there are only 2 points of convergence during our barangay fiesta: first is the church where we celebrate mass in honor of our patron, St. Vincent Ferrer; and second — the perya or local circus.
St. Vincent Ferrer’s feast day this year falls on a Tuesday, a weekday. so kinailangan ko pang umuwi. funny nga eh… lumuwas ako Monday morning from pampanga, then left Tuesday lunchtime and went back again to work Wednesday early morning. gumastos lang ako! 😛
sunday evening before the fiesta, nag-aya sina Ate Amy na dalhin sa perya ang mga pamangkin ko. actually yung isa lang. pero imposibleng yung isa lang ang sasama na hindi iiyak yung isa pa! ayaw naman ipa-sama yung isa kasi nga walang magbabantay. being the kunsintidor uncle, i volunteered to chaperone and lugged the camera along to practice. heheh!
if i were at home in Pampanga last saturday, i would just be fine. i would be ok. being home leaves a feeling of security. i don’t know. it just gives me that. so after sleeping-over at the office because of the rains and floods, and hearing of the terrible traffic on NLEX, i went home to Pampanga on Sunday. i was expecting some water but i thought most of it would have subsided after 12 hours or so. so after breakfast at Kenny Roger’s in katipunan (thank goodness they were open! Jollibee ran out of food since the delivery van couldn’t get through the waters the previous day and McDo was closed), i took the bus home and what did i see setting foot on San Fernando? this:
i was riding a padyak driven by a manong holduper. P40 for a length of something i could normally walk on an ordinary day. ok, fine, he saved me from getting wet. wag naman holdap na presyo diba??? hay…
i got home, saw that the backyard was flooded about 10 inches to a foot. but it’s ok. no electricity and water. but it’s ok. i’m home.
pero siyempre, i had to come back to manila for work. 🙂 but it’s ok pa din. i know they’re safe. we can manage. we’ve been through worse.