I remember it as a little child.
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