End of first duty week at Mambaling.
Commemorative photo of how we crossed bamboo bridges, sidestepped animal poop, and fell into the mud, how we peeked through the windows of different homes just to be updated with Game 5 of the NBA Finals, how far we went on foot just to complete our IMCI cases, and how we found interesting places and things such as these formalin-frigid puffer fishes.
Manong told us the big ones you see are sold for 17 pesos. You could hang it on your bag, on your phone or on your pants to keep away sticky hands. Ohoho~ pretty cheap price for self defense. :P But seriously, they’re used for home decor. There was even this big one hanging from the roof about the size of a regular wall clock. Manong said you could install lightbulbs on its tummy to make it glow for a price of six. Hundred. Pesos. We were like, ‘Kthxbye.’
That much said, that was just a poor excuse of how this is the only picture I was able to take during the three days of our duty. Either I was too busy writing, or I was too busy not being busy (e.g. sleeping, sleeping, sleeping etc.), too tired to do anything. And pretty much scared that the last picture my phone would take would be the inside of someone else’s bag.
Oh well. So much for quality documentation. The puffer fishes will do, won’t they?