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And here is Karla, the birthday child, 8 years old now.
Karla and Totoy.
Totoi, the newest member in our household.He is 15 years old. Boy, when I look at him and then remember that I started as an apprentice on farms with 14 years of age.
And that's me, 65 + years, shot today by Karla.
Don't know the Spanish name for this game but this is the Philippine version.
Karla, all excited for her birthday.
The food preparation, Rowena is slaving away. I just set up the table, got the drinks and ice; after that went for the cake and balloons.
Rowena and Manilyn rolling lumpia early in the morning.
Still rolling lumpia, Karla is entertaining or disrupting; one or the other.
I think the boys are not helping.They are stuffing their face because they got to go to school today.
The women are cooking up a storm!
The 1st people arrive.
Jomely and her sister Jema who is holding Jomely's baby. They do what the Philippino's really love to do---sing Kareoke. Jomely is not a bad singer.
The 1st guests have arrived; they are neighbor kids. Karla is 3rd from left.
Three cousins.Linda, daughter of Mary. Next, Mary Grace, the daughter of Sylvia who is in Norway and is Mary's sister. The 3rd one is the daughter of a brother of Mary and Sylvia.
Linda is right; don't know yet the party at left.
Them kids love balloons.
More ballooon fun.
The kids, Linda is 2nd from right.
More kids, more ballooons.
Well, this is the Rainy Season, what do you expect. It rained off and on, some time hard.
This is truely the most relieable trash collecting organisation. Storm or rain, they a pick it up twice a week.
The food is ready, BBQ meat on a stick, Spaghetti,fried chicken and pork, hotdogs and marshmallow, BBQ fish and more.
2013-02-12 Near those steps in the last image is this large concrete block. It came from what explosion? It looks a little similar like the mystery concrete near the Japanese gun on the Morrison Hill slopes.
2013-02-12 Barrio San Isidro had a separate road towards the Stockade Level and crossed a small creek with this bridge between the Barrio and the Nipa Quarters.
2013-02-12 These steps go down the slope on the north side of the San Isidro Rise coming from that long walkway which runs pretty much on a north-south axis.
2013-02-12 Here is a walkway at the SE corner of the former barrio San Isidro at Fort Mills on Corregidor Island in Manila Bay
2013-02-12 These are foundations for houses at the SE corner of the former barrio San Isidro at Fort Mills on Corregidor Island in Manila Bay
2013-02-12 This is a low embankment for the road on the SE corner of barrio San Isidro near the Nipa Quarters.
This map pretty much describes what I seen so far as what is left from Barrio San Isidro and what is in this album.
2013-02-12 San Isidro is on a rise and here are some steps between the two different in height street levels. These steps are on the SE corner of barrio San Isidro near the Nipa Quarters.
2008-09-23 View from the former Barrio San Isidro Rise towards the Middleside parade grounds. The house was the former and post WWII Aviary residence and is now used by the American couple doing research and promotion for Corregidor.
2013-02-12 This embankment is along a road at the SE corner of the former San Isidro, near the Nipa Quarters.