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chowking in zambo

i wanted to eat in some carinderia in zamboanga. this afternoon i tried to go ukay but didnt find anything interesting except for a mountain pack (but it was in light blue and purple). went around the shopping district and bought a raincoat to protect me from the elements up la paz mountain. grew hungry trying to find a nice eating place and eventually lost to eating at chowking instead.

tsk tsk

nothing wrong with an order of braised beef and wanton noodles but fact is, youre in some exciting place and you gotta go safe with food? i know there are a lot of really good eating places here. unfortunately i just didnt find them in time. hopefully ill be eating local for dinner.

also bought a pair of spartan slippers. didnt think id have a hard time choosing flipflops. the color wasnt right, the size was not right, the sole thickness wasnt not right, it was too hard, this one too soft. crazy! i eventually got a black pair. safe. like my chowking. and my raincoat was transparent. like the picture window near where i sat and worked at my papers in chowking.

oh well.

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in zambo

arrived this afternoon in zambo. pretty interesting trip. the road from ipil, zamboanga del sur to the city proper was cut off by this freak landslide. we had to cross the border like vietnamese fleeing from saigon. i felt like some photojournalist on a story, even if i only had 4 shots left in my cam.

the countryside is beautiful, the terrain is different from what i usually see around cagayan and in luzon. there are hawks in the wild! and i saw a raven too. and herons on ricefields. crazy! more stories when i get down the mountain on saturday. it’s freezing here! i have to check out the ukay to get a jacket. stupid me, i only brought a sweater and surely that’s not enough.

more later! ciao! enjoy the rest of your week guys!

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off to zambo

coolness. by 7 tonight ill be off to a part of southern mindanao that ive never been too. well, ive actually never been to southern mindanao. i havent been to davao or gensan or zambo or basilan etc. i know it’s tricky traveling but when youre from mindanao you dont get fazed by the news on the papers that there’s a war raging here. sure there’s a war, but it’s mostly psychological, the kind that the media wants you to think is happening.perhaps we’re just in denial. but hey, ive lived a large part of my life in mindanao nothing major has happened anywhere here. im pretty excited seeing that side of the island. i cant wait 🙂

but like yeah, cagayan de oro to zamboanga is 14hrs apart. and im taking the evening bus. 😦 oh well, ill enjoy it still. yeehee

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