before i “sold out“, i worked as an engineer in the philippines. si ulysses yung nasa kaliwa at si ting yung nasa kanan. etong mga taong ito ang mga partners in crime ko for 12 years. simula 1989 hanggang 2001, inikot namin ang buong pilipinas doing projects sa halos lahat ng industria. from the rain forests of mount apo to the stinking industrial plants along the tullahan river. from power plants to breweries, amid erupting volcanoes, land slides, storms and gun toting soldiers. i’ve seen people fall off cliffs, get electricuted and get run over by pickup trucks all in the line of duty. we didn’t do it for the money. we did it because we loved our jobs. we loved the fact that we enjoyed each other’s company and that were doing something worthwhile.
one of these days, i will post the pictures taken back to the time when we were still building plants up in the mountains. when on sunday days-off like this, we’d all be huddled in our mess hall, drinking tequila and playing cards, wearing raincoats over jackets because it’s so cold and raining so hard and the damn roof is leaking like hell.