January 13, 1945

Thin mush and hot water for breakfast and thinner soup for lunch. For supper, a stew made of corn meal, a few kidney beans, camotes (also few), coco lard. Not so bad. But anything tastes good right now. Twenty four B-24's came over this morning 10:00 a.m. and from what we could see, they plastered..

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January 11, 1945

Rice flour much and hot water for breakfast. I bummed a piece of ginger and made ginger tea and put some cinnamon in it (also bummed). It wasn't bad. Thin soup for lunch. but, never mind -- the end is near. A flock of B-24's came over this morning and plastered what appears to be..

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January 7, 1945

Sunday started out fine. Bombing started early this morning with dive bombers. They shook up Grace Park and what appeared to be along the river in San Francisco del Monte. The real fun started later when the four motored bombers came over. They sowed small demolition bombs over that area like scattering seeds. Never saw..

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January 3, 1945

Coconut milk, weak coffee and weaker rice mush. Mostly water. Weighed myself this morning. Weighed 119 lb. When I was in the Gym, I held at 170 lb. and now, the extreme low. Oh well, it won't be long now. Had soy bean soup for lunch. Not very much but it was hot. for supper,..

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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 23, 1944

10:15 a.m. eighteen B-24's with several P-38's came over and bombed Grace Park and kept on going toward Mariveles. The most beautiful and inspiring sight of my life. Felt like crying. Several women did cry. Later they came back and sprinkled (that's the word) Grace Park with small bombs. One large fire (oil) and several..

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July 25, 1942

The search of houses is intensified. In Binondo, the dog-like police follow the trails of wanted persons or things useful to the enemy. The interrogations are terrifying. The procedure is to herd the occupants of a house and keep them in a room while a thorough search is being made of the house. Fortunately, however,..

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