My best childhood summer memory was spent on the farm. Playing traditional Filipino games with my cousins, hike to the falls, pangulabo(going to a farm with coconut trees and eating young coconut meat and drink it’s juice),pang-us tubo (munching on sugarcane),eating bayebaye ( glutinous flour with young coconut topping cooked in muscuvado sugar with anise), nilupak ( boiled saba banana and was pounded in a wooden mortal & pestle) & more.
After living in Florida for 10 years, my soul is hungry to do some hiking in the mountains, a trek to the falls & simply enjoying the cool mountain weather. My very good friend and a dear sister in Christ, Yelli Rio who planned this trip last March 17,2014 deserved a star of excellence for all her efforts. I will be forever grateful for this gift, Yelli dear you brought back wonderful memories of my childhood. This may not be the exact place yet it feels familiar, a very close resemblance to what once used to be my playground.