On Tuesday I headed off to Makati on my bike to make my “annual report” (all foreigners living in the Philippines with an Alien Certificate of Registration have to show up to the Bureau of Immigration in the first two months of the year and pay a small fee). It’s quite a long ride, but I do love cycling along the Pasig River…though its a bit smelly in places. I sketched this on the way back sitting in one of the little strips of park sandwiched in between the river and the noisy Dr. Jose P Rizal Avenue. I was planning to do more work on it when I got home…but then decided I liked the lighter half finished feel. I would definitely prefer to live in those little riverside houses rather than in one of the huge anonymous blocks behind.