The trip to Cabatangan (a barangay north of zamboanga city - somewhere along the mountain ranges of the city) was planned because we decided to invade Mam June's house for her birthday. She told us about hiking around and we all agreed... I didn't do any research on what we can expect during the hike. After the lamonfest we decided to push through with the hike....
we walked through paved roads... still no idea where were heading... the only clue we got from Mam June is that there's a Cruz Mayor somewhere in our destination and we'll pass through a school as well (was it ZAEC?)....
but after some time, and a few more uphills... the group finally decided to head back and go to Lupong instead. most specially after they saw a long stretch of a very steep uphill. :D (Lupong used to be that white,mosque-looking structure you see resting on the mountain if you're somewhere downtown.. it's still there now but it's no longer white hehe)
i always end up just trailing along... i was too caught up with a lot of things i can shoot along the way... :-) the short hike we had brought back a lot of childhood memories for me... :-)
nice to see Cadena de Amor again... i remember picking these flowers before and include in our menu when we pretend we're cooking during playtime hehe... some of my kaladkarins during the hike told of their Flores de Mayo days where they use these flowers to offer... :-)
i have a lot of these kind of images stored in my memory from my childhood... :-) i remember playing around big trees before... there are a lot of mango trees behind EAABES (my elementary school)...
and pigs raised in places like Cabatangan are usually not fenced... they're just tied to a post and have more space to go around... some are even not tied to anything and are left to roam around... :-)
greens!!! :-) you'll see a lot of farmville-like images everywhere hehe... i remember reading from my Celestine Prophecy book that being in a very natural environment allows you to have a lot of good energy source (well spiritually hehe).... well just looking at this kind of scene makes you feel at peace and relaxed already... that's re-energizing for me! hehe :D
we were there Saturday afternoon... although classes had already started, saturday afternoons will still be playtime for a lot of kids... we saw a lot of them playing that time... that free space they can just simply move around... i'm thankful i experienced a similar childhood... nothing, as in not even video games, expensive toys, etc. can ever replace the joy of running around, climbing trees, hammock moments, and everything you can do outside. :-)
can we consider this as an old house? :-) hehehe houses like this (specially with its closed windows) would usually solicit scary stories for kids in the neighborhood... i can still remember the houses we've identified as haunted houses when we were kids... and although we run around the neighborhood, just passing by a tagged haunted house would send us screaming already... :-)
saw this bunch of rascals while i was taking a photo of the house above... they were picking some things around... i'm not sure what their play is... i just asked them to pose for me instead... hehe :-)
pawprints!!! :-) a lot of paved roads inside EAAB now was constructed when I was still in elementary... i can recall times when some of my schoolmates would even write their names on the still wet cement.. :-) and dogs too! excited to walk on the cement leaving their paw prints! hehe nice to see one like this again! :-)
when i was finally able to catch up with the group, they were pointing to this ugly looking fruit... they said that this is what's being used for the famous Noni juice (did i get this one right? hehe).
these stairs are in the Civil Service office in Cabatangan.. we passed through on our way to Lupong
ngarag and all... still in the Civil Service compound... love how the lines of Mahogany trees gave us a Koreanovela-like place to shoot... :-)
photos in Lupong will have a separate post. :-)
Cabatangan, Zamboanga City
12 June 2010
Camera: Canon Digital Ixus 70