Our old Land Cruiser took us to dream destinations. I look forward to the time my husband brings back the enthusiasm he had for driving and putting together all the junk he has accumulated over the years. Well, he likes the backseat these days. With some friends, we journeyed to Piddig in the eastern part of Ilocos Norte, hoping to visit a coffee plantation, but the landslides were severe. I hope it’s not from mining in previous years that is causing the deterioration. Responsible mining is a mere marketing ploy.