By AP HERNANDEZ
STROLLING around Parang, a community of 5,000 people, one would see a lot along the way, but for him only a few of the spectacles stands out.
Last April during my brief sojourn in my childhood’s barrio, I found a few that caught my attention.
|9 o’clock sunshine … A sunny but unidentified yellow flower stands forlorn at an abandoned vacant lot along the narrow road leading to the JPNHS campus.|
|Sampayan blues … a common sight in the morning just as when the sun is getting hot… this scene is repeated in the next house yard, and the next.|
|Abandoned … this house has not been completed by the owner after obviously running out of funds. One guess is that he either used to work overseas or his gold-panning boom days were over.|
|Laundry awaits drying … another batch of 'nilabhan' fresh from the 'batya'.|
|Construction boom in Parang … a house, either owned by a gold operator or an “abroad” worker, in building progress.|
|Saudi crisis … this house has gone unfinished after the owner came home from Saudi Arabia -- for good.|
|Overgrowth … a porch, or shall we say, a verandah, gets an unusual accessory – a growing aerial bush and moss. - MWBuzzpics by AP HERNANDEZ|