Ever since the local government of Pili, Camarines Sur implemented the no-public-buses-passing-through-the-main-road-of-the-town-proper-from-8am-til-6pm-from-Mondays-through-Fridays ordinance, I have been re-acquainting myself with the road that goes to the baranggays of La Purisima and Curry, while on my way to catch the bus to Naga at the Pili Diversion Road.

La Purisima, Pili, Camarines Sur

One after-drizzle afternoon, while Lia and I were on our way to the bus stop at the diversion road, I finally had the chance to photograph Mt. Isarog.

View of Mt. Isarog from La Purisima, Pili, Camarines Sur

I have been wanting for the longest time to take a photo of the giant waterfalls that becomes visible on the slopes of Mt. Isarog after rain. After heavy rain, a series of waterfalls become visible. I keep thinking how I might be able to get to the see those waterfalls and imagining how huge that can be if it can actually be seen from my town. My dad says one can hear the thunderous waterfalls even from quite a far. Well, I can only imagine. If it gets that big, I’m sure the water is copious.

One day, I’m going to take this road all the way to the mountain. And that one day is soon.

La Purisima, Pili, Camarines Sur

Lia loves public transportation. She likes pedicab, tricycle, jeepney, bus and plane rides. She likes hailing them too (though not the planes). She likes hanging out by the road even. If only that isn’t kinda scary for me.

Lia waiting for the bus at the Diversion Road, Pili

Lia holding Tutu, as we were on our way back to Manila on this day

And she loves laying her head by the window to look at the scenery. She likes all those cows, carabaos, goats, chickens, dogs, cats, trees and even the rice fields. How provincial indeed.

This photo though was taken right after Lia was told by her Mama not to keep on jutting her head out of that window like a dog. Aww, sad eh? 😛

Lia in the bus