the news last night featured some residents in nueva valencia, guimaras who had to evacuate their coastal villages because of the recent oil spill. they were getting bored, the news said. some were pining for their homes where they could at least do their domestic chores. although not lacking in a regular supply of relief goods which consisted of rice and canned food, one resident, a middle-aged man, had this to say though, “marami ngang pagkain, pero wala namang shampoo. (there’s plenty of food, but they don’t give us shampoo).”

i guess some things you can’t do without.