February 26, 1942

There are many thoughtful acts here—stronger arms doing the personal washing for older or weaker people; sharing of food packages with those who get none. Many Filipinos outside are sending in their native homemade products as gifts which taste so good—bucayo, peanut candy, oranges from trees in their yard, Sinnoman [Suman] (gooey cake of coconut juice and cassava flour) which is wrapped in banana leaves.

We can get along without much better than a month ago. We accept every day, without looking ahead, better than we did then.

We hear that eight Chinese refused to give themselves up so the Japanese set fire to the Dainty Bakery where they were entrenched.

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