About the Book
A great coffee table book filled with photos and information about Masidem -- a Barangay (Village) in Bani Pangasinan, PHILIPPINES. This book also serves as an offline tour and documentary for the masidem.com website.
Since this book was done through the inspiration given by the people of Masidem, all proceeds and earnings of this book will go to the fund of Barangay Masidem and Masidem Elementary School (the author's alma mater).
Allan Torres Camba (born October 06, 1977) is a Filipino-American author, visual artist, and musician. Born and raised, during his childhood, in a riverside-home in Masidem--a village in Bani, Pangasinan Philippines, Camba grew up with the richness of the Filipino culture in a simple way of living. During the summer, as a child, he enjoyed being at the river, racing tiny sailboats made of used flip-flops, plastic bags, and fishball sticks. When afternoon was warm and windy, he would go at the dry-mud rice-field with his friends to fly their homemade kites. For children in the province, fun didn't end with the summer, because during the rainy seasons, they spent countless times catching tadpoles or simply playing in the rain. These experiences and more, is at home deeply in the heart and memory of the author, that he considers and calls such experiences "a gift and treasure beyond price and measure.". This is evident to the product of his work.