Thursday, February 23, 2006

I'm Here



Well, I'm here now in the Philippines. To all the unbelievers out there, I hope the pictures are enough proof. I'm in a rush right now in an internet cafe, so I am really just typing what comes to my head and I don't have time to arrange the pictures so I hope it's in order. The first is of the scapular my mother gave me during a very emotional goodbye. There's a set of airplane pics in there too. All I have to say is that the trip was very long. I was mistaken about the flight time because it actually amounted to almost 20 hours. It was a combination Continental and China Airlines Flight. China Airlines had the much better service. I almost got lost at the Los Angeles Airport, but with some asking around I was able to find the correct terminal. Let's see, my first day was spent just getting up to Subic. It was about a 3 hour drive. I was wearing a jacket from Houston to LA to Taipei, then boom... the Philippine heat hit me. The first day was pretty rough, and I'm pretty worn out. I tried jogging to the palengke/market to buy a large jug of water and some fish & rice. I hauled the jug of water back to the residence I am staying at currently and it was pretty damn hard. I think I'll take a tricycle next time. I think I spent around 500 pesos today and I did not buy anything special except for what I already mentioned above, if you call that special. That's way more than the daily budget I had planned. I have to really work on getting it down to 50 to 100 pesos a day. It really was a pretty discouraging day, but I think that's partly because I'm tired and I have to recover from some jet lag. I hope tomorrow will be better. I'm really rushing so I'll try to elaborate and do more story telling tomorrow. Remember that I have to worry about internet cafe fees too. Gotta go.



















4 comments:

LagingHanda said...

Kiddo, Don't leave the rice on your plate. You will need the energy. :-) We miss you!!

Anonymous said...

good to know that you are safe. :)kd

chelle said...

Hello I'm michelle..I saw the interview in Nagmamahal Kapamilya and its nice to know that ur doing good...:) Be happy

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Bec Bec said...

HeLLo!!!... Bec Bec here.. i am from batangas.. i saw you bein interviewed at NagmamahaL of abscbn.. errrmmmm... nacurious ako sa'yo sobra!! as in!.. i can't beLieved that you've done aLL those things.. ang tapang mo!.. you made a very hard decision.. you're aware of the consequences nad triaLs that you'LL be facin here in PhiLi.. but stiLL.. you did wot you have said.. i admire you for that. Errrmmm... i've decided to add you in my Link List and i'm gonna introduce you to Lots of my friends.. for sure, they'LL be amzed asweLL.. haaayyy... wot eLse can i say??.. hmmm... just take care.. goodLuck to you and to your wife. God bLess you guys aLways! (",)xx (becbec_msbatangenya2@hotmail.com)

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