I recently went back to visit, my grandparents long gone, their former house torn down. The Balayong trees were gone too and what remains is a huge paved parking lot. Except for the panciteria, there was little to remind me of the once breezy town where everyone knew each other, where one can walk from house to house.
Bauan has taken another form and so did summer, and I've started to advocate planting Balayong trees.
|Summer of yore, Jake 7, JC 10 and JB 9.|
|The remodelled Church of the Immaculate Concepcion.|
|One of the few remaining old houses on Don Quintin Castillo St.|
|Tia Nene's former house.|
|24/7 construction where my grandparent's house used to be.|
|Good old Romy's Panciteria.|
|"Pupod" Pork Chicharon|
|Modern day panciteria, McDonald's.|
|Cadena de Amor.|
|Thank God! Heritage advocates Belen Marquez and Fe Ferrer opposed the cutting of the town cemetery's 162 year old Acacia tree.|