January 2, 1945

10:45 a.m. Another flock of our planes just passed over. No air raid alarm and no rough stuff. We had a tasty dinner yesterday. Two scoops (small) of rice, camotes and carabao meat fried with garlic and leeks. mmmm! tasted mighty good. Also a fair sized ladle of meat gravy. Would have liked to have..

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December 30, 1944

Started the day with rice lugao, but had an extra. Very weak coffee, sin leche, sin azucar. Small cup of vegetable soup. Of course there was no meat in it. Tonight we are to have mashed camotes with gravy. No rice. We'll see. They were very bitter but put them down.

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December 29, 1944

Air raid alarm at 11:00 a.m. Six of our planes came over, circled and passed over Sto. Tomas going south. They drew onto air craft fire from three places but didn't pay any attention to it. All quiet for the rest of the day. Lots of Jap planes over the city during the night. Thin..

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December 28, 1944

No air raids; very quiet. We started the day with just mush. No sugar, milk or coffee. Two small ladles of mush 70% rice 30% cornmeal. Incidentally, there is no more corn unless the J.A. brings in some more. Tomorrow for breakfast will be just plain rice mush. Not much nourishment to that. This noon..

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July 30, 1942

The lamentations of Jeremiah are getting more intense. Unemployment engenders scarcity of money, which in turn brings about the shortage of food. Those who used to eat heartily have to content themselves with a handful of rice cooked in plenty of water and seasoned with salt. The virtues of sobriety and frugality, which used to..

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May 2, 1942

Getting rattled a bit. Three meals of rice --1st with sugar, second with squash, 3rd with comotes-- plenty to eat but we need proteins & vitamins, quite a bit of sickness in camp -- Diahhrea, Dysentery, Malaria etc & little medecine of any sort. Back still very painful.

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