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May 16, 1944 (Tuesday)

Stayed the whole day at home still sick, waiting for another “scheduled” attack of malaria which fortunately did not come, thanks to two strong doses of quinine which the doctor had me drink. Missed Nene Vargas’s birthday party which was held at the Embassy. The other boys enjoyed it immensely, they said, and returned home at 10:30 tonight.

It has been terribly boring this whole day. Wrote letters home in Spanish. Also to the boys at Kurume—Osias, Wally, Pet, Mapa and Rudy.

The boys brought me sandwiches and an apple as my share in Nene’s birthday celebration.