Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Tomato Picker - Nostalgia #16

My daughter love to go to her dear Pap's house. Aside from the reason that he let her do things "her way", she also love picking the tomatoes in his garden.
She reminds me of ME when I was a teenager. During summer vacation when school is off, I would go to my relatives in Ligao Albay, Phils and would work everyday picking tomatoes. I think the compensation then (over 20 years ago) was twenty pesos a day (an eight-hour of work under the scourging heat of the sun.) You might not believe it but it's true. While other teenagers are enjoying their summer vacation, I had to work my butt off so I would have money to buy my school things and my siblings too for the next school year. It's a joy to reminisce those experiences though, it made me stronger and stick to the saying that I believe into "Where there's a wheel, there's a way".
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