Basic Mass Integration

For my class last semester, we were tasked to make a documentary on the life of fisherfolks in Victoria, Laguna.

Those were once farm lands, but now flood water.

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Residents’ means of livelihood are fishing and farming, but most of them do not have their own lands. Like my foster parents Nanay Yolly and Tatay Ever.

They didn’t have a choice but to sell their own land to be able to sustain Tatay Ever’s medical needs. Now that Tatay has somehow recovered from his mental illness, he is now working again as a fisherman.
Unfortunately, his six nets or PanteΒ were stolen. He had to ask one of his friends for one catfish for us to share.

Meet my Laguna family and groupmates. If you have noticed, I was the only one not wearing slippers in the photo.

That’s because they were buried in the pile of weeds we pulled out.

My after-farm feet and 65-Peso Nikon slippers. Where to buy Canon slippers?

Flies and shrimp

Grilling eggplants on coconut husksCats and a kitten eyeing our lunch

And kids jumping off the dam, priceless. I wish I were that brave.

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About Kimberly Pauig

I enjoy taking photographs as much as I savor sleep.
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8 Responses to Basic Mass Integration

  1. Like. Like. Like. Like. Like . Like. Like. Like. Like. Like. Like. Like. Like. Like. Like.
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    That’s 30 likes. 29 for the pics and 1 for the story.
    Great photography.

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    • kimpauig says:

      29+1 thank you’s to you, a solemn punch! πŸ˜€

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      • You’re Welcome. I am from San Pedro, Laguna and I think the barrios here near the lake are going to have the same fate with what Victoria had. I also commend your courage in immersing yourself in that community. Keep up the good work and of course always be a great and responsible photojournalist.

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      • kimpauig says:

        Has the local government done anything to prevent that? If not, it is just saddening. Though the residents for sure can cope with it, but it does not assure that they will live better. Immersing in the community even if for two days only, I was awakened by how hard life is. I hope more people will also have a chance to immerse in the community.
        I’ll try my best to be a responsible one. Thank you again.

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  2. roughangelo says:

    Ang ganda ng photos! Lalo na yung may mga cats πŸ™‚

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  3. Very good pictures πŸ™‚ I Like it much πŸ˜€
    I want Nikon slippers too πŸ˜€

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