A-Wonderful-Mother-Her Pure Love-Part II
Grandiose Wedding Event
Josefina will marry the son of a well done family in town.
Jose is the man she´s getting married. Jose´s father is a Spanish soldier who died and was executed during the war. His mother is half Chinese, half Filipino. Jose has 1 brother, and 2 sisters. His family owns Farmlands attended by Tenants.
Josefina´s family belongs to a middle class status. Her family also owns Farmlands. Her father has a mixture of Chinese, Filipino heritage. Her mother is a pure Filipino.
All the people in town are excited about the wedding. Tenants are coming to town bringing foods, fruits, vegetables, rice, chicken, pig etc. necessary for the wedding celebration.
The wedding is grandiose, almost all the people in town, in the nearby Barrios, Tenants have attended the wedding.
The Transportation BusinessClick thumbnail to view full-size
Josefina and Jose´s Life After The Wedding
After the wedding, they move and live together in the house of Jose´s family. Josefina helps the daily household while Jose is on his job the whole day in a street construction and conducting a passenger jeep transportation owned by their neighbor.
After a while living with Jose´s family, they decided to move and have their own place and rented a little room in town. The room is unfurnished that they use to eat and sleep in the floor.
Both work hard day by day and able to save some money, good enough to buy one passenger bus transportation to start their business.
Jose manage to drive and conduct the bus that it works out well and successful enough to buy other 24 buses. Since then they are known to be the owner of a big transportation business in the province.
The House and FamilyClick thumbnail to view full-size
The Farm - Rice, Corn, Coconut, Banana Plantation - Fishponds
Life and Family Achievements
Josefina and Jose bought a house for the whole family. They bought farmlands and fishponds. They have 9 beautiful children. One son died at the age of six months.
Josefina and Jose manage their Farmlands and Fishponds, the tenants are taking care of the fields and arrange harvesting periods.The family get enough from farm and fishponds harvest. They are able to feed their family and have been helping the tenants and other family members.
The farmlands and fishponds are great beautiful places for the family´s weekend adventure.
The farm is about 45 minutes ride from home. It takes about an hour walk to reach the family´s farm. There is no transportation vehicle aside from a carabao kutsche. One has to cross a river, deep until one´s half leg to walk across. One can take a cold bath, prickling refreshing experience with the 30- 34 degrees warm weather.
The place is wonderful, the green environment is fascinating. The beautiful coconut tress, rice, corn and banana fields is a natural exciting feeling of experience. It is a peaceful place for retreats, to get away from the hustles of life. No telephone, no electricity.
The family experience a natural adventure where the tenants prepare native foods, use wood fire in cooking rice, corn, grill chicken. There are lots of fresh fruits and vegetables to eat. They use banana tree trunk and leaves as a plate, eat foods with finger, coconut shells as glass. Fresh coconut meat with coconut juice and milk is a refreshing dessert.
The tenants get fresh water to drink in a natural spring 30-45 minutes away from the farm transporting it with a bamboo stick with 2 barrels of water balancing at two ends over the shoulder. They take a bath, wash the dishes and clothes in the brook beside the palm hut. A natural toilet is few minutes away from the house.
The family is enjoying taking a walk around the farm, climbing the nearby mountain, taking a bath in the river, and the children love to ride the carabao.
A great day for everybody.
FishpondClick thumbnail to view full-size
Family´s Fishpond Adventure
Josefina loves to spend her time with her family and friends in the fishpond. They love to invite family and friends for a grill party. It is also the favorite place of Jose to relax and work out his hobby taking care of the surroundings, feeding the fishes, shrimps with the tenants. A hide away from the hectic time schedule. It is 30 minutes ride from the town they live.
The surrounding has a beautiful panorama. The dikes are planted with coconut trees, the family can take and eat fresh coconut meat and drink the healthy tasty coconut juice anytime. It is calm and peaceful, with fresh air coming from the nearby sea. One can hear the fishes and shrimps jumping in the water, see the crabs crawling.
The old wooden little house has 2 bedrooms, a kitchen with dining room and a little terrace. Sometimes the family stays here overnight. The nature toilet is outside the house. Josefina has to cook with wood fire, there is no drinking water supply, one has to bring barrels of water, water to wash the dishes or taking a shower is from the rainwater reservoir. There is no electricity, at night the family use kerosene lamps and candles.