Our home in Molos is nearer to the highway compared to the previous barangay we lived in. In this barangay, we are able to just wait until a bus would pass by. Wewere lucky that we didn’t have to spend that much for our fare. For most of the week, we had to repeat what we did in our previous barangay. We had to do surveys all over again, meet new people all over again and gather new data.
In the last week before going home, we were still very busy with house-to house surveys, IHPs, FHPs, CHPs, graphs, and R1s. Our work didn’t become lighter but rather it was heavier than before. But at the same time, people were also starting to be lazier than usual. Most of us woke up later than usual that none even bothered to store water since the schedule for water in the morning is at 8am. In our last week, we also visited our previous barangay, Baranggay Balacbaan, which we’ve grown to love. We spent our last day there where we’ve spend 2 exposures already. And then we spent our last night together with the other groups in Doctor Maita’s house.
We left Molos at about 4am the next day. Our neighbor helped us in our luggage and treated us as though we were here children. We are lucky to have been treated so nicely and that people are so kind to us. Hopefully our next exposure, we would be able to know the people more and be able to get along with them and learn about their ways.