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Island Garden City of Samal

I recently moved from my little cottage on the beach to a two bedroom house in Kaputian. From the front porch I can watch to sunset nightly. The house is about fifty meters from the warm sea, coral reefs and tropical fish. The rent is one thousand pesos a week, utilities included...about $25. There are restaurants nearby where a good meal is less than a dollar. Kaputian is the southernmost district on the Island Garden City of Samal, an island just south of Davao City on Mindanao, the southernmost of the Philippine islands and an island about the size of Texas. I swim/snorkel over the coral reefs twice daily and mostly read and nap in between. I no longer really have missions, although I spend time weekly stressing AA and Al-Anon to the church and schools nearby and some time also trying to advise mothers with abandoned children about their rights to get support from the father under the laws. Mostly I have retired.

Rowland Lane Anderson (see photos at Flickr)

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