"I shall tell you how we lived here. I have three houses-one square, another hexagonal, and the third octagonal. All these houses are made of bamboo, wood, and nipa. I live in the square house, together with my mother, my sister, Trinidad, and my nephew."
"In the octagonal house live some young boys who are my pupils."
"... from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., I am busy as a teacher. I teach the young boys."
"The hexagonal house is my barn where I keep my chickens."
"From my house, I hear the murmur of a clear brook which comes from the high rocks. I see the seashore where I keep two boats, which are called barotos here."
awaken my people, and prepare our breakfast.
At half-past seven, we eat our breakfast, which consists of tea, bread, cheese, sweets, and other things."
"I have many fruit trees, such as mangoes, lanzones, guayabanos, baluno, nangka, etc. I have rabbits, dogs,
cats, and other animals."
"I spend the rest of the afternoon in farming.
My pupils help me in watering the plants, pruning the fruits,
and planting many kinds of trees. We stop at 6:00 p.m. for the Angelus."
"I spend the night reading and writing."