Diary of Louise Fillmore Blancaflor

October 5, 1944

The sirens no longer warn us of approaching planes. Everyone must be on the alert and take precaution. We can usually tell by the sound of the motors whether they are American or Japanese. Telephone connections have also been cut, and the printing press has been discontinued because of lack of fuel. The oil shipment that the Japanese expected from Cebu was on a boat that was sunk during the second American air raid. Susie Gurrea had the misfortune of breaking her lower set of teeth several weeks ago, and there is no chance of having them repaired until all the trouble is over. She is having an awful time with her food. She is now down to 182 lbs. Her former weight was 200 lbs. However, she is happy with her weight loss and wishes to lose more.