Friday, February 29, 2008

Sta. Fe, Leyte Community Extension

My toes wiggled inside my black rubber boots, under six inches of mud. At 10:30 am today, I found myself trudging a swamp-like area towards the scattering of houses beyond the rice fields of Brgy. Victoria.

I grumbled under my breath, and clutched my hands tighter on my book while I balanced my umbrella. I was assigned the task of a spot-mapper, together with a classmate. We followed the BHW in silence.

In the blistering heat, we went from house to house. Maybe if I had taken my breakfast I wouldn’t be too irritable, maybe if I had more sleep I’d be less grumpy, or maybe if I didn’t have to wear these heavy boots I’d be more comfortable. But today wasn’t about our comfort; we were here to do community work.

I swallowed my complaints and hurried along.

Here we go...

Vegetation.

First house.

With our BHW guide.

Kinarir ang itim na payong. The road less travelled.
Seryoso! lol

Tama na ang pagpa-picture..
The group walking past a cow.
Entertainment
Where's the toilet? Teka, eto na yata yun.
A lady and her husband (not in the pic) busy constructing their house.
A mountain of paperwork..
Finally home = )

8 comments:

Mark Xander said...

First! Hehehe. Nice

mink said...

awww, naalala ko yung buhay sa bukidlandia sa batangas...

cant_u_read said...

haaaaaaayy... the bliss in the simplicity of provincial life! na-miss ko bigla ang summers namin in the province, back in the day.

Phoenix said...

@ rye: sobrang peaceful dun ; )

cant_u_read said...

ganyan ang gusto kong puntahan na probinsya. hindi ung kagaya ng cebu, iloilo o ung iba pang halos manila na rin ang itsura.

someday!

thanks for sharing! :-)

Marco said...

Haayyy, i miss community health nursing.... fresh air, free fruits and foods, health teachings..... i have nice experience during those days....

chase / chubz said...

may umbrella talaga ha.. hehheheh..
ay uu nga may ulan pala..

ardee sean said...

cute ni baby...

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