Google Street View has finally covered the nooks and crannies of Iriga. The Prius, Google’s camera-fortressed vehicle, even chanced upon me as I was on my ‘walk business’ around this city. Yep, here’s yours truly on this sleepy side of town taking one step at a time.
People are more likely to get crushed by a meteorite than be pictured on Street View.
Now I’m virtually forever walking the pavements of Sampaguita street. There is no escaping the online Eye of Sauron.
The Prius — as per Street View images — climbed way up the foothills of Mount Asog. Only to quit where the bad road begins, right above the Ilian Hill Tribal Settlement. Home to Iriga city’s indigenous folks: the Agta-Tabangnons.
I had a chanced date with the babes of this ethnic community one morning (after a week of rains and prior to the Jamboree onslaught).
A random engagement not actually meant to leave out the men of the tribe. But there was none in sight.
It seems, in Ilian Hill, the first blush belongs to women.