When I was 18

When I was 18

He said,

The Navy let me loose in Olongapo City and told me to be off Magsaysay Dr. by midnight. I wandered around in those bright sounds and smells of Shit River, Jeepney diesel exhaust, San Miguel Beer, and meat cooking on a stick.

It was already too late by the time liberty expired for me.

I haven’t been fit for decent society since.



4 thoughts on “When I was 18

  1. EarlKnipe says:

    Since 1970 I have compared and rated every place I have ever visited or traveled to my experiences in Olongapo City and surrounding pleasure spots. I have friends who have left the US to enjoy a well deserved retirement in the Phillipines , and I am more than a little jealous. Maybe I’m just trying to recapture my youth.


  2. Charles says:

    I can still bring back the smells and delights of that place! It’s been 30 years and I would go back tomorrow if I could!


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