Moving in a new place is quite scary and exciting.
After my graduation from high school, our family moved to Cavite because the factory where my father was employed transferred to this area. Cavite is approximately 40 km from the place where we were residing.
Our new neighbor was very friendly and accommodating. Every morning, Nana Fely, that’s how we call her would often invite us to go along with her to the shore to buy crabs from the fishermen. She would then introduced us to the locals and then showed and taught us how to removed the crabs from the net. It was fun. The locals were even helpful too.
I then realized that we transferred to a small town where most of the persons knew the people around them and that they could easily identified strangers in their town.
After so many years, I’m still thankful to these persons who welcomed us and took care of us like a family.