Diary of Alfred Burton Welch

April 19th-99

To Pasig to draw clothes in a.m. On the road I saw an armadillo with his scaly hide. Captured some tomatoes from an old hag on way back, they were the first fresh vegetables I’ve had for a long time. In p.m. several of us went up to Lake in a large canoe –7 of us– to shoot ducks. We only got 7 but had lots of target. The Maj. tho’t we had run up against the filips and sent out a relief. We did get shot at but it was long range. Fried duck with tomatoes. Swim often in river. Sun swings almost over head at noon.