Being remote means the village has to be (almost) self sufficient. They grow their own rice (they have rice terraces) and vegetables, as well as rear chickens, pigs, and carabao (water buffalo) for meat. (This post is continued from here)
worm's eye view
One thing they have lots of are pigs. Each house hold probably has at least one, and they all looked alike! So how does one know which ones are his? Apparently they can tell, and the pigs "go home" to their owners at the end of the day.
pets now, meat soon
so thats why they are so many!
men vs buffalo. There was a special celebration at the time when we were there (some politicians even came). The whole village is celebrating what they call a "pusipus". Its a once in a lifetime birthday celebration for one of the elders. You can only celebrate it if you have reached a ripe old age (90-100+). We were on our way back from shooting the sunrise in the terraces when we chanced upon this. It took a while before the buffalo feel, and the images I got are too gory.