It’s been four months since we moved to Calamba, Laguna for good. So far I had constant asthma attack maybe because of my transportation from work (Pasig City) going home. Add the very cold climate in our area (We are near Tagaytay) I am pretty sure I will be having more lungs episode with that.
Setting aside my asthma, I enjoy the place, the fact that it is all ours, no more rents. And though I have no social life now, the surrounding is relaxing. I enjoy having no neighbor and the crickets at night.
Last Saturday, I skipped going to Manila just to rest and I went outside to take photos.
I caught this bird outside my bedroom window, sitting quietly on the straw cords that supports our newly planted bamboos.
I decided check out our veggies. In four months they are growing healthy.
We have squash and tomato. Every time we cook we just throw out the seeds, surprisingly it grows.
Pandan Leaves. This one is imported from BF’s backyard I asked his aunt if I could pull out some and thank goodness it didn’t die.
Alugbati. I do not know what is the English term for this, my mom brought this also from manila.
Malunggay or Moringa. The power plant my dad asked his friend to chopped some of the old branches in their backyard and we laid them around our lot perimeter to serve as fence.
String Beans. I forgot to ask my mom where she got this string beans but it’s crawling around the pipe from the roof. (I am pretty bad with terms, I hope you got what I meant )
Bitter Gourd. This one is also from our kitchen when we cooked Ampalaya con carne mom threw out the seeds.
Banana. This is not the full grown banana it’s what we call Señorita the small variant of Banana. We have three of these planted as fence also.
We also have onions, Water Spinach, and Camote Tops that I forgot to photographed.
I told my mom to have Bell Peppers, Chili, Eggplant, Okra, Ginger, and other veggies so we do not have to go to the market and buy them (it’s expensive). haha
I am excited for the fruits, especially the squash because it’s big and heavy.
On our front yard we have flowers and other house plants.
I do not know what are they called. Who knows? Please comment below I am curious.
We are planning to get Bermuda Grass once this unknown grasses die. Look at our dog Alex, playing around.
I also practiced taking macro shots manually. (My camera is Canon Powershot S90, outdated but still trustworthy)
No edits except for the watermark.
Please let me know the names of these plants.
My mom took care all these. She’s bored when we are all in Manila for work. She has a green thumb and the soil here is indeed healthy.
You got to see the obese earthworms we have. I will photograph one this weekend.
And of course the naughty Alex never failed to make me laugh. I caught him smelling the flowers. Maybe hunting something to give this Valentine.
Plants and pets are very relaxing. I never regretted any single day that my family moved permanently to Laguna. Besides Ciudad de Calamba will be as famous as Nuvali in Sta. Rosa in years time, Filinvest’s marketing people should be aggressive selling the lots. I am excited for our club house, they haven’t started building it yet because nobody bought any property in Phase 1 yet.
Oh well, I hope we can finish fixing the house in months.
Have a great week ahead!