A Woman of the Soil

That is me. 

On what basis? Simple. The feel of soil on my fingers brings me great delight!

For this, I have to express my unending gratitude to my deceased maternal grandfather, Lolo Merto, who exposed us to farm life when we were still young. During my childhood, a visit to the rural rustic environment was something I would always await for. There, I would breathe in the earthy smell, gratify my eyes by just looking at its color and be ecstatic once my bare feet make contact with it. 
This special bond with the earth is also the reason why I love nature and the outdoors (see related article at https://wanderingjouster.com/2013/11/08/the-irresistible-appeal/). Given a twist in my being, I could be a hermit or may be a Maria Makiling clone 😌 so I could find the perfect solace in the woods.


But as of today, my normal life is overly blessed when I commune with nature in the presence of my loved ones and take what it generously offers while time permits. 

Doubtlessly, a trip to my husband’s ancestral house in Indang, Cavite would morph me into that kind of persona which may never be envied by those modern women whose source of joy would be the suburbs. 

Photo credit:
Cristy M. Mediavillo

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  1. Hello Mau,

    So… nice nman yong place nyo dyan, parang ang sarap ng simoy ng hangin. Palibhasa dito sa ibang bansa dnmin feel ang masarap na hangin kundi init at lamig lng.

    Nakaka miss tuloy dyan sa pinas 🙂 🙂 lalo na sa probensya

    Kumusta nlang sa lhat.

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    1. Hi, Josephine.

      Salamat. Blessing na nakapangasawa ako na may probinsya rin.

      Oo. Masarap nga ang hangin dyan. Malapit kasi sa Tagaytay. Hindi rin pati polluted. Magsisimula ng lumamig dyan dahil -ber month na.

      Wala pa ring tatalo sa sariling bayan natin. 🇵🇭

      Maraming salamat uli sa patuloy na pagtangkilik ng blog ko.

      Patnubayan ka nawa ng Panginoon lagi.


    1. Same plight kayo ng hubby ko, Josephine. Noong nasa Qatar sya hindi sya nagpapasko dito. Ang difference nyo lang, may kasama kang mga anak dyan.

      Tama ka. Kaya marami pa ring expats na umuuwi para mag-Pasko dito.

      Saludo ako sainyong mga makabagong bayani!


  2. Nanggaling din pala dito sa Qatar husband mo Mau…

    Mabuti nakaiwas na sya sa crisis ng Qatar, dnman masyado pero maraming apiktado lalo na hanggang ngayon hindi pa nag kakaayos ang QATAR laban sa Dubai at Saudi.

    Maraming mga kumpanya nag tatanggalan ang iba nman nahihirapan makahanap ng work kaya umuwi nlang sa pinas.


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    1. Oo. Hindi nya kinaya sobrang init.

      Unstable pa rin overseas work. Ganyan din sa company nila ngayon. May mga hindi na nirerenew ang contract. We continue to pray for him and all the OFW’s. You included, Josephine. 🙏

      Thank you for your regular messages.


    1. Hi, Josephine.

      My deepest condolences to you and your family. I know how painful it is to lose a loved one, but God has always the reason why we are given this trial. I am praying that you cope with the loss.

      Medyo nagpahinga rin ako sa blog kasi nagpa pile up na paperwork sa school. If not for your post, I won’t be dropping by WJ.

      Oh, I see. Whatever the message is thank you very much, Josephine. Irregular ako sa Messenger at Facebook pero icheck ko sya.

      Take care and thank you for keeping in touch. 🙂


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