Date : 21/01/12
Models : Mother nature
Location : La Paz, Tarlac, Philippines
“Every grain of rice in your bowl is won by the sweat of the brow.” - Confucius
During my quick trip overseas I was able to revisit my fathers provincial area for a mass family gathering. Unlike the city this place had some fresh air. Luckily I was able to take a few snaps of the country side as we passed a lot of rice fields en route to our destination.
One lunch time an uncle decided to say a few words to the lil nugget as he finished his food but leaving a nice little chunk of rice. Basically the bottom line of his message was that each grain came from countless hours of labour and hardship so don’t waste it.
Like I had stated before this trip was quite humbling and I saw first hand a few things that I had taken for granted. Apart from sharing a lot of happy memories with my extended family and new relationships, I took away from this trip an experience that will not be forgotten.