Here are some of the latest photos taken at our home at "The Compound" in beautiful rural Guimaras. The first picture depicts sister-in-law Alida, top left, standing next to daughter Din Din who is dressed in her drum majorette costume getting for a parade at the public preschool in Jordan municipality where we live. As you can see, JalAmiel and Joreal, Alida's younger children, left to right in the front row, were not thrilled to have that picture taken. They were anxious to get to the parade and didn't like my wife delaying them.
Here's a side view of "The Compound" taken from the backyard. Why there is still a unused section of the roof still leaning against the house is beyond me. That type of clutter used to bother me back at our home in the States, but now that I've been in the Philippines since July 2009, I really don't care too much about such small details. Last April such unimportant things were still annoying me as I was writing a post complaining about some leftover hollow blocks in our front yard. I'm adjusting.
Here's a psychedelic look at our enclosed rear patio and back kitchen area. I played with the colors on my Picasa photo editor on this picture taken in the early morning light. Kind of what it might look like after one too many bottles of Red Horse or too many hits of acid. I don't know about the effects of mind-altering hallucinogenic drugs but do know about the consequences of drinking an excessive amount of Red Horse. Here's a look at the Smart Bro tower in the background where I get my broad ban signal. You can see part of our 50 ft. tower in the front of our house. Look for it to the right of the main tower.
Hope you've enjoyed this closer look at "The Compound" in Guimaras. It's usually a quiet place unless there is a fiesta nearby with loud music playing into the wee hours of the morning, but it's comfortable, the house is paid for, and I'm left alone most of the time and don't have a boss (other than my asawa) hanging over me all the time. Mangoes are in season now, and the living is easy. It really doesn't get much better than this!