backstory. my mom's dad is from tarlac. it's about an 3 hours drive from manila. in the country. my dad bought a house and my grandfather helped construct it. keep in mind, grandpa is 80 and is driving us around in the craziest traffic ever. his family was one of the major families in tarlac. we drove out to the house for a day and saw his property and the rice fields... i could live here.