Home Sweet Quezon City
I finally moved into my apartment in Manila. It only took four weeks to find and fill with enough furniture to make it livable. It is such a relief to be able to unpack and organize all of my supplies and comic books. The apartment is in Quezon City, which is just north of Metro Manila. To give you some reference, I was staying with my friend and collaborator, Arvin Diesmos, at his house in Las Piñas (just south of Metro Manila). The distance from my apartment to his house without traffic should take about 15–20 minutes. With traffic in Manila, meaning 24 hours a day, it takes us 3–4 hours to get across town. So we have decided to boycott leaving the apartment until our next field trip. In a few days we leave for a four-week trip of seven different islands in the central Philippines. I should have plenty more to write about soon.