A walk to remember...
One of the things that can help us know more about our barangay is through ocular survey. At around
the second week of our stay in New Barili, we decided to explore some of its puroks. We started with
Purok 2 first as we found out that it had a creek near its boundary. We also found out that it was a
shortcut leading to the nearby barangay, Barangay Lawaan, where some of our classmates are staying. It
was nearly a 2-hour walk, with the daughter of one of the kagawads, Margie, as our guide.
We also visited purok 7, this time, with Kagawad Jenilyn as our guide. Since this purok was relatively
smaller than the others, we decided to visit of the houses and greet some residents. It was a good thing
that we brought one BP apparatus along with us, because most of the people there wanted to get their
blood pressures checked.
The last purok that we visited was Purok 1. Margie was our guide once again. This was by far the most
difficult hike we have ever had. We literally walked through the forest, the paths were a lot steeper, and
the sun was scorching hot. We made it home by noon, and we were very tired the rest of the day.
The ocular survey experience was very exhausting but very rewarding at the same time. The sweat,
thirst, exhaustion, and heat are nothing compared to the stories, laughs, and jokes we shared during
our journey towards knowing New Barili. It was in knowing New Barili, that we had the chance to know
more about each other.
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