062312 The Urban Tracker (In Pampanga): The Garden In Maimpis

Lichens carpet the garden walkway in our home in Maimpis
hriving intensely on sandy walkways were the lichens in our homebase in Maimpis. Our place could be  bereft of the amenities but there were always good and beautiful things that may probably  be overlooked. Snaking into backyard,  I still got petrified on some green wonders.

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Papaya seedlings easily mistaken as kangkong leaves
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Euphorbias with its bloom in prime
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Fractals give Spider plant the radial patterns.
The avocado  looked so intriguing above those tree branches but it's still  young and unripe for harvest so I shifted into scanning the backyard for blooms. There's the euphorbia's blooms that were delightingly bright and radiant. These spiky-trunked plants were constantly needing attention if you're one constant gardener which I could not  but they say there's such one human being with a "green thumb.". I was just a  plant admirer bordering to enthusiast like I get dazzled on patterns of plant growth like the spider plant with its radial fractal character as it spikes with 2 color segment. But what deceived me and almost was this kang kong look-alike that were actually papaya seedlings.

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Looks like dinaing but actually a crispy tortang talong
The house caretaker 'Manong' was speaking in soft tones as he noticed me drooling around and   answered more details about his garden growths - his form of diversion being a lone inhabitant of the house. We just gave him the budget to fetch us our water supply in time for our arrival tonight. Manong already left with his wheeler while we excused ourselves for a near lunch at nearby eatery. I found this vegan dish with sauteed cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, baguio beans and sayote but what made it better was the presence of  a crunchier and brownier version of tortang talong (fried eggplant) which I mistaken as dinaing na bangus in one eatery.

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Entrance to SM San Fernando jiving with my wonderful team

After that garden snoops, my team was ready and  in full force for our mall assignments today. We first took our pose before the entrance of  SM San Fernando and we heard of  another SM under construction in San Fernando. We were torn into considering which barangay SM San Fernando belongs - Mexico or San Fernando. But we decided that after we got inside and conducted our run. Inside SM, of course one can't help get in zombifying shopping mode like everyone else but at least I got a good idea on which model and specs of phone on my thoughts the past few days. I almost didn't notice how nice and well-organized SM Cyberzone. It's when we got out that we agreed that SM is  part of San Fernando not Mexico as reflected on SM receipts from some items we bought.

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Robinson Starmills value added feature is its more relaxed spaces.
Across SM is its perennial rival Robinson Starmills. Like SM, Robinson is also spacious but its edge could be its well-lit hanging garden landscape outside. Glad for the Pampangueno's for having back-to-back malls on this side but Robinson's a hands-down more relaxing place perhaps with less crowd, and time feels standing once inside. But we were really here to escape heat and waited for the heat outside to subside then go home if we felt sleepy from the aircon.
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