i had a brief talk with this man during one of my island hopping stops in coron.
i don’t know his name, so i called him “manong”, an endearing Filipino term for “sir” —
what we had was just small talk. so i only learned 4 things about him.
1. he is not a well-off guy.
2. he lives in the rural part of busuanga.
3. this is his boat —
4. and this —
…is his land.
he is the luckiest person i’ve ever met.