Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Avocado tree in the backyard. The fruit looks green, it will turn purple when ripe.
A banana tree in my backyard. The fruit will turn yellow when ripe.
Cleaned Nangka Fruit, ready for eating. Can be chilled too before serving.
I will eat this one now.
Victoria cutting the ripe nangka fruit. It smells so good.
Frontyard: Nangka , also known as Jackfruit
A dwarf cocunut in our front yard. So easy to get young coconut for buko salad.
and mature coconut for dishes with coconut milk.
we cleared this trees and plants yesterday at highway 54
papa and uncle boys land
breakfast - rice with eggplant
lunch - rice with noddles
dinner - rice with pork and mixed veggies...
IT RAINED SINCE THE MORNING! iT RAINED ALL DAY!
i spend hours in the net cafe, updating this blog, replying to emails...and chatting with Rob....
This is the inherited land by my father and Uncle Gil.
We spend our Sunday cleaning this area.
kenny strikes a pose with his ultra violet shades
**** events of the day*** IT RAINED AT 6pm onwards
-- light a candle at the church at 10 am
-- bought a violet shades for Kenneth
-- attended the 4:30 pm mass which is in English to my surprise
-- spend the noon clearing the land
-- chat with Rob till 8:30 pm
breakfast - rice with adobong kangkong, and banana hearts with cocunut milk
lunch - none
dinner - rice with kinilaw na talong (eggplant)
Monday, June 22, 2009
Second, we smoke the coconut flesh until golden brown. Once it reached golden brown, it is now a copra, and we sell it to the middlemen that will also sell them to big processors of coconut oil. In Badian Cebu, this copra was sold at 18 pesos per kilo.
The process of making copra, the raw material for petroleum products such as motor oil and cooking oil I think.
First, the coconut fruit is broken in half and the flesh is taken out.
***events of the day***
== got the 10,000 pesos from Rob
== give the 2,000 pesos to mama for one sack of rice, about 48 kilograms of it.
== 3,000 to mila (laundry,cook, all around help at the house, and assist with kenny)
== reload 300 pesos for prepaid cellphone text
Birthday girl MJ (Bolitoy;s Daughter) and Kenneth
== we make copra, the raw material for cooking oil and petroleum related products. It is from mature coconut flesh.
== breakfast is bittermelon with egg (palea with egg) with rice
== lunch is mix vegetables with rice
== dinner was noodles and some boiled chicken with rice
== Bolitoy's daughter MJ turned 3 years old.
== went to internet cafe
== visited Uncle Luthgardo and Aunt Rufina
== invited them for dinner, Bolitoys celebration
This is what I look like in the morning..... in our living room. I am talking to Rob over the phone on the other end of the world. I miss you, my love!
=== morning chat with Rob in the internet, with all my family curious to see him on web cam
=== spend the day updating my blog
=== publish Kenny's photography and some of my own
Monday, June 15, 2009
Mama in the background gathering the fallen coconut leaves from the neighborhood.
I am cleaning the coconut palm, but cutting the dead leaves off the hard woody part.
I chopped the woody part in pieces of about 2 feet long using a sharp big knife, we called it "sundang " in our language. It is sharpened manually using a stone sharpener.
Kimberly and Eboy gathered the chopped woods and bring it to the dirty kitchen.
This is the kitchen where we cook our food daily. Inset a boiling pot, with the firewoods below.
(2nd day in Badian)
=== breakfast. beans with rice;
lunch squash with coconut milk and rice;
dinner eggplant with egg and rice
=== mila washed our dirty clothes
=== it rained again at 12 noon, and very windy
=== chat with Rob via long distance over my cellphone, he returned my DOA netbook to Staples business depot.
=== after the wind, the old leaves(coconut palms) of coconut feel down and we gather these for firewood
=== Kenny decided to take pictures of the process of gathering firewood:
1. Mama gathers the coconut palms
2. I cleaned the palms, and cut it to about 2 feet long
3. the kids gather the sticks and put it in the dirty kitchen
4. we burned the dry leaves to clean up our mess
5. kids enjoy the big camp fire until the fire runs out
=== Kenny also decided to take pictures of all the cousins, and dogs and scenery.
***day 1: STAYING AT BADIAN CEBU***
=== still staying at Mango Park Hotel, and will check out at 12 noon.
=== wake up to chat with Rob over MSN Live Messenger (video and voice chat)probably the newest competition for long distance companies.
=== Kenny discovered pogo and played pogo Bowling and Poppit
=== Samsoy arrived with Ann and Sam
=== Kenny and Samsoy have buffet breakfast at the hotel
=== Kenny and Samsoy invade the swimming pool again...
=== We checked out, and go over to Ann's apartment for lunch.
=== It rained again...then Sam drive us to Librando Terminal despite the pouring rain
=== We took Librando Bus to a 3 hour bus ride to Badian
=== We went to Badian Market to buy dinner. We ate mixed vegetables and rice for dinner.
=== still staying at Mango Park Hotel (2nd day)
=== I wake up at 2 am to have a video chat with Rob and Karlina. Was happy and sad at the same time, because i missed both of them.
=== I asked Mila to bring Kenny to the city (3 hour bus ride from Badian)
=== Kenny and Samsoy played ....with Sams computer in their apartment.
=== Kenny and Samsoy swam at the swimming pool
=== It rained again and my plan to go to Mactan for church failed again. I also wanted to visit Maam Lyn at Lopez Jaena Street.
=== I walked to Robinsons Foodarama area, where I bought barbecue for dinner.
=== It rained again, so i was walking in a dirty, mushy, slippery, sidewalk.