RE; Pig for Christmas.
Quote. it's better than most humons get in this World...sleeping and living out in the freezing cold day and night!!...All family gone because of WAR!!..No food..No water...No love from anyone.
Am I to understand that we do not have any grief here?
Fact. We had over 24 typhoons this year. Many people lost their lives. Indeed a landslide just 10 minutes from our house claimed more than 50 families (50 FAMILIES). In under 20 minutes in the early hours of the morning.
Flooding from rivers that overflow account for many more lives lost, not to mention the loss of crops ready for harvest.
Hells Bells, we don’t need any wars to kill people; nature is doing a good job at that without any outside help thanks.
It has been in the news before, do the members of this forum really want to read it again here? NO!
This is not the paper for sadness, it’s where we can celebrate our achievements and share happy times (for most)
As for walking 3 miles for the pig. It so happens that the pig came from our mountain village which is over 7 hours away by road. The pig was fed on a diet of cut weeds and grasses from the rice field, no money to buy commercial feeds.
The price we paid for the said pig was 13 thousand pesos. Average rent for a single room here is 1200 pesos per month. = more than 12 months rent for most folk. Is anyone seeing a picture forming here in these words?
It is so easy to state “I would walk the earth” ect when you know you will never in your life ever have the need to walk further that the nearest supermarket.
. A diverse country of mixed cultures, rich and poor rub shoulder to shoulder. Many respects corrupt and dirty, but I simply love it here. A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY as I said. What I did not say is “I live a third world way of life”. I am not showy showy with what we have. But it’s a lot more than most other people. I have a large truck and a very big garden. Knowing that most of our crop is gathered at night when we are sleeping. Ha ha but we don’t shout too loud about it. (A bit like Sister Pearl putting fancy cakes on the window to cool. She knows that we as kids will nick one or two but says nothing.
The thing is ROAST PORK is a once a year thing for those not in our house. Mince pies, Yorkshire pudding have never been tasted before…Rich chrissy cake??? Heck.. What is that…? It is the one thing I carry over from the . Food that has been cooked in an oven.
90% of all food here is boiled, meat, veg what ever. Most only have a two pot kitchen. What you eat is not as important as when you are able to eat.
Am I over reacting to what seems to be a sarcastic reply to my “PIG POST”? No I do not consider this an over reaction. Let us say more to enlighten those who THINK they know me, But don’t. Bugger they cant even spell my name correctly.
I will try and post a few photos of the children’s home we visit each Christmas day. You will notice the playroom is void of any toys whatsoever. The soft toys we took that day were not there New Year’s Day. These were taken in 2006-7 We make it our yearly visit but are not allowed to take photos now, perhaps to safe guard the children.